Punch TV Networks To Offer Live Gavel-to-Gavel Coverage of the Democratic National Convention

Sep 04, 2012, 08:30 ET from IC Places, Inc.

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IC Places, Inc. (OTCQB: ICPA) announced today that the Punch TV Network will broadcast the Democratic National Convention live in its entirety.  The first two days of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, Tuesday, September 4 and Wednesday, September 5, will be held at Time Warner Cable Arena. President Obama and Vice President Biden will accept the Democratic nominations for President and Vice President on Thursday, September 6 at Bank of America Stadium. Beginning 5:00 PM eastern time, Punch TV will broadcast the DNC live in its entirety to the 48 million households in its broadcast territories.

Podium Schedule at Time Warner Cable Arena, Tuesday, September 4, as released by the Democratic Party.

5:00 PM6:00 PM (LOCAL)

Call to Order
The Honorable Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Chair of the Democratic National Committee
Member of the US House of Representatives, Florida

His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas
Bishop of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Detroit

Presentation of Colors
Disabled American Veterans, The Stanly County Chapter 12 Honor Guard

Pledge of Allegiance
3rd Grade Class, W.R. O'Dell Elementary School
Concord, North Carolina

National Anthem
Amber Riley
Singer/songwriter and 'Glee' actress

Stephen J. Kerrigan
Chief Executive Officer of the Democratic National Convention Committee

Welcome Video

Presentation of Credentials Committee Report from Co-Chairs
Bishop Vashti McKenzie
First woman elected as bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church
The Honorable Julian Castro
Mayor of San Antonio, Texas

Presentation of Rules Committee Report from Co-Chairs
The Honorable Kamala D. Harris
State Attorney General of California
The Honorable Martin O'Malley
Governor of Maryland

Appointment of Convention Officers

Gaveling-in of Permanent Chair
The Honorable Antonio R. Villaraigosa
Chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee
Mayor of Los Angeles, California

The Honorable Steny Hoyer
Parliamentarian of the 2012 Democratic National Committee Convention
Democratic Whip and Member of the US House of Representatives, Maryland
Andrew Tobias
Treasurer of the Democratic National Committee
Alice Germond
Secretary of the Democratic National Committee

Roll Call for Attendance

6:00 PM7:00 PM (LOCAL)

Platform Committee Remarks
The Honorable Barbara Lee
Member of the US House of Representatives, California
Lieutenant General Claudia Kennedy (Retired)
First woman to reach rank of three-star general in the US Army

Platform Video and Remarks
The Honorable Cory A. Booker
Mayor of Newark, New Jersey

The Honorable Bev Perdue
Governor of North Carolina

American Hero Video: Education

American Voices Remarks
Ryan Case

Mary Kay Henry
International President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

Remarks from Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus
The Honorable Charles Gonzalez
Member of the US House of Representatives, Texas
Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus
The Honorable Nydia M. Velazquez
Member of the US House of Representatives, New York

The Honorable Pat Quinn
Governor of Illinois

Doug Stern
Cincinnati, Ohio Firefighter

The Honorable Tim Kaine
Candidate for the US Senate, Virginia
Former Governor of Virginia
Former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee

7:00 PM8:00 PM (LOCAL)

The Honorable Anthony R. Foxx
Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina
The Honorable Harry Reid
Democratic Majority Leader and Member of the US Senate, Nevada

An Economy Built to Last Video: Education

Women of the US House of Representatives

Jimmy Carter Video

The Honorable Ken Salazar

Kennedy Family Tribute Video

Joe Kennedy III
Candidate for the US House of Representatives, Massachusetts

Live Performance

The Honorable Robert Wexler
President of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace
Former Member of the US House of Representatives, Florida

8:00 PM9:00 PM (LOCAL)

The Honorable R.T. Rybak
Mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Honorable Jared Polis
Member of the US House of Representatives, Colorado

Stronger Together Video: Reproductive Choice

American Voices Remarks
Maria Ciano

Nancy Keenan
President of the National Abortion Rights Action League – Pro-Choice America (NARAL)

Progress for People Video: American Veterans

American Voices Remarks
Nate Davis

The Honorable Tammy Duckworth
Candidate for the US House of Representatives, Illinois
Former Assistant Secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs
The Honorable Lincoln Chafee
Governor of Rhode Island
The Honorable James E. Clyburn
Assistant Democratic Leader and Member of the US House of Representatives, South Carolina

Progress for People Video: Health Care

American Voices Remarks
Stacey Lihn

The Honorable Xavier Becerra
Democratic Caucus Vice Chair and Member of the US House of Representatives, California

9:00 PM10:00 PM (LOCAL)

The Honorable Ted Strickland
Former Governor of Ohio
The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius
The Honorable Rahm Emanuel
Mayor of Chicago, Illinois
Former White House Chief of Staff

Kal Penn
Former Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement

Craig Robinson and Maya Soetoro-ng
Brother of Mrs. Obama and Sister of President Obama

Stronger Together Video: Equal Pay

Lilly Ledbetter
Women's equality leader and namesake of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
The Honorable Deval Patrick
Governor of Massachusetts

10:00 PM11:00 PM (LOCAL)

The Honorable Martin O'Malley
Governor of Maryland

Introduction of Keynote Speaker Julian Castro
Joaquin Castro
Brother of Mayor Julian Castro
Candidate for the US House of Representatives, Texas

Keynote Address
The Honorable Julian Castro
Mayor of San Antonio, Texas

Michelle Obama Video and Remarks
Elaine Brye

Michelle Obama
First Lady of the United States

Jena Lee Nardella
Founder and Executive Director of Blood: Water Mission


About The 2012 Democratic Party Platform

On Sept. 3, 2012 the Democratic National Committee announced that it has posted online the 2012 Democratic Party Platform, which will be officially adopted by the Delegates to the Convention, Tuesday, September 4.  The Party Platform articulates clearly President Obama's vision for moving our country forward by restoring economic security and building an economy that is built to last.

The Democratic Party Platform reflects President Obama's vision for the future. Meanwhile, the Republican Party, led by Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, approved a platform that supports the same top-down economic policies that hurt the middle class and embraces extreme positions on issues and policies from Medicare to immigration to women's health.

In July, the Platform Drafting Committee, chaired by former Governor Ted Strickland, met in Minneapolis to receive input from the public and to write the first draft of the Platform. Then on August 11, members of the Platform Committee, chaired by Mayor Cory Booker and retired Lt. Gen. Claudia Kennedy, met in Detroit. At the Platform Committee Meeting in Detroit, committee members submitted amendments to the draft Platform before unanimously approving the draft and sending it to Charlotte for the vote by delegates tomorrow.

Below please find excerpts from the Preamble of the Platform, which lays out the President's vision for our country.

Moving America Forward
"Four years ago, Democrats, independents, and many Republicans came together as Americans to move our country forward. We were in the midst of the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression, the previous administration had put two wars on our nation's credit card, and the American Dream had slipped out of reach for too many.

"Today, our economy is growing again, al-Qaeda is weaker than at any point since 9/11, and our manufacturing sector is growing for the first time in more than a decade. But there is more we need to do, and so we come together again to continue what we started. We gather to reclaim the basic bargain that built the largest middle class and the most prosperous nation on Earth – the simple principle that in America, hard work should pay off, responsibility should be rewarded, and each one of us should be able to go as far as our talent and drive take us.

"This election is not simply a choice between two candidates or two political parties, but between two fundamentally different paths for our country and our families.

"We Democrats offer America the opportunity to move our country forward by creating an economy built to last and built from the middle out. Mitt Romney and the Republican Party have a drastically different vision. They still believe the best way to grow the economy is from the top down – the same approach that benefited the wealthy few but crashed the economy and crushed the middle class…

"The Republican Party has turned its back on the middle class Americans who built this country. Our opponents believe we should go back to the top-down economic policies of the last decade. They think that if we simply eliminate protections for families and consumers, let Wall Street write its own rules again, and cut taxes for the wealthiest, the market will solve all our problems on its own. They argue that if we help corporations and wealthy investors maximize their profits by whatever means necessary, whether through layoffs or outsourcing, it will automatically translate into jobs and prosperity that benefits us all. They would repeal health reform, turn Medicare into a voucher program, and follow the same path of fiscal irresponsibility of the past administration – giving trillions of dollars in tax cuts weighted towards millionaires and billionaires while sticking the middle class with the bill. But we've tried their policies – and we've all suffered when they failed...

"The problems we're facing right now have been more than a decade in the making. We are the party of inclusion and respect differences of perspective and belief. And so, even when we disagree, we work together to move this country forward. But what is holding our nation back is a stalemate in Washington between two fundamentally different views of which direction America should take.

"We must keep moving forward and doing the hard work of rebuilding a strong economy by betting on the American worker and investing in a growing middle class."

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 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 and greatest opportunity to generate the highest level of market awareness and profit for the shows it produces. 

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, 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.

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