– Company Launches New Site Integrating the World’s Premier Podcast Network with New Networks in Music and Video, Offering Advanced Video and Music Upload and Edit Features as well as the Chance to Join theSHOW! –
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (December 4, 2006) – PodShow, the #1 new media network, today unleashed a completely new version of the company’s acclaimed PodShow+ website (www.podshow.com), bringing together the best in podcasts, music, video from across the internet and inviting the audience to get in on the action. The new site, already being called theSHOW! by loyal fans, artists and producers, combines four networks into one integrated entertainment environment. The public beta of theSHOW! features an entirely new look and an incredible selection of tools and features that enable the user to discover and share the best content on the net, create, upload and edit videos, make their own shows, create custom channels, share and connect with others.
PodShow is producing fresh content for its global audience and joining with over 1500 other producers to offer thousands of hours of additional programming, as well as direct access to millions of hours of music, video and audio programming from thousands of sources. Access is free to audiences from around the world. Globally, PodShow has created partnerships in distribution that enable the company’s original productions and exclusively independent properties to be distributed to an audience of tens-of-millions on the internet, via mobile and into the home on IPTV.
“There is a large gap between 2.0 social networks and traditional media networks and an audience of millions lives in that gap. Today’s audiences have been devouring content in bits and bytes across the internet and are now looking for more.” says Ron Bloom, co founder and CEO of PodShow. “With our new release, PodShow is bringing together the best of the web in music, video, and podcasting and adding an advanced layer of social interaction. We are offering the audience a chance to lean back and enjoy an incredible array of content or to come forward and participate by creating their own content or contributing to other shows.”
“We believe we have created the first truly integrated entertainment network that enables a tighter bond between the content, producer and the audience”, says Adam Curry, Co-Founder of PodShow. “With new video and audio capabilities and integrated licensing and monetization opportunities for producers, we are seeing the production of a virtually endless supply line of high-quality digital audio and video, instantly available to hungry audiences on their PC’s, TV’s and mobile devices.”
Two years ago, PodShow pioneered the successful distribution and marketing of a new wave of popular independently produced digital media (podcasts), monetizing thousands of hours of content distributed to a global audience of tens-of-millions in the US. Today, PodShow is emerging as the #1 network in new media, delivering millions of hours of audio and video entertainment anywhere and anytime, and on any device.
About PodShow+ and theSHOW! (www.podshow.com)
PodShow+ showcases the hottest videos, music, people, and the best in podcasting and other killer content, whenever and wherever you want it. PodShow+ features original programming from PodShow Productions, as well as direct access to the most popular independent shows produced in the US and UK and the best in mainstream audio and video content. Coming soon, more original productions will be available across an almost limitless number of categories, as well as an increasing collection of hot new independently-produced shows from around the world. All of this content can be accessed through PodShow and delivered on PCs, mobile devices, and, through IPTV, will soon be available on television.
Key features of the new PodShow+:
- PodShow+ Video Network – Now you can get the most popular videos from all across the internet and share them with your friends, all at one place. Make your own video channel, or try ours. Join PodShow+ and you can immediately begin uploading your own video clips or producing a full series of shows. Soon to come will be the Net’s most complete set of editing and sharing tools for video and audio.
- PodShow+ Music Network – PodShow’s Podsafe Music Network is the home of the most exciting and influential new and famous artists who are connecting with podcasters and their fans – the Music Network highlights the best unsigned, indie and mainstream artists in Podsafe music and gives you the chance to use their songs to create your own music show.
- PodShow+ Program Guide – With thousands of listings and single-click free access, PodShow+ program guide is a direct connection to the best in entertainment programming and podcasts available on the net, featuring thousands of podcasts and other entertainment delivered in channels or individually. With one click you can get an entire channel delivered to you fresh daily to enjoy on your computer or download to your mobile device.
- PodShow+ People Network – On PodShow+, everyone has a stage and anyone can be a star. You can build your own profile, create your own collection, make your own show, or just browse the network and connect with some of the most outrageous and creative people in the US and around the world.
- PodShow+ Master Control – The Master Control is your control center, and it gives you the power to discover and collect a world of content in your own personal channels, build your own profile, upload your own pictures, videos, music and more, share and create with others, and make your own show.
- PodShow+ Profile Builder – PodShow+ Profile Builder helps you join PodShow+ with a complete set of tools for creating your own site and building your online personality, connecting with others or making your own show.
- PodShow+ Video Upload – With PodShow+, you can upload video clips or even launch a new film career; it’s the easiest and quickest way to upload and edit video.
- PodShow+ My Collection – On PodShow+ you can collect content in almost any form and organize it into personalized channels. It is the most powerful way to collect shows, photos, music, videos, and episodes and organize them, download them to your portable player, share them with friends, and more.
Any visitor to www.podshow.com can interact with these new features of PodShow+. All registered users have instant access to the new service enhancements. Previously registered podcasters need only login to see all of the production-related features. There are absolutely no associated fees for accessing PodShow+ to discover, share, create or connect with cool people and cool content.
About PodShow, Inc.
PodShow is the #1 new media network, addressing a global audience of tens-of-millions, comprising PodShow+, PodShow Podcast Network, PodShowPDN, Podcast Alley, indiePodder and the Podsafe Music Network. PodShow+ makes independently produced media more accessible to an audience of millions, providing resources for producers, and enabling marketers to take part in the digital media explosion. PodShow Productions produces serialized content and specials in audio and video for the PodShow Network. BTPodShow.com is a co-branded service from PodShow LTD in partnership with BT, enabling consumers in the UK and Ireland to create, connect and share their content on the PodShow network. PodShow’s CastBlaster Software enables thousands of producers to create and distribute audio podcasts and other productions on the windows platform. The PodShowPDN™ is the first high-performance content delivery network meeting the specific needs of podcasting, delivering a comprehensive creation, production, and delivery and monetization solution for independent producers and mainstream media companies. In every way, PodShow has greatly simplified the production experience for artists and listeners around the world. PodShow is a privately held company, backed by leading venture capital firms Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Sequoia Capital, Sherpalo Ventures and DAG Ventures. For more on PodShow, visit: www.podshow.com, and for all queries visit: www.podshow.com/contactus.html.
PodShow, PodShow+, Podsafe Music Network, Podcast Alley, and PodShowPDN are trademarks of PodShow, Inc. theSHOW! is a trademark of PodShow UK LTD. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.