OVP Marcellus lands 2nd-largest Indian newspaper

Startup OVP Marcellus -- which features low-cost video hosting services for enterprises and websites -- has landed its first major player, India's second-largest circulation newspaper, Jagran. Marcellus CEO Preetam Mukherjee says the deal will help it push deeper into the North American market in 2010 among small- to mid-sized businesses looking to include video in their business plans.

Mukherjee said that in the two weeks since launch of the video component of its website, Jagran.com has served up more than 300 hours of video.

"After months of evaluating online video platforms from across the world, we settled on Marcellus as the platform of our choice," said Sukirti Gupta, CEO at MMI Online, which manages Jagran.com. "They're an exciting bunch, extremely passionate about this space, with the ability to execute fast. Once we signed off with them, Marcellus took us from zero to launch in three weeks, which was a pleasant surprise in of itself. We are absolutely delighted with our choice and look forward to pioneering the online video revolution in India with the Marcellus team backing us up."

The Marcellus platform leverages the Amazon Cloudfront CDN, allowing it to provide quality, buffer-free video experiences to a global audience with a publishing workflow customized to match the enterprise level requirements of a large news organization.

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