Punch TV Stuns the Industry with its Phenomenal Growth of 2,500% In a Year

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It was only 13 months ago that Punch/IC Places OTCQB: ICPA became an official part of the world of television broadcasting.  Providing 24 hour 7 days a week, entertainment, Punch TV immediately distinguished itself thru its extraordinary programming strategy although an infant network, Punch TV like the giants in the television industry, entered the market with 70% original programming.  But, Punch TV also defines its position in the market in another way.  Recognizing the shifted demography in the country, Punch TV targeted the new Urban American-Latinos, African Americans, Asians, Caucasians, and others who share a preference for edgy, non-mainstream programming. 

But, within a matter of less than 13 months, Punch TV has achieved another unusual accomplishment.  In October 20, 2011 Punch TV was assessable in 2 million households.  As of December 2012 Punch TV will be available to 59 million households.  This represents a 2,500% growth rate in slightly over more than 1 year.

Through more than 34 affiliates, as well as a contract for direct to homes broadcasting, Punch TV has now acquired affiliates in major markets. These include... 

Affiliates to begin broadcasting December 2012:










Station      

City/State                  

Channel 

Ranking

* TV Homes

WYGA      

ATLANTA , GA    

16.3

9

4,326,840**

KVAT       

AUSTIN, TEXAS     

17.1

45

705,280

W25DW   

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS   

25.4

3

3,484,800

KHPK      

DALLAS, TEXAS     

28.4

5

2,588,020

K05MD   

DENVER, COLORADO   

5.2

17

1,566,460

KNBX     

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA      

31.4

40

718,990

KTAV     

LOS ANGELES, CA     

35.6

2

5,613,460

KHDTV   

HIGH DESERT LA, CA    

TBA 


2,000,000

W16CC    

MIAMI, FLORIDA    

16.6

16

1,621,130

KTOU       

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK      

21.4

41

718,770

K25WM     

PHOENIX, ARIZONA      

25.2

13

1,812,040

KBTV      

SACRAMENTO, CA      

8.2

20

1,387,710

KSAA     

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS    

40.5

36

881,050

K26DK     

SAN JUAN, PR       

25.3

N/A

1,580,184

KUSE      

SEATTLE, WA           

46.6

12

1,818,900

KPTN       

SAINT LOUIS, MO      

36.4

21

2,000,000**

KTAM    

TAMPA, FLORIDA    

30.2

14

1,806,560

 

Current on air Punch Affiliates:






Station        

City/State

Channel

Ranking

* TV Homes

WBQP      

PENSACOLA, FLORIDA

12.1

60

527,930

KLNK       

LUFKIN, TEXAS

48.2


200,000

WBWP         

PALM BEACH, FLORIDA

57

38

794,310

KGMC      

FRESNO, CA

43.1

55

576,820

WHPR      

DETROIT

33 / Cable

11

1,842,650

KUTB        

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

18

33

917,370

K45IY       

ALEXANDRIA, LA 

35

179

(Three

K31HO     

SHREVEPORT, LA

31

82

Combined

K45IM       

MONROE, LA

45

137

1,500,000***)

KCTU     

WICHITA, KANSAS

43.2

66

454,590

WKNI      

ANDALUSIA, AL

25.1


100,000

KSCE      

EL PASO, TEXAS

38

90

339,130

KJJN        

DOTHAN, AL

56.4

169

109,080

WNYN     

NEW YORK, NY

39.2

1

7,384,340

KMTP      

TOPEKA, KANSAS

21.2

136

176,160

KMCA        

CHICO/REDDING, CA

10

131

194,590

KACN    

ANCHORAGE, AK

33.3

145

156,280

KVQT        

HOUSTON, TX 

21.5

10

2,215,650

KAOB       

BEAUMONT, TX

27.4

141

168,420

Satellite     

Direct to Home

2


5,000,000






Total TV Homes: 59,902,174

 

*Based on Nielsen - "Local Television Market Universe Estimates Comparisons of 2011-12 and 2012-13 Market Ranks"

** Includes Suburbs

"This milestone is a critical step in the growth of the Punch TV side of our business," said Steven Samblis, CEO of IC Places, Inc. "The tremendous effort it took to reach this milestone shows our commitment to increase revenues by tapping into National Advertisers."

About IC Places:

IC Places is a transmedia entertainment complex that produces entertainment content for distribution across multiple mediums. The company trades on the OTCQB: Symbol ICPA. ( www.icplaces.com )

On August 11th 2012, IC Places purchased Punch TV Network.  Punch TV Network has a roster of original programming which includes 50 new dramas, comedies, variety shows, talk shows, children's shows, and inspirational entertainment.

Through multiple long term partnerships, clips and full episodes of the company's shows are available to people outside the traditional set top box. This exposure serves as both a profit center and marketing component promoting the TV Network, its line up and the company's new media specific programming across multiple platforms.

IC Places Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are based on the current plans and expectations of management and are subject to a number of uncertainties and risks that could significantly affect the company's current plans and expectations, as well as future results of operations and financial condition. (A more extensive listing of risks and factors that may affect the company's business prospects and cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in the reports and other documents filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.) The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contact Information:
IC Places, Inc.
www.Punchtv.net 
Steven Samblis
Joseph Collins
562-424-4597
Press Inquiries:
info@icplaces.com

 

SOURCE IC Places, Inc.



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