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September release w/Dailymotion. See also the text-only version for email.


Dailymotion Brings the Educational Benefits of Web Video to Developing Nations

Publishing Video for One Laptop per Child’s XO Laptop

NEW YORK, New York, USA – Wednesday, September 3, 2008 – Dailymotion today announced a collaboration with One Laptop per Child (OLPC) to share technology and selected educational content to benefit underprivileged children globally. Currently, children with XO laptops can access program-suitable content at http://olpc.dailymotion.com, and soon videos from OLPC will be programmed into applicable Dailymotion channels such as Animals, Music, Sciences, Sports and Latino. The OLPC-group page is also accessible at http://www.dailymotion.com/group/olpc .

"We at Dailymotion truly believe in OLPC’s mission to empower the populations of developing nations with access to educational and technological tools that many of us take for granted,” stated Mark Zaleski, chairman and CEO of Dailymotion. “We are proud to lend our support to this noble and worthwhile project, and look forward to contributing to the brighter future of millions of children around the world.”

“We are delighted to have Dailymotion join the OLPC project,” stated Samuel Klein, director of community content at OLPC. “We are confident that the additional video capabilities that Dailymotion will bring to the XO laptop will serve to further the educational opportunities we can offer to enhance the lives of children around the world.”

The partnership will enable OLPC to benefit from Dailymotion’s infrastructure, content management systems and user account systems to let children create and distribute videos using the video camera in the XO laptop. Dailymotion’s active role in the program may include assisting in developing additional programs for use on the XO, helping to improve and debug video applications for the laptop and creating activities that will be accessible to children who receive the machine. The Dailymotion platform is also positioned to become a communication distribution system that can be used by organizations around the world to reach remote populations.

About Dailymotion

A top 50 website worldwide, Dailymotion is the world's largest independent video entertainment website and the second largest video website overall (comScore, June 2008). Every day, over 15,000 new videos are uploaded into Dailymotion's global network of localized video entertainment sites. In June 2008, 38.8 million unique users streamed over 855 million videos including curated content from premium and Motionmaker creative contributors (source: comScore, June 2008). Using the most advanced technology for both users and content creators, Dailymotion provides high-quality and HD video in a fast, easy-to-use website that also automatically filters infringing material. Dailymotion's mission is to provide the best possible entertainment experience for users and the best marketing opportunities for advertisers, while respecting content protection. For more information, please visit http://www.dailymotion.com .

About One Laptop per Child

One Laptop per Child (OLPC) is a non-profit organization created to design, manufacture, and distribute laptops that are sufficiently inexpensive to provide every child in the world access to knowledge and modern forms of education. The laptops will be sold to governments and issued to children by schools on a basis of one laptop per child. These machines are rugged and energy efficient. Mesh networking will give many machines Internet access from one connection. For more information, please visit http://wiki.laptop.org and http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Participate .

Press Contacts

Ephraim Cohen
The Fortex Group for Dailymotion
Jackie Lustig
Racepoint Group for OLPC