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Video Creation Marketplace StudioNow Joins Forces With Bluwave Productions

Andrew Bouldin

StudioNow Adds Comcast to Roster of Fortune 500 Clients

NASHVILLE, TN, October 20, 2014 – StudioNow, the leader in providing scalable solutions for video content creation, announced today that Bluwave Productions, which operates one of the country’s largest video field production networks, is joining StudioNow. Effective October 20, Bluwave Productions, which supports Comcast Spotlight and other clients in 22 markets in the Southeast from its base in Jacksonville, FL, will become a wholly owned subsidiary of StudioNow.

As part of the new combination, Comcast Spotlight, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, will join the impressive roster of companies that have integrated StudioNow's technology, services and marketplace solution into their operations, including YellowPages.com, PwC, Coca-Cola, Ogilvy, Akamai and many others.

Charlie Bolton will remain as Vice President and General Manager of Bluwave, responsible for the Comcast Spotlight relationship. Jim Dalton, Bluwave’s founder, will join StudioNow as an advisor and key shareholder.

“We are thrilled to welcome Bluewave’s team to the StudioNow family,” said David Mason, StudioNow CEO. “Bluwave has mastered the art of creating quality content at scale for Comcast's Spotlight business. Their highly efficient model for leveraging the best talent from across the country at the best possible price mirrors our own approach. They will provide a huge boost to StudioNow's ability to offer our market-leading solutions to Fortune 500 companies, brands, agencies and SMB’s.”

StudioNow offers businesses a suite of services and technology that provide streamlined access to its global video creation marketplace. These offerings dramatically enhance business’ video production capabilities, provide true scale, and reduce costs.  The StudioNow and Bluwave combined entity will create over 20,000 pieces of high-quality video content on an annual basis.

“By combining with StudioNow, Bluwave will be able to enhance the level of service we provide to Comcast Spotlight and other clients,” said Jim Dalton. “We gain access to StudioNow’s industry-leading video production platform and 8,000 creative professionals, including directors, producers, animators, voice actors, editors, cinematographers, photographers, writers and other resources located throughout the country.”

Jonathan Ozor, senior vice president of Comcast Spotlight’s Southern Division, commented," Jim Dalton and the Bluwave team have done a phenomenal job in managing our production business and delivering highly effective video marketing solutions to our clients. I am looking forward to continuing our fantastic relationship with Bluwave as well as leveraging the benefits of the additional products and services offered by StudioNow."

Founded in 2007, StudioNow provides large organizations with a scalable solution for sourcing and managing video production, from project inception to asset management, distribution, and measurement.  Services range from on-site studio build-out and management to a comprehensive video production platform integrated with a global network of video production professionals.

About StudioNow

StudioNow is headquartered in Nashville, TN. with offices in New York and San Francisco. The StudioNow Marketplace has created over 50,000 high-quality, low-cost videos for businesses of all sizes in over 6,000 cities in the U.S. and 52 countries around the world, including such Fortune 500 companies as IBM, AT&T/YellowPages, Toyota, Saatchi & Saatchi, Verizon, Coca-Cola, Bank of America, Ameriprise, Simon & Schuster, Random House, Akamai, FedEx, ClearChannel, Twitter, AOL, CBS, Disney, Fox Sports and Sports Illustrated.  For more information about StudioNow, visit www.studionow.com.