VG247 pushes for YouTube growth with key partnership

VG247 pushes for YouTube growth with key partnership

PRESS RELEASE

Brighton, England, March 20 2011

VG247, the world's fastest video games news site, has signed a long-term content partnership with British video editor Sam Clay to provide unique movie content for VG247 and its YouTube offering.

Clay, a well-known face on the UK PR scene, contributes video content to TV show Playr, runs video-based site XG247.co.uk and has produced work for Gamespot UK.

Said VG247 editor Patrick Garratt: "Signing this deal with Sam comes at exactly the right time for VG247. Video production is a key growth area for VG247 as a news service, and we couldn't be happier with Sam's skills.

"Working with Sam will help us dramatically bolster our YouTube offering, an essential move for us as a content-based dotcom. This is the first of a string of announcements we have planned for this year, which promises to be VG247's most exciting yet."

Said Clay: "I'm incredibly excited to partner with VG247. It's an amazing opportunity for me to work with some of the best writers and journalists in the industry, and allows me to create video content that will be watched and enjoyed by thousands."

VG247's YouTube channel ( http://www.youtube.com/user/MrVg247) currently serves approximately 1.3 million video views per month.

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