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Watchitoo Extends Global Reach With New UK Data Center and Distribution PartnershipCompany's Success in Education, Entertainment and Business Markets Demonstrates Worldwide Momentum (June 12, 2012)
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 06/12/12 -- Building on a string of high-profile customer wins and key strategic partnerships, Watchitoo is expanding its global presence beginning with a new data center and distribution channel in the UK.
Watchitoo uniquely combines videochat, HD streaming and collaboration software on a SaaS platform for education, entertainment and business customers in the United States and, increasingly, throughout the world.
The company today announced it has opened a data center in London to ensure high-bandwidth audiovisual quality and reliability backed by premier service and support. To deliver the assured service, Watchitoo has tapped Cogent Communications, a world-class ISP and the second-largest peered network in the world. Its 21,300 customers account for nearly one-fifth of the traffic on the Internet.
Watchitoo also announced an international distribution agreement with Imago Group plc, a $77 million video communications distributor on the outskirts of London. Imago will sell Watchitoo subscriptions to businesses through its network of resellers in Europe and South Africa.
"We're thrilled that we have secured so much traction in the United States, and now we hear the rest of the world knocking," said Watchitoo CEO Rony Zarom. "It's time to branch out, and we're doing it the right way with a data center that ensures our overseas customers will be as pleased with the Watchitoo experience as our American customers. Our distribution partnership with Imago will ensure that we sustain the momentum and grow at a healthy clip, opening other markets in due time."
A wide range of organizations have been using Watchitoo to engage their audiences. The National Basketball Association hosted a live town hall with stars Amar'e Stoudemire, Kevin Durant and Stephon Curry. Companies like VH1 and Animal Planet use Watchitoo for close online encounters with stars. Watchitoo has partnered with Pearson Education to embed Watchitoo in the Pearson LearningStudio for select institutions seeking a dynamic virtual classroom. Large businesses are using Watchitoo for training, sales and customer service.
New York-based Watchitoo provides an embeddable video collaboration platform to deliver live content in a highly engaging way. The Watchitoo platform allows multiple participants to see and hear one another in real-time, collaborate around any form of rich media, and be viewed by an audience scalable into the thousands. With Watchitoo, any viewer can become a participant and any participant can be switched back to a general viewer. For more information, visit www.watchitoo.com.
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