LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IC Places, Inc. (OTCQB:ICPA), a transmedia entertainment company, is pleased to announce its shows have begun to air over the connectiVISION Digital Networks, the Healthcare Industry's leading provider of Away From Home Television to waiting areas of Hospitals, Doctors offices, Clinics and Care Centers across the country.
The connectiVISION Digital Network provides a complete line up of top Television Network Entertainment along with current News, Weather and Sports to ensure a unique and engaging mix of broadcast content that will satisfy an audience of any age. The first IC Places shows to run over the network are "The Hollywood Fast Lane" and "Travel Tech." These shows now air alongside programming provided by the Television industry's top networks including NBC, CBS, Fox, CNBC, and PBS. Additional IC Places produced shows will be added to the schedule as IC Places' newly acquired Punch TV Networks begins its Fall Season. "The addition of IC Places to our programming mix provides Connectivision with top-tier programming that will enhance the viewer experience. IC Places produces excellent shows that will engage, entertain and inform our audience," David Tetreault, COO at connectiVISION.
"connectiVISION Digital Networks, its founder and staff are pioneers in the Away From Home Television space who are not only inspiring, but have the ability to take action," said Steven Samblis, Chairman of IC Places, Inc. "They are truly creating an entirely new type of network in a previously undefined space. We look forward to not only join them in airing our shows on their networks but also in creating new shows with their team. One of our newest shows "Travel Tech," which features the latest gadgets, apps and services to make travel more convenient was conceived by IC Places and the team at connectiVISION during one of our meetings. Within two weeks of that meeting, my partners on the show, Tom Choi, Pascal Leister and I delivered the first episode of the series. We look forward to collaborating with connectiVISION on more shows in the future."
"We are pleased to be partnering with IC Places as their diverse roster of content provides our viewers with engaging entertainment stories from around the world as well as innovative insights into the technology and digital media sectors," said Henry Mauriss, CEO of connectiVISION.
About ConnectiVision Digital Networks:
ConnectiVision Digital Networks is transforming waiting rooms across the nation with one of the most dynamic Away From Home Television networks ever launched. So much more than News, Weather and Sports… the content strategy of ConnectiVision Digital Networks is designed to Entertain, Educate and Inform a world on the go, satisfy an audience of any age, provide industry specific feature programming, and give Fortune 500 brand and local business advertisers optimal engagement and consumer interaction.
For more information please visit: http://www.connectivision.com.
About IC Places:
The future of entertainment has arrived with IC Places. IC Places is a public company which trades on the OTCQB: Symbol ICPA. ( www.icplaces.com )
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 entertainment content for distribution across multiple mediums.
On August 11th IC Places announced it had completed the purchase of Punch TV Networks, giving the company a broadcast TV network available in 50 million households. This network is growing every month. In August 2012 the network expanded into New York and Houston, TX adding 14 million households. Punch TV Network has a roster of original programing which includes 36 new dramas, comedies, variety shows, talk shows, children's shows, and inspirational entertainment.
Through multiple long term partnerships, clips and full episodes of the company's shows are available to more than 300 million people a month outside the traditional set top box. This exposure serves as both a profit center and marketing component promoting the TV Network, its line up and the company's new media specific programming across multiple platforms.
One of the core components of this multiple platform approach is IC Places 350 city-based websites. These online "websites/TV stations" offer virtual keyhole views of life in each community they serve. These sites offer local, regional and National news as well as programing. They deliver Punch TV to communities in which the network is not currently available through traditional means.
In May of 2012 IC Places signed a content distribution and development agreement with connectiVISION Digital Networks for their new Clear Vision Airport Network. connectiVISION Digital Networks for the Healthcare Industry expands that agreement by adding IC Places content to the Away From Home Television network in waiting areas of Hospitals, Doctors offices, Clinics and Care Centers across the country. This extended ad based network offers IC Places another revenue stream for the shows it produces as well as additional exposure for its newly acquired Punch TV Network.
Additional partnerships deliver IC Places content to Checkout TV Network, HDTV network, Dining Network further expanding its footprint in breadth and depth to levels unimaginable as recent as a decade ago.
To complete its reach, IC Places signed a 2nd window and International distribution agreement with Spartan Bay, a company that will profitably deliver IC Places shows to markets around the world.
Through the long arm reach of an intricately woven network of partnerships and owned properties, IC Places stands out as one of the most unique diversified transmedia companies on the planet. Its structure offers the greatest opportunity to generate the highest level of market awareness and profit for the shows it produces.
About Punch Television Network
Launched in October 2011, 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. New York City area's more than 10 million households will be able to access new detective shows such as Port City PD and Second District. The Hollywood Fast Lane and Luisa will link New York 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 New York through its family of lovable dinosaurs. The gangsters in Get Thee Behind Me will intrigue. Many, many more new shows will be available when IC Places' Punch Television Network begins airing in New York on WNYN this week. Punch TV believes that New Yorkers 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.