Net2TV Corp.'s Portico TV service is now available on Sharp's SmartCentral smart TV platform. Portico TV offers Sharp's SmartCentral viewers with free, advertising-supported television programming in special-interest areas including food, news, technology, entertainment and independent film.
"We share Sharp's dedication to building a quality TV experience," said Tom Morgan, Net2TV co-founder and CEO. "We're excited to bring programming on topics that spark personal passions like food, tech, news, entertainment - areas viewers care deeply about."
According to a release, Net2TV's Portico TV service offers a traditional "lean-back" television experience with program-length shows and movies. The company works with established media brands like Bonnier's "Popular Science," emerging online video producers including Newsy and Celeb TV, and independent film and documentary distributors like CINEQUEST. Net2TV's Emmy-award winning production team curates short-form video pieces and longer feature-length films from these program partners and then packages them into full 30-, 60- , or 90-minute television programs for Internet-connected TVs, tablets and laptops.
"Net2TV's free, high-quality programming is a welcome addition to the SmartCentral offerings," said Jim Sanduski, VP Strategic Product Marketing, Sharp Electronics Marketing Company of America. "We're dedicated to giving our customers the best television viewing experience- with the best picture, sound quality and programming options."
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