– PodShowTV Optimized for AMD LIVE! Solution To Bring “Networked Entertainment” into the Home –
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and LAS VEGAS, Nevada (January 9, 2006) – PodShow™, the #1 new media network, today announced an agreement with Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) to deliver an optimized version of PodShowTV™ for the AMD LIVE!™ Entertainment Suite. PodShow also announced that PodShowTV for AMD LIVE! will be unveiled in a preview demonstration at 2007 International CES.
PodShowTV™ is an advanced version of the company’s acclaimed PodShow Network, developed specifically for television audiences tuning in through media-enabled PCs and, in the near future, through advanced digital set-top boxes, Net-connected DVRs and IPTV. PodShowTV provides through-the-television-access to the best in independent audio and 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. PodShowTV enables users to directly interact with their PodShow+ accounts, viewing their profiles, watching their favorite internet videos and shows on television, creating channels of content to be shared with other PodShow users and accessing the PodShow Network from televisions and PCs enabled with the AMD LIVE! solution.
Through PodShow+ accounts (www.podshow.com), users of AMD LIVE! PodShowTV can direct content to their TV, PC or mobile media players. The special PodShowTV preview has been optimized for AMD LIVE! PCs, and can be seen at the AMD exhibition booth in the South 3 hall at CES.
PodShowTV, the latest in a series of product initiatives from PodShow, is designed to bring the power, flexibility and excitement of entertaining media from the internet to the television. PodShowTV features a powerful selection of PodShow+ features, completely integrated into television’s “ten-foot” viewing experience, enabling the audience to join PodShow’s online audience discovering and sharing the best serialized and user-generated content on the Net, creating, uploading and editing videos, making their own shows, creating custom channels, and connecting with others – all without leaving the comfort of the couch.
“PodShow has created a new media network that bridges the gap between social networks and short-form video sharing sites, and mainstream television, cable and radio networks, and we already provide direct access to over 1,000,000 hours of content in over 135 categories and multiple languages to computers and mobile devices around the world” says Ron Bloom, co founder and CEO of PodShow. “PodShowTV will extend our network into the home, bringing the best of PodShow+, the PodShow Network – all of our media properties – to television viewing audiences, along with the chance to join the show!”
“The AMD LIVE! Solution is designed to help consumers get more enjoyment from all forms of media,” said Aaron Feen, director of Consumer Marketing, AMD. “The addition of PodShowTV to the AMD LIVE! Entertainment Suite will delight AMD customers with easy and free access to exciting videos, music and podcasts from around the Internet.”
Bloom added, “We believe that the next big thing in home entertainment comes in two steps. First, we want to provide a compelling reason to use the computer and the TV together in the home. Secondly, we want to empower people to create, connect and share content from their TV. With the AMD LIVE! Entertainment Suite, we are taking a major step in demonstrating the real power of what I refer to as, networked entertainment.”
PodShowTV enables users of IPTV to directly experience the best in new media entertainment, and allows the audiences to join the show! Through PodShowTV, audiences will access the most popular PodShow+ features and PodShow Network serialized programming, enabling individuals to choose from thousands of high-quality mainstream and independent video and audio programs, create and connect with friends, and build and share customized channels of programs. Additionally, PodShowTV enables television audiences to interact with programming and with other people on the network.
Key features of PodShowTV:
- PodShowTV Video Network – Now you can get the most popular videos from all across the Internet and share them with your friends, all in one place. Make your own video channel, or try ours.
- PodShowTV Music Network – PodShow’s Podsafe Music Network is the home of the most exciting and influential new and famous artists who are connecting with show producers and their fans. The Music Network spotlights the best unsigned, indie and mainstream artists in Podsafe music.
- PodShowTV Personal Media Collection – On PodShowTV you can collect content in almost any form and organize it into personalized channels which you can enjoy directly on your television or via any connected device. It is the most powerful way to collect shows, photos, music, videos, and episodes and organize them, enjoy them on your television or share them with friends.
- PodShowTV People Network – Through PodShowTV, you can connect with the most creative people on the internet. PodShowTV enables you to connect to your PodShow+ profile and see yourself on TV! You can make your own show, join in on other shows, or just browse the network and connect with some of the most outrageous and creative people in the US and the world.
About the PodShow Network
PodShow provides direct access to over 1,000,000 hours of audio and video entertainment in over 135 categories to audiences in the US and around the world, including. thousands of hours of exclusive programming from over 1500 producers, and the ability to join the show! Registered users can collect, share and create and upload content for free on the PodShow Network as well as join the most creative community on the internet. PodShow has created partnerships in distribution around the world, enabling the company’s original productions and exclusively independent properties to be distributed to an audience of tens-of-millions using the internet, mobile platforms and televisions at home.
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 and independently-produced shows from around the world. All of this content can be accessed through PodShow+ and delivered on PCs, mobile devices, and, through PodShowTV, television viewing audiences as well.
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 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. For more on PodShow, visit: www.podshow.com, and for all queries visit: www.podshow.com/contactus.html.
PodShow, PodShow+, PodshowTV, Podsafe Music Network, Podcast Alley, and PodShowPDN are trademarks of PodShow, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.