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The Daily Show and Colbert Report go with SnapStream

December 21st, 2009 by Rakesh Agrawal

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Colbert and Daily Show choose SnapStream (rolling stone cover)We don’t do a lot of press releases anymore, but here’s one that went out earlier this morning. Congrats to my team here at SnapStream!

(PR Web has the press release and graphics here)

The Daily Show and The Colbert Report Choose SnapStream to Monitor and Search Broadcast Television

Houston, December 21, 2009 – SnapStream Media, Inc. announced today that Comedy Central’s hit TV shows “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “The Colbert Report,” have selected the company’s TV search solution for locating and packaging high-definition clips from television broadcasts. Launched in 2007, SnapStream Server is a turn-key television search appliance that enables organizations to record and store thousands of hours of television and then search inside those recordings by keywords and phrases.

“Part of what makes the Daily Show and the Colbert Report great is their satire of news stories, media organizations and political figures. So they are very serious about monitoring television! As the shows deploy SnapStream, we believe our TV search technology will prove invaluable and essential to them—technically and creatively,” said Rakesh Agrawal, SnapStream’s CEO and Founder. “And their selection of SnapStream, after a rigorous evaluation process, validates the uniqueness and power of our TV search technology for any organizations that needs to monitor television.”

The SnapStream TV search solution to be deployed at the Daily Show and Colbert Report will provide for a completely high-definition (HD) workflow, allowing the show’s producers to centrally record and archive more than 30 channels of traditional HDTV; then subsequently search those recordings, create clips that can interact with Avid and Final Cut Pro video editing systems.

Visit the http://www.snapstream.com/ website to learn more about SnapStream’s affordable and effective TV search technology – our turn-key TV search appliances starting at $2,000.

About SnapStream Media, Inc.

SnapStream allows organizations to put their finger on the pulse of traditional television. Customers can record a virtually unlimited number of TV shows from satellite, cable or antenna and then search inside those TV shows to pinpoint television content of interest. Existing customers include government organizations, such as the U.S. Senate and the City of New York, to educational institutions at the university and K-12 level to entertainment organizations such as Comcast Entertainment, Current TV, and MTV.

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19 Responses to “The Daily Show and Colbert Report go with SnapStream”

  1. Rakesh Agrawal Says:

    @romenesko @mediaspy @myersnews @ellynangelotti @mallarytenore Daily Show + Colbert go with SnapStream http://bit.ly/91gqyT

  2. Rakesh Agrawal Says:

    @victorzapanta Hey Victor, since you used @snapstream at Clinton Campaign, I thought you'd enjoy this news: http://bit.ly/91gqyT

  3. Rakesh Agrawal Says:

    @dpirotte Nice talking last week. Our Daily Show / Colbert news: http://bit.ly/91gqyT, send me your clustering ?s when you have a chance!

  4. Rakesh Agrawal Says:

    @aimeewoodall This is one of Neelam Batra's books that I know I've seen around the house http://bit.ly/91gqyT

  5. Rakesh Agrawal Says:

    @Beet_TV Daily Show and Colbert Report choose SnapStream to record and search TV http://bit.ly/91gqyT

  6. SnapStream Blog » Blog Archive » Daily Show and Colbert Report choose SnapStream Says:

    […] Over at the SnapStream TV Searcher blog, there’s our announcement that the Daily Show and Colbert Report have chosen SnapStream to record and search TV. […]

  7. Richard Yoo Says:

    Congrats! I know that was a long process! Thats awesome! :)

  8. Rakesh Agrawal Says:

    Thanks Richard!

  9. Thomas Marullo Says:

    As a long time user of the consumer product, I want to congratulate SnapStream for this success and I wish you guys much more success in the future.

  10. Andy Regenscheid Says:

    Very cool. I’m a long-time Sage user on the consumer side of things, but I’m very impressed with your Enterprise solution. A couple months ago I commented that I thought it would be perfect for the Daily Show, given the number of clips they go through. I guess they realized the same thing. I’m sure this is a big step up from their previous system (15 TiVo’s, from what I understand).

    So, congratulations! It looks like this is really taking off!

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  12. Tom Wilson Says:

    The Daily Show & Colbert Report using SnapStream to record and search TV!
    Blog Article: http://tinyurl.com/yzllwev

  13. odoggz Says:

    Good work folks! I’ve been with Snapstream since forever and it’s never let me down. Great to see this is bringing in more money and now you can put some of that to a Beyond Media center upgrade or something!

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  15. Alec Couros Says:

    I'd love to have SnapStream for a media studies program http://is.gd/5J5hc The potential is rather remarkable.

  16. jjray Says:

    Cudos to snapstream. It’s an important part of the democratic record to have a clear record of positions taken by elected officials over time. Nothing drives drives home the point like video clips (as opposed to dry newspaper quotes). Youtube helps but your system sounds much, much more comprehensive.

  17. Tom Wilson Says:

    The Daily Show & Colbert Report using SnapStream to record and search TV!
    Blog Article: http://tinyurl.com/yzllwev

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