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SnapStream on TV: KHOU (Houston CBS)

December 01 2015 by Rachel Abbott

Look Ma, we're on TV!  KHOU Anchor, Len Cannon, did an awesome piece on SnapStream for CBS in Houston. Watch this 2 minute clip:

"Have you ever watched The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and asked, 'How do they get those television clips that they make so much fun of?' They're not using just any DVR. You could call them the 'Mother of all DVRs,' and they are made right here in Houston."

- Len Cannon, KHOU Anchor

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Top 5 Tweets with SnapStream

November 18 2015 by Rachel Abbott

The Jaguars are one of SnapStream's many social media success stories unfolding in real time. With every live-tweet, our customers from Politics, Sports and Entertainment are hitting it out of the park! (twitterHeart.pngs for all of you)

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@AccessHollywood aced the #VMAs (4,000 retweets & likes)

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NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars: Winning the Social Media Game with SnapStream

November 03 2015 by Rachel Abbott

The NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars are scoring big points on the field, and on Twitter and Facebook. How are they doing it?

At the beginning of this season, SnapStream's social TV tools joined the Jaguar's digital team to up their social game. The stats have been STELLAR. It's exceeded their expectations.

The Jags had an initiative to use more animated GIFs this season, to drive fan engagement and better keep up with the pace of the game.

"With SnapStream, we can get a video or GIF from TV to Twitter & Facebook in 19 seconds. Before, it took 45 minutes.”

- Chris Burdett, Senior Digital Media Manager of the Jacksonville Jaguars

SnapStream helps the Jags rapidly fire GIFs onto Twitter / Facebook in 19 seconds flat. Perfect for play-by-play coverage on social. Pre-SnapStream, it used to take them 45 minutes to create and post any clips or GIFs.

It's so important to be the first to post must-see game moments from TV, to capture the most social reach and engagement. And SnapStream helps the Jags move fast on social. (See full press release.)

Check out some of the most hard-hitting posts from the @Jaguars this season

From live-tweeting GIFs during recent games, the @Jaguars have scored 700-800+ retweets and favorites on average:

On Facebook, the Jaguars have racked up thousands of video views and likes:

Alex was drinking a Bud Light at a home game when Jaguars Owner Shad Khan asked him if he was #UpForWhatever!

See what happened next:

Posted by Jacksonville Jaguars on Tuesday, October 20, 2015

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Jacksonville Jaguars create hard-hitting GIFs for Twitter using SnapStream Social TV tool

November 03 2015 by Joel

Houston, Texas, Nov. 3, 2015 ­- The NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars have chosen SnapStream to power its new social media initiative to create and share GIFs with its more than 230,000 @Jaguars Twitter followers. SnapStream was selected for its ability to quickly and easily create GIFs and clips from live TV and post them directly to Twitter in seconds.

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What's New in SnapStream 6.6?

July 01 2015 by Rachel Abbott

New SnapStream 6.6 is available today. Upgrade now to get your hands on these new features:

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New: Share TV clips as Twitter native video

June 02 2015 by Rakesh

Last week, Twitter announced support for native video uploads in their API.

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Our feedback on native video upload in the Twitter REST API

June 02 2015 by Rakesh

We just added Twitter native video into SnapStream (more on this here). For posterity, we documented our experiences and suggestions for improvement (feedback from Jason Baumeister):

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New SnapStream Express: Record & Search TV for $499

April 30 2015 by Rachel Abbott

Meet the New SnapStream Express. At $499, it's the smallest SnapStream appliance ever. You get all the power of SnapStream's TV recording, search and Twitter and Facebook integration, in a compact, affordable package.

SnapStream Express paves the way for more users to get their hands on SnapStream. Everyone can record and search TV like "The Daily Show" and "Last Week Tonight." Be it a single TV show with a social media initiative, a TV-focused journalist, or any organization using DVRs or TiVos.

New! SnapStream Express ($499)

SnapStream Express is now available with free U.S. shipping. Get yours at

• Record 2 TV channels in SD or HD

• Up to 2,076 hours (SD) or 346 hours (HD) with 2TB

• SnapStream's TV search & social TV features*

• Share unlimited clips in the cloud

• Regular software & program guide updates

• Full-service technical support & user training

We got an awesome write-up about the SnapStream Express launch on Ars Technica. And oh, here's a #BananaForScale, to show the svelte form factor of SnapStream Express.

Which SnapStream is Right For You?

Considering the SnapStream Small Business Edition (SBE) starts at $10,000, SnapStream Express delivers a new entry-level option that's easy to budget for, manage and deploy.

SnapStream Express SnapStream SBE or SD/HD
Size Desktop PC Size (10.9" x 8.7" x 6.9") 3U Rackmount (25.5" x 17.2" x 5.2")
Weight Lightweight (10 lbs) Heavy-duty (75 - 120 lbs)
IT Footprint Quietly sits on your desk like a PC IT admin stores in your server room
Storage 2 TB stores up to 2,076 hrs (max) SBE: 3 TB stores up to 3,400 hrs (max)
SD/HD: expandable storage/archive
Channels 2 SD/HD channels max SBE: Max. 6 channels SD/HD
SD/HD: 4-10+ channels expandable
Users 5 users max SBE: 5 users max; SD/HD: unlimited
Price $499 Starts at $10,000

We're happy to consult on the best SnapStream option for you. Drop us a line at or 1-877-762-7787.

*SnapStream Express has the same feature set as the Small Business Edition. This includes capabilities like TV recording, search, unlimited clips, cloud sharing, file export, social media integration and more. This excludes SmartChapters and Clustering, and limits ShowSqueeze to clips only. Maximum of 5 user licenses.

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SnapStream Highlights from NAB 2015

April 20 2015 by Rachel Abbott

We're back, y'all! Team SnapStream just wrapped from exhibiting at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas.

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SnapStream's #WalkingGIF Contest at NAB Show

April 20 2015 by WalkingGIF

To launch SnapStream's new social TV features at NAB 2015, I was invited as the special guest of honor. You may have seen me roaming around the NAB hall, dancing inside of a life-size Tweet and waving hello to welcome you into our booth.

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