LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IC Places, Inc. (OTCQB: ICPA) is pleased to announce its Punch TV Network is now broadcasting in Houston Texas.
It was less than a year ago that Punch TV began broadcasting its signal to over-the-air viewers in various cities nationwide. Since that time, Punch TV has been steadily increasing the number of households served. In October, 2011 Punch could be accessed by approximately 7 million households. It was less than a month ago that the Punch TV Network became part of IC Places, Inc. In July Punch TV added 10 million households in the Free to Air market space. Today, as of this press release, Punch TV is available in more than 40 million homes. This represents a growth rate of 328.8% in less than one year. And, most recently, Punch TV added even more households when KVQT in Houston, Texas made the decision to air Punch TV as digital station Channel 21.5.
KVQT, an independent television station was initially established in February 2002 by C. Dowen Johnson, Owner and Founder. "KVQT is excited to become Punch TV's newest affiliate. Punch TV is a unique brand that will entertain Houston, Texas households for years to come," states C. Dowen Johnson.
"IC Places is pleased to give Houston area viewers an opportunity to see the shows from our new network, Punch Television," states Steven Samblis, Chairman of IC Places, Inc. "We are extremely pleased to have KVQT as part of the Punch TV Network."
"Like Punch, KVQT represents the spirit of independent television and the expansion of urban entertainment," says Joseph Collins, IC Places, Inc. President and Head of the TV Division.
KVQT-LD is a television station broadcasting locally in the Houston, Texas area in digital on UHF channel 21. Originally airing on channel 24, it moved to channel 21 in 2005. The call letters, KVQT, have been used since August 2000. The station was purchased by C. Dowen Johnson in February 2002 and remains under his ownership.
About IC Places
The future of entertainment has already arrived with IC Places. Uniquely sensitive to the fact that the world's populations want to access its entertainment, when, where, and how they want it, IC Places is a transmedia entertainment complex that produces weekly entertainment content for distribution across mediums.
Through the multiple partnerships that IC Places has negotiated, its content is now available to more than 300 million persons per month. As a result of its online partnership with mevio.com, and an assortment of partnerships that deliver contents to Checkout TV Network, HDTV network, Dining Network, Bright House on demand, and Punch Television Network, IC Places has a footprint whose breadth and depth were unimaginable as recent as a decade ago.
As a result of its transmedia structure, IC Places offers a national platform while simultaneously delivering community-based information through its 350 online, city-based "TV stations". These online "websites/TV stations" allows IC Places to promote its broadcast television and new media programming. Each IC Places City website offers a virtual keyhole view of life in each community including Houston (http://www.icplaces.com/Houston ).
About Punch Television Network
Launched in October 2012, IC Places' Punch Television Network is poised to begin airing its new season of programs on Saturday, September 1, 2012. Approximately 70% of this programming will be original. Harris County's more than 4 million households, including those in Houston, will be able to access new detective shows such as Port City PD and Second District. Additionally, The Hollywood Punch Report, The Hollywood Fast Lane and Luisa will link viewers more closely with the world of Hollywood. The dramatic series, Eros, will bring true stories of fairy-tale love. The Punch TV original, Filbert's Big Bash will enchant the children of the Houston area through its family of lovable dinosaurs. The gangsters in Get Thee Behind Me will intrigue. Punch TV believes that Texans are already thirsty for its new programming.
IC Places Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are based on the current plans and expectations of management and are subject to a number of uncertainties and risks that could significantly affect the company's current plans and expectations, as well as future results of operations and financial condition. A more extensive listing of risks and factors that may affect the company's business prospects and cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in the reports and other documents filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
SOURCE IC Places, Inc.