Gay TV Network Reveals Four Year Project and Plans to Expand Facilities in Palm Springs

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PNN -- PrideNation Network -- the world’s first 24-hour gay IPTV & radio network, announced today the wrap up of a four-year reality show production. With this wrap up, PNN also announced the relocation and expansion of their multimedia studios.

PNN -- PrideNation Network -- the world’s first 24-hour gay IPTV & radio network, announced today the wrap up of a four-year reality show production. With this wrap up, PNN also announced the relocation and expansion of their multimedia studios.

Back in February 2002, PNN opened a retail store on a gay-popular street in Palm Springs for the sole purpose of shooting a reality show. The music retail store was equipped with digital video cameras and media production facilities in the back.

“We basically ran our entire operation in this store and the public just could not understand the connection between the retail and broadcast”, said PNN President Allen Edwards. “We did not realize the drama that unfolded throughout the years not only with our business neighbors but with customers, staff and just daily operations of the store and network. We couldn’t make this stuff up if we tried.”

After four years of video production, PNN plans on producing a true behind-the-scenes gay television series on what it takes to run a retail store and entertainment network. “You’re going to see it all”, laughs Corey White – Program Director for PNN. “The reality material will be integrated with our regular series and programs. This brings a niche format that no other TV network has done, which is presenting our programming and revealing all drama it took to make the shows. With formatted programs and behind-the-scenes going in and out of reality; the entire network will be like one giant soap opera.”

PNN plans on airing the ongoing series on Proud Television starting May 2006. For the last month of production, Proud Television will air live segments online to give viewers a taste of what it’s all about. Now that the project is finishing, PNN has put the turnkey retail store on the market and has already received interest in it. PrideNation.com, Proud Television and PNN Radio will be moving to a much larger, state-of-the-art facility that will house not only the radio station but also TV studios with several permanent & interchangeable sets, offices and public audio/video recording studios.

About PrideNation, Proud Television and PNN Radio

In 1998 PNN launched a 24-hour broadband gay radio network. In 2000, PrideNation Television was launched as a subscriber based, self-standing software application. In September 2004, PNN TV changed its name to Proud Television, providing the first 24-hour gay IPTV network that includes programming worldwide to the GLBT community. Today, PrideNation provides 24 hour radio and TV entertainment to over a million viewers and listeners a month. PrideNation radio is available in several consumer hardware devices, portable wireless devices, online and now available on the new TIVO set-top box.

Proud-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. Proud -TV is currently adding its' original gay programming to Google Video for millions of users to access on-demand. Proud Television is also available in several new set-top boxes, Apple’s iTunes, iPod Podcasts, Microsoft’s Home Media Center and is currently in negotiations for several large carriage agreements. PNN’s TV and radio real-time streaming and VOD programming will be available wirelessly through cell phones and PDAs by February 2006.

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