72-Hour Live Event Coverage Heralds the Debut of PodShowTV & thePLUS – PodShow’s 24/7 Live, No Jive Entertainment Channel
SAN FRANCISCO and LONDON — September 26th, 2007— PodShow, the leading broadband entertainment network, which allows its users to play, collect, share and create millions of hours of episodic programming, videos and music, today announced the launch of PodShowTV featuring the premiere of “BackStage Pass,” a new entertainment show debuting live from the upcoming BT Digital Music Awards 2007 (DMA) in London. BackStage Pass will premiere on PodShowTV’s new live channel, thePLUS (theplustv.com), enabling millions of viewers around the world to tune in simultaneously and contribute to the programming of the channel.
“With PodShowTV we are taking the best of traditional broadcasting and combining it with the power of personalized media,” said Ron Bloom, CEO and Co-Founder, PodShow. “thePLUS takes it even further, enabling millions of users to simultaneously watch round-the-clock programming from PodShow or get involved by creating and sharing their own channels and ultimately influencing the programming on the network.”
On Tuesday, October 2, 2007 the BT Digital Music Awards will celebrate the best uses of digital technology in the music world at London’s legendary Roundhouse venue. PodShow dominated the velvet rope of the DMAs in 2006 and will once again bring its own state-of-the-art studio and lounge to capture the sights, stars and sounds of the gala event and distribute live across the planet via PodShowTV and thePLUS.
“PodShowTV is a groundbreaking medium in that it takes new and emerging internet content and entertainment and marries it to a television format,” said Adam Curry, President and Co-Founder, PodShow. “The DMAs are the UK’s only awards that are completely dedicated to digital music entertainment and PodShowTV will help extend that discovery to a global audience.”
PodShowTV™ is a new window into the company’s acclaimed PodShow and BTPodShow Networks, developed specifically to enable audiences to “tune-in” to great content and to each other on their PCs, mobile devices and, in the near future, through advanced digital set-top boxes, Net-connected DVRs and IPTV. PodShowTV provides access to the best in independent video podcasts; short form and feature video; featured music from top new artists and legends; and direct interaction with user-generated profiles and content, along with thousands of hours of mainstream media content.
thePLUS is PodShow’s 24/7 Live, “No Jive” Entertainment Channel that features the best new media on the Internet plus gives users the chance to join the show. thePLUS is streamed live for simultaneous viewing around the world at http://theplustv.com. Users can select favorite content or shows from thePLUS and create their own tailored channels that they can share with others. Users can play single episodes of the channels or they can subscribe and have new shows sent automatically upon release. Channels can be downloaded to iPods or cell phones. Additionally, channels will be formatted for traditional television. thePLUS will also include special programming from hundreds of PodShow hit shows including GeekBriefTV and TeXtra, as well as Rock n Roll TV and The Rumor Girls.
About BackStage Pass
BackStage Pass is PodShow’s new entertainment show broadcast over PodShowTV’s live channel thePLUS and available for free download on PodShow and other Networks. Debuting at the BT Digital Music Awards 2007, BackStage Pass will take viewers down the red carpet, behind the scenes and deeper into what PodShow refers to as 72 hours of madness, mayhem and media stardom.
About PodShow, Inc.
PodShow™ is the #1 new media network, addressing a global audience of tens-of-millions, comprising PodShow+, PodShow Network, PodShowPDN, Podcast Alley, indiePodder and the Podsafe Music Network. PodShow+ makes independently produced media more accessible to an audience of tens-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. PodShowTV is a version of the PodShow Network developed specifically for television viewing audiences, distributed through products like AMD Live! 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.
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