New York, NY (PRWEB) February 17, 2011
Professional Television Network LLC, a leading provider of professional medical education and cutting edge digital medical content for top U.S. physicians and Roku, Inc., maker of the best-selling and award-winning family of Roku streaming players with access to Netflix, Amazon Video On Demand, and Hulu Plus, today announced the availability of the Healthcasts channel on Roku, bringing advanced medical content and on-screen interactive test-taking applications to the televisions of physicians nationwide. The Healthcasts channel will be available to all Healthcare Providers on the Roku player later today.
Roku, the original Netflix player, is the standard for the delivery of streaming entertainment to TV screens at an affordable price. The Roku player provides instant access to today’s top entertainment directly in the home, including movies, TV shows, music, news, and live sports from Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon VOD, Pandora, and MLB.tv.
PTN’s Healthcasts interactive educational network informs and guides thousands of leading practitioners in the U.S. healthcare market, collectively serving well over 100 million patients annually. The companies will deliver real-time critical healthcare content to all medical practitioners with a Roku player. PTN is committed to vastly improving individual healthcare and patient outcomes in the U.S., and this expansion of services is one of many steps planned by PTN to drive a broad health & wellness campaign to address pressing healthcare issues in the U.S. today.
For the last decade, PTN-Healthcasts has worked with the country’s leading physicians, medical schools, research institutes, and centers of excellence – such as Johns Hopkins, M.D. Anderson, Harvard/Joslin Diabetes Center and Duke Medical Center – to bring world-class education, treatment and care to millions of patients.
“We are thrilled to announce the addition of the Roku player to the growing list of cutting edge TV platforms that deliver our Healthcasts educational content to physicians across the United States,” said Erik Dalton, Executive Director of Media and Technology at PTN. “The Roku platform offers us the ability to expand our current physician audience while still providing the same great interactive and on-demand capabilities physicians have come to know and love from Healthcasts. This new addition allows us to continue to provide a higher level of educational learning opportunities to Healthcare providers, ultimately driving better patient outcomes. Developing for the Roku platform was a breeze thanks to the experienced Float Left Interactive team.”
“The Healthcasts channel for physicians is a great example of how Roku customers can use the player for educational activities in addition to the everyday entertainment they consume in the household,” said Jim Funk, Vice President of Business Development for Roku, Inc. “Healthcasts is the leading interactive video content provider of medical educational programming for physicians and we are excited to bring access to this content via the Roku platform.”
About Roku, Inc.
The market leader in streaming entertainment devices for the TV, Roku has always believed that anything you want to watch, listen to, and enjoy should simply be there on your TV, whenever you want it. Over half a million happy customers later, Roku streaming players are renowned for their simplicity, variety of entertainment choices, and exceptional value. Roku is privately held and based in Saratoga, Calif. For more information on the company and its products, visit: http://www.roku.com.
About Professional Television Network, LLC (PTN)
Launched in 2001, The Professional Television Network - Healthcasts, is a peer-board reviewed, credible, and physician-validated home-based private digital television network for physicians and healthcare professionals. PTN broadcasts a wide variety of programs including those that are Continuing Medical Education accredited, medical news, highlights of major society, association, and congress meetings, in addition to other physician-oriented programs to thousands of physicians throughout the United States. PTN-Healthcasts programs have been viewed over one million times by physicians since PTN’s founding in 2001. The Healthcasts network consists of tens of thousands of top physicians throughout all 50 states who collectively see over 100 million patients per year. Healthcasts’ physicians have, since inception of PTN programming, administered care to over one billion patients.
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