Sorenson Media ( has announced the
immediate availability of Sorenson 360, a Video Delivery Network
(VDN) that enables video professionals and small- to medium-size
businesses for the first time to publish the highest-quality video on
their web sites in minutes and at an affordable price.

Sorenson Media’s flexible new VDN service greatly expands publishing
opportunities in the flourishing market for Internet video and
represents a significant extension of the company’s existing
portfolio of industry-leading products. With Sorenson 360, Sorenson
Media now offers a full suite of the highest quality and most
innovative services to power video over the Internet.

Sorenson 360 provides all the features of high-cost online video
publishing platforms, but rather than the one-format-fits-all
approach dictated by others, Sorenson 360 empowers clients with
choice and pricing transparency. Customers benefit from support for
multiple video file formats (MPEG-4, Flash) and customizable presets.

Users interested in publishing high-quality video with the greatest
simplicity, can upload their content directly to the Sorenson 360 VDN
using any browser. For those needing maximum control and highest
video quality, videos are seamlessly uploaded using the latest
version of user-friendly Sorenson Squeeze 5. Either way, customers
benefit from Sorenson Media’s award-winning client-side encoding that
both optimizes video quality and erases costly hidden upload fees
charged by competitors with inflexible server-based products.

Once video is uploaded to Sorenson 360, users have access to
sophisticated meta-data features, such as viewer-tracking, embedded
tags with keywords, detailed and dynamic real-time video analytics,
data-rate control and professional-level player skins. An unlimited
number of videos can be uploaded, managed and then embedded into any
number of Web sites. The transaction, including account creation,
takes fewer than five minutes and requires only a credit card. There
is no lengthy contractual agreement.

“Crisp, vivid video is one of the most powerful tools for engaging
people on the Internet today, but until now no company has offered a
high-quality, full-service solution at a compelling price,” says
Peter Csathy, Sorenson Media CEO. “Sorenson 360 re-imagines what
video publishing should be and is a game changer. The power of a
high-quality, easy-to-use, all-in-one video solution is now finally
available to anyone; and it comes from a name and company that video
professionals know and trust.”

Sorenson 360 features include: a streamlined user interface and user
experience; browser-based encoding; integration with the newly
enhanced Sorenson Squeeze; support for multiple video file formats
(MPEG-4, Flash); a video content management system; the Sorenson 360
media player; multiple video player sizes; multiple professional
player skins; a full screen mode; the ability to “send to a friend”;
permalinks and embed codes; a WordPress plug-in; syndication
controls; real-time video analytics and viewing metrics; an user
controlled data rate; and webcam capture

Sorenson 360 is now available in a variety of payment plans that
start at US$99, which includes up to 2,500 video streams per month
and 10 GB of video storage (more than 500 videos).