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Digital Action Sports Network to Launch Specialty Websites on Eyespot Video Platform

Eyespot to Provide Video Hosting, Publishing and Editing Applications to Engage New Communities and Spur Viral Sharing

Digital Action Sports Network (DASN) is gearing up to launch a series of Websites for action sports enthusiasts and participants, and has chosen Eyespot’s Video Platform (www.eyespotnetwork.com) to power interactive video for several new communities. Eyespot’s hosted services allow start-ups to incorporate video in a cost-effective manner, giving growing communities capabilities that are comparable or superior to those of the most popular Websites for online video.

In the coming months, DASN will roll out properties including skateboard.tv, snowboard.tv, motorcross.tv, surfer.tv and gravity.tv, each created for a particular action sports community. Beyond hosting, uploading, and publishing applications, Eyespot’s tools allow for a high level of personalization, crucial for an audience that is interested in self-expression.

“Action sports fans want to be able to easily upload and share video clips, make highlight reels and mashups of their favorite videos, and send clips to their friends online and via mobile phone,” said Jamie Mosberg, Founder and President of DASN. “Eyespot is well-suited for our audience, and is also the right fit for us as a growing business: we’ll have a reliable, scalable, and affordable video solution right out of the gate as we launch these communities.”

Eyespot’s Video Personalization Suite can be up and running on any site in a matter of hours through a simple self-provisioning process, and includes:

--  Video hosting, video streaming, video moderation, and video editing
    tools, delivered in a software-as-a-service model
--  Applications that let consumers upload videos and view and share
    content online and via mobile, all from a publisher's own Website
--  The ability to manage, combine, and distribute both professional and
    user-generated content
--  A library of more than 1,000,000 rights-cleared videos, music and
    photos
--  In-stream video advertising from leading networks including Google
    AdSense for Video, Tremor Media, Adap.tv, YouMe, and others
--  The option to leverage the Eyespot network for content syndication for
    added reach and visibility
--  Free (ad-supported) or low-cost monthly subscription offerings

“For sports and entertainment sites in particular, video is a must-have,” said Jim Kaskade, President and CEO of Eyespot. “What’s more, we believe that interactive video is necessary in order to truly be competitive in today’s online environment. Consumers want to take control of content, and will become active participants when given compelling opportunities to contribute to a community. Digital Action Sports Network knows what it takes to engage action sports fans; our platform will give them the tools they need to connect with their audience in a meaningful way.”

About Digital Action Sports Network

Digital Action Sports Network is the parent company of a series of sports-focused online communities launching in 2008. Created for action sports fans and athletes, properties include skateboard.tv, snowboard.tv, motorcross.tv, surfer.tv and gravity.tv.

About Eyespot

Eyespot is a video platform that provides Web applications, mobile applications, and media libraries to Website publishers of all sizes. The platform allows publishers to quickly and easily offer their users the ability to personalize and virally distribute ad-supported video content. The Eyespot Video Personalization Suite features drag-and-drop video editing tools, mobile and broadband distribution capabilities, access to a library of over 1,000,000 rights-cleared videos, photos, and music, and instant monetization across an exchange of best-in-class rich media ad-networks. Eyespot is a trusted partner to more than 10,000 leading publishers in the music, film, broadcast TV, sports, and social networking sectors. For more information, visit www.eyespotnetwork.com.

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