Leading Norwegian Online player selects Screen9

Screen9 Online Video Platform (OVP) to power ABC Startsiden

ABC Startsiden announces that they have selected the Screen9 Online Video Platform to power all their video channels, among those being one of the leading Norwegian online newspapers, ABC Nyheter. ABC Startsiden reaches 2 million Norwegian users each week and together with Screen9, aim to deliver a useful and flexible video solution and internet experience for end users.

Espen Borgen, system architect and senior developer at ABC Startsiden, said: “The vision of ABC Startsiden is to make the internet more useful. We are gathering interesting video content for the Norwegian audience, and the foundation of this work is the Online Video Platform (OVP) we are building together with Screen9.”

“Before choosing Screen9 we contacted around ten potential providers. We performed a thorough analysis and testing on five of those, based on our needs for a storage and streaming provider. Screen9 has a good technical solution that was compatible with our systems and the company made a solid impression in the meetings we had. Furthermore the reference checks were in their favor. We really look forward to working together with Screen9”

The company has been working with video for some years and has many thousands of videos, mostly located on the news site http://www.abcnyheter.no/video and instruction video site http://www.hvordan.no/.

The transfer to Screen9 will occur during Q4 2012 and the new flexible online video solution will be available on all devices. The instruction video site http://www.hvordan.no/ will be pioneering Screen9’s newly developed cue point technology, which allows chapters to be built, helping users navigate within a video; for example allowing users to jump straight to the most relevant part of the video to meet their needs.

Robert Risberg, CEO of Screen9 said, “We’re honored to be selected by such a prominent brand as ABC Startsiden and look forward to helping deliver to their vision of making the internet more useful."

About Screen9
Screen9 is a premium provider of online video services. Screen9´s flexible and reliable online video platform (OVP) powers market leading businesses online. The video platform allows customers to provide a high quality video experience to their users across PCs, smartphones and tablets. The video analytics give customers detailed insight into how their video content is consumed. Screen9 was founded in 2000, is privately held and headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. For more information please visit screen9.com

About Startsiden

Startsiden.no is today one of the most widely used portals / start pages in Norway. The philosophy is to provide quick and easy access to quality content in the Norwegian market. This is offered through several alternative search solutions, updated news overview from most sources in the Norwegian market and an editorial web directory that is the foundation of the establishment of the company. For more information please visit Startsiden.no

For more information please contact:

Robert Risberg, CEO at Screen9
Tel: +46 (0) 8 641 2233
E-mail: robert.risberg@screen9.com

John Bjarne Lium, Product manager at ABC Startsiden
Tel: +47 (0) 99 29 59 96
E-mail: john@startsiden.no