RunnerSpace.com Uses Ooyala Backlot for Video Sharing
20 February 2009
Mountain View, CA., Feb 20, 2009 - RunnerSpace.com, a social networking custom web development firm for running events, athletes and companies, is using Ooyala Inc., the leading online video platform provider, to enhance its online video initiatives. RunnerSpace.com attracts a large community of runners from high school to masters, providing them with a forum to share ideas, tips, and techniques.
Using Ooyala's comprehensive APIs, RunnerSpace.com was able to provide a customized and integrated experience for runners to upload video content. The extensibility and flexibility of the Ooyala Backlot platform allows RunnerSpace.com to scale and expand its target audience easily. Event leaders can also use RunnerSpace.com to promote their events through a customized website. Using Backlot, content can be syndicated to individual sites to complement the over look and feel, while maximizing viewership and engagement.
"One of our biggest clients, Nike, is always on the cutting edge and their website expectations are no different. We worked together to come up with one of the most unique website experiences the running world had ever seen for this year's Nike Cross Nationals NikeCrossNationals.com (the nationals premier high school cross country meet), and now we are extending that web experience to the high school indoor and outdoor championships. Ooyala has been a huge part of this experience by using the custom channels, pre roll ads, and sharing functions," stated Ross Krempley, CEO of RunnerSpace.com.
The Ooyala team was very excited about this deal since more than 70% of the employees are avid runners. RunnerSpace.com will continue to use Ooyala Backlot as it further expands its target audience.
RunnerSpace.com is a social networking website for all runners to connect and share with other runners and fans through its industry-leading team, athlete and event website creation software.
Ooyala is a leading video technology company that provides a comprehensive suite of publishing, analytics, and monetization capabilities. With Ooyala's online video platform, content owners gain deep viewer insights that drive increased video engagement and monetization opportunities. Ooyala serves global media companies and web marketers including Wenner Media, Fremantle, Armani, Sybase and Electronic Arts.