Picture of the week S01E02

What a week this has been!
This week has really been serving us with a number of highlights and many amazing photos. To name a few we have Marit Bjørgen who made history by taking three WC gold medals in a row. Petter Northug completely humiliated Marcus Hellner by slowing down and crossing the finish line sideways. Petter really is an impressive athlete and a brilliant showman!

Our Finnish friends Iltalehti and Ilta-Sanomat, brought us the Miss Finland 2011 gala. Aftonbladet, Expressen and DN took us behind the scenes of Mellodifestivalen.

But this week’s picture is when Canada took their first ever men´s cross country gold medal.

Photo: Eirik Helland Urke / Dagbladet

Devon Kershaw and Alex Harvey took Canada's first World Championship gold in men's cross country. Alex Harvey sprinted down Ola Vigen Hattestad and silenced the home crowd at the finish line.

This photo was a part of Dagbladet’s Ski WC live coverage. DB.no integrated the Shootitlive json playlist to display photos (live as they were taken) in their custom-built live blog application. Using the Shootitlive API, customers can integrate the feed of photos and video clips into a custom application or a live blog application such as Coveritlive or Scribblelive.

But 99% of our customers are satisfied with using our embedded Media Player – copy & paste FTW:-)

Election Day in photos and numbers

It looks like the Election Day resulted in traffic records at several sites yesterday.
Shoot it live was used on the landing page of Aftonbladet (Super Live), SvD (Realtid), DN and VLT. Medievärlden has gone through the election sites and crowns the best here

During the Election Day, we pushed out 803 photos which generated traffic of nearly 4 TB (3,765 Gigabyte) and 233 millions requests (233,271,420)

The newspapers relied on Shoot it live for live publishing to the web (as usual) but also for transportation of hi-res photos for the paper edition. And we are very proud to have the confidence to perform such a key function of the newspaper workflow!

New Shoot It Live customers: Dagens Nyheter, Svenska Dagbladet and Politiken

Dagens Nyheter, Svenska Dagbladet and Politiken has signed up with Shoot It Live to start live publish photos to their sites.

Dagens Nyheter, who previously live published photos with Shoot It Live from the athletics World Championships in Berlin, have now chosen to start using Shoot It Live to live publish photos to a greater extent.

– DN.se is one of Sweden’s most rewarded sites and we are constantly looking for ways to improve ourselves. With Shoot It Live can we now offer our visitors a even better live reporting, says Bjorn Hedensjö, head of DN.se.

Svenska Dagbladet is far ahead in terms of photo solutions for the web and will now start to live publish photos with Shoot It Live.

– Svenska Dagbladet focuses on photography and we can now take our photography a step further by offering our visitors live photos, says Joakim Ståhl, Director of Photography at Svenska Dagbladet

Politiken is the leading newspaper in Denmark and Politiken.dk is one of the largest sites. Politiken is part of the same group as the Shoot It Live customer Ekstra Bladet. With Shoot It Live, Politiken can now offer thier visitors professional photos from all major events directly as they happen.

– It feels great to have the two largest morning newspapers in Sweden as Shoot It Live customers. And with Politiken and Ekstra Bladet as customers, we can proudly say that the introduction in Denmark been brilliant, said Martin Levy, Founder and CEO at Voogly AB.

Shoot It Live is a service intended for websites, where on-the-field photographers publish photos of current events live as they unfold, from any location with 3G coverage. Shoot It Live / Voogly AB (previously Livebloggen) was founded 2008 and is today used by Scandinavia’s largest newspapers in their online publications.

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For more information, contact:

Martin Levy Founder and CEO Shoot It Live / Voogly AB
+4673-150 00 22
martin@shootitlive.com

Voogly AB
Kungsgatan 17, Stockholm
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Phone: +468 – 402 01 00