Blog, edit and add text to your videos from CeBIT for free using coullvlogger at Jubiiblog.co.uk

March 10 2006 - CeBIT, Germany: From today, registered users of Lycos Europe’s Jubiiblog.co.uk (United Kingdom), Sprayblog.se (Sweden) and Jubiiblog.fr (France) sites will be able to blog, edit and caption their favourite video clips to other members on the sites for free, courtesy of coullvlogger.

The trial vlog period will run for three months, allowing users to post five videos a month, up to a total of nine for the period. During this period, paid upgrades will be available as well as users being able to upgrade to a monthly subscription model once the three month period has expired.

Lycos will be using Coull’s coullvlogger technology, which is the world’s first truly interactive streaming video software application. All JubiiBlog members, regardless of their technical ability, will be able to simply and seamlessly stitch together images, video, sound and text into a vlog that can be streamed across the internet without the need to know anything about video editing, format encoding, hosting or streaming.

Coullvlogger will be initially launched in the UK, France and Sweden, within Lycos’ JubiiBlog
blogging community. It will then be rolled out across a further five countries, including Spain, Italy, Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands.

Irfon Watkins, CEO Coull Ltd comments, “coullvlogger removes the traditional complexities involved in publishing video and re-purposing it for viewing by the masses. This makes the technology extremely accessible to everyone wanting to share video.”

He continues, “In addition, its deployment has real sound commercial benefits for product marketing and advertising as well as revenue generating opportunities. Coullvlogger can be branded, which enables Lycos to seek sponsorship partners for the service.”

Thomas Servatius, director of portal products at Lycos Europe comments, “Video blogging was a natural progression for us to trial. We take our communities very seriously and this new offering compliments the JubiiBlog ethos of ‘different skins for different moods’.”

He continues, “We chose Coull as a partner because their software allows outstanding creative freedom for our users. Furthermore, we really like Coull’s pragmatic approach to technology and are confident of the potential revenue this alliance will generate.’’

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For more information visit: www.coull.biz and www.jubiiblog.co.uk

NOTES TO EDITORS

CONTACT:
immediate future Ltd
Charlotte Hanson
0845 408 2031
pressoffice@immediatefuture.co.uk

KEY FACTS ON BLOGGING:
• There is an estimated 50 million Internet users who are regular blog readers
• A new blog is created every 7.4 seconds, which means there are about 12,000 new blogs a day
• Bloggers update their blogs regularly; there are about 275,000 posts daily, or about 10,800 blog
updates an hour
• The market potential is growing all the time and the transition to vlogging (video blogging) is a logical
step for a large percentage of these users, if not all.

ABOUT COULL Ltd:
Founded in 1998 and based in Bristol, England, Coull is a technology company at the heart of the global digital media revolution, delivering software solutions for the deployment of applications to and across the Internet, mobile devices and personal computers. Coull’s technology radically changes the way software applications are developed and how digital media content is manipulated and made truly interactive, without the need for complex and expensive hardware.

ABOUT LYCOS EUROPE:
Lycos Europe (ISIN NL0000233195) is one of Europe's leading Internet portals and operates a pan- European network of websites in eight languages. With its combination of Search, Communication Services, Content Channels, Internet Access, Homepage-building and Online Communities, the company aims at a number of different target groups. This makes LYCOS Europe an attractive address not only for consumers but also for advertisers and e-Commerce partners in Europe. Around 26 million users visit the European Lycos WebPages every month. Lycos Europe has a high European reach with its network, which comprises websites in Denmark, Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Sweden, Spain and
Switzerland.

ABOUT JUBIIBLOG:
Launched in November 2005, JubiiBlog is a community-based weblogging package. The site enables internet users to express – and judge – the mood of the nation as every online diary entry is given an emotional rating: whether the writer is feeling happy, sad, angry, romantic. Other users can surf the whole JubiiBlog community’s entries based on the type and strength of emotion expressed. JubiiBlog is offered free of charge to Lycos Europe’s 26 million unique users and also functions as a standalone weblogging tool.

Published on: 12:00AM on 13th March 2006