PNN Media Group Announces Launch of New Gay TV Network

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New gay TV channel available on TV, online and on mobile devices.

"Proud TV wants to grab that niche GLBT audience with quality programming specifically for them" - Allen Edwards

PNN Media Group will relaunch Proud Television, a revamped gay & lesbian network scheduled to debut this Wednesday May 1st. PNN Media Group will operate the new venture. The announcement was made last Friday live on PNN Radio (http://pnn.fm) by Executive Member Allen Edwards.

Upon launching on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013, Proud TV will feature quality LGBTQ programming via the ROKU on-demand box for traditional TV viewing as well as a revolutionary, custom-designed video player for online and mobile viewing. PNN Media Group is also in negotiations with several new TV products to be launched later this year.

Proud Television's online player will stream hundreds of hours of programming 24-hours a day. This player is compatible with all web browsers including tablets and smartphones. Proud TV's online player allows the user to watch full screen like a TV set. Proud TV has an optional mini player that the users can put in the corner of their computer's screen so they do other things while still watching Proud TV's programming.

Unlike YouTube and other network's on demand videos; Proud TV's programming is continuous just like terrestrial television. One of the features of Proud Television is the 'DVR-Like Option'. Even though the programming is continuous, if the viewer does not like the current show; they can change the 'virtual channel' and move on to the next show. They can also fast forward, rewind and pause. They're not confined or forced to watch what's on (like current cable TV channels).

Regarding the announcement, Mr. Edwards stated, “Terrestrial TV networks are still trying to figure out what to do with the internet. Most of these channels have a small amount of on demand programs available on their websites. We are jumping in with 100% of our content available online, on mobile and on TV sets.”

Mr. Edwards added, “Proud Television has been in operation for ten years. Most of that time we've been creating content and it's only been available on IP boxes and on demand boxes. Celebrating Proud TV's 10th anniversary is a perfect time to go all in and expand our audience base. Within that 10 years, technology has allowed us to make Proud TV available anywhere.”

Mr. Edwards also stated, “The broadcast industry knows that many traditional TV viewers are now spending more time in front of their computers than in front of their TV sets. Some cable companies have made their channel line ups now available online. Proud TV wants to grab that online niche audience with quality programming specifically for them.”

PNN Media Group has created a IPTV network that covers all platforms that the viewer would use. This includes the traditional TV set, the online PC computer, the laptop, tablet and the smartphone. Proud Television designed a website and custom video player that will resize and stream for any online device. This means the viewer can watch Proud TV anywhere.

PNN Media Group also created an online video player so viewers can watch while doing other things. This means viewers can be productive while watching our TV network.

Proud Television is all about the gay and lesbian community. A niche audience that Proud TV has always targeted. In the past ten years, Proud Television has created hundreds of hours of exclusive programming that's just for the LGBTQ viewer. This programming includes:

  • Circuit Party events -- Covering dance parties, nightclubs and major circuit events; Proud Television has logged in numerous hours of entertainment.
  • Reality shows -- With a hometown in Palm Springs, California, Proud TV has created several exclusive reality shows that are ongoing and continue to this day.
  • Music Videos -- With sister station PNN Radio ( http://www.pnn.fm) we get many music video submissions from artists throughout the world. We have several music video shows as well as music videos as a part of our daily programming schedule.
  • On location events -- In that past ten years, Proud Television has been throughout the U.S. attending Pride Events, parties, fundraisers, sporting events and much more. These events become a part of many of our exclusive programs and they become programs of their own.
  • And much, much more -- We have a new game show coming this fall (http://www.gaymeshow.com), we have exclusive talk shows, movies, short films, comedies, sitcoms and much more.

About PNN Media Group

Started in 1997, PrideNation.com (http://www.pridenation.com) began as an online streaming music station. PNN Radio (http://www.pnn.fm) played dance music for the gay and lesbian community. PNN Radio is the largest gay dance online radio network in the U.S. PNN Media Group launched Proud Television in 2003 which provided small online video programs on demand. In 2008 Proud Television offered programs in a few IPTV boxes available for traditional TV viewing. May 1st, 2013, Proud Television will make available all programming online 24-hours a day.

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