12seconds.tv Partners with Current TV and Flixwagon to Cover the US Presidential Election

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User generated videos from 12seconds will bring citizen journalist election coverage to Current TV.

We hope to gather content from parties, experience the emotions and hear plenty of opinions.

12seconds.tv, the video sharing site known for short form content, is partnering with Current TV and Flixwagon on Election Day to bring user generated content to millions of households worldwide. Current TV is a media company that works with its young adult audience to create and distribute media that informs, enriches and inspires, and Flixwagon is a live mobile broadcasting provider. 12seconds.tv is known for its twelve-second limitation on all videos that greatly lowers the barrier for consumers to share thoughts, moments and activities, and also makes it easy for viewers to consume content.

On November 4th, Current TV will receive a feed of all election-related content from 12seconds that will be incorporated in Current's election coverage. Beginning 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on election night Current will bring the best of the Web to television with a real-time stream of the most important results, facts and information, creating a comprehensive newsfeed that gives viewers a completely new way to experience election night.

"We want to feel the pulse of the election so we're asking our 12ers armed with mobile phones and webcams to document their experiences on Election Day," says Sol Lipman, 12seconds Co-Founder. "We hope to gather content from parties, experience the emotions and hear plenty of opinions."

12seconds members submit video using webcams, mobile phones and now through the live streaming service Flixwagon. Flixwagon provides high-quality live video broadcasting from mobile phones to the Web and TV. Flixwagon users who link their account with 12seconds will have the first twelve seconds of their content published to 12seconds.tv. This content will then also be available on Current.

12seconds.tv was founded by a team of passionate entrepreneurs, developers and designers. It is based in Santa Cruz, CA.

About 12seconds.tv
12seconds is the best way to share video moments from your life, using your web cam or mobile phone. Show your friends where you are, share your thoughts, or tell the world how you're doing. 12seconds was conceived and developed by a small team, mostly from Santa Cruz, CA. Why only 12 seconds? Because anything longer is boring.

About Flixwagon:
Flixwagon is changing how people and organizations capture and share video on the Web. It provides an application to easily stream live, high-quality video from a mobile phone directly to the Web and TV. With Tier-1 customers such as MTV, Flixwagon's scalable solution powers largest mobile broadcasts worldwide. Flixwagon is privately held with offices in Boston, USA and Tel Aviv, Israel. For more information, visit http://www.flixwagon.com, http://blog.flixwagon.com, and http://twitter.com/flixwagon.

About Current:
Current is a cross platform media company that works with its young adult audience to create and distribute media that informs, enriches and inspires. The company is comprised of Current TV and Current.com, the first fully integrated online and broadcast platforms that help users determine the news and information that is relevant to them. Current connects young adults with what's going on in their world through its unique blend of citizen journalism and viewer participation, offering programming and content that's authentic, often surprising and consistently compelling. Current pioneered the television industry's leading model of interactive viewer created content (VC2) that comprises roughly one-third of Current's on-air broadcast. The network has also advanced advertising models via Viewer Created Ad Messages (VCAMs).

Current is now viewed in the U.S., U.K., Italy, and Ireland in more than 58 million households through distribution partners Comcast (Channel 107 nationwide), Time Warner (nationwide), DirecTV (channel 366 nationwide), Dish Network (channel 196 nationwide), Verizon, AT&T, BSkyB (channel 183), Virgin Media (channel 155) and Sky Italia (channel 130). For more information, please visit http://www.current.com.

Useful Links:
More about 12seconds: http://12seconds.tv/
12seconds blog: http://12seconds.wordpress.com/
Current: http://www.current.com
Flixwagon: http://www.flixwagon.com


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