REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OwnZones, which gathers premium subscription multimedia content tailored to user interests into a convenient ad-free site, has launched a beta of the service at www.OwnZones.com. The beta launch gives potential customers and content providers an opportunity to experience the site and help shape the OwnZones vision of the future of paid content.
"The goal here is to change the way subscription content is consumed and monetized on the internet," states Dan Goman, Founder and CEO of the OwnZones Media Network, who has served as consultant and organizational leader for some of the world's most prestigious technology firms. "OwnZones brings together books, video, audio, images and text onto a single platform from niche and major media producers in a way that optimizes the experience for consumers while generating new revenue streams for just about any content provider."
The OwnZones concept came to Goman when he lost his credit card and found himself having to update his information across dozens of sites. "The subscription media content model puts a burden on consumers while leaving media companies competing to find and retain traffic. OwnZones was designed to create a single, convenient marketplace for the media and the public to participate in," notes Goman, whose expertise has aided companies such as Microsoft, Computer Associates (CA), Lucent Technologies, AT&T Wireless, Qwest Communications and American Express.
The beta version of OwnZones is open to anyone and registration is free. Consumers and potential media partners are invited to check out the site at www.OwnZones.com and provide valuable feedback that will help shape OwnZones for a full launch.
The site is already populated with content and channels from a selection of media partners. These include videos that deliver the news from the world's leading media outlets and experienced journalists via NewsLook, audio books and video lessons to learn a new language fast from Innovative Language, hundreds of hours of automotive video programs from WheelsTV, youth sports training videos for coaches and parents from PlaySportsTV, faith-focused eBooks across a range of categories from Worthy Publishing, dance-themed video programs from TenduTV, and more.
Additional content channels from media partners are being added regularly as they join the OwnZones ecosystem. Recent and upcoming additions include more than 70 yoga video sessions from beginner classes to advanced poses from YogaSessions.TV, marketing how-to guides and webinars from Demand Metric, online courses that can be transferred to accredited colleges and universities for credit through WorkWorld Learning, training videos on using Microsoft Office products from Total Training, plus Christian music albums and songs from Save the City Records. Instructional videos about mastering digital photography along with personal investing, money management and small business strategy eBooks are also shortly on the way.
Monthly subscriptions for content channels are as low as under a dollar each, depending on the content. After registering for free, visitors select which channels they would like to subscribe to. The content is then easily enjoyed through the OwnZones reader, with some of it downloadable for enjoyment across a range of devices. "OwnZones represents a simple opportunity for any content provider to monetize their inventory into a subscription channel and get it in front of an active consumer community," adds Goman. "It's a complimentary solution for the media that conveniently offers consumers vertical content from large and small content providers not found in one place anywhere."
Visit www.OwnZones.com to learn about, register for free to use, and provide feedback on OwnZones.
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