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Sep 2, 2010 Pioneers Online Subscription Model: Introducing Plus, the Web’s top site for videos about the people, issues, and ideas changing the world, today announced the introduction of Plus membership. This new offering provides ad-free video watching, unlimited downloads to video programs, and HQ streaming for a monthly or annual fee. Plus memberships are available for $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year. The new membership level includes:

No Ads. Plus members enjoy the site without seeing third-party display or in-video advertisements.

HQ Viewing. Plus members have the option to watch videos streamed at a higher-resolution bit-rate (768 kilobits).

Downloads. Plus members can save programs to their hard-drives for on-demand watching when away from an Internet connection. In most cases there are video and audio versions available.

Discounts. Plus members who subscribe on an annual basis may receive special discounts for select conferences offered as Premium Events. (+) Onscreen Icon. Plus members receive a (+) icon beside their username on the site.

All Basic Membership benefits. Plus members also enjoy the benefits of posting comments to programs, saving video programs to your personal library, our newsletters, and unlimited access to the web's largest collection of smart videos.

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Today's announcement follows the highly successful launch of Premium Events, which make available pay-per-view programming from major conferences and events including the Wired Business Conference, HSM World Innovation Forum, NYPL Live, Chautauqua Institute, the Commonwealth Club, and many others.

About is the leading site for intelligent video programs on the people, issues, and ideas changing the world. The company is a pioneer in paid membership services and pay-per-view programming from top conferences, universities, and public forums. has partnered with more than 160 organizations from the Aspen Institute to Georgetown University to Wired to the Economist, helping these organizations reach passionate, engaged audiences. Named a Top 50 Web Site by TIME, a Top Education Site by The Telegraph, the company has also been covered by Fast Company, The Boston Globe, and many others. is funded by a select group of investors led by William R. Hearst III and is based in San Francisco. can be found at or on Facebook and Twitter.


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