LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IC Places, Inc. (OTCQB:ICPA) and ClearVision announced today the companies will kick off their four year Production/Content Partnership, at Raleigh-Durham International Airport this Fall, airing two new shows over the network. The ClearVision Airport Network will provide IC Places with an unparalleled ability to reach and engage air travelers by offering full episodes of their shows on the innovative Airport TV Network.
The Hollywood Fast Lane and Travel Tech will be the first two IC Places shows to air over the ClearVision Airport Networks.
The Hollywood Fast Lane, hosted by Steven Samblis, delivers intimate conversations with top actors in Hollywood. Previous episodes have featured interviews with Matt Bomer, Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Adam Rodriguez, Channing Tatum, Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Dylan McDermott, Jay Roach, Ashley Greene, Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, Robin Williams, Sam Worthington, James Cameron, Ed Helms, Susan Sarandon, and Jason Segel. Additional segments in the show include the weekly "Instant Movie Review" and "The Hollywood Rewind" with Jim Ferguson. http://www.facebook.com/icHollywood
Travel Tech is hosted by Steve Samblis and Tom Choi. The show is directed and edited by Pascal Leister. This weekly show offers viewers the latest and coolest gadgets to make life on the road better. The show is unique as it was developed in partnership with ClearVision specifically for the Airport Network. http://www.facebook.com/TraveltechTV
"The ClearVision Network offers us interactivity with each airport in a way no in-home network could," said Steven Samblis, Chairman of IC Places, Inc. "Many of the products we feature in the show are available though shops near the gates from where people will be watching the show. This offers an incredible opportunity to promote the purchase of items within the show. Due to the technical advances of the network, each monitor at each gate, in each airport, can direct the viewers to the closest shop to purchase an item. This can be done in real time, while Tom and I talk about the items on the screen."
Travel Tech is is produced in partnership between IC Places, Inc., Lodestar Film and Tension Films.
"The ClearVision Airport Network is a revolution in network television because of the space it lives in," said Steven Samblis, Chairman of IC Places, Inc. "It operates as a 24/7 network but lives in airports, delivering true day-parted shows to the millions of people waiting at gates between flights. Along with the revenue stream the network will provide, it is also a perfect match for our cross-channel platforms which IC Places uses to engage not just loyal, regular viewers, but to capture new viewers."
"Our partnership with IC Places sets in motion the creation of original programming that is appealing and highly relevant to our viewers in airport environments throughout the U.S.," said David Tetreault, Chief Marketing Officer at ClearVision/ConnectiVISION, "We are extremely excited about the prospects of Travel Tech and its appeal to our advertisers and brands who demand a cohesive integration of their messages into our overall programming experience."
About IC Places:
The future of entertainment has arrived with IC Places. IC Places is a public company which trades on the OTCQB: Symbol ICPA. ( www.icplaces.com )
Uniquely sensitive to the fact that the world's populations want to access its entertainment, (when, where, and how they want it), IC Places is a transmedia entertainment complex that produces entertainment content for distribution across multiple mediums.
On August 11th, IC Places announced it had completed the purchase of Punch TV Network giving the company a broadcast TV network available in 50 million households. This network is growing every month. In August 2012, the network expanded into New York and Houston TX adding 14 million households. Punch TV Network has a roster of original programing which includes 36 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 more than 300 million people a month 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.
One of the core components of this multiple platform approach is IC Places 350 city-based websites. These online "websites/TV stations" offer virtual keyhole views of life in each community they serve. These sites offer local, regional and national news, as well as programing. They deliver Punch TV to communities in which the network is not currently available through traditional means.
In May of 2012, IC Places signed a content distribution and development agreement with connectiVISION Digital Networks for their new Clear Vision Airport Network. connectiVISION Digital Networks for the Healthcare Industry expands that agreement by adding IC Places content to the Away From Home Television network in waiting areas of Hospitals, Doctors offices, Clinics and Care Centers across the country. This extended ad based network offers IC Places another another revenue stream for the shows it produces as well as additional exposure for its newly acquired Punch TV Network.
Additional partnerships deliver IC Places content to Checkout TV Network, HDTV network, Dining Network further expanding its footprint in breadth and depth to levels unimaginable as recent as a decade ago.
To complete its reach, IC Places signed a 2nd window and International distribution agreement with Spartan Bay, a company that will profitably deliver IC Places shows to markets around the world.
Through the long arm reach of an intricately woven network of partnerships and owned properties, IC Places stands out as one of the most unique diversified transmedia companies on the planet. Its structure offers the and greatest opportunity to generate the highest level of market awareness and profit for the shows it produces.
ClearVision is the first real alternative in decades to CNN's news-only airport network. Created through a partnership between Clear Channel Airports and connectiVISION Digital Networks, one of the leading digital media companies, ClearVision provides airports, content partners, and advertisers with an unparalleled ability to reach and engage air travelers.
About connectiVISION Digital Networks
connectiVISION is a revolutionary digital media company that is transforming the digital media landscape with one of the most dynamic away from home television networks ever launched. The company's television content strategy provides Fortune 500 brands and advertisers with optimal engagement and consumer interaction. Visit www.connectivision.com to learn more.
About Clear Channel Airports
Dedicated to airport advertising for more than 37 years, Clear Channel Airports is the premier innovator of contemporary display concepts. The Company, a division of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO) , one of the world's largest outdoor advertising companies, currently operates more than 275 airport programs across the globe and has a presence in 32 of the top 50 U.S. markets with major airports. More information can be found on Clear Channel Airports and Clear Channel Outdoor by visiting www.clearchannelairports.com and www.clearchanneloutdoor.com .
About Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.
Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc., (NYSE: CCO) is one of the world's largest outdoor advertising companies, reaches approximately 141 million people in the United States and approximately 374 million internationally; with more than 600,000 displays in over 40 countries across five continents, including 49 of the 50 largest markets in the United States. Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings offers many types of displays across its global platform to meet the advertising needs of its customers. This includes a growing digital platform that now offers 914 digital displays across 37 U.S. markets. Clear Channel International operates in 30 countries across Asia, Australia and Europe in a wide variety of formats.
About the Raleigh-Durham International Airport
The launch airport, Raleigh-Durham International Airport is the gateway to the acclaimed Research Triangle Park, which is home to many of the world's leading technology companies. The region the airport serves is also home to leading hospitals and universities, including Duke University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University.
About Punch Television Network
Launched in October 2011, IC Places' Punch Television Network began airing its new season of programs on Saturday, September 1, 2012. Approximately 70% of this programming will be original. New York City area's more than 10 million households will be able to access new detective shows such as Port City PD and Second District. The Hollywood Fast Lane and Luisa will link New York viewers more closely with the world of Hollywood. The dramatic series, Eros, will bring true stories of fairy-tale love. The Punch TV original, Filbert's Big Bash will enchant the children of New York through its family of lovable dinosaurs. The gangsters in Get Thee Behind Me will intrigue. Many, many more new shows will be available when IC Places' Punch Television Network begins airing in New York on WNYN this week. Punch TV believes that New Yorkers are already thirsty for its new programming.
IC Places Safe Harbor Statement
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