SplashCast Announces New Partnership, New Features

Sep 14th, 2007 | By | Category: General, Podcasting Services

SplashCast has announced a new partnership with Columbia Records and three new features designed to make the SplashCast experience more interactive. The new features include: FanCast, a new mobile publishing feature; live chat; and built-in Twitter instant messaging.

Here’s the annoucement from SlashCast’s Marshall Kirkpatrick:

New York’s Coheed and Cambria is the first Columbia band to have an artist channel built by SplashCast. Coheed and Cambria’s channel will also be the first to deploy two exciting new SplashCast features. FanCast, our new mobile publishing feature, will allow the band’s fans to upload photos, audio files and video from their mobile phones to the Coheed and Cambria channel.

The second feature that will be deployed first on Columbia Records artist channels is live chat. Fans will be able to discuss whatever is on their minds in real time with our new in-player chat functionality.

With this announcement, FanCast mobile publishing will be available to all publishers across all channels. Channel owners can designate any show in their channel to accept media files emailed from mobile phones or they can create a special show just for mobile submissions. Those email addresses chosen by publishers and can be kept private or shared with the world; all FanCast submissions can also be moderated by channel owners.

Our new chat functionality will be available first for branded artist channels, including soon some more Columbia Records artists with names everyone will recognize. Soon, all channel owners will soon be able to select whether or not to include chat in their SplashCast players.

Finally, our third new feature being announced today is immediately available on all channels Рand it’s an industry first. SplashCast now offers the only media player online that allows quick, inline messaging to Twitter. Your viewers will be able to click the Twitter icon in your players, provide their username and login and then enter a message to be sent with a link to your channel to their entire network of friends on Twitter. Think Twitter’s just for the early adopter tech crowd? Readers of Sally Forth in the Sunday comics and viewers of the MTV Video Music Awards might disagree.

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