RawVegas.tv Goes Live Today as the First Internet-Only TV Channel Exclusively Covering All Things Las Vegas

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RawVegas.tv goes where regular TV dare not tread with all-original, on-demand programming that captures the "anything goes" attitude of the Las Vegas nightlife, gaming, entertainment and sex industries.

It's a demographic that is very appealing to advertisers.

RawVegas.tv, the first-ever Internet TV channel featuring 24-hour on-demand, original programming dedicated exclusively to covering all things Las Vegas, premieres today with its first slate of shows. The revolutionary online entertainment channel, which goes where regular television dare not tread as it exposes all sides of the "anything goes" Las Vegas lifestyle, stars an array of Las Vegas gaming and entertainment personalities and offers original video content produced specifically for the Internet.

RawVegas.tv's no-holds-barred programming, consisting mostly of short-form Webisodes geared towards young adults, includes sports handicapping and gaming shows, reality shows starring Las Vegas personalities, a celebrity gossip beat, Las Vegas news and reviews programs, a comedy sketch program and a number of shows that uncover the sexy side of Sin City.

"Las Vegas is the world's most exciting city, and our 100% original video programming reflects the city's 'anything goes' attitude," said Steve "Chops" Preiss, president of RawVegas.tv, which is the first venture for Raw Networks LLC, a Las Vegas-based Internet television production company.

"RawVegas.tv's daily content will capture all of the fun and decadence of the Las Vegas nightlife, gaming, entertainment and sex industries while also providing unique perspectives on Las Vegas news and the celebrity scene that you won't get anywhere else," said Preiss. "We'll also feature prominent Las Vegas personalities in a number of roles, from being reality show subjects to actually hosting shows."

Among the programs viewers can watch on-demand and around-the-clock at RawVegas.tv include:

"Wager Wars" - Must-see viewing for any sports enthusiast, this fast-paced handicapping show stars America's best known sports handicapper Brandon Lang (the subject of the movie Two for the Money) and veteran sports analyst/handicapper Chris Jordan as the two debate the lines from the biggest games.

"Prop Bets" - Starring professional poker players Gavin Smith and Joe Sebok and hosted by model/actress Lauren Boiros, this reality show follows the outrageous dares and over-the-top wagers Las Vegas gamblers make with each other every day.

"Raw Vegas Daily" - A daily news shows with a Las Vegas twist and anchored by model/actress Denise Pernula, "Raw Vegas Daily" is for anyone living in Las Vegas, traveling to Las Vegas or just looking for an entertaining spin on the day's news.

"Raw Reality" - A regular series consisting of video blogs from unique Las Vegas personalities--ranging from professional poker players like Daniel Negreanu and Erick Lindgren to Las Vegas entertainers the Vegas Pin-Ups-- as they provide an uncensored look into their daily lives and routines.

"Red Light Interviews" - A provocative program featuring in-depth docu-interviews with the fascinating people who make up the famed Las Vegas sex industry.

"Raw Reviews" - A regular series that delivers entertaining and informative commentary on the Las Vegas club, dining and show scenes while also covering the "best" and "worst" of unique Sin City attractions. A must see for anyone traveling to Las Vegas for the first time or the hundredth time.

"Rough Cut Comedy Troupe" - In the spirit of "The State" and "Kids in the Hall," this gut-busting comedy show offers irreverent sketch comedy from Las Vegas comedy troupe, "A Group Collectively."

"Weekend Celebrity Recap" - The beautiful Denise Pernula serves up a weekly dish of celebrity sightings and gossip from the Entertainment Capital of the World.

Other programs RawVegas.tv will launch in the coming months include "High Stakes Golf," which chronicles the wagers of high-stakes gamblers on the golf course; "Vegas Vixens," a daily short-form soap opera set in Las Vegas; "Raw Vegas Uncovered," a reality show offering a behind-the-scenes look at the launch of a new media company; and a mix of Las Vegas-centric programs that shine the spotlight on the city's music scene, sporting events and beautiful women.

"The interest in Las Vegas, especially among young adults, has never been greater, and there's a huge audience online hungry not only to see what actually does happen in Vegas, but who also are seeking edgy and irreverent original video content," said Preiss. "It's a demographic that is very appealing to advertisers."

About Raw Networks LLC

Raw Networks LLC is a Las Vegas-based Internet television production company dedicated to producing and broadcasting original, localized video programming for online entertainment. Raw Networks was created by the partnership of STATUSfirm Inc. and marketing executive Brian Balsbaugh, founder of Poker Royalty, LLC. STATUSfirm is a pioneer in Internet broadcasting with success in producing sports, entertainment, informational, industrial, medical and lifestyle programming for the Internet. Balsbaugh founded Poker Royalty, LLC in 2003, which has become the premier agency for Las Vegas gaming-specific talent, marketing and promotions.


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