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
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
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.
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
SOURCE MEDIAHITMAN, Inc.