–Award Winning Journalist Joins PodShow as VP & Managing Editor
to Produce a New Breed of Technology Channel—
NEW YORK, (May 23, 2007) – PodShow.com, the fast growing digital multiplatform media network which allows its users to play, collect, share and create millions of hours of serialized programming and music, today announced that John C. Dvorak, the popular columnist, author and broadcaster, has been named VP & Managing Editor of PodShow TECH, a completely new concept in technology-related programming. In his role, Dvorak will oversee editorial content on the newly expanded channel as well as produce his own unique breed of content for the channel.
“We believe technology is ready for primetime, and Dvorak is the man for the job,” said Ron Bloom, CEO and Co founder of PodShow. “Typical technology channels are really just listings of programming, featuring boring talking heads or uninformed rants. PodShow TECH will feature personality driven content with a healthy dose of attitude… fair, but not necessarily impartial… accurate but also exciting.”
“Technology has given us this massive new distribution medium and yet our approach to producing technology content has been in the same old predictable style,” comments Dvorak. “By working with PodShow’s new channel format we can combine entertainment and insight and take the concept of integrated programming to an entirely new level.”
PodShow TECH will feature individually created programs and channels containing video and audio shows as well as a series of blogs and supporting graphics for each show. Users will be able to download or play any single episode or freely subscribe to any show and have each episode automatically delivered as it is released. PodShow also will be providing a variety of methods for audiences to contribute via audio, video and text. To anchor the channel, Dvorak will be producing and hosting a new show, “Tech5” in which, the always outspoken and often controversial, host will take on a newsmaker in the tech world, as well as share his insight into the innovations, trends and tech news of the day. PodShow TECH will also be include special programming from PodShow hit shows such as GeekBrief.TV and TeXtra, as well as Adam Curry’s Daily Source Code.
“In life, technology is no longer in the back row seat; it is now taking center stage… PodShow TECH will reflect that change,” says PodShow President and Co founder Adam Curry. “John is the perfect anchor, combining his legendary insight, on-camera personality and extensive rolodex to help us keep the channel fresh, informative, entertaining and relevant.”
PodShow TECH is one of a new lineup of PodShow channels, scheduled to launch in Q2 ‘07, featuring a range of subjects, each hosted by celebrities and experts from across the net and traditional media. Each channel has its own personality, featuring expert-driven entertainment that will not only be offered on the PodShow network, but will be available for syndication to mainstream media. As the host of PodShow TECH, Dvorak will continue his appearances in print and on television and radio, and as the infamous host of Cranky Geeks.
One of the country’s most respected media experts on technology and computing, Dvorak currently shares his opinions and insight as a columnist for Dow Jones Marketwatch, as a regular panelist on This Week In Tech, a Netcast audio program, as contributor on CNBC, and as columnist for PC Magazine (two separate columns since 1986.) Dvorak has written or co-authored over a dozen books, and has written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, International Herald Tribune, San Francisco Examiner and The Philadelphia Inquirer among numerous other publications. Dvorak’s career in technology began in 1978 when he began a software company that specialized in the development and sales of CP/M microcomputer software and in 1979, founded the famed newsletter The Software Review. He has won numerous awards including the ABEA 2006 Award (Silver, National) for best print column, large circulation national magazine, The Computer Press Association Best Columnist and Best Column awards, and the American Business Editors Association’s national gold award for best online columns of 2003 and 2004.
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