CelebTV's breaking celebrity news, exclusive interviews, and coverage of Hollywood style, fitness and movies come to Net2TV's Portico TV Service
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Net2TV announced today that its Portico TV service (www.porticotv.com) will begin carrying full-length CelebTV programs in late July. The CelebTV show will bring the latest news on everything Hollywood -- celebrity style, body and diet, couples, babies, movies and television news -- to Portico TV viewers. The show will be updated daily. All programs are made from CelebTV stories that are curated and built into full programs by Net2TV's Emmy award-winning production team.
"Portico TV allows us to bring our programming to a new audience in a new environment and format," said Shannon Dan, general manager of CelebTV. "We take a lot of pride in the quality of our content and think it translates very well to the Portico TV viewing experience."
The Portico TV service is currently available on Philips Smart TVs and will be available on Roku-connected TVs later this month. Parent company Net2TV expects the Portico service will reach 20 million screens by the end of 2013.
"CelebTV will provide engaging and fun entertainment programming for our viewers," said Jim Monroe, Net2TV co-founder and senior vice president of programming. "We're excited to be working with the CelebTV team to create programs that present their premium programming in a whole new way."
Net2TV's Portico brings to Internet-connected TVs the best of the traditional television-viewing experience -- free, program-length shows -- using advanced cloud technology. Net2TV works with established media brands and emerging online video producers that have quality, short-form pieces, and with independent filmmakers. The company curates and packages these short-form pieces into full-length television programs for TV streaming platforms. For example, Net2TV's Portico TV service carries online TV programming from Discovery's Revision3, Newsy and CBS Interactive's CHOW.com, from traditional print media brands including Bonnier's "Popular Science," and from emerging brands like CINEQUEST films. Portico programming is updated daily, and new types of entertainment and special-interest programming will be added in the future.
Founded in 2007, CelebTV is the most watched Entertainment News network online (comScore Video Metrix). CelebTV has 6.8M unique video viewers and has generated more than 1.5 billion video views to date across premium video and entertainment destinations, including Blinkx, Hulu, Synacor, The CW's Digital Studio, YouTube and Xfinity. Hosted by Kelli Zink, CelebTV has won numerous Telly Awards, a Webby and a NATPE Mobile Award. Visit www.celebtv.com, "like" CelebTV on Facebook or follow on Twitter.
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.
The company was started in May 2012 and launched its Portico TV service in December 2012 on Philips Smart TVs (2011 models and later) and in July 2013 on Roku players in the U.S. Net2TV is based in Redwood City, Calif. For more information, 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.
For Net2TV Corporation: Andrea Grindeland, 650-464-7075 firstname.lastname@example.org or For CelebTV: Shannon Dan, 312-644-5387 email@example.com
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