Chesham, UK (PRWEB) April 12, 2007
pod3.tv (formerly thamesvalleypod.tv), the UK's fastest growing video-podcast webTV company, has signed a deal to license their original content to Joost, the innovative online TV distribution platform. Both companies represent leading edge 21st Century TV. pod3.tv was launched June 1, 2006, and already delivers thousands of commercially sponsored original shows each month as video podcasts. Under the terms of the deal pod3.tv will make all of their shows available through Joost, as well as video podcast downloads from pod3.tv.
"This is very exciting for us" says Neil Fairbrother, founder of pod3.tv "we very much regard ourselves as a 21st century TV company and this deal confirms that view. This kind of deal shows the way ahead for TV entertainment, 20th Century TV is dead, it just doesn't know it yet."
Yvette Alberdingkthijm, executive vice president of content strategy and acquisition Joost, said, "pod3.tv is already proving itself as an innovative TV content provider and as such we at Joost are pleased to be partnering with the organisation."
"The Joost platform is really amazing -- we were really impressed when Joost gave us a preview some months ago," says Tim Dyer Director for pod3.tv. "We offer a wide range of programming already and are looking forward to delivering more new and innovative programming through the Joost platform later in the year."
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/
Pod3.tv was the brainchild of Neil Fairbrother who created the 6th fastest growing brand in the UK in 2002 (Langley-based Neos Networks) where he invented 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. First round of funding was secured in the summer 2006 from Music Systems Ltd, now rebranded as pod3av.com
For advertising in pod3.tv shows: sales @ pod3.tv
For ideas for shows: ideas @ pod3.tv
Or call the pod3 team on 01494 794001
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.