The Next Step Forms New Syndication Partnership
Richard Hart Showcases New Tech Trends on LiveScience.com
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Next Step(R), an independent production company that chronicles emerging technologies, announced today that it will be syndicating its news features on LiveScience.com, the leading online destination for science and technology news. Fun and informative features chronicling a variety of technological advances - from ergonomic keyboards equipped with lasers and mirrors, to soccer-playing robots and a search for the perfect digital golf caddie - are available now on the Next Step branded Interplayer (http://www.livescience.com/interplayer/nextstep/) located in LiveScience's Technology section. The Next Step was a series originally created and hosted by Richard Hart that aired on The Discovery Channel in the 1990s, as well as on NBC and CBS news stations nationwide. Hart has since redeveloped The Next Step to offer his loyal fan base instant access to a new series of reports, which highlight cutting-edge technology trends across various industries. LiveScience is The Next Step's first major syndication partner that will be offering the high definition videos. "To me, what's most interesting about technology is not the 'things', but the people involved with them. LiveScience has always understood that," said Hart. "And they always have such great images. That's what The Next Step is all about. It's going to be a treat to present our segments to the bright, tech-savvy audience that regularly visits LiveScience." The first seven Next Step videos that will be syndicated on LiveScience will explore Unusual USB Gear, Public Satellites, Friendly Keyboards, Digital Cinema, Digital Golf Caddies, Library 2.0 and AnthroBots. Subsequent videos include: Radio-Controlled Drag Racers, Home-Made Mobile Phones, Extreme High- Res Photography and Ways to Prevent Nuclear Terror. LiveScience will feature new Next Step videos each month. "LiveScience is always looking for compelling original content for our intellectually curious audience," said Anthony Duignan-Cabrera, Editorial Director of Consumer Media, Imaginova. "I have always admired Richard's work. And now, more and more people are taking an active interest in technology. Richard's fun, informative approach is a perfect fit for our technology coverage." Next Step is based in Silicon Valley and shoots its videos on location around the United States and overseas. About The Next Step(R) The Next Step mission is to inform people about technology they haven't discovered; provide a clear, simple explanation; and present the pros and cons to help everyone make an informed choice. The Next Step covers topics such as biotech, aerospace, materials, and robotics. For years, The Next Step has appeared in newscasts on ABC, NBC, and CBS television and radio stations, on CNN and as a weekly series on The Discovery Channel. Richard Hart has reported technology for CNBC, USA, CNET and other networks. The Next Step was re-launched completely in high definition in 2006. The Next Step is owned and produced by San Francisco-based New Material, Inc. and is represented in syndication by MEDIAHITMAN, Inc., the digital content agency based in Boca Raton, Florida. About Imaginova Imaginova, a leading digital media and commerce company, is the preeminent online destination for the Intellectually Curious. The Imaginova Network of media properties, including LiveScience.com, Space.com, Aviation.com, Newsarama.com and SpaceNews.com, delivers engaging and entertaining editorial and multimedia content to a robust community of curious and well-informed users. Imaginova's original content is syndicated through major online portals and licensed by educational publishers and institutions. Imaginova is also the premier source of innovative consumer products available at OrionTelescopes.com, LiveScienceStore.com, and StarryNight.com. Founded in 1999, Imaginova Corp. is privately held and based in New York City, with offices and news bureaus in Virginia, California, Toronto and Paris. For more information, please visit www.Imaginova.com.
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