World Entertainment News Network (WENN) and Allvoices Strike Exclusive Syndication Agreement

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Opens Mainstream Entertainment Media Channels to Citizen-generated Content

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"We're in a super competitive business, and staying one jump ahead together with the global demand for entertainment news, photos & video requires a 24/7 worldwide operation," said Lloyd Beiny, CEO, World Entertainment News Network.

Allvoices, Inc., the leader in citizen reporting, today announced it has entered into an agreement with WENN, one of the world’s major originators of entertainment news and photos, for exclusive syndication rights to all entertainment-related photos and videos uploaded by Allvoices’ global network of contributors. Content WENN determines to be of commercial interest will then be marketed to its media clients for sale and publication. Allvoices’ community of more than 200,000 registered citizen contributors from around the world makes it the largest user-generated news site on the web, providing news coverage and opinion to more than four million monthly visitors on a wide range of topics on a local, national and global scale.

More than 1,000 media outlets based in over 25 countries rely on WENN's unique global coverage of the very latest music, movie and entertainment news stories, photos & features. The agreement effectively expands WENN’s content gathering capabilities by more than 200,000 people. Access to Allvoices’ citizen reporters provides blanket coverage of the celebrity jet set and lets WENN provide its media clients with unprecedented entertainment industry content, from Hollywood to Bollywood and every other corner of the globe.

"We're in a super competitive business, and staying one jump ahead together with the global demand for entertainment news, photos & video requires a 24/7 worldwide operation," said Lloyd Beiny, CEO, World Entertainment News Network. "Allvoices' contributor content provides us with a depth of material and access to entertainment photos and videos taken by people with new perspectives on what they're seeing, as it happens. The result is we're able to provide our clients with the most compelling shots, videos and in-demand content first, before anyone else. And that's the name of our game."

Allvoices citizen media platform offers quality news, information and first-hand perspectives. This powerful technology detects where reports originate through a geo-location algorithm and then categorizes and filters news by its credibility. Media partners benefit from access to quality images, video and other user content that offers context, first-person accounts and other details to supplement professionally produced news.

“WENN understands the power of citizen journalism greatly enhances its ability to provide media clients with a virtually endless source of diverse content, which is exactly what the world’s growing appetite for entertainment news and images demands,” said Amra Tareen, CEO and Founder, Allvoices.com. “By partnering with us, WENN now has access to a powerful platform for sourcing on-the-spot, breaking entertainment news content from the usual hot spots as well as everywhere else. This is a great opportunity for both companies and we’re looking forward to seeing our contributors’ work in mainstream entertainment outlets.”

Partners using the Allvoices platform have options for sourcing content: either through a direct sale; or using Allvoices’ widgets which lets partners pick and present specific stories and automated feeds for their sites on just about any subject, from anywhere in the world. Partners have complete control over the content that appears on their sites, and many have already put the Allvoices tools to work, adding local knowledge and expertise that enhances and adds depth to their own staff’s reporting, photography and video.

About Allvoices, Inc.:
Allvoices’ mission is to create a global community for sharing news, videos, images and opinions from multiple points of view that invoke an emotional connection between individual perspectives from around the world. A community of diverse, engaged and globally minded citizens serves as news reporters, opinion leaders and publishers to share with the world the realities on-the-ground. Allvoices.com brings together context, insight and diversity of opinions around a broad range of topics and issues on the global, national and local levels. Allvoices is one of the largest global communities offering unedited and relevant news and perspectives in one place. Using a set of proprietary algorithms, Allvoices utilizes professional and online news sources, blogs, images and videos to determine relevancy, foster credibility and maintain openness with each contribution made to the site.

About World Entertainment News Network:
World Entertainment News Network (WENN) is the one of the world's premier entertainment news networks, providing the very latest, up-to-the-minute entertainment news, photos, videos & features to newspapers, magazines, radio stations, television networks, websites and telecom companies worldwide. More than 1,000 media outlets based in over 25 countries rely on WENN's unique global coverage of the latest entertainment news.

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