If you missed our big news yesterday, check out the press release below. We are very excited to join the Dailymotion family!
The Web.Files, the only web series talk show that exclusively covers web series, signed a distribution agreement with global video sharing site Dailymotion, one of the leading sites online with approximately 64 million unique visitors per month according to comScore in December 2009.
Red-carpet entertainment veteran Kristyn Burtt, creator/host of The Web.Files and a current Streamy Award nominee for Best Web Series Host, and her production partner and series director, Sandra J. Payne, were both delighted at the prospect of expanding the web presence of their show to Dailymotion.
“Dailymotion has the perfect audience for us—people who enjoy watching online content and who may want to know more about the inner workings of their favorite web series,” Payne said. “Even better, it offers The Web.Files an amazing opportunity to tap into their huge market share.”
Launched on July 8, 2009, The Web.Files has already racked up tens of thousands of hits for its weekly serial talk show and has featured guests from major web series like Dorm Life and Elevator, and web celebs like Tay Zonday of Chocolate Rain fame and former circus star, Olga Kay. In addition, the award-winning show, named Best of Clicker 2009 for Best Web Non-Fiction, successfully launched a brand extension in February 2010 called The Web.Files Buzz, a more news-oriented, multi-segment show. The Web.Files Buzz is a bona-fide hit, garnering as many or more views per episode than many of the most-viewed episodes of the original series.
Here is a link to both The Web.Files and The Web.Files Buzz on Dailymotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/TheWebFiles
As one of the leading sites for sharing videos, Dailymotion attracts 64 million unique monthly visitors and one billion videos views worldwide (source: comScore, December 2009). Dailymotion offers the best content from users, independent content creators and premium partners. Using the most advanced technology for both users and content creators, Dailymotion provides high-quality and HD video in a fast, easy-to-use website that also automatically filters infringing material as notified by content owners. Offering 18 localized versions, Dailymotion's mission is to provide the best possible entertainment experience for users and the best marketing opportunities for advertisers, while respecting content protection.
About Kristyn Burtt
Dynamic TV host, Kristyn Burtt, has been in front of the camera on network television shows such as ShopNBC and MSNBC’s pilot, “The Arena,” with Jesse Ventura. She is currently co-hosts a show for Toyota called “Toyota Live!” across America. Her corporate clients include some of the biggest names in the country: Mattel, HP, Dolby, Sony, LG Electronics, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. With a background in dance, a degree from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where she graduated with honors, and a love of adventure, Burtt’s diverse background gives her the perfect basis for covering the multitude of topics and people found on the web.
About Sandra J. Payne and SPwrite Productions, LLC
SPwrite Productions, founded by Sandra J. Payne, has produced multiple award-winning films, including “Everybody Games,” a Platinum Remi winner from WorldFest Houston 2009, three trailer winners for the Austin Film Festival trailer competition, winning in 2004, 2005, and 2007, and “The Secret Lives of Shopping Carts,” which won a Bronze award for best comedy short film from WorldFest Houston in 2001.
Payne, who has produced credits in children’s television with the global juggernaut “Barney & Friends,” is the director/producer of The Web.Files. She also writes, directs, and produces her comedy web series Life with Kat & McKay, a finalist in the Best of Clicker 2009 for Best Web Original Comedy.