San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 22, 2009
Bebo, the global social media network, and Motionbox, the leading personal video sharing service, today announced that Motionbox would provide video publishing tools to Bebo's audience of over 49 million members worldwide.
The Motionbox video platform, which provides best-in-class video compatibility with the wide range of consumer video capture devices on the market, will allow users who register to enjoy all of the benefits of a Basic membership on Motionbox.com and share videos on Bebo. This will include access to online editing tools, high quality video and secure storage and sharing. A subscription service featuring support for High Definition video formats (including AVCHD), unlimited storage, and download of user's personal video capabilities, will be made available to Bebo users at a special introductory price.
"We're thrilled that Bebo has selected Motionbox to enable Bebo's community to express themselves and connect with one another through the medium of video," says Chris O'Brien, Motionbox EVP of Corporate Development, "We at Motionbox are really looking forward to our ongoing collaboration with Bebo and the capabilities we will be able to provide to their users in the months to come."
"Quality video publishing tools are key to allowing our audience to generate content and fully express themselves," says David Aufhauser, Head of Global Digital Media and Business Development for Bebo. "The increased number of features and capabilities, which result in an advanced sharing and viewing experience, make this an exciting collaboration."
Bebo members were notified of the transition to Motionbox on a rolling basis via email and onsite messaging throughout the month of December.
Motionbox enables individuals and families to easily upload, edit, store, and share their personal video memories, including those that have been captured in High Definition. In addition to free membership options on Motionbox.com and via partners such as Bebo and AOL Video, Motionbox provides a subscription-based Premium service featuring HD playback and sharing, unlimited archival storage, and download capabilities. Motionbox also offers hard-good products that allow consumers to enjoy personal videos beyond devices and computers. Visit http://www.motionbox.com/ for more information.
About Bebo: Bebo is the world's leading global social media network. Building on the notion of traditional social networking websites, Bebo combines community, self-expression and entertainment to enable its users to consume, create, discover and share professional and user-generated content through the Bebo website. Bebo has over 11.65m unique users in the UK and a total membership of more than 49 million worldwide. Bebo's worldwide users spend an average of 25 minutes a day on the site.
Bebo forms part of AOL's newly created People Networks business unit which combines Bebo, AIM, ICQ, Goowy Media, SocialThing! and Yedda and reaches about 92 million unduplicated users worldwide.Bebo is a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL LLC, a majority-owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX).
*Source for metrics data in this release: comScore Media Metrix, November 2008, except for the Bebo user number, which is internal.