Local Media Group The MESH Named Featured Podcast Provider on iTunes

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Western North Carolina-based online media network The MESH (http://www.themesh.tv), launched this year by local video and multimedia production firm Jackson Group Interactive, has been named a Featured Podcast Provider on the iTunes Store (http://www.itunes.com), giving nationwide reach to the locally-produced shows and joining podcasts from national outlets including CNN, CBS, NBC, ESPN, and Bloomberg News.

Western North Carolina-based online media network The MESH (http://www.themesh.tv), launched this year by local video and multimedia production firm Jackson Group Interactive, has been named a Featured Podcast Provider on the iTunes Store (http://www.itunes.com), giving nationwide reach to the locally-produced shows and joining podcasts from national outlets including CNN, CBS, NBC, ESPN, and Bloomberg News.

The network launched in July with nine shows in subjects ranging from sports to business and arts to entertainment, and has since added an additional seven shows in subjects including parenting, technology and Fantasy Football.

“We’re very excited to be named a Featured Podcast Provider on iTunes,” said MESH Director Mary Margaret Baker. "It's nice knowing that all of the content we are producing here in Western North Carolina will be available to iTunes users nationwide."

The majority of the shows are recorded and produced in the Jackson Group Interactive offices, which contains a specially-built “MESH Studio.”  The shows feature local personalities and professionals discussing topics of interests to them or connected to their area of expertise. The shows are generally discussion-based, with many of them unscripted and allowed to go in-depth on particular topics.

All shows are free to listen, watch or download, via iTunes or at http://www.themesh.tv. Visitors to the web site can choose a show of interest, listen to the latest or past episodes at any time, and then choose to “subscribe” through iTunes to ensure they automatically receive new episodes whenever they are available.

“We’ve had a very successful start to our network, with high download numbers and great visibility even after just a few months of operation," said Alan Jackson, Executive Producer of The MESH. "But what’s really been exciting is the feedback we have received; many people are connecting with the programming we are producing, and we have received many ‘thank you’ letters and ideas for future shows.”

Jackson Group Interactive is a full-service video and multimedia production firm and a wholly- owned subsidiary of The Jackson Group, located at 219 1st Avenue SW in Hickory. The Jackson Group has been in business helping organizations “manage well, serve well, and communicate well since 1976.

For more information about The MESH, to listen to any of the shows, or for instructions on subscribing to podcasts via iTunes please visit the network web site at http://www.themesh.tv.  Questions, suggestions, or feedback can also be sent directly to The MESH by email at info(at)themesh(dot)tv.

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