CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Inspiration Networks,
which already reaches more than 80 million homes across the globe through
traditional broadcast channels, today announced the launch of its broadband
channel "Inspiration.net." The Inspiration Networks worked with Internet TV
innovator Brightcove to launch the site and "Inspiration Now" video player.
"This is the first time Brightcove's state-of-the-art broadband TV
service has been used for the inspirational market," said Bill Airy, Chief
Operating Officer, The Inspiration Networks. "We are proud to debut this
technology and fulfill the potential of the Internet to serve this growing
market." The channel can be accessed at http://www.inspiration.net.
"With Brightcove, The Inspiration Networks is able to bring quickly to
market an amazing depth of original programming and educational
entertainment for a fast-growing segment of broadband Internet users," said
Elisabeth Bentel Carpenter, Vice President of Business Development and
Strategy, Brightcove. "Already a leading cable TV programmer for the
inspirational viewing audience, Brightcove's Internet TV service will
further expand The Inspiration Networks' global reach through features that
promote discovery and sharing of video content on the Web."
Inspiration.net features "Inspiration Now," a robust video player
populated with an award-winning array of exclusive programs for teens,
kids, and adults from The Inspiration Networks' linear cable networks INSP
- The Inspiration Network and Inspirational Life Television (i-Lifetv).
One of the many unique features of Inspiration Now is individual
network environments that allow viewers to watch full-length programs,
archived series, program highlights, and special videos from pastors,
ministries, and parachurch organizations from across the country and around
the world. In the coming months, an "Education" section populated with home
schooling, Bible study, and Christian counseling curricula will also be
added to the site.
Inspiration.net is part of an overall business strategy adopted by The
Inspiration Networks that is bringing on-demand inspirational programs to
consumers around the world.
The Inspiration Networks includes cable TV networks INSP-The
Inspiration Network, La Familia Cosmovision (LFC), Inspirational Life
Television (i-Lifetv), and INI - Inspiration Network International (INI).
INSP is carried on more than 2,500 U.S. cable systems serving 22 million
households. i-Lifetv is a digital inspirational lifestyles network launched
in June 1998 that currently serves over 10 million subscribers. La Familia
Cosmovision is a digital network that features family-friendly programming
for Hispanic families. INI is delivered direct to home, serving over 55+
million households in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
Approximately 50 percent of INI's schedule is original and exclusive
programming with programs for children, teens and the international family.
INI also features a blend of U.S. and European ministry programmers.
Contact: Kristina Hill
The Inspiration Networks
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