PALM SPRINGS, Calif (PRWEB) August 20, 2005
PNN -- PrideNation Network -- the world's first 24 hour gay IPTV network and #1 IP gay radio station in the U.S., announced today the distribution and delivery methods for the new Proud Television Network. PNN TV will officially change its' TV name to Proud Television beginning September 15th, 2005. With this name change comes an all-new image, programming format and delivery method.
Proud TV will launch using a revolutionary new delivery method that has been called the next generation of television. Through strategic partnerships and carriage agreements, PNN will broadcast Proud Television through three integrated platforms. hardware products, computer, and wireless products. Viewers will watch Proud Television at home in their living rooms, at work on their PCs and anywhere on their cell phones. Beginning September 15th, the Proud TV channel will be available in a new set-top box that easily connects to any TV. This box connects to your wireless home network to deliver over 70 niche channels with programs you can watch anytime. This box works with any cable or satellite system. It does not replace your cable or satellite, it adds to it.
"We are extremely excited to be the gay channel on this new TV box," said PNN President Allen Edwards. "We're in great company with other large networks that are channels in this box. Networks that are popular with the GLBT community like BBC, Food Network, DIY, iFilm, A&E and many others. The great thing about this system is that the viewer is in total control of what to watch and when to watch it. The best part about it is that it's easy to connect. It's just like connecting a DVD player!"
Just as PNN-TV is currently broadcasting 24 hours online, Proud Television will continue providing DVD-Quality programming online.
"We're not competing with the gay cable networks because we're on a totally different platform", said Corey White, Program Director. "Our network is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week online for the small-town communities who will never get a gay channel on their cable system. We've made it so the viewer can watch small screen while working on the computer or watch full-screen just like a TV. Our online programming has a live TV schedule, video on demand, program library - who could ask for more?"
PNN-TV has had limited programming available to smart phone and wireless device users for the past few months. Beginning September 15th, Proud Television will have full network programming available to cell phone and wireless PDA customers. This includes expanded services to more phones and devices. Viewers can now take Proud TV with them wherever they go.
With this suite of new broadcast delivery methods, Proud Television will present network programming in a revolutionary new format.
"Viewers will not only be able to enjoy our quality original programming, but they will interact and join in behind the scenes" said Allen Edwards. "In between series, shows and programs - viewers will see an ongoing behind-the-scenes presentation of PrideNation Network. It's truly going to be a non-stop reality show of Proud TV. We have the technology through our mobile satellite, our wireless devices and our live streams to really present something fascinating, live and continual. Viewers will keep in touch with the action through their TV, PC and cell phone. It's going to be interactive, entertaining and addictive!"
ABOUT PNN-PrideNation Network
In 1998 PNN launched a 24 hour broadband gay radio network. In 2003, PrideNation Television was launched as a subscriber based, self-standing software application. In September 2004, PrideNation was the first 24 hour gay IPTV network, providing programming worldwide to the GLBT community. Today, PrideNation provides 24 hour radio and TV entertainment to a half million viewers and listeners a month. PrideNation radio is available in several consumer hardware devices including HomePod, DLink, Phillips, Motorola and others. PrideNation Radio can also be heard live online 24 hours as well as special podcasts on Apple's iTunes.
PNN-TV provides 24-hour television with all-original programming for the GLBT community. Programming includes talk shows, games shows, mini series, reality shows, cooking, gardening and more. In August 2005, PNN -TV added its' original gay programming to Google Video for millions of users to access on-demand. PNN-TV will become Proud Television beginning September 15th and will be available in a new set-top box and wireless cell phone devices. Audience is projected to reach 2 million by December 2005 and 5 million by June 2006 based on carriage agreements and distribution.
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