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TotalVid.com Provides Unique Video Programming to Amazon.com's New "Unbox" Video Download Service
TotalVid's Broad Selection of Enthusiast, Educational and Instructional Video Available for Download on Amazon.com
TotalVid.com today announced an agreement with Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN), America's largest online retailer, to offer hundreds of full-length videos from TotalVid's online library through Amazon.com's newly launched Unbox video download service. The partnership makes TotalVid videos available for download on Unbox, a new digital video download service offering customers thousands of television shows, movies and other video content from Hollywood and around the world. Unbox RemoteLoad Technology allows customers to buy from one PC (e.g. office computer) and download to another (e.g. at home). Customers can visit www.amazon.com/unbox to try the Unbox service with a free TV show.
Through the agreement with TotalVid.com, Amazon's Unbox customers will have access to hundreds of the most popular titles from the TotalVid library, which includes the best-selling full-length videos in categories such as action sports, dance instruction, fishing, home improvement, martial arts & self defense, military history, music instruction, sports instruction and much more. The deal marks another major milestone for TotalVid as the company continues to expand its network of promotional and distribution partnerships.
"TotalVid is on the leading edge of using technology to enhance the delivery of its videos to consumers," said Bill Carr, Amazon.com's vice president of digital media. "We are excited to make videos from TotalVid available to Amazon Unbox customers for use on their PC or Windows Media compatible portable devices."
In the recently inked partnership, TotalVid will provide Amazon customers with hard-to-find, premium content ranging from action sports to martial arts, music and sports instruction. These full-length videos will be offered both as rentals and for permanent download -- thus, enabling consumers to take control of their viewing options.
"TotalVid's library allows consumers to broaden their horizons, experience new activities, learn a new skill or simply delve deeper into something they already love," said Karl Quist, TotalVid's president. "Amazon is best known for its industry-leading selection of books, DVDs, music and merchandise. Their experience selling hard-to-find items makes them a natural distribution partner for TotalVid and its 400-plus content providers. We look forward to providing Amazon's growing customer base access to high quality, full-length content that can't be found on television or at the local video rental store."
Amazon.com, Inc., (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as health and personal care, jewelry and watches, gourmet food, sports and outdoors, apparel and accessories, books, music, DVDs, electronics and office, toys and baby, and home and garden.
About TotalVid, Inc.
TotalVid.com unleashes the power of broadband to deliver video that matters most to consumers, yet is almost impossible to find on TV or in video rental stores. With thousands of titles across 50+ categories, TotalVid's content represents the collective interests and passions of over 150 million people. Consumers can access TotalVid's library on www.totalvid.com or through a growing number of distribution partners.
Headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, TotalVid is a wholly owned subsidiary of Landmark Communications, Inc., which also owns The Weather Channel, Q Interactive and a variety of other media businesses. Partners of TotalVid include AT&T, AOL, Blinkx, Comcast, D-Link, Google, Microsoft Windows Media (MSFT), The Platform, Verizon, W-Cities, Weather.com and Yahoo. With strong partnerships and a growing customer base, TotalVid is fast becoming a leading broadband video destination point for consumers and a powerful distribution partner for content owners looking to expand their customer base.
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