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Citizen Kate Takes Her Election Coverage to New Visual Heights with TV-Quality Streaming Video from Digital Fountainís DF Splash Video Delivery Network


Republican and Democratic National Convention Coverage Gets Tech Savvy to Meet the Growing Demand for TV-Quality Streaming Video Content.

Fremont, CA, August 21, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Digital Fountain, a leading provider of advanced, standardized solutions for digital media delivery, today announced that CitizenKate.TV is using Digital Fountain’s DF Splash video delivery network to stream full-screen, TV-quality video of her self-produced, unique and witty political online content while attending the upcoming Democratic National Convention (DNC) and Republican National Convention (RNC). Citizen Kate is known in the political arena for her amusing political short videos and is leveraging DF Splash to deliver a consistent, high-quality video experience to expand her audience reach and keep viewers coming back for more.

Citizen Kate will stream daily stories on her website CitizenKate.TV from the DNC and RNC floors and of course following convention after-parties in full-screen, TV-quality videos powered by DF Splash. Viewers will not only get an exclusive look inside the conventions, but can also experience it through the highest quality streaming video.

“Delivering viral, compelling content that helps build and maintain our audience is a top priority for CitizenKate.TV,” said Carey Lundin, executive producer for CitizenKate.TV. “We believe that DF Splash offers the very best TV-quality experience for our viewers, and that means happy, loyal visitors watching more video of Kate out on the campaign trail!”

Digital Fountain’s DF Splash streaming video delivery network is an end-to-end solution that dynamically adjusts to varying local and Internet conditions, providing every viewer with the most consistent, high-quality online viewing experience available.

“This year’s convention coverage is very different from the past, as untraditional media has turned the conventions into tech savvy hubs for disseminating coverage throughout the Internet via streaming video,” said Charlie Oppenheimer, chief executive officer for Digital Fountain. ”With more and more video content online, viewers are demanding a consistent, high-quality experience that is compelling and entertaining - not just the same old poor quality video. We are pleased that Citizen Kate will be setting a new standard for TV-quality streaming video by using DF Splash to deliver her offbeat political videos from both conventions to enable an experience no other video delivery network can deliver.”

Citizen Kate, infamous party girl of the campaign trail, has been called “the future of political journalism” with self-effacing stories of the famous and not so famous on the trail. She began covering the presidential campaign trail when US Senator Barack Obama (D-Ill) launched his campaign in her home state in February 2007. Since then, Citizen Kate has filed over 50 reports and has been viewed by over a million viewers on CitizenKate.TV, YouTube.com/citizenkate2007, Veoh.com, BraveNewFilms.com, TheBeachwoodReporter.com and numerous blogs.

Citizen Kate has also partnered with buzzworthy Alice 105.9, daily stories will be filed in the studio during morning drive time and will be aired online, as well as with well-known bloggers at theuptake.org to report on her adventures at the DNC and RNC.

About Digital Fountain’s DF Splash
Digital Fountain’s DF Splash streaming video delivery network is the simplest way to provide a consistent, high-quality viewing experience, enabling new revenue opportunities and more loyal viewers for content providers looking to monetize their online content. DF Splash solves the most common viewing problems associated with online video: slow loading, frequent buffering, poor quality, and small picture size. As a true end-to-end solution, DF Splash manages the delivery of high-quality streaming video all the way to the viewer, dynamically adjusting to varying local and Internet conditions to provide every viewer with the most consistent, high-quality online viewing experience available. For more information, please visit www.dfsplash.com.

About CitizenKate.TV
Headquartered in Chicago, CitizenKate.TV was created by Carey Lundin, former Chicago political media producer. It is produced by Carey Lundin, Kate Soglin, Chris Peppey and Mike Perri for Viva Lundin Productions. Viva Lundin Productions produces historical and political content with comedic or dramatic possibilities and was founded in 1999, Citizen Kate hopes to make the leap from “Internet hottie” to TV hottie in the near future. www.vivalundinproductions.com.

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