Barry Hall joins Players Network as Senior Advisor to help launch new operations and facilitate growth

Players Network has retained former EarthLink CFO to lead the company in its financial planning and the rollout of its proprietary "Channels Plus" Broadband Television and Social Community Enterprise Web Platform

Oct 15, 2012, 08:00 ET from Players Network

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Players Network (PNTV.QB), a Developer and Distributor of Branded Lifestyle Networks, announced today the addition of Barry Hall, through his consulting company Carlaris LV Inc., to work with the company's management team as it prepares for significant growth from the rollout of new Branded Networks that utilize the company's propriety "Channels Plus" Enterprise Web Platform, and the 15,000 hours of Premium Lifestyle Programming recently acquired from M3X Media.

Mark Bradley, CEO of PNTV states, "Barry's substantial financial and public market experience in telecommunications, new media and technology, will help improve PNTV's ability to secure its next round of financing, enhance the company's revenue strategy, and overall business model.  I am excited about collaborating with Barry to work in bringing significant value to our shareholders.

Barry Hall states, "I'm very impressed with Player Network's propriety content distribution platform.  The key challenges for the company going forward will be to monetize this technology by capitalizing on the many opportunities that are evident in the market today and I look forward to working with Mark to achieve those objectives."

About Barry Hall

Barry Hall has over 35 years of business experience that combines a strong financial background with a deep knowledge and practice of general management. He has been a CEO, COO and CFO for a variety of publicly and privately traded Internet, High Technology, and Telecommunications companies.  He was the Founder and CFO of Thwapr Inc. a mobile video technology company; the Chief Financial Officer of EarthLink, Inc. who led its IPO; Chairman and CEO of CalAmp Corp, where he developed and directed the business strategy and marketing plan that turned this publicly held manufacturer of satellite television and wireless cable amplifiers from near bankruptcy, to the #10 small corporation in the United States (Business Week).

Barry holds an MBA and a BA in Mathematics, and served in the United States Marine Corps as a Tank Platoon Commander, advancing to the rank of Captain prior to his discharge.

About Players Network, Inc.: Players Network is a fully reporting public company and producer and distributor of video content for Branded Digital Lifestyle Networks that utilize the company's Proprietary Enterprise Web Platform.  Players Network's original "Vegas On Demand" Channel is distributed in over 27,000,000 television homes over Comcast, DirecTV, AT&T, Verizon and Dish Network, and worldwide on its own internet channel destination, as well as on Hulu, Blinkx, Sling Media, Google, YouTube and Yahoo Video; and for DVD Home Video, mobile platforms, and through worldwide television Syndication.  For further information please contact Leslie Thomas at 702.734.3457 and visit   

Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act:

With the exception of the historical information contained in this Release, the matters described herein contain forward-looking statements that involve risk and uncertainties that may individually or mutually impact the matters herein described, including but not limited to: the ability of the Company to increase revenues in the future due to the developing and unpredictable markets for its products, the ability to achieve a positive cash flow, the ability to obtain orders for or install its products, the ability to obtain new customers and the ability to continue to commercialize its products, which could cause actual results or revenues to differ materially from those contemplated by these statements.

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