IC Places' Punch Television Network Begins Airing as WNYN 39.2 New York City in Ten Million Homes
LOS ANGELES, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IC Places, Inc. (OTCQB: ICPA) IC Places, Inc. is pleased to announce that Punch Television Network, purchased by IC Places, Inc. in early July, will begin airing this month as WNYN 39.2 in New York City, New York. As a result of this affiliation, Punch Television Network will be available in an additional 10 million households as it prepares to launch its Fall lineup of exciting and cutting-edge original dramas, comedies, talk shows, variety shows, and reality-based shows.
"IC Places is excited to give New York City viewers an opportunity to see the shows from our new network, Punch Television," states Steven Samblis, Chairman of IC Places, Inc. "Transforming WNYN 39.2 into a daily must-view 24-hour channel is the just the beginning. Our vision of merging new media with traditional television as we expand our brand experience nationwide is now underway." Joseph Collins , President of Punch TV adds, "We are so very, pleased that Punch TV offers more original programming than any other network now airing."
For WNYN in New York City, July has always been a month for growth and development. Founded on July 19, 1991 as W51BV, it is less than surprising that WNYN selected July as the month to begin airing the highly unique programming of IC Places' Punch Television Network.
In including Punch Television Network among its family of networks, WNYN-LD will expand its reach by attracting an even greater array of America's new urban viewers -- a group that includes not only Latinos, Caucasians, African Americans, and Asians, but numerous subgroups of these populations who are thirsty for newer, edgier, and more original television shows that can be viewed across a multiplicity of modalities.
About Punch Television Network
Launched in October 2011, IC Places' Punch Television Network is poised to begin 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.
About IC Places (http://www.icplaces.com)
The future of entertainment has already arrived with IC Places. 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 weekly entertainment content for distribution across mediums.
Through the multiple partnerships that IC Places has negotiated, its content is now available to more than 300 million persons per month. As a result of its online partnership, and an assortment of partnerships that deliver contents to Checkout TV Network, HDTV network, Dining Network, and Punch Television network, IC Places has a footprint whose breadth and depth were unimaginable as recent as a decade ago.
As a result of its transmedia structure, IC Places offers a national platform while simultaneously delivering community-based information through its 350 online, city-based "TV stations". These online "websites/TV stations" allows IC Places to promote its broadcast television and new media programming. Each IC Places City website offers a virtual keyhole view of life in each community including New York City (http://www.icplaces.com/new-york).
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.
SOURCE IC Places, Inc.
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