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Vusion Selected for National Geographic Channel HD Online


Washington, D.C. – Dec 11, 2008 – Vusion, providers of instant-on, full-screen, high definition streaming video, announced today that it has been selected to deliver online HD video streaming by the National Geographic Channel (NGC). NGC has created a special showcase for HD Video online, with, selected long form videos, to complement and promote its high definition network NGC HD. In order to maintain National Geographic Channel’s high standards for the end user experience, the HD videos will be streamed using Vusion’s award winning high quality video service.

“National Geographic Channel has always strived to establish a new standard for the world’s most compelling imagery, and the brand itself is synonymous with stunning photography and footage,” said Robert E. Fasano, senior vice president, worldwide business development for Vusion, Inc. “It’s no surprise that viewers named NGC as the number one network they wanted to see in HD for the last 4 years running, so they are perfect content provider to work with to raise the bar for the Internet video experience.”

“Online viewing of videos has grown dramatically over the last few years at our websites,” said Brad Dancer, National Geographic Channel’s senior vice president of research and digital media. “Virtually everything we have produced since 2004 has been shot in native HD so we have added this showcase section to our web site as a complement to the HD programming on our network. This new HD video dramatically improves the end user viewing experience, with instant on and full screen high definition video available to virtually anyone with a broadband connection.”

Viewers can find the HD videos online at:

Vusion provides an advanced, end-to-end video distribution service that radically improves the user experience for streaming Internet video. Vusion’s customers include content and digital media providers, and content delivery networks who need to offer high-definition and mixed media to large populations of end-users. The Vusion streaming video delivery service is based on cutting-edge technology, including proprietary algorithms, protocols and software. The Vusion unique high-definition and instant on video service provides an end-user experience second to none and enables new Internet business models based on advertising, subscription services, pay-per-view with full DRM, syndication and new hybrid revenue models. More information is available at

Based at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., the National Geographic Channel (NGC) is a joint venture between National Geographic Ventures (NGV) and Fox Cable Networks (FCN). Since launching in January 2001, NGC initially earned some of the fastest distribution growth in the history of cable and more recently the fastest ratings growth in television. The network celebrated its fifth anniversary January 2006 with the launch of NGC HD which provides the spectacular imagery that National Geographic is known for in stunning high-definition. NGC has carriage with all of the nation’s major cable and satellite television providers, making it currently available to more than 68 million homes. For more information, please visit


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