Sonic Foundry Named Finalist for Two Streaming Media Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards

Mediasite by Sonic Foundry nominated for both Best Webcast Platform and Best Webcasting Appliance

MADISON, Wis., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Sonic Foundry(R) Inc. (NASDAQ:SOFO) , a leader in automated rich media communications technology, today announced the company’s Mediasite platform is a finalist in the Best Webcast Platform and Best Webcasting Appliance categories for the inaugural Streaming Media Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards.

Streaming Media Magazine established the program to honor the success of streaming technology and services companies that are fueling industry growth. The publication identified sixteen categories and invited readers and end users to vote at Voting is open until Friday, September 7, and winners will be announced in the October/November issue and honored at a special celebration at the Streaming Media West conference, “The Business & Technology of Online Video,” in San Jose, California in November.

Since its introduction in 2003, Sonic Foundry’s Mediasite has set the standard as a transformational communication medium for delivering critical information and sharing knowledge. Trusted by corporations, government, health and education institutions, the patented Mediasite webcasting and content management system quickly and cost-effectively automates the capture, management, delivery and search of rich media presentations that combine audio, video and accompanying graphics for live or on-demand viewing.

“I can’t think of a better testament to the growth and strength of the streaming media market than the fact that more than 100 companies nominated well over 200 products for our first annual Readers’ Choice Awards,” said Streaming Media magazine editor Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen. “Enterprise, education, and entertainment users have more choices than ever, and every nominee represents either a tried-and-true solution or an innovative new approach to delivering digital media online.”

“Being a finalist for both Webcasting Platform and Webcasting Appliance is rewarding because it brings further attention to the maturing online video market, where we’ve been a leading evangelist for four years,” said Rimas Buinevicius, chairman and CEO of Sonic Foundry. “The judges for the Readers’ Choice Awards are the individuals whose opinion we value most: the end users. Armed with insights from our User Group and the Mediasite community at large, we continue to innovate on our patented webcasting solutions and introduce new services to advance their online training, education and professional development growth.”

About Sonic Foundry(R), Inc.

Founded in 1991, Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ:SOFO) is a technology leader in the emerging rich media communications marketplace, providing enterprise solutions and services that link an information driven world. Ziff Davis Media’s Baseline Magazine named Sonic Foundry to its list of the top ten fastest-growing software companies with sales under $150 million. Sonic Foundry is changing the way organizations communicate via the Web and how people around the globe receive vital information needed for work, professional advancement, safety and education. The company’s integrated Webcasting and Web presentation solutions are trusted by Fortune 500 companies, education institutions and government agencies for a variety of critical communication needs. Sonic Foundry is based in Madison, WI. For more information about Sonic Foundry, visit the company’s Website at

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