UK’s Fastest Growing Video Podcast WebTV Company Secures Investment

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Thamesvalleypod.tv, the UK’s fastest growing video podcast WebTV company, has secured first round of investment from Chesham-based Music Systems Ltd. Launched in June 2006, thamesvalleypod.tv has attracted worldwide attention with over 1.1 million hits and achieved a ranking in the top 27,000 websites on the planet.

Thamesvalleypod.tv, the UK’s fastest growing video podcast WebTV company, has secured first round of investment from Chesham-based Music Systems Ltd. Launched in June 2006, thamesvalleypod.tv has attracted worldwide attention with over 1.1 million hits and achieved a ranking in the top 27,000 websites on the planet.

Thamesvalleypod.tv provides a unique way for companies to reach “the download generation” as each video podcast show is sponsored, in the same way that TV shows are. The 30 second adverts feature full motion graphics, with voiceovers and backing tracks if needed.

“I’m thrilled with the success of my site and delighted to be working with Music Systems to take the business to the next stage ” explained Neil Fairbrother, CEO of thamesvalleypod.tv. “Roger and Tim of Music Systems bring a great deal of business and technical expertise as well as a premises which we’ve already started to convert to a studio.”

“We met thamesvalleypod.tv when they wanted some microphones and were immediately impressed by the idea of commercially sponsored video podcasts being used as the basis for a WebTV site” said Roger Dyer ‘We immediately saw this was a great opportunity for us not only to sell podcasting kits though thamesvalleypod.tv’s store, but also to get in on the ground floor of what’s clearly going to be a massive market.”

Music Systems Ltd have been providing audio systems, everything from a microphone to full blown studio equipment, to specialist locations and high street stores for 15 years.

“It’s great to be working with Neil on the production of shows” commented Tim “it’s a real buzz when recording, say, a music show and the band performs a specially written track just for the show.”

The video-podcast shows are free to download and can be watched at any time, any place in iTunes on Windows or Apple Mac computers, video iPods and even TV.

About thamesvalleypod.tv

Thamesvalleypod.tv is owned by Neil Fairbrother. Video-podcasts will download into iTunes on Mac or PC, the latest versions of Quicktime and iTunes are needed – these can be downloaded for free by clicking on the “Get iTunes” button on thamesvalleypod.tv or by visiting http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

Neil Fairbrother created the 6th fastest growing brand in the UK in 2002 (Langley-based Neos Networks) where he created Liquid Bandwidth business to business telecoms service. Neil left when Neos was sold in 2003 to Scottish & Southern Energy plc. Neil had the idea for thamesvalleypod.tv at the January 2006 planning meeting of Maidenhead Ecademy – a networking meeting of local businesses that meets monthly at Norden Farm.

For advertising in thamesvalleypod.tv video podcast shows call 08453 313 436

About Music Systems Ltd

Music Systems Ltd designs and installs in-store entertainment systems that help create the ambience to match the brand of the store, restaurant, or other retail outlet. Studies have shown that revenue can drop as much as 20% during busy periods if the music system is faulty or just not playing at all. Music Systems Ltd also provide audio systems into Schools and Colleges for stage productions, as well as lighting systems, LCD projectors and flat screen plasma displays.

About Podcasting

Voted “Word of the Year 2005” and invented in 2004, podcasts are audio or video files that can be downloaded via an “RSS” link into browsers or iTunes. If into iTunes they can then be downloaded into iPods, the most popular podcast player on the planet with > 85% market share. All the major broadcasters are moving into this space as a cost-effective and convenient way of distributing their content – BBC Radio 4’s “Listen Again” service uses audio-podcasts.

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