Recognized for the web’s largest collection of video featuring “lectures, offbeat travel advice, trivia and mind-expanding” programs
SAN FRANCISCO – NOVEMBER 13, 2009 -- FORA.tv, the leading destination and distributor of smart video programs, has been honored by Britain’s Sunday Telegraph as one of the Web’s Best Education Sites
“FORA.tv amasses video from public events and colloquia,” write the Sunday Telegraph editors, “from Alicia Silverstone talking about veganism at a bookshop to Noam Chomsky on language at the Commonwealth Club.”
"We’re tremendously honored that the educational value of our smart video programming is being recognized," says Blaise Zerega, president and CEO of FORA.tv. "It speaks to the strong partnerships we have with top universities, conferences, and think tanks, and the high-value that our viewers place on our site.”
The Sunday Telegraph award recognizes those Web sites “that assist and promote outside the classroom.” The newspaper’s list of best education websites includes the National Geographic, BBC Language, and iTunes. The November 15, 2009 edition of the Sunday Telegraph will feature an extensive article about the Best Education Websites
in its Seven
FORA.tv partners with more than 160 organizations from the Aspen Institute to Georgetown University to the EG Conference to the Chautauqua Institution to provide the Web’s largest library of smart, issues-oriented video. The company is helping reshape the way audiences discover and engage with media. FORA.tv programs are available on top sites like Hulu
, The Daily Beast
, and Huffington Post
, as well as the iPhone
and other mobile devices
FORA.tv helps intelligent, engaged audiences get smart. We gather the web's largest collection of unmediated video drawn from live events, lectures, and debates going on all the time at the world's top universities, think tanks and conferences. We present this provocative, big-idea content for anyone to watch, interact with, and share --when, where, and how they want. FORA.tv was founded in 2005 and is funded by a select group of investors including William R. Hearst III and Adobe Ventures.
About The Sunday Telegraph
The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph are Britain’s best-selling quality newspapers, and the Telegraph.co.uk is the United Kingdom's most visited quality newspaper website. Launched in February 1961, The Sunday Telegraph has built a reputation for being the best written, most entertaining and constantly surprising Sunday broadsheet. Through eight wide-ranging sections, including two magazines, it now enjoys a huge loyalty from a remarkably mixed audience of two million readers every week.
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