LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IC Places Inc. (OTC Pink: PNCH) is pleased to announce, in partnership with FilmOn Networks, the launch of the first hosted self-help television network, Imagination TV. Built around the world's most fascinating motivators, educators and authors, the network's 24/7 hosted programming is geared to both inspire and entertain.
Imagination TV was founded by business man and self-improvement pioneer Steven Samblis and has brought in top names from the self-help industry such as Greg S. Reid and Simon T. Bailey.
The network is also beginning production on an impressive slate of original content for the network. The channel is available free via FilmOn.com—the largest digital television provider with over 40 million unique users a month. Via myimaginationTV.com, viewers can browse and purchase videos and ebooks based on the programming they've just watched.
"In the $9.84 billion self-improvement market, more content than ever is flooding the market, and some extraordinary content is becoming lost in the noise," says Samblis. "There needs to be a singular, free of charge, multi-media accessible point where consumers can experience the best messages on the planet. There needs to be a place where people that are true fans and believers in the power of self-improvement can find the best of the best. Imagination TV delivers this."
Imagination TV joins FilmOn Networks massive content offering of 600 linear channels and ownership of the largest privately owned film archive on the planet. Dedicated to giving audiences the best content in the world on all their favorite devices without having to pay onerous "bundled" cable bills, FilmOn is changing the landscape of television.
"We are extremely excited to add Imagination TV to our offerings, " says FilmOn's SVP, Programming Kim Hurwitz. "Having hosts guide the viewer through Imagination TV's programing will be a game changer for the self-help industry. It will do for the self-help industry what MTV at its inception did for music."
Greg S. Reid is the author of over 45 books, including 28 best sellers such as, The Millionaire Mentor, Positive Impact, and Wake Up, Live the Life You Love. He is an entrepreneur and has produced five movies including Think and Grow Rich—Three Feet from Gold. The film, which will air on Imagination TV is based on the work of Napoleon Hill.
Greg Reid said about Imagination TV… "I am so excited to a part of the launch of this innovated TV Network. A hosted Self-Help TV Network can offer a unique voice in the industry and help viewers gain a greater perspective about the shows they are watching."
Simon T. Bailey is the former head of the Disney Institute, current head of Brilliance Institute, Inc and author of seven books including Release Your Brilliance. His Imagination TV show, "Simon Says Speak: How to Win and Influence Audiences," shows viewers how to overcome speech anxiety and connect with crowds confidently.
Simon comments on joining Imagination TV… "I am honored to be apart of the Imagination TV movement. This self-help experience will positively impact people every day, every way, and on every device imaginable."
The network's first original show, UnCommon Denominator, hosted by Samblis and European pop star and former MTV VJ, Tamee Harrison, has begun production in Glendale, CA. The focus is on interviewing the top moguls on the planet to find out what trait they have that is key to their greatness—and how viewers can apply that to their lives. The first guest is best selling author and founder of The Human Potential Project, Chris Majer. The 13 episode series will culminate in the publication of a book compiling all we have learned from these high achievers and how anyone can apply the lessons to their businesses and persona lives.
Chris Majer said about the Network… "Imagination TV is a long overdue breakthrough as it makes the work of this generations great self-development teachers available to everyone. I am proud to be the first featured guest and intend to do some great work with Steve and his team."
About Steven Samblis
The founder of IC Places Inc (OTC Pink: PNCH) and Imagination TV, Steven Samblis, has had a meteoric career in business that saw him go from being ranked among the top 50 rookie brokers by Dean Witter, to hosting seminars for 250,000 people for The Investors Institute, and speaking before congress on share holders' rights as part of T Boone Pickens' "United Shares Holders Association." He created the first Fax based marketing company selling self-improvement programs across North America, and later collaborated with Chicken Soup for the Soul co-creator Mark Victor Hansen on the audio program, The Worlds Greatest Marketing Tool.
About IC Places
IC Places is a trans-media entertainment complex that produces entertainment for distribution for distribution across multiple mediums. This foot print includes online partnerships with FilmOn.com and terrestrial partnerships which delivers its content to Checkout TV Network, HDTV Network, Dining Network and 7-11 TV.
Through multiple long-term partnerships, clips and full episodes of the company's shows are available to people outside the traditional set top box. This exposure serves as both a profit center and marketing component promoting the company's TV Networks, its line up and the company's new media specific programming across multiple platforms.
In February of 2014 IC Places Inc. acquired Imagination TV.
About FilmOn TV Networks:
Founded by Greek billionaire and media entrepreneur, Alki David, FilmOn is the world's number one free TV service. It offers over 600 live TV channels including original programming, 600 video and over 45,000 video on demand titles. It's new offering ETV.com gives users the ability to monetize their own pay-per-view events for the first time and has hosted recent projects with partners, BET, UNICEF and the hip hop star Akon. Last month the site's 60 million users generated 1.2 billion video streams. With offices in Beverly Hills and London and data-centers in Los Angeles, London, and Geneva, FilmOn curates the best of free televised entertainment from around the globe. FilmOn TV is also an Independent TV Broadcaster with stations in the UK (Sky Channel 292 and Freesat channel 410) and throughout the US. For more information please visit FilmOn.com and connect with us on Twitter and Facebook.
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