REDMOND, Wash., and LOS ANGELES — April 7, 2005 — MSN® Video, a premier provider of streaming video content online, and IFILM, a leading video entertainment destination on the Web, are joining forces to deliver IFILM content to MSN Video’s free streaming entertainment channel at http://video.msn.com. With the added IFILM programming, MSN consumers will now have access to the some of the most celebrated, irreverent and timely filmed content on the Web.
Through the agreement between MSN and IFILM, MSN Video consumers will have access to video clips from IFILM’s collection, including select programming from its infamous Viral Video channel, which contains some of the most desired footage on the Web.
As part of the MSN Video experience, consumers can access IFILM video through a personal playlist or simple search. IFILM is committed to continually updating clips in real time to provide compelling footage. IFILM also will deliver television, short film and action sports clips, along with the top 10 most-viewed videos across all of IFILM’s broad categories.
“MSN Video actively seeks the best content partners in the industry,” said Andy Beers, director of MSN Video at Microsoft Corp. “IFILM is one of the largest entertainment streaming video sites on the Internet, with some of the most cutting-edge footage. This partnership is an excellent example of our commitment to being the top information resource online for individuals seeking both news and entertainment.”
“We are excited to partner with MSN Video, and provide our audience with another excellent way to watch IFILM,” said Blair Harrison, CEO of IFILM. “MSN consumers will have real-time access to the most-talked-about, popular and current video from the IFILM Network. This takes us a step closer to our goal of delivering IFILM content to our audience, wherever they may be.”
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IFILM is one of the leading video-entertainment destinations on the Web, offering channels of movies, short films, TV clips, video-game trailers, music videos, action sports and its celebrated Viral Videos collection. Through its distribution partners, including MSN, Yahoo!, Real Networks, Windows Media®, Fandango and IGN, the IFILM Network reaches more than 20 million buzz-building visitors per month. IFILM is one of the internet’s top ten video streaming sites.
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