ON24 Selects Canada’s Leading Online Events Producer as Strategic Canadian Distributor
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – September 25, 2012 – ON24, Inc., the global leader in webcasting and virtual event solutions, today announced that it has partnered with the Streaming Network, Canada’s market leader in virtual and online event services. This strategic partnership will see the Toronto-based Streaming Network retire its own proprietary webcasting tools and replace them with ON24’s comprehensive webcasting and virtual/online events platform. The Streaming Network will continue to provide local platform and event support, turnkey video production and creative services, as well as training and education to the Canadian market, while adding the global reach, reliability and performance of ON24’s Virtual Communications Platform, encompassing webcasting, virtual shows/events, virtual briefing centers and analytics.
“We now have a distributor in Canada focused solely on the Canadian market. The Streaming Network offers a unique solution — the combination of ON24’s industry-leading platform and local support and service,” commented Ben Sullivan, Vice President of Strategic Alliances for ON24. “We applaud the Streaming Network’s commitment to providing Canadian enterprises with state-of-the-art online events, leveraging the performance, reliability and ease of use that only ON24 can deliver.” The Canadian market is one of the fastest growing virtual communications markets in the world, with an annual growth rate approaching 40%.
The Streaming Network has produced more than 10,000 webinars, webcasts and virtual shows for the Canadian market in the last five years. The company was founded on the premise that “white-glove” professional services tailored specifically for virtual engagements can dramatically improve the customer’s experience and drive ROI. The Streaming Network has deep experience in the areas of virtual environment concept design, production, scripting/creative and consulting services – serving clients such as Desjardins Financial Services, Royal Bank, Manulife Financial, CBC Radio One, Canada Post and Hydro One.
“In essence, our partnership with ON24 creates a new standard for the Canadian market,” said Matthew Ley, President of the Streaming Network. “It brings what is widely regarded as the world’s most advanced webcasting and virtual event platform from ON24 and puts it into the hands of Canada’s most progressive production team. Together, we have an unbeatable combination.”
About ON24, Inc.
ON24, the virtual communications platform for the global enterprise, provides interactive, impactful cloud-based solutions that drive outstanding results. ON24 offers a broad and innovative product portfolio, including webcasting, virtual events and virtual environments, accessible from any device and supported by robust reporting and analytics. Applications for the ON24 platform include demand generation, partner enablement, training, product launches, company town hall meetings and user conferences. More than 700 organizations, including IBM, CA Technologies, Merck, Unilever, JPMorgan Chase, Deloitte, Credit Suisse, Ernst & Young, Amazon and New York Life, rely on ON24. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices throughout the world. For more information, visit http://www.ON24.com.