Simul TV Announces Agreement With American Music Channel and Its CEO Hal Willis, Former CMT Chief, For Exclusive Social TV Channels

Share Article

Simul TV, which successfully launched its beta version earlier this month at BlogWorld Expo New York, is the next evolution in social television and has entered into a distribution agreement to stream exclusive online channels across connected devices.

I'm excited that this venture will allow us to go to the next level.......

We've been very active in the social media arenas since the inception of streaming video, all the while keeping our eye on possibilities for Internet TV.

The American Music Channel has agreed to create a series of exclusive music channels for Simul TV, which will boast an impressive lineup of live and video-on-demand content. The beta version [Simul TV] will focus on family entertainment programs, and a healthy mix of comedy, action, and a 24/7 live sports feed. The American Music Channel will provide a variety of channels selected from among a number of musical genres, including live streaming concerts, with a special focus on emerging and independent artists. Simul TV’s revolutionary technology allows viewers to engage with their favorite video entertainment like never before, blending the traditional television experience with mobile media to create a social TV interaction.

IMN’s CEO and Founder Steven Turner said, “Simul TV is about bringing people together, connecting fans of all types of entertainment, simultaneously sharing streaming content while communicating through picture-in picture video chats, voice chats and text chats. Music is the ideal format for social television, and with Hal’s impeccable reputation as a visionary in the media industry, he and American Music Channel are the perfect partners to assist Simul TV in bringing this revolutionary technology to the music fan and the emerging artist.”

The American Music Channel’s CEO and Founder Hal Willis added, “I started down this road more than ten years ago, with a passion for utilizing technology to build a new model for the music business and a viable platform for the emerging artist. We have been very active in the Web and social media arenas since the inception of online streaming video across connected devices, all the while keeping our eye on possibilities for Internet TV. Steven first approached me several years ago, and I am delighted to see his vision come to fruition and allow us to take ours to the next level.”

Interconnect Media Network Systems (IMN) is a Virginia-based media company. It specializes in video ingestion and encoding, as well as HD and SD transcoding and delivery using adaptive bitrate streaming. IMN has both hardware and cloud based services as well as a full line of products that will seamlessly integrate with broadcast workflow.

American Music Channel is a destination portal and social media platform for all things music, counting agreements with all of the major record labels among one of the largest libraries of music videos on the Web. The company has been named to the Business TN “Hot 100” and Nashville Post “Fast 50” lists of emerging companies. Mr. Willis’s leadership roles at CMT and CMT Europe followed a long career as General Counsel for The Nashville Network and Acuff-Rose Music. On the heels of having founded mPhase Technologies, which in conjunction with the Georgia Tech Research Institute was a pioneer in the delivery of digital video over copper telephone lines, Willis launched American Music Channel in April 2000. Patty Silver, President and Chief Creative Officer, is a nationally renowned consultant, facilitator, and speaker, as well as an award-winning documentary filmmaker and a jurist for the New York Film Festival. As a therapist she was founder and CEO of the not-for-profit Shekhinah Center Breast Cancer Help Program.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Steven Turner

Hal Willis
American Music Channel
Email >
Follow us on
Visit website


American Music Channel Logo