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JW Player Announces Integration with WordPress.com VIP

JW Player plugin for WordPress.com VIP allows publishers to stream, publish, and monetize video with the JW Player through a simple one-click activation

NEW YORK(17 Feb 2015)

JW Player today announced the release of the JW Player plugin for WordPress.com VIP. Now, WordPress VIP Enterprise customers have full access to the power of the JW Player and JW Platform from within their VIP admin page.

"The goal of JW Player from the start has been to make it as simple as possible for publishers of all sizes to deliver broadcast quality video to their audience. The release of the JW Player plugin for WordPress VIP customers builds on our mission of providing the best video experience for our customers and their audiences," said Jeroen Wijering, co-founder and creator of JW Player.

The JW Player plugin for WordPress VIP supports all of the rich functionality provided by the JW Platform plugin, including uploading and embedding content while using JW Player. Customers using VIP can enable and access the JW Player functionality right from within their VIP admin by simply activating JW Player for WordPress.com VIP from the Featured Partners section with no code installation necessary.

"We are excited to offer the world's leading video player to our customers directly through the VIP platform. With the click of a button, customers can experience the full functionality of JW Player without leaving their WordPress VIP page," said Paul Maiorana, VP of Platform Services at WordPress.com VIP.

Key features of the JW Player plugin for WordPress.com VIP include:

Video Streaming through the JW Player
The JW Player plugin for WordPress.com VIP seamlessly integrates the JW Player for best-in-class fast video streaming playback across browsers, platforms and devices with both HTML5 and Flash modes.

Inline Library Search, Upload, Click-to-Publish
While editing a post, instantly locate the specific video you want to embed from your JW Platform content library using the inline search or upload a new video using the custom upload widget, and then use the quick click-to-publish functionality to insert that video right into your post/page.

Keep the video playing back in your JW Player on your WordPress.com VIP site secure by using our video URL signing capabilities to protect embedded videos.

For more information about all of the capabilities of JW Player for WordPress.com VIP, please visit the JW Player for WordPress.com VIP partner plugin page on vip.wordpress.com.

About JW Player
JW Player is the New York-based startup that pioneered video on the web and is now innovating for the future. Started in 2008 as the world's first open source video player, today the company's customers span the globe across 193 countries and range from Fortune 500 companies to individual bloggers. The company's flagship product, JW Player, is live on more than 2 million sites with 17 billion video streams to a billion monthly unique viewers across all devices — phones, tablets, and desktops. Nearly five percent of all video streams worldwide are delivered through JW Player. In addition to the player, the company's services include video hosting and streaming, advertising, and analytics. For more information, see www.jwplayer.com.

About WordPress.com VIP
WordPress.com VIP is the leading WordPress hosting and support service for enterprises. Operated by Automattic, the company founded by WordPress co-creator Matt Mullenweg, WordPress.com VIP works with some of the most recognizable names in publishing, including CBS, Tribune Broadcasting, NBC Sports, USA Today, New York Post, TechCrunch, and more.