We’re joining Facebook!

Randall Bennett
Aug 13, 2018 · 2 min read

Wow. We’re really excited to share we’re joining Facebook
effective today. We will continue to help creators, publishers, and
broadcasters create great live experiences, and focus on what
we’re best known for: Enabling world-class interactive streams
on Facebook Live. Our customers who currently use the product
will continue to be able to do so following our transition to Facebook.

Way back in 2012 we founded Vidpresso with a simple vision: To make
video more like HTML — easier to author, easier to change, and
customized per person. We’ve had a lot of false starts along the
way, first offering tools to help synchronize presentations with
slides, then offering tools to help broadcasters put social media
on TV. We finally landed on helping create high quality broadcasts
back on social media, but we still haven’t realized the full
vision yet.

That’s why we’re joining Facebook. This gives us the best
opportunity to accelerate our vision and offer a simple way for
creators, publishers, and broadcasters to use social media in live
video at a high quality level. We’ve always wanted to build tools
for everyone to create interactive live video experiences.

By joining Facebook we’ll be able to offer our tools to a much
broader audience than just our A-list publishing partners.
Eventually, it’ll allow us to put these tools in the hands of
creators, so they can focus on their content, and have it look
great, without spending lots of time or money to do so.

We’ve had a lot of great support from day one. From companies
who believed in us early on like broadcasters KSL, KTXL, and
Univision, to press outlets and journalists who wrote about us,
to the countless partners like BuzzFeed, Turner Sports, Nasdaq,
TED, NBC (there are really too many to mention…) who joined us
when we launched Vidpresso:LIVE. You took a big chance on us, and
saw us through our bumpy ride. Thank you from the bottom of our

And this is just the beginning. If you’re interested in working
with us as we transition to Facebook, we’d love to hear from you.
You can fill out our interest form.


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