Telegraph Media Group signs agreements with ITN and Brightcove

Telegraph Media Group, announces the signing of a new agreement with ITN’s multimedia division, ITN On, to make video programmes for Telegraph Media Group’s website: telegraph.co.uk.

The first of these programmes is Fantasy Football Friday. The weekly show is presented by television sports presenter Jonny Gould, who is joined in the studio by leading Telegraph Fantasy Football competition managers and Telegraph football correspondents and writers. The show is a fast-paced and light-hearted look at the Premiership season and the performance of nearly 300,000 Fantasy Football managers. It is aired every Friday and combines the intelligent football analysis of The Telegraph with the banter of the terraces looking ahead to the weekend’s football premiership games: www.telegraph.co.uk/football

The Telegraph in conjunction with ITN On and Brightcove, a leading provider of video delivery systems for the internet, will be producing a range of programmes in areas like arts, fashion, and travel. The programmes will be launched between now and the end of this year. All the programmes will be designed with on- demand internet viewing and will draw on the Telegraph’s journalism.

The new programmes will build on the success of the Telegraph’s daily Business Show which is presented by Damian Reece and Dan Roberts. It broadcasts daily at lunchtime at www.telegraph.co.uk/business

Additionally:

– The new deal will also see ITN On produce a Telegraph rolling news programme giving users the chance to decide what they watch and when. It will be constantly updated with breaking news. It will launch in early September and will incorporate unique Telegraph comment and analysis.

– ITN On will produce a customised Telegraph show: On This Day. This will make use of archive video footage and will recount an event from history that took place each day of the year. A new item will be published each day and the archive of dates will be accessible for browsing.

Edward Roussel, Digital Editor, Telegraph Media Group said:

‘The success of the Business Show has encouraged us to move further into video. We will be informing and entertaining our viewers at a time of their choosing. We see ITN On as the ideal partner to deliver high quality, opinionated video content for Telegraph TV. Our investment shows we are committed to quality editorial both in print and online.

‘Brightcove is one of the most creative companies in video-web technology. We are delighted to be working with them.’

Speaking ahead of his appearance on the panel discussion: Who’ll Win the Web? Newspaper and TV bosses battle for on-line supremacy, at the Edinburgh Festival, Mark Wood, Chief Executive of ITN, said:

‘We’re absolutely delighted and excited that the Telegraph are expanding Telegraph TV into new content areas. This deal cements our relationship with the Telegraph, pairing our first-class multimedia production skills with their editorial direction. The new content will expand the character of the Telegraph brand and take their web content to the next level. We’re looking forward to working with them to develop compelling shows for their viewers.’

Jeremy Allaire, Chief Executive Officer, Brightcove said:

“We are extremely excited to be working with Telegraph Media Group, a market leader with one of the most popular and highly respected news properties on the Internet.

‘Our partnership provides Telegraph with a powerful new capacity to deliver large volumes of timely Internet video content, while also introducing new revenue streams through online advertising.”

Notes to Editors:

The panel discussion takes place on Saturday 25th August at 9.30 am in the Moorfoot/Kilsyth hall at the Edinburgh TV Festival. The session brings together some of the biggest players in television and newspapers to look at what they are doing – from vodcasting to selling programmes online – to make sure the internet does not leave them behind.

Press Enquiries:

John Nolan, ITN, Tel: 0207 430 4216/0777 9329187 Fiona Macdonald, Telegraph Media Group, 0207 931 2538 Stephen Orr, AxiCom for Brightcove: 0208 392 4056

About ITN On

ITN On is part of ITN, one of the world’s leading news and multimedia content companies. ITN On is the UK’s leading supplier of news and other video entertainment content to broadband, mobile phone and radio platforms.

ITN On pioneered video news on mobile in Europe, launching with 3 in 2003 and was the first UK company to create made-for-mobile news and weather channels. ITN On’s key business partners include, Vodafone, 3, BT, Orange as well as established broadband operators Yahoo!, MSN, Telegraph Group and Virgin Media. ITN On’s radio division IRN supplies news to over 260 commercial radio stations throughout the UK with a daily combined audience of 20 million.

About BRIGHTCOVE:

Brightcove is an Internet TV service that empowers video producers and programmers to build broadband businesses while giving viewers more choices and control over their use of video and television. Founded by Internet pioneer Jeremy Allaire in 2004 and based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, Brightcove is the market-leading Internet video partner for international news and entertainment businesses, including CBS Corporation, Discovery Communications Inc., Dow Jones & Company, Inc., Fox Entertainment Group, MTV Networks, National Geographic, The New York Times Company, Reuters, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Time Inc., Time Life, Warner Music Group, and Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive.

In July 2007, Brightcove opened its first international office in London, UK. Telegraph Media Group joins a growing list of Brightcove customers based in the UK, including British Sky Broadcasting, Hachette Filipacchi UK, Sony BMG UK, Emap, and IPC Media.

For more information, visit http://corp.brightcove.com

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