FORA.tv Introduces The Commonwealth Club All Access Pass

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All Access Pass Offers Unlimited On-Demand Viewing For Catalog of Premium Videos From The Nation’s Oldest and Largest Public Affairs Forum

FORA.tv, the leading online destination for video from the world’s best conferences and events, in partnership with The Commonwealth Club of California, the nation’s oldest and largest public affairs forum, today announced the availability of the All Access Pass, a twelve-month subscription that offers unlimited viewing of FORA.tv’s extensive library of videos from The Commonwealth Club events. The Commonwealth Club of California joins such top-tier organizations as The New Yorker, Christian Science Monitor, The Economist, Salon.com, the Aspen Ideas Festival, and The New York Times’ TimesTalks as a FORA.tv Premium Events Partner.

“We are thrilled to offer The Commonwealth Club videos as premium content on FORA.tv,” said Blaise Zerega, Chief Executive Officer of FORA.tv. “The Commonwealth Club is a national powerhouse for discourse and debate, with an unmatched breadth of significant topics and speakers. With the All Access Pass, we’re able to present this vast library to audiences around the world to watch where, when, and how they want. “

With the purchase of The Commonwealth Club All Access Pass, viewers receive twelve months of on-demand, unlimited access to the more than 450 videos hosted on FORA.tv spanning politics, business and culture. Current videos include intimate discussions with Christopher Hitchens, Jack Welch, Mark Zuckerberg, Adam Savage, and many more. Purchasers will also have instant access to new programs added monthly and the ability to view future live-streamed events. Additionally, individual event videos from The Commonwealth Club will transition to premium offerings, and will be available to purchase for 30 days of unlimited viewing.

“We feel that this move to offer premium content on FORA.tv accurately reflects the value of The Commonwealth Club events, and strengthens our joint commitment to continue to provide engaging, thought-provoking videos to our respective members,” said John Zipperer, vice president of media and editorial for The Commonwealth Club. “The All Access Pass offers a fantastic opportunity for instant access to our past events and secures a virtual front-row seat to future live streams, regardless of time zone. We are looking forward to continuing to work with FORA.tv and build on this partnership.”

“The Commonwealth Club All Access Pass fits well within our strategy to partner with leading public forums, conferences, institutions, and universities to offer the most intelligent videos on the Web,” said Zerega. “We strive to provide access to brilliant ideas, speakers, and events to a wide audience, by eliminating hurdles like geographic proximity and price restriction through on-demand viewing for far less than the cost of in-person attendance.”

The Commonwealth Club All Access Pass can be purchased for $99.95 and single programs can be purchased for $4.95 on FORA.tv here.

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ABOUT THE COMMONWEALTH CLUB OF CALIFORNIA
Founded in 1903, The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation’s premier public affairs forum, with more than 16,000 members. Based in San Francisco and San Jose, the Club hosts more than 400 speeches, debates and discussions each year on issues of regional, national and international significance. The Club sponsors public policy projects on issues including structural reform of state government, social innovation and climate change. At least half a million people hear The Commonwealth Club’s weekly radio broadcasts on more than 200 stations across the country. For more information, visit http://www.commonwealthclub.org.

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