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Zencoder Steve Heffernan Named to Streaming Media Magazine's All-Star Team

(April 13, 2012)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/13/12 -- NAB Show -- Zencoder, the performance leader in cloud-based video transcoding, today announced that co-founder and vice president of marketing, Steve Heffernan has been named to Streaming Media Magazine's 2012 Streaming Media All-Stars Team, an annual award that honors the industry's most influential people in the online and streaming video industry.

In its fifth year, the Streaming Media All-Star List recognizes the "people who have done the most over the years to advance both new technologies and sustainable business models, as well as those who time and time again have given back by educating newcomers inside the industry, and evangelizing about online video to those outside it."

"Our annual All-Star Team is selected based on nominations from readers and Streaming Media's editors," said Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen, editor of Streaming Media Magazine. "We chose the team based on their business and technology achievements in streaming video technologies and business in addition to considering the impact they have had on the online video market and community as a whole, through educational and evangelizing efforts. The All-Star Team recognizes the best and brightest who are pushing the industry forward."

"Honored to have been selected to the list," said Steve Heffernan, vice president of marketing and co-founder of Zencoder. "It's easy to be excited about the future of video technology and want to share it."


Heffernan has been a front end web applications developer since 1999 and is the creator of the web's most popular open source HTML5 video player with over 150,000k downloads, Video.js, which is available here: http://www.videojs.com.

Zencoder is the world's largest and fastest cloud-based transcoding service in the world. Since 2010, Zencoder has amassed over 20M videos encoded to date, Zencoder is the performance leader in cloud-based video transcoding and this new set of features continues to solidify its position as the cloud transcoding service of choice for professional content providers. The Zencoder platform delivers a 99.9% encoding success rate, supports the greatest number of input video formats in the industry, and offers the fastest video transcoding available in the cloud. Using a simple REST API, Zencoder's customers can easily access highly scalable, professional-quality video and audio encoding technology without expensive upfront hardware investments or ongoing maintenance and engineering fees.

Zencoder works with hundreds of customers worldwide, including PBS Television, IGN, Scripps Network, github, Khan Academy, TwitVid, Posterous, College Humor and Yammer, to name a few.

View Streaming Media's All-Star List here: http://www.streamingmedia.com/Articles/ReadArticle.aspx?ArticleID=81272

About Zencoder
San-Francisco-based Zencoder is the largest and fastest cloud-based transcoding service in the world. Founded in 2010,Zencoder gives broadcasters and content providers a way to quickly deploy video to consumers on virtually any Internet connected device. Zencoder's service delivers a 99.9% encoding success rate, supports the greatest number of input video formats in the industry, and offers the fastest video transcoding available in the cloud. Using a simple REST API, Zencoder's customers can easily access highly scalable, professional video and audio encoding technology without expensive upfront hardware investments or ongoing maintenance fees. Customers include major broadcasters and internet publishers, including PBS Television, IGN, KIT Digital, Khan Academy, TwitVid, Posterous, College Humor, and Yammer. Zencoder is also the creator of the web's most popular open source HTML5 video player, Video.js, which is available here: http://www.videojs.com

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