CHICAGO, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Zap2it today announced the addition
of two new site features that allow users to watch their favorite shows
where they want, when they want. As networks make popular shows available
on their own websites, and as viewers embrace technologies that free them
from traditional TV schedules, Zap2it is evolving to provide comprehensive
programming information and useful functionality to its audience of
high-volume TV viewers.
The "On Broadband" feature available at http://video.zap2it.com/
provides easy navigation to full episodes of primetime TV shows available
for streaming over the Internet. The guide focuses on free offerings from
the five largest broadcast networks plus the TNT and TBS cable networks.
In addition to program links, the On Broadband guide provides Zap2it
users with show- and episode-level descriptions, original air dates,
episode numbers and photos, when available. The service is powered by the
industry-leading TV database provided by Tribune Media Services' (TMS)
Entertainment Products division.
Additionally, TiVo's Online Scheduling feature is now available to
Zap2it's passionate TV-viewing audience. Users with broadband-enabled
TiVo(R) DVRs can remotely schedule recordings of their favorite shows from
within the Zap2it TV listings grids. This new offering gives Zap2it users
control over their TiVo boxes from any computer connected to the Internet.
This marks the latest development in a long-standing partnership
between TMS and TiVo. TiVo has chosen TMS entertainment data to power its
popular digital video recorders (DVRs) since their launch in 1998.
Recently, the two organizations extended and expanded their entertainment
data agreement to include new TMS offerings including movie and celebrity
databases and entertainment news. Under the new agreement, TMS will
continue to develop entertainment solutions for next-generation TiVo
products and services.
"Zap2it users have always been selective in what they watch on TV. With
the introduction of our On Broadband guide and the TiVo Online Scheduling
feature, they're now in control of where and when they watch," said Rebecca
Baldwin, Zap2it's General Manager.
Zap2it is the online entertainment destination for TV and movie fans
who want to stay connected to popular shows, films, events, celebrities and
other fans. The Zap2it flagship site (http://www.zap2it.com) and extensive
network of newspaper and media affiliates provide advertisers deep reach
among a large, influential and engaged audience of TV and movie fans.
Zap2it is a service of Tribune Media Services, a division of Tribune
Company (NYSE: TRB). For more information, visit zap2it.com/mediakit.
About Tribune Media Services' Entertainment Products
Tribune Media Services' Entertainment Products division is an
international leader in entertainment navigation. It provides
industry-leading databases of TV, movie and celebrity information; guides
in print, online and on-screen formats; and advertising and marketing
services to build audiences. For more information about TMS Entertainment
Products visit TribuneMediaEntertainment.com.