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Second City Works Rolls Out Cloud-based Solution for RealBiz Shorts To Ease Deployment of Funny, Engaging Videos Throughout the Enterprise

Popular Video Subscription Library for Compliance, Sales Effectiveness, and Leadership Development is Now Available As On-Demand Streaming Service Using Kaltura’s Advanced Video Technology

CHICAGO(26 Feb 2015)

The popular video subscription library used by hundreds of global companies – RealBiz Shorts – is now available as a cloud-based solution offering subscribers anytime-anywhere access to innovative, engaging video content tackling issues in compliance, sales effectiveness, and leadership development.  

Second City Works, the business solutions division of The Second City, announced the cloud-based streaming platform for RealBiz Shorts today. The platform uses advanced streaming technology from Kaltura, the leading video technology company.

“Video is make or break today for delivering highly engaging content for workplace learning retention – something RealBiz Shorts excels at with innovative, engaging videos that are funny, short, and reinforce an organization’s learning investment,” said Steve Johnston, president of Second City Works. “Our new cloud-based platform now goes further – delivering powerful content fast and eliminating long downloads, file transfers, and other technology hurdles. RealBiz Shorts content can now be securely deployed onto a corporate intranet in a matter of minutes without IT assistance,” added Johnston.

Kaltura’s flexible video platform is used by more than 300,000 web publishers, media companies, enterprises, educational institutions, and service providers for video hosting and streaming across all connected devices. 

“According to our recent survey, more than 87% of over 300 respondents stated that video improves knowledge sharing, communications, and employee creativity,” said Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura Chairman and CEO. “It is no longer a question of IF one should deploy video in the enterprise, it’s a matter of how, and how to make it most effective. Companies using premium content, created by professionals such as Second City Works, will no doubt see the best ROI from their learning programs. And now with RealBiz Shorts, this amazing content is also easily accessible. We are proud to be working with Second City Works on their innovative video-based learning reinforcement platform.”

More than 450 global companies – including Google, Deloitte, Farmers Insurance, Morgan Stanley, Adidas, Royal Bank of Canada, and Dow Chemical Company– subscribe to RealBiz Shorts, which is now in its 5th year of providing content that dramatically improves employee engagement, internal communications, and learning retention. RealBiz Shorts currently features subscription content for compliance, sales effectiveness, and leadership development

“The learning world has changed dramatically and there’s a huge need to engage employees on the go – with content anytime, anywhere,” said Steve Johnston. “With our new cloud-based platform, RealBiz Shorts subscribers can now easily comingle our content with their own.  Our Netflix-like streaming service is easily accessible from any device – phone, tablet, laptop, desktop – you name it,” he added.

About RealBiz Shorts
RealBiz Shorts is the innovative social learning video service developed by Second City Works (SCW), along with NYSE Governance Services in the compliance category and SAVO in the sales productivity category. All RealBiz Shorts content is co-created through Second City’s collaborative process which involves working with industry-specific customer communities to identify and target important and timely learning topics. Subscribers to RealBiz Shorts can access a selection of hundreds of video assets that easily integrate within any existing training or internal communication platform to help improve employee awareness, engagement and retention around important topics in: compliance, sales effectiveness and leadership development. 

About Second City Works
Second City Works (SCW) the business solutions division of the world-renowned improvisational theatre company, The Second City. Drawing on The Second City’s 50-year legacy of connecting with audiences through powerful, incisive content, SCW works with hundreds of Fortune 1000 clients each year providing solutions to challenges in talent development, sales effectiveness, marketing & content, and legal & compliance.