Gerald M. Levin Elected Chairman of OasisTV

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Former Time Warner Chairman/CEO Sees Opportunities for Programmer in TV Revolution. Oasis TV, a low cost video content producer and aggregator with multiple revenue streams in a space that’s currently the fastest growing consumer category, names industry veteran Gerald "Jerry" Levin Chairman. His term starts on the close of series A-1 funding. Until that time, he will function as Chairman-elect in a senior advisory role.

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Jerry Levin Elected Chairman of Oasis TV

“I look forward to supporting the management and its goal to grow the company into the leading Body-Mind-Spirit programming service in the world,” said Levin. “It’s also about a lifestyle I personally believe in.”

Oasis TV, the country’s premier multi-platform Body-Mind-Spirit content provider, today announced that Gerald M. Levin has come on board as Senior Advisor to the company.

As Senior Advisor, Levin is helping guide the company’s capitalization and strategy, and moves into his full chairmanship role upon closing of its series A-1 funding.

“Oasis TV is poised to benefit tremendously by the new collaborative alchemy Jerry brings to the company,” said Oasis TV Founder and President/CEO Robert Schnitzer.

Prior to joining Oasis TV, Levin served from 1992 through 2002 as Chairman/CEO of the media conglomerate Time Warner. Starting in 1972, Levin pioneered the creation of HBO and helped develop the modern cable industry.

“I look forward to supporting the management and its goal to grow the company into the leading Body-Mind-Spirit programming service in the world,” Levin said, adding “It’s also about a lifestyle I personally believe in.”

Oasis TV’s current library contains more than 500 hours of original and acquired programming. Content categories include Personal Growth, Spirituality, Natural Health, Current Affairs, Earth & Environment and Love, Sex & Relationships.

“Our investors are delighted Jerry is as comfortable and enthusiastic about a nimble, boutique venture like us as he was with Fortune 100 companies,” said Schnitzer.

In addition to his new role at Oasis TV, Levin currently is the Presiding Director of Moonview Sanctuary, a holistic mental health institute in Santa Monica, California, and a partner in Connectivity, a consultancy devoted to helping entrepreneurs and start-ups.

About Gerald Levin
Gerald (Jerry) Levin is the former CEO of Time Warner Inc. He was the prime mover in the merger of Time Inc. and Warner Communications in 1990, Time Warner’s merger with Turner Broadcasting and CNN in 1996, and with AOL in 2001. He also served as a Director of the New York Stock Exchange and the New York Federal Reserve Bank. Previously, Levin was an attorney with Simpson Thacher and Bartlett, and then COO of D&R, an international investment and management firm.

Levin graduated from Haverford College, where he eventually served as Chairman of the Board, and received a legal degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a Trustee Emeritus of Hampshire College.

Currently, Levin is the Presiding Director of Moonview Sanctuary, a holistic mental health institute in Santa Monica, California, founded by his wife, Dr. Laurie Ann Levin. He is a partner with Bill West in Connectivity, a consultancy devoted to helping entrepreneurs and start-ups. He is also on the Board and an investor in Organized Wisdom.

About Oasis TV
Headquartered in Los Angeles, Oasis TV is a boutique TV network owned and operated by OTV Media Group, Inc. Currently available on demand in 9.9 million cable and satellite households nationwide, Oasis TV is the premier multi-platform Body Mind Spirit programming service. Content categories include Personal Growth, Spirituality, Natural Health, Current Affairs, Earth & Environment and Love, Sex & Relationships. Its smart TV widgets are bringing Oasis TV content to Sony, LG, Samsung and Vizio TVs, and smart mobile apps to the iPhone, Droid, BlackBerry and iPad in Q4 of 2010. Oasis TV is launching a companion linear channel in Q2 of 2011.

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