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Videoplaza expands Board of Advisors

Videoplaza

European leader in online video advertising & monetisation taps high profile digital industry veterans

London, UK, 15 April 2010: Videoplaza, the European leader in ad serving technology for managing and monetising online video, today announced that it’s added two senior advisors to its board, Andreas Ehn former CTO of Spotify and Nils Winkler, previously CSO of ADTECH, bringing invaluable technology and business expansion expertise to the company.

Following on from the news of inward funding of 5 million dollars last month, the addition of these two new board members will support the Videoplaza management team by bringing a high level of knowledge and experience as the company experiences very rapid growth across Europe.

Previously CTO of Spotify, Andreas Ehn recruited a world-class team of developers and defined the initial product, technical strategy and architecture of the service. Before his three years at Spotify, he worked at Swedish startup Stardoll, the world's largest online fashion and games community.

“Videoplaza is one of the few technology companies that excites me. The team works very hard to keep evolving the platform and staying in touch with customer needs. This is exactly the approach needed to build a product that can not only scale, but also keep growing at high speed,” said Ehn.

With over 15 years of experience in media and the online industry, Nils Winkler was in charge of expanding ADTECH Germany’s ad serving business from the ground up in the Nordics and United States. Now CEO of Hi-Media Payments / Allopass for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Winkler has a successful track record of establishing businesses in international markets and bringing European technology companies to the US.

Nils Winkler said: “There is a clear need for a dedicated video offering in this market and Videoplaza has a truly refreshing approach to how media companies can monetise online video. I’m delighted to be a part of the board and contributing to growth of this game-changing company.”

“The vision, industry insight and technology expertise Andreas and Nils bring to our Advisory Board will only help to further our business on a whole,” said Sorosh Tavakoli, CEO of Videoplaza. “We’re expanding our customer reach very quickly across Europe and constantly evolving our ad serving technology as publishers really start to unlock the value in online video and the new TV market truly takes shape. We’ve seen tremendous growth over the past year alone and expect to continue to build on the solid lead we have in the European online video ad serving industry.”

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About Videoplaza

Videoplaza AB, a privately owned company based in in Stockholm and London, is the leader in video ad serving solutions in Europe. Working with leading broadcasters, newspaper publishers and other premium media owners, Videoplaza offers a robust technology platform designed to help media companies maximise revenues in the complex online video environment. With the Videoplaza platform, publishers can monetise their content regardless of where the content is being consumed: on the publisher’s own site, syndicated to 3rd parties and other emerging devices and platforms. Currently Videoplaza works closely with several leading European media companies including TV4 Group (SE), Ekstrabladet (DK), La Vanguardia (ES), myvideorights.com (UK) and Incisive Media (UK). For more information, visit http://www.videoplaza.com

James Wood
AxiCom for Videoplaza
+ 44 208 392 4063
james.wood@axicom.com