WorldNow announced today that it is adding ABC affiliate KTBS and CW affil KPXJ Shreveport, La. (DMA 82), to its client roster. The stations will be migrating to WorldNow’s digital publishing platforms by the end of May.
George Sirven, station manager of KTBS-KPXJ, said: "We did a tremendous amount of due diligence before deciding to switch technology providers. WorldNow's market leadership in workflow integration into legacy systems and rules based automation make the publishing process simple. We are able to seamlessly support our website, video and mobile needs on one single platform allowing us to maximize opportunities for content and revenue across all platforms."
NEW YORK— April 19, 2013 - WorldNow, the leading online technology, content and revenue-solutions company for local media, announced today that four of their clients have been awarded regional Edward R. Murrow awards for websites.
"We are so pleased that our stations have been recognized with such a prestigious award. It is a true testament to the commitment and dedication to serving their communities with the best digital news experience possible" Melissa Hatter, EVP of Client Services and Strategic Account Management.
The stations are:
For a complete list of awards please go to http://rtdna.org/article/rtdna_announces_2013_regional_murrow_awards
In the last 3 years, 12 of 12 RFP's for platform services sought by broadcasters have been awarded to WorldNow giving them the #1 market share serving over 450+ local broadcasters around the country, covering over 80% of US households.
NEW YORK— April 29, 2013 - WorldNow, the leading online technology, content and revenue-solutions company for local media, announced today that it is expanding its professional services to include Social Media services. The company recently hired Piers Mathieson, who brings over 15 years of Marketing experience with 6 years focused on social media. He has a track record of success building communities and brand strategies for numerous clients in the music and entertainment industry.
"We understand the value that social media brings to any brand and understand the impact it is having on the TV industry. Bringing Piers on board will help us to service our clients on an even deeper level and help them expand their digital assets beyond just their websites."Gloria Cid, VP of Marketing and Communications, WorldNow.
Born and raised in New York City, Mathieson began his career at the age of five as a child actor. As an adult, he turned to the music industry where he coordinated production of many music albums for companies such as MCA, EMI and Universal, among others. He launched his own management company and successfully secured publishing deals while negotiating contracts for recording artists, music producers and songwriters. His music credits include both the Juice motion picture soundtrack and the Bodyguard motion picture soundtrack, which is still one of the top selling albums of all time. He started his own Marketing company 4 years ago with a focus on Social Media. He has a proven track record demonstrating community management and brand strategy. His "social footprint" expands over 800 million impressions (on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, alone) for his clients just over the last 2+ years. His knowledge of the various social platforms and how to leverage them by industry is unparalleled.
"I am thrilled to bring my expertise to a cutting edge organization. Social media is just starting to make its mark on the television industry. I can't wait to help stations navigate what I refer to as the Wild Wild West. This landscape is changing on a continual basis and it is an art understanding how to navigate it." Piers Mathieson, Director of Social Media Marketing, WorldNow.
The social media offerings that will now be available include, social analytics, consulting, advertising and campaign management and ongoing maintenance of social properties. This is the latest development in WorldNow's ongoing strategy of building on its technology base to offer digital media advice and services to the local media industry.
In the last 3 years, 12 of 13 RFP's for platform services sought by broadcasters have been awarded to WorldNow giving them the #1 market share serving over 450+ local broadcasters around the country, covering over 80% of US households.
NEW YORK, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Worldnow, the leading online technology, content, video and Revenue-solutions Company for local media, has announced that they have integrated their Enterprise Content Publishing Platform (web, mobile, social, video) with the Avid® iNEWS® newsroom computer system . During this year's NAB, they will showcase their continued progress in strategy for enterprise newsroom integration.
Its Enterprise Content Publishing platform now makes it possible to post content directly to and from ENPS for simultaneous transmission into the Worldnow Enterprise Content Publishing platform to push across Web, video, social and mobile platforms.
TVNEWSCHECK, April 5, 2013 - Worldnow, the online technology, content, video and revenue-solutions company for local media, has integrated its Enterprise Content Publishing platform (Web, mobile, social media and video) with The Associated Press’ ENPS. During the NAB Show, starting this weekend in Las Vegas, the company will showcase its strategy for enterprise newsroom integration.
NEW YORK, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Worldnow, the leading online technology, content and revenue-solutions company for local media, announced today that it has signed on an additional 12 new stations to its already impressive roster. In the last 3+ years, 12 of 12 RFP's for platform services sought by broadcasters have been awarded to Worldnow giving them the #1 market share serving over 450+ local broadcasters around the country. "This is an amazing start to the year on top of a banner 2012 where we added 61 clients including the Fox O&O's and Media General stations," said Craig Smith, Chief Revenue Officer, Worldnow.
"The market is clearly showing a preference for Worldnow as the best solution for broadcasters," said Gary Gannaway, CEO of Worldnow. "This is a testament not just to our superior technology but a testament to our professional and support services; that is what separates us from the pack."
WTHR Indianapolis GM John Cardenas thinks so, having seen the news ratings at the NBC affiliate (and the related ad revenue) rise along with the usage of its digital offerings. WorldNow, WTHR's digital technology provider, thinks so, too. It's been preaching that a real commitment to digital will pay off at noon, 6 and 11, but not all its clients are entirely convinced.
March 7, 2013 - New York: A new partnership between Worldnow and VendAsta Technologies brings Online Reputation Management and mobile solutions to over 400 local media properties in the United States.
VendAsta Technologies and Worldnow today announce a partnership to provide Online Reputation Management and mobile services to SMBs in the United States through Worldnow’s network of media partners and clients.
Worldnow is now offering these services to their current digital offering, which includes CMS tools for site management, video and mobile publishing, classifieds, packaged local sales programs and more. The VendAsta platform will become part of a focused push to help local businesses monitor, manage, and build their online reputations with a suite of white glove services that help make the process of creating mobile sites, monitoring online presences, and managing ongoing social media tasks easy and effective for small business owners.
“We are very excited about our relationship with Worldnow. Our partnership will allow Worldnow to drive mobile and social reputation management solutions into its unique offering. This solution will open new revenue streams and allow Worldnow's partners to increase their share of current advertiser spend and provide a tremendously beneficial product to the advertisers ,“ says Brendan King, CEO of VendAsta.
With social, mobile, and presence management becoming more important for advertisers vying over the local market, there is a rapidly increasing need to offer SMBs a high touch, integrated approach to their digital marketing efforts.
NEW YORK—January 9, 2013 - Worldnow, the leading online technology, content and revenue-solutions company for local media, announced today that they have reached agreement with Media General, Inc. for Worldnow to provide Media Generals 18 television stations with a suite of online services including digital content management, video, mobile, national sales support and editorial content.
"We are thrilled that in a competitive marketplace Media General has chosen Worldnow as their technology solution" said Craig Smith, Chief Revenue Officer for WorldNow. "Winning Media General’s confidence is a testament of our 14 years of experience in the local broadcast marketplace. We see ourselves as an extension of the Media General team. That is how we view all our partners." In the last 3 years, 11 of 11 RFP's for platform services sought by broadcasters have been awarded to Worldnow giving them the #1 market share serving over 450+ local broadcasters around the country.
“Worldnow’s content management system was created with broadcasters in mind,” said Andy Lobred, Vice President, digital media for Media General. “Worldnow’s extensive broadcast-centric experience has helped deliver strong audience and revenue growth across their existing managed websites. Our partnership will allow our stations to leverage Worldnow’s technology, content and revenue best practices in new and exciting ways.”
Worldnow's technologies are flexible, easy-to-use publishing tools formulated specifically for local broadcasters. It is that unique knowledge and understanding of broadcasters that makes Worldnow the market share leader in the space. The company continually invests in the ongoing development of its publishing platforms and regularly rolls out industry-leading features to support work flow and audience development. Additionally, Worldnow is the only company in the industry with a unified technology that spans site management, video management and mobile, enabling clients to lead the market in workflow, audience and revenue.
"Adding Media General to our list of Clients is a wonderful way to continue building on our success. Each and every partner brings its own unique set of challenges. We are able to not just provide a tool to help them manage those challenges but we provide strategic thought", said Gary Gannaway, CEO of Worldnow. "It's an incredible honor to be partnering with Media General", he added.
Aarhus, Denmark | Published on: April 20, 2012The Razuna digital asset management technology to be embedded in WorldNow's CMS system for broadcasters
The New York-based purveyor of online and mobile platforms for broadcasters, Worldnow, has signed an agreement with Razuna to embed the Razuna Digital Asset Management technology into the Worldnow platform.
Worldnow is enhancing their technology to be more Digital Asset Management focused and decided on Razuna to handle the digital asset management processes and functions inside the Worldnow platform.
"We were looking for a technology, which could be embedded deep into the Worldnow platform," says Joe Sticca, Worldnow SVP Digital Product Management and Development. "Razuna has an intuitive user interface and proven track record of handling large scale digital assets. Our technology is very nimble and flexible, allowing us to innovate quickly. Razuna is a very good match in our flexible modular approach for integration."
Using the Razuna customization engine, Razuna will seamlessly integrate into Worldnow's user interface making it a completely transparent experience for the users.
"Razuna has been built with the user in mind," says Razuna CEO Jens Strandbygaard. "Our users need to be able find their assets quickly, manage them and share them with dealers, on their website or website – or for print publications. We have 50,000 downloads a year and more than 2,000 paying users of our cloud service. We are therefore committed to flexibility and ease of use. Our Digital Asset Management service has got to be something you sign up for easily and can start using immediately."
Razuna features an API, allowing it to be integrated or embedded into other CMS or webshop technologies. As all assets managed via Razuna can be stored on the platform directly or via a third party cloud storage provider or Content Distribution Network such as Nirvanix, Amazon S3 or Akamai, Razuna has proven to be a preferred choice for customers looking for the added flexibility and accessibility that a cloud or CDNs storage provides – without any hazzle.
"We are happy that Worldnow has chosen Razuna. They have a strong technology and impressive customer base, and we are proud to work with them," says Razuna CEO Jens Strandbygaard. "And with our European base, we definitely see some potential for helping Worldnow into the European market as well."
The technology partnership between Worldnow and Razuna will result in new digital asset management features available for Worldnow's customers in later part 2012.
Razuna is exhibiting at the Next Web Conference in Amsterdam on April 26th and 27th 2012.
NEW YORK—April 17, 2012 - Worldnow, the leading online technology, content, video and revenue-solutions company for local media, has announced that they have integrated their technology with the Associated Press' ENPS. During this year's NAB, they will showcase their continued progress in strategy for enterprise newsroom integration.
This strategic initiative delivers an integrated and efficient workflow between ENPS' newsroom system and Worldnow's Enterprise Content Publishing platform. Worldnow recently inked deals with Fox Television Stations and Meredith and is used by 40% of US broadcasters for web, mobile, social and video publishing.
In the new integrated workflow you can post content directly from ENPS Newsroom Rundown for simultaneous transmission into the Worldnow Enterprise Content Publishing platform to push across web, video, social and mobile platforms. In addition, in the very near future, Worldnow will provide the transmission of content from their Enterprise Content Publishing platform to ENPS.
A news producer no longer is required to copy and paste from one system to another, thereby streamlining the publishing processes for maximum scale and efficiency.
"We are thrilled to join forces with the Associated Press and to be able to provide our mutual clients with the benefits of a truly integrated newsroom workflow," said Bob Mischel, WorldNow's COO and CFO. "Worldnow's market penetration makes us a powerhouse in local media and we look forward to rolling out our seamless workflow to our 400+ clients."
The Associated Press is demonstrating the integration at their booth at NAB 2012 for those who want to stop by to learn more.
"Our partnership with the Associated Press is essential to providing our clients with the best in class for newsroom workflow integration," said Joe Sticca, SVP Digital Product Development for Worldnow.
"Their workflow allows our clients to focus on productivity and is critical when it comes to breaking news," said Robert Forsyth, Lead Digital Architect for Worldnow. "We are excited about the competitive advantages it will bring our clients."
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NEW YORK—April 10, 2012 - Worldnow, the leading online technology, content, video and revenue-solutions company for local media, has announced that they are currently in compliance for IP delivered video. Their end-to-end technology is the only solution in the marketplace to integrate with television broadcasting systems for live streaming with closed captioning. In addition, for more than a decade Worldnow has led the industry in delivering accurate closed captioning information for our clients' video content.
The recent FCC enactment of the new closed captioning rules for Internet protocol-delivered video programming has already been in hand for Worldnow's patent-pending video technology and with the addition of live streaming closed captioning support they continually stay ahead on technology and regulatory issues so their clients can focus on local media strategies.
Worldnow's patent-pending, cutting edge video technology has increased audience engagement while generating significant revenue online for over 400 local media companies, and at the same time, increasing SEO awareness and ROI on our partners' efforts.
"Worldnow's live streaming video solution enables our stations to reach our viewers online at any given moment and is especially critical for breaking news," said Dave Folsom, Chief Technology Officer for Raycom Media. "Their video technology is ever-evolving and we look forward to the next decade of enhancements."
"In 1990, Worldnow was the first company to bring video streaming to television broadcasters," said Gary Gannaway, President and CEO for Worldnow. "Over the past decade-plus we have strived to maintain a long line of firsts when it comes to our video streaming technology and will continue this trend for the future of our clients."
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