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Google buys video hosting site Episodic

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Apr 2010 17:07 User comments (1)

Google buys video hosting site Episodic Episodic, the live and on-demand video platform for broadcasting has announced today that they have been acquired by Google, which plans to integrate the service into YouTube while keeping the staff on.
Say Noam Lovinsky and Matias Cudich, co-founders of the company:

We are thrilled to announce that Episodic has been acquired by Google. The entire Episodic team is extremely excited about this new partnership and what it means for our customers and the evolution of online video.

The Episodic team will join Google and continue its work to bring a great video experience to the Web, mobile phones and IPTV devices. There will be no interruption in service for existing Episodic customers.

At Episodic, we have always felt that these are the very early days of online video and that there is far more growth to be had. To put it in perspective, our industry is barely 15 years old. We’ve just received our learner’s permit, we still can’t drive without adult supervision and we’re certainly not old enough to buy a drink…legally.

From our earliest discussions with Google, it was clear that the teams shared this belief and together we obviously see huge potential in online video. Our product visions were also complimentary and together we will continue to produce innovative video technology for our customers and their viewers.

Speaking of our fabulous customers, we want to thank you all for your support and your willingness to experiment and sit on the bleeding edge with our team. We can’t wait to show you all what’s coming.

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12.4.2010 22:13

never heard of em.

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