Vuse online publishing platform open to the world

Vuze, a fast-growing online entertainment platform with an established audience of 10 million viewers, has opened its publishing platform to anyone who creates high-quality digital content, including global television networks, premier and mid-size production studios, and maverick content creators.

The company says its platform enables high-quality content to be distributed easily and monetized instantly. It will serve the large and growing Vuze installed base by providing more compelling, high-quality content for free.

The Vuze Open Entertainment Platform gives publishers a set of options for how they can monetize their content online. Publishers can offer their video, audio, and gaming content to viewers for free, for free with ad support, or at the price they choose.

“We’re excited about our new features and capabilities,” said Gilles BianRosa, CEO of Azureus, the company behind Vuze. “We’re offering content providers and advertisers an immersive way to reach the 18-34 male demographic that has left traditional networks and cable channels in favor of new forms of entertainment.”

According to an April 2007 online video survey published by Bear Stearns, approximately 67 percent of men (18-34) prefer to watch free, ad supported online video rather than paying to view the same content. BianRosa added, “The Bear Stearns report underscores the relevance of Vuze and the huge market opportunity at hand.”

To date, Vuze has signed 90 content partners, including A & E, BBC, Bennett Productions, Echelon Entertainment, G4, KOCH Entertainment, Monarch Films, Off the Fence, Om Records,
Sanctuary, Showtime, Starz! Media, Studio B Productions, Suki Flix, Tony Hawk, TV Guide Broadband, Venevision International, and Wysiwyg Films, among others