The Inspiration Networks Brings Cutting-Edge Technology to Inspirational Market With Launch of Broadband Channel Inspiration.net; Channel Features Robust Video Player 'Inspiration Now'

    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
      704.561.7866
      khill@insp.com
 
 

SOURCE The Inspiration Networks

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