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Aug 28th 2013

AOL Welcomes Luke Beatty as Head of Strategic Partnerships

I'm excited to announce that Luke Beatty is joining AOL as Head of Strategic Partnerships. In this newly created position, Luke will work with our business development, technology, advertising and content teams to create partnerships that will leverage outside thinking and resources to help build better products and services.

Luke's passion for the industry is coupled with deep roots in the digital media, content and tech spaces. His addition to the team is a great moment for us as we continue to open up AOL's content and capabilities to the best partners in the world.

His background includes Techstars – the world's leading seed fund accelerator located in Boulder – where he was the Managing Director; and Yahoo, where he was a VP and central business lead for its crowd-driven properties: Flickr, Yahoo Local, Yahoo Groups, Yahoo Answers and Yahoo Contributor Network in the Americas.

In 2004, Luke founded Associated Content, an extremely successful venture whose first investor was Tim Armstrong. Known as the first and the largest crowdsourcing content collection platform in the world, Associated Content enabled hundreds of thousands of individuals to publish and generate revenue from the millions of articles, videos and images they contributed and built the web's largest freelancer community and distributed that community's content to media partners including Reuters, Yahoo and Turner. Luke ran Associated Content until Yahoo acquired it in 2010.

We're confident Luke will make a huge impact at AOL and look forward to his leadership. Please join me in welcoming him to the team on September 9.

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Dec 18th 2012

The AOL On Network Launches on Xbox LIVE

Starting today, 40 million Xbox users will have the opportunity to get a boatload of awesome video content. The AOL On Network is now available for download on Xbox 360®, giving Xbox LIVE® subscribers access to more than 420,000 high-definition, premium, short-form videos.

Through the Xbox LIVE app's Kinect capabilities, users can now control the AOL On App and choose the video of their choice by using gestures and voice commands. Videos can also be easily shared with the app's built-in social media functionality where subscribers can sign into their accounts and instantly share their favorite videos with friends and family.

The AOL On app offers access to the AOL On Network's constantly updated collection of AOL's original videos from properties like Huffington Post, Engadget and TechCrunch, as well as from content partners like Reuters, AP, BBC, E!, ET Online, Sugar, Splash News, CNET and Martha Stewart.

The app is also available through Roku, Boxee, GoogleTV, TiVo and seven smart TV manufacturers.

Read the full press release for additional details on The AOL On app for Xbox live.

Aug 10th 2012

AOL On Network Launches on TiVo® and Releases Latest Connected TV App

We're very excited to share the news that The AOL On Network has launched version 2.0 of our widely popular app for connected TVs. The upgraded app boasts a slick new interface as well as high-definition videos from AOL original content properties and its premium content partners, including everyone from Reuters to Entertainment Tonight to Gourmet TV and BBC.

The app features a selection of video from our massive library of more than 380,000 short-form videos. And best of all, we have hundreds of fresh new videos being added every day, so users are encouraged to check back often for more videos on their favorite topics. The upgraded app is now available on Samsung Smart TVs, Roku and Sony. We're also excited to reveal that TiVo will join the list of supported platforms in the coming weeks.

The launch of our new app brings great news on the advertiser front as well. Version 2.0 features ad-serving capabilities that enable AOL advertisers to reach consumers across a variety of connected TV platforms. Connected TVs are one of the most desirable platforms for advertisers right now, and we have plenty of high-quality inventory that will be executed via pre-roll ad units.

AOL is proud to provide users with the best entertainment from cable and the web in one place. To learn more about our offerings, please read the full press release here.

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