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'The Conscientious Objector' and 'Inside Iraq: the Untold Stories' Launched on Portico

May 24, 2013

YellowBrix

Net2TV Corporation (www.net2television.com) is offering two award-winning movies on its Portico connected-TV service through Friday, June 7. The feature-length films -- "The Conscientious Objector" and "Inside Iraq: the Untold Stories" -- are critically acclaimed and have won awards at CINEQUEST Film Festival.

"We want to give viewers access to fresh, creative voices and to help independent artists find a wider audience for their work," said Jim Monroe, Net2TV's co-founder and senior vice president of programming. "We're excited about the quality and impact of these films and are very pleased to have them as part of our Portico TV service."

"These two gripping films are examples of the type of independent film-making that deliver important stories more people should see," said Kathleen Powell, president and co-founder of CINEQUEST. "We are delighted to make them available as the nation pauses to reflect on the services of our armed forces."

"The Conscientious Objector" is a multiple-award-winning film by Terry Benedict that tells the true story of Desmond T. Doss, a World War II hero who never touched a firearm. This is an inspiring account of a peaceful man who, because of his religious beliefs, renounced all weapons. He saved countless lives as a medic on the front lines and received the Congressional Medal of Honor. http://bit.ly/132UNr6

"Inside Iraq: the Untold Stories" chronicles a two-month journey inside Iraq. Armed with a video camera, a home-made press pass, and a single phone number written on a piece of paper, amateur filmmaker Mike Shiley set out to uncover the reality of life in Iraq. He interviewed American and Iraqi soldiers, talked to local citizens, and put himself at personal risk. Rather than push a political point of view, the film captures a multitude of real-life moments, and puts into personal context the stories we hear about in the news. http://bit.ly/10pg5AG

In addition to CINEQUEST films, Portico features free, ad-supported programs from CBS Interactive's CHOW.com, Popular Science, Discovery's Revision3, and WSJ Live from The Wall Street Journal.

About CINEQUEST CINEQUEST (www.cinequest.org) is a vanguard organization that, for more than 20 years, has fused creativity with technological innovation to empower, improve, and transform the lives of people and communities through Picture the Possibilities (PTP) by CINEQUEST, CINEQUEST Film Festival and CINEQUEST Mavericks Studio.

The CINEQUEST Film Festival showcases premiere films, renowned and emerging artists, and breakthrough technology -- empowering global connectivity between creators and innovators. CINEQUEST Film Festival 24 runs from March 3 through March 16, 2014, in San Jose, California.

About Net2TV Net2TV Corporation is a connected-TV media company that delivers free, cloud-based, ad-supported programming on its Portico TV service. The company is headed by industry veterans from MTV/Nickelodeon, Black Arrow, NBC, TiVo and Netflix.

Net2TV works with established media brands and emerging program producers who have good-quality, short-form pieces, and with independent film and documentary producers. The company's Emmy-award-winning team curates these pieces and packages them into full 30-, 60-, or 90-minute television programs for Internet-connected TVs.

The company was started in May 2012 and launched its Portico TV service in December 2012 on Philips Smart TVs (2011 models and later) in the U.S. The company expects its Portico TV service will be on more than 20 million screens by the end of 2013.

For more information about the Redwood City, Calif.-based company, visit www.net2television.com.

Net2TV is a trademark of Net2TV Corporation. Portico, Portico TV and the Portico logo are service marks of Net2TV Corporation. All other trademarks, registered trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.

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Press Contacts: For Net2TV Andrea Grindeland 650-464-7075 Email Contact For CINEQUEST Kyle Burt 408-995-5033 Email Contact

Source: Net2TV

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