LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Entertainment Studios, Inc., the largest independent producer and distributor of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations, and owner of seven 24-hour linear HD television networks, proudly announces the launch of a groundbreaking global television subscription service platform: SMARTTV.COM.
SMARTTV.COM allows subscribers to watch live television networks and video-on-demand (VOD) on most devices everywhere in the world starting as low as $1.99 per month. Subscribers can select the live networks they want to watch on popular devices such as televisions, PCs, Mac computers, iPhones, iPads, iPod Touch, all Android phones and tablets, Boxee, and Roku set top boxes. SMARTTV.COM also provides subscriber access to thousands of hours of VOD programming that consumers may watch worldwide.
"The SMARTTV.COM platform is a global game changer, consumer-friendly, and allows subscribers to select only the channels they want to watch," said Byron Allen, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Entertainment Studios. "The marketplace research has demonstrated for years that consumers have less than 20 channels that they actually watch. SMARTTV.COM meets the overwhelming demand of consumers to access a service that is fully personalized, portable, and saves the consumer a great deal of money each month--no installation fees and no long-term commitments."
"The pace of the digital revolution has been explosive, and consumers worldwide have made it very clear they want to access networks and shows on every device they own, wherever they go, while only paying for what they watch," said Allen. "SMARTTV.COM is the first global television subscription service that allows subscribers total control to watch content on every device everywhere in the world, and achieve a significant cost savings."
SMARTTV.COM plans to offer at least one linear channel in every major programming category within the next twelve months, and has premiered the service with six Entertainment Studios' live, linear HD networks – CARS.TV, COMEDY.TV, ES.TV, MYDESTINATION.TV, PETS.TV, and RECIPE.TV.
"SMARTTV.COM will aggressively expand the channel options for subscribers by launching over 100 networks over the next 24 months," said Allen.
SMARTTV.COM has launched the service with the following Entertainment Studios networks:
- Cars.TV - This adrenaline-pumping network showcases the collectors, designers, innovators, and the ultimate car enthusiasts!
- Comedy.TV - A television network dedicated to today's funniest comedians, featuring a mix of live concert performances, talk and variety shows, sitcoms and movies.
- ES.TV - A television network dedicated to entertainment news, variety shows, celebrity profiles and today's hottest superstars.
- MyDestination.TV - A television network dedicated to the best in travel featuring fun, exciting, exotic must-see destinations around the world.
- Pets.TV - A television network dedicated to pet lovers everywhere. PETS.TV celebrates the pets we love and the people who love them. Pet News, Pet Care, Pet Health and Pet Lifestyles!
- Recipe.TV - A television network dedicated to famous chefs, amazing recipes, wonderful food and delicious cuisine from around the world.
SMARTTV.COM is the first global television subscription service to provide subscribers with direct-to-consumer live linear HD television networks and thousands of hours of video on demand programming on every device worldwide. Launched in 2011, the company's mission is to allow consumers to subscribe to individual live linear HD television networks and VOD on every device worldwide, including televisions, PC and Mac computers, set top boxes, gaming devices, Apple, and Android devices. The company is based in Los Angeles, California. For more information, please visit www.smarttv.com.
About Entertainment Studios
Entertainment Studios, Inc. owns seven 24 Hour HD television networks: PETS.TV, COMEDY.TV, RECIPE.TV, CARS.TV, ES.TV, MYDESTINATION.TV, and LEGACY.TV. The company also produces, distributes, and sells advertising for 28 television programs, making it the largest independent producer/distributor of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations. Entertainment Studios provides video content to broadcast television stations, cable television networks, mobile devices, multimedia platforms, and the World Wide Web. Our mission is to provide excellent programming to our viewers, online users, and Fortune 500 advertising partners. Our home entertainment division, Entertainment Studios Home Entertainment (ESHE), is becoming one of the premier independent suppliers of DVD, CD and umd (TM) products. With a library of thousands of hours of owned content and a growing array of licensed titles, ESHE markets and distributes a collection of films, television programs, concerts, fitness, and children's direct-to-video programming. Chairman and CEO Byron Allen founded the company in 1993. Headquartered in Los Angeles, it has offices in New York and Chicago.
SOURCE Entertainment Studios, Inc.