LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IC Places, Inc. (OTCQB: ICPA) the angle of the rising sun and the hint of coolness in the air signal the arrival of another Thanksgiving Day, the American holiday that is most noted for the coming together of family and friends. Punch TV, a broadcast television network that launched in October 2011, is debuting its second season of original programming beginning on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, 2012 with new shows being released on a monthly basis thereafter.
After the turkey has been eaten and Thanksgiving football games have been cheered or moaned, Punch TV invites viewers nationwide to sink into the comfort of their sofas, turn down the lights, and watch two of its first releases for this season.
Punch will premiere the Punch TV original series, EROS: Emmanuel and Me, a true story of true love. When Emmanuel Djambissie, a young and wealthy Cameroonian businessman, comes to America, the love of his dreams and of his life is 65-year old Armentha "Mike" Cruise, founder and owner of The Aspen Group, Inc., a $50 million human resources management staffing company. This mini-series chronicles the soft and tender magic that true love generates, even between a man age 30 and a beautiful, older woman of 65. "The mini-series is filled with magical moments that inspire faith in the Supreme Being while reconfirming that we are never too old for love," says Stanford University graduate, Mona Scott, PhD.
Punch TV will also premiere its new reality series, A Taste of Hunney, real life, Los Angeles, California designer, Satai Gordon teams up with celebrity actress Patrice Fisher (Cinemax's Zanes' Sex Chronicles) to produce, market, and sell one of the most daring and provocative lines of women's lingerie available. This reality show reveals the personality conflicts, differences in lifestyle and business ideology, and variations in opinion about what is naughty and what is nice, that characterized the journey from conceptualizing the business to the product's distribution in more than 150 stores nationwide. Bringing both laughter and tears, A Taste of Hunney leaves viewers waiting restlessly to see which explosion will end this highly crippled partnership and, in doing so, will shove this unique business into the realm of the broken and the bankrupt. Will the partnership last? Tune into A Taste of Hunney on Thanksgiving weekend on Thursday at 10:00 pm, and Friday and Monday at 12:30 am EST and be entertained.
Punch TV currently airs in New York City (WNYN, Channel 39.2); Detroit (WBY33, WHPR, Channel 33); Houston (KVQT, Channel 21.5); El Paso (KSCE, Channel 38) and in numerous other cities nationwide. Call your television provider for information regarding how to access Punch TV. For further information, call Ms. Rachel Ramos, Vice President of Marketing, Punch TV. Punch TV. Are you thirsty yet?
About IC Places:
On August 11th 2012, IC Places purchased Punch TV Network giving the company a broadcast TV network available in 50 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 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.
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For further information, contact:
Rachel Ramos, Vice President, Marketing, Punch TV
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