Church Web Works and Splat Interactive Partner to Reach New Devices Including iPhone, iPad and Yahoo! Connected TV

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Church Web Works and Splat Interactive have partnered to extend the reach of CWW's content management platform for faith-based organizations beyond the web to smart phones and tablets as well as to Connected TVs. In conjunction with Splat Interactive's expertise in application development for smart devices, CWW Version 5 will enable US churches and other faith based organizations to publish their content simultaneously to the web as well as to platforms such as iPhone, iPad, and Yahoo! Connected TV.

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Church Web Works and Splat Interactive

“Church Web Works has done a great job helping us connect with our community through our web presence. We love Church Web Works and we’re looking forward to extending our reach to the TV and to smart phones."

Church Web Works, an industry leader in web content management for faith-based organizations, today announced a strategic partnership with Splat Interactive to extend their platform to Connected TV and to smart phones. Their partnership with Splat will enable CWW’s broad customer base of churches and other Christian non-profits to reach new devices beyond the web.

“Consumers expect to access the information they need whether on the web, a Connected TV, or a smart phone,” explained Splat's Chief Technology Officer Stephen Fishburn. “Church Web Works has an easy-to-use but sophisticated CMS platform that enables Christian organizations to publish to the web. For thousands of churches, our partnership extends that platform to the living room and to the purse or the pocket.”

Churches today are actively trying to reach their members and the community at large wherever they are. CWW Version 5, which was released to select customers in January, supports a media center with video and audio streaming, advanced tools to manage a unique look-and-feel for each church’s web site, online form creation, calendaring, and deep integration with Facebook and Twitter.

“Church Web Works is pleased to partner with a leading technology company like Splat,“ said Gavin Fysh, CWW’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our platform is used by thousands of churches every day to reach their members and their communities. Using the same CWW user interface our customers are familiar with today, we’ll now be able to extend their reach to the three screens people use every day to keep informed, inspired, and entertained.”

The three-screen user experience will be launched this spring on the web and Yahoo! Connected TV as well as on iPhone and iPad with New Life Church in the Seattle area and with World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

“Church Web Works has done a great job helping us connect with our community through our web presence,” said Pastor Loran Lichty at New Life. “We love Church Web Works, and we’re looking forward to extending our web presence to the TV and to smart phones.”

In addition to enabling new features on the web with Version 5, features unique to Connected TVs and smart phones will be implemented including a store front for distributing small group content, mobile giving, video streaming, and audio streaming of Christian radio stations.

About Church Web Works

Church Web Works develops creatively inspired software for churches and faith-based organizations, cultivating connection and empowering people. The company builds simply powerful websites on its content management platform, which places easy-to-use tools in the hands of people and allows any church to have an engaging web presence.

For the latest demonstrations of Church Web Works Version 5 platform, please visit http://www.churchwebworks.tv.

Church Web Works is a Razor Planet, Inc. company.

About Splat Interactive

Splat Interactive offers applications and development services in Connected TV and mobile to consumers and media companies throughout the world. The company operates both professional services and consumer products divisions including the entertainment application Splat.TV, an app that makes TV more social. The company’s blog, TekNerve, offers daily news and opinion on industry trends.

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