The Next Step Forms New Syndication Partnership

Richard Hart Showcases New Tech Trends on

Dec 10, 2007, 00:00 ET from MEDIAHITMAN, Inc.

    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, 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
 ( 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,,, and, 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,, and 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