Fisher Interactive Network signs multi-year renewal with Broadcast Interactive Media

HQ Video for syndication and mobile, Closed Captioning now part of BIMvid

Seattle, WA, and Madison, WI October 24, 2012 – Fisher Interactive Network today announces that it has signed a multi-year agreement with Broadcast Interactive Media (BIM) for web, video and mobile publishing tools used on Fisher Interactive Network’s portfolio of news and lifestyle websites such as KOMOnews.com. The BIM platform provides flexibility and creative control for Fisher’s development and editorial teams to easily launch new features and deliver news in an ever-changing media landscape.
 
“We are proud of the results our team has produced and are glad to have BIM as a trusted partner to support our efforts,” said Jenny Kuglin, General Manager of Fisher Interactive Network.
 
The renewal is the latest in Fisher Interactive Network’s long-running professional partnership with BIM, and provides further validation of key product enhancements driving new revenue opportunities on BIM client sites such as High Quality video and content syndication.
 
“BIM is extremely pleased to extend our partnership with Fisher Interactive to support their innovative and growing sites,” said Timur Yarnall, Co-founder and CEO of Broadcast Interactive Media.  “Fisher Interactive Network has long been known as a leader in local interactive and we’re thrilled that their development and sales teams choose to continue growing on our platforms.”
 
Randa Minkarah, SVP of Revenue & Business Development at Fisher Communications, Inc., noted that “The FIN sites have experienced very strong user engagement and growth due in part to the strong relationship with BIM.  BIM has demonstrated a commitment to our success and a willingness to innovate with a focus on evolving the platform.  We look forward to continued success in the years to come.”
 
In addition to rolling out HQ video delivery as part of the BIMvid platform, Fisher will launch BIM’s Closed Captioning support to ensure the Fisher Interactive Network sites comply with recent FCC deadlines for online video distribution. Fisher Interactive Network will continue to utilize key services that BIM has incorporated into its industry solutions including the BIMLocal Digital Network, which helps broadcasters maximize revenue with national ad placements.
 

About Fisher Interactive Network
Fisher Interactive Network, a division of Fisher Communications, Inc., produces Fisher’s award-winning news websites as well as over 120 hyperlocal neighborhood web sites in five markets, earning the company the 2009 Innovator of the Year award at the Borrell Local Online Advertising Conference. Additionally, Fisher Interactive has produced several websites dedicated to lifestyle and entertainment content, including SeattlePulp.com and PortlandPulp.com.

About Broadcast Interactive Media
Broadcast Interactive Media (BIM) is a leading digital ad network and data services provider of revenue and technical solutions to online publishers and remains a trusted resource for hundreds of local broadcasters and media sites worldwide. Core products are the BIMLocal Digital Network, BIMvid video CMS, MediaStar Suite of program scheduling tools, and TitanTV.com Guide Data Services.  Customers include ABC, Belo Television Group, Capitol Broadcasting, CBS Television, Fisher Communications, Fox Television, Gannett Broadcasting, Hearst-Argyle, NBC Owned Television Stations, Scripps-Howard and the Telemundo Station Group. BIM is based in Madison, WI with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, CA, Cedar Rapids, IA and Austin, TX. For more information, please visit broadcast-interactive.com or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/bimlocal.