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Grassroots Community Propels BuddyTV’s Growth


Seattle, WA — November 24, 2009 — PRLeap. BuddyTV, the largest independent television website in the world, was ranked by comScore as the #2 fastest growing site in the US in October. Andy Liu, CEO and co-founder of BuddyTV, says his company has benefited from an expanding community of engaged fans. “TV has gone from a ‘lean-back’ medium to a ‘lean-in’ one. People don’t just want to watch shows passively at home by themselves, they also want to go online to meet other fans to have more fun with their favorite shows.”

With 5.3 million monthly visitors, BuddyTV grew 71% from the previous month and ranks 238 overall. According to David Niu, co-founder and President, the growth has also been facilitated by the culture of the company and the fan community. “We’re independent, which means our fans see us as authentic and trustworthy, a place where they can be themselves. These are the dominant social norms on the Internet and help us attract and engage the largest grassroots community in the TV category.”

comScore Top 10 Gaining Properties by Percentage Change in Unique Visitors* (U.S.)

    October 2009 vs. September 2009

    Total U.S. - Home, Work and University Locations

    Source: comScore Media Metrix

                                          Total Unique Visitors (000)

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                                                                     Rank by

                                                                      Unique

                                     Sep-09     Oct-09     % Change  Visitors

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    Total Internet :                198,378    198,218          0       N/A

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    TheStreet.com Sites               4,352      8,517         96       146

    BuddyTV                           3,114      5,319         71       238

    General Motors                    6,532     10,840         66       106

    BROTHERSOFT.COM                   3,664      5,460         49       227

    Liberty Media Holding            11,153     16,601         49        67

     Corporation

    FILESTUBE.COM                     4,467      6,596         48       194

    CDC.GOV                           4,254      5,926         39       213

    SUITE101.COM                      5,878      7,594         29       163

    Toysrus Sites                     6,527      8,111         24       153

    DAILYMOTION.COM                   7,512      8,849         18       140

*Ranking based on the top 250 properties in October 2009. Excludes entities whose growth was primarily due to implementation of Media Metrix 360 hybrid audience measurement.

 




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