The Board of Vividas, the developer and provider of video streaming technology and related products, announces the appointment of Richard Alastair Collins, 33, as Chief Executive of the Group and a Director with effect from Monday 20 February 2006.

Richard Collins is a proven entrepreneur, with over 10 years' digital media experience. From 2001 to 2005, Richard was at WPP as Global CEO of its search marketing agency, mSearch, and UK CEO of its digital media agency, mOne (which Richard created through the merger of his own business, Tempest Online Marketing, and MindShare's mDigital agency). From 1998 until its sale to WPP in 2001, he was Managing Director of Tempest Online Marketing. Previously, he was Managing Director of the recruitment advertising site,, a highly successful company which featured in The Times "Fast Track 100" and "Tech Track 100" companies. He has sat on a number of influential digital media industry committees, including the IAB, IPA and IDM, and is a frequent speaker at conferences.

Since May 2005, Richard Collins has been a Director of Nomad Interactive Ltd, which is non-trading. He was a Director of Tempest Online Marketing Ltd from 1998 to 2004, of iComms Media Group plc from 2000 to 2004, and of OgilvyOne UK Ltd from 2001 to 2005. With regard to Richard Collins, no further disclosure is required under Paragraph (g) to Schedule Two of the AIM Rules.

Immediately prior to his appointment, Richard Collins subscribed for 18,868 new ordinary shares of 1p each in Vividas at a price of 53p per share (being the mid-market price at close of business on Thursday 16 February 2006), and it is anticipated that these shares will be admitted to trading on AIM on Wednesday 22 February 2006, as announced at 11:47 on Monday 20 February 2006, RNS number: 6427Y.

Vernon Sankey, Deputy Chairman and Chairman Designate, said “We are delighted to have found Richard Collins and to have persuaded him to join Vividas. His strong track record in developing digital media companies will be of great benefit to Vividas.”

For further information on Vividas or if you wish to interview Richard Collins please contact Karen Durham-Diggins on 020 8989 2541 or email

Notes for Editors:

Vividas Group plc is an AIM-traded developer and provider of video streaming technology and related products which enable straightforward playback on personal computers of full screen, high quality video via discs or over networks, including the Internet, normally without requiring software installation. Vividas proprietary technology overcomes the disadvantages of competing CD and streaming market solutions. These competing technologies typically offer only partial screen, or poor quality full screen, viewing and generally require the user either to have or to install specialist player software. For more information, visit

Published on: 12:00AM on 22nd February 2006