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Edmunds.com Expands Automotive Video Offerings by Providing the Web's First Streaming Highlights from the Geneva Motor Show
Santa Monica, February 27, 2001 - Edmunds.com, (http://www.edmunds.com), the web's leading consumer resource for unbiased automotive information, has posted streaming video from the Geneva International Motor Show on its Web site, adding to existing footage from the Detroit, Chicago and Los Angeles auto shows.
"Using the latest in broadband technology, we can turn around edited streaming video segments in a matter of hours, offering Edmunds.com visitors the earliest possible look at all of the show highlights," according to Glenn McClanan, Director of Broadband Initiatives for Edmunds.com.
More than thirty video clips are now streaming on www.edmunds.com, including exciting auto show introductions of the Acura 3.2 TL, Acura RS-X, BMW X coupe, Buick Bengal, Cadillac Vizón, Chrysler Crossfire, Dodge Powerbox, 2002 Dodge Ram 1500, Dodge Super8 Hemi, Dodge Viper RT-10 convertible, Ford Forty-Nine, Ford Mustang Bullitt, Ford hybrid, 2002 Ford SVT Focus, GMC Terracross, Honda Model X, Jeep Liberty, Hyundai HCD6 Roadster Concept Car, Jeep Willys, Kia Optima SE-L Concept, Lexus IS 300 SportCross wagon and five-speed manual, Lexus SC 430, Mazda RX-8, Mazda Premacy, 2003 Mercury Marauder, Mitsubishi ASX, Mitsubishi RPM7000, Nissan Alpha-T, 2002 Nissan Xterra & Frontier, Oldsmobile O4, Pontiac Vibe, Pontiac REV Concept Car, 2002 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS sedan and TS Sport wagon, Toyota RSC Concept Car, Volkswagen Jetta wagon, Volkswagen Microbus, Volvo Adventure, and Volvo Safety Concept Car.
"We plan to offer the most extensive library of automotive videos on the Net, from instructional videos such as "How to change a flat tire," to video road tests and reviews, starting with our upcoming American Muscle Car comparison test featuring the Corvette, Mustang, and Viper," Mr. McClanan added. "We will have over a hundred different videos available for viewing by April 2001, and that's just the beginning."
The video initiative is supported by the technology of CNET Media Productions, a division of CNET Networks Inc. CNET Media Productions, which offers standout, original video to high tech and Internet companies, works under the guidance of Edmunds.com's editorial staff to create informational videos. CNET's award-winning television and radio programs are broadcast in 100 countries worldwide, as well as on CNBC and other national distribution in the U.S. CNET is the largest minority shareholder in Edmunds, and this collaboration is one of many between the companies intended to help further Edmunds.com's development as the premier meta-channel for the automotive industry.
To view video segments from the Geneva International Motor show visit http://www.edmunds.com/news/autoshows/articles/45675/article.html.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, Edmunds.com, Inc. is the Internet's pioneer and leader in providing free, third party automotive information, tools and services for consumers. Edmunds.com empowers, educates, and engages visitors by providing them with straightforward information on key aspects of buying, selling, and owning a vehicle. For example, Edmunds has launched its True Market Value products to inform the general public of the actual transaction prices of cars and trucks while the Edmunds.com PowershopperSM offers car shoppers the opportunity to research and pursue online and offline purchase options in the informative, consumer-friendly environment of the Edmunds web site. Visitors are also provided extensive automobile reviews, consumer information, safety updates, incentive and rebate news, expert analysis of developments in the automotive world, and the Town Hall, an interactive community of more than 500,000 active members. Edmunds.com received Yahoo! Internet Life's Gold Star Site honor for excellence in the category of "Best Car-Buying Tips," was ranked number one in the Survey of Car-Shopping Web Sites as reported by The Wall Street Journal, rated number one automotive and second overall web site in the Dialscore loyalty study, was named as one of Yahoo! Internet Life's 50 Most Incredibly Useful Sites, one of Money's 50 Most Useful Financial Websites, and is regularly mentioned as a valuable resource in these and other publications.