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In the Media

MarketWatch: Why it’s important for TV networks to adopt multiple platforms
“Fragmentation in video consumption is rampant according to new data from Net2TV and SmithGeiger. For millennials this is especial so. Just 18% of their video viewing time is spent with traditional television, with 61% occurring through connected devices.”

nScreenMedia: Millennial viewing time with TV 1.5hrs, with mobile/PC 6hrs!
“A new report released on Tuesday confirms the trend of video and TV consumers moving away from traditional TV and toward online streaming.”

nScreenMedia: Net2TV and Opera Help Build Scale In Connected TVs
“Under the agreement, Net2TV’s Portico TV will be available free via the Opera TV store on 430 models of TVs and streaming devices from companies such as Sony, Samsung, Hisense, RCA and TiVo.”

Forbes: Four Ways YouTube and Netflix Will Transform Television
“Television is an experience of programming regardless of the platform,” contended Tom Morgan, founder & CEO of Net2TV. “Whatever the consumer says is TV is TV.”

Broadcasting & Cable: Portico TV Is On Fire
“Free OTT-TV service joins Amazon’s video ecosystem.”

Multichannel News: Portico Sets Up Shop At Arris’s OTT ‘Market’
“Arris will offer Portico TV on set-top boxes outfitted with the recently-launched Arris Market”

TVNewsCheck: Portico TV Streaming Comes To Arris Set-Tops
“Net2TV furthers the variety of programming our operators can offer, giving them a competitive advantage in vying for the consumers’ business.”

VideoNuze: Net2TV’s Channels Added to ARRIS Set-Tops As Cable Inches Toward OTT Convergence
“This is an opportunity for operators to capitalize on viewers’ ongoing shift from linear TV viewing to OTT viewing.”

Huffington Post Media: Reed Hastings Is An Optimist

MarketWatch: Time Inc. to Add “Sports Illustrated” Weekly Show to Net2TV’s Portico Free-To-Watch TV Service “Sports Illustrated” is hosted by Maggie Gray and will offer features, behind-the-scenes sports stories and in-depth analysis from the iconic sports media franchise.

Business Wire:Time Inc. and Net2TV Corp. Create Lineup of Streaming Television Shows “Time Inc. and Net2TV Corp. are bringing Time’s signature brands to television.”

Business Wire: Bonnier and Net2TV Renew “Popular Science” TV Show, Add “Cycle World” and “Saveur” Programs “Portico TV viewers crave the deep expertise and compelling stories that Bonnier’s brands deliver.”

VideoNuze: Bonnier’s “Cycle World” and “Saveur” Videos Curated Into TV Programs by Portico TV  “Net2TV’s model is to create ad-supported TV-like experiences using high-quality short-form videos from branded partners.”

NScreen Media: Net2TV’s Cloud-Based Dynamic Ad Insertion Extends Magazine Revenue Reach  “Platforms like Portico TV provide a simple way for a magazine to deliver to a wider audience.”

NScreen Media: Portico TV Adds Sharp TVs, Toshiba Laptops and Tablets: Available on 10 Million Screens

NScreen Media: Portico TV Adds Sharp TVs, Toshiba Laptops and Tablets: Available on 10 Million Screens

Forbes:  The New World of Passion Television
“Net2TV offers the kind of narrowcast channels that were unimaginable a decade ago…”

Multichannel News: Net2TV Sees More Than One Way To Launch A ‘Channel’ These Days

Huffington Post Media: What Channel is ABC?

NScreenMedia: Newsy and Net2TV Create 30 Minute Headline News Show Online

Ad Age: Net2TV Brings TV’s Traditional Business Model to Its Web Video Service

Broadcasting and Cable: Net2TV’s Portico TV Service to Bow on Roku

Media Post: Online Media Daily: Portico TV to Run Ads in June

VideoNuze: Net2TV’s Portico to Launch on Roku Ad Insertion Enabled

Multichannel News: ActiveVideo Rides Roku Wave

Streaming Media: Net2TV Launches, Focusing on Streaming to the Living Room.

All Things D: Web Video, on Your TV, That Looks Like TV

Broadcasting & Cable: Net 2TV Launches Portico Streaming TV Service

Fierce Cable: NBC, Netflix, MTV veterans launch cloud TV service Net2TV

VideoNuzeCloud-Based Startup Portico Aims to Package Online Video Into TV Experiences

Twice: P&F Unveils Philips Connected TV Lineup At CES 

Ad Age: How to Build a Smarter Smart TV: Understand the Viewer

Media Post: The Smart TV Viewer’s Bill Of Rights

TV Technology: Net2TV Launches Cloud-Based TV

FierceOnlineVideo: Net2TV at OTTCON

Press Releases

7.14.14 – How We Watch TV: Audiences Are Quickly Migrating to Streaming Viewing

NEW YORK—LOS ANGELES—REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 14, 2015 — With the ubiquity of media devices and screens, media consumers are now watching an astounding 8.25 hours of video every day. But the viewing is increasingly fragmented, with consumers spending more time watching streaming videos and programs on digital devices, and less watching traditional TV. These are the findings of “TV, Video and Viewers 2015,” a new report from media industry research firm SmithGeiger LLC and streaming television company Net2TV Corp.

Leading this shift, 18- to 34-year-old Millennials are spending only 18 percent of their video-viewing time watching traditional broadcast and cable TV. Fully 61 percent of their overall viewing is being done on digital devices (e.g., computers, tablets, smart phones). For older adults, ages 35 to 44, real-time viewing of broadcast or cable TV is only slightly larger – accounting for 27 percent of their total video viewing time.

“This survey confirms that audiences are making streaming video an increasing share of their total news and entertainment consumption,” said Dr. Seth Geiger, president and co-founder of SmithGeiger.  “The results also show that habits are changing rapidly, and that every age group is participating in that shift.”

“For media companies looking to retain and build audiences, the ‘TV, Video and Viewers 2015’ results underscore the urgent need to distribute their content online,” said Tom Morgan, founder and CEO of Net2TV Corp.

Long-Form Takes Center Stage

The shift to non-linear content on digital platforms includes both long-form programming and shorter “snackable” videos. The survey results indicate long-form programming maintains its popularity, but is increasingly shifting to non-linear platforms. Media consumers are routinely watching content as long as 30 minutes on smartphones and tablets, and for longer than an hour on tablets and connected TVs.

This is consistent with Net2TV’s measured viewership numbers that show 96 percent completion rates for shows on its Portico TV app.

“As our partners know, online audiences behave a lot like television audiences as long as the programming is engaging, well-produced and delivered without buffering and stuttering,” said Jim Monroe, co-founder and senior vice president of Net2TV.

These findings are based on an online survey conducted from June 2 through June 5, 2015, of 1,020 18- to 54-year-old adults living in the U.S. who consume at least five minutes of rich media content on any platform on a weekly basis.

About Net2TV

Net2TV Corporation is a streaming television company that provides partners with distribution, curation, monetization and strategic guidance to build successful streaming video businesses. For more information, visit www.net2tv.com.

About SmithGeiger

SmithGeiger LLC is a leading entertainment and media research and consulting firm working with the most recognized media and consumer brands. For more information, visit www.smithgeiger.com.

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2.18.14 – Net2TV and Opera Bring New Program Lineup to Sony, TiVo and Other Streaming TVs and Devices

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 9, 2015 — Net2TV Corporation and Opera Software are teaming up to deliver a new lineup of streaming TV shows to viewers using the popular Opera TV store on Sony, Samsung, Hisense, RCA and TiVo devices. Under this agreement, programs distributed by Net2TV’s Portico TV service, including free-to-watch, full-length shows from Time, Popular Science, Better Homes and Garden and Cooking Light, are available immediately on Sony, Hisense, RCA and TiVo devices, and later this summer on Samsung Blu-Ray players. The agreement affects approximately 430 models of TVs and other streaming devices.

“Opera TV enables millions of viewers to discover programs that matter to them,” said Tom Morgan, founder and CEO of Net2TV Corp. “This partnership with Opera Software fits in with our goal of helping our partners expand their streaming TV audience, while also helping viewers find streaming programming they want from brands they know and love.”

“Net2TV’s Portico TV service provides a new level of lean-back, special-interest programs from major media brands and upstarts,” said Daniel Nordberg, Head of Content Acquisition for Opera Software. “These programs help round out the streaming TV experience for viewers by providing special-interest programs in areas where viewers have great interest and passion.”

Net2TV’s Portico TV series include “Better Homes and Gardens,” “A Closer Look with the AP,” “Cooking Light,” “Cycle World,” “Field & Stream,” “Inside Golf,” “Newsy in 30,” “PEOPLE This Week,” “Popular Science,” “Saveur,” “Southern Living,” “Sports Illustrated,” “The Week in TIME,” and “World Eats.” All shows are updated weekly with the exception of news programs, which are updated daily.

Net2TV curates short-form videos from its media partners and packages the videos into full 30-minute television programs with dynamic advertising for tablets, smart phones and smart TVs, connected TVs, cable set-top boxes, and mobile devices.

About Net2TV

Net2TV Corporation is a streaming television company that provides partners with distribution, curation, monetization and strategic guidance to build successful streaming video businesses. The company works with media brands and emerging independents and reaches viewers via 2.2 billion mobile devices, 2 billion browsers and 47 million connected TV screens. The company is headed by industry veterans from MTV/Nickelodeon, Black Arrow, NBC, TiVo and Netflix. Net2TV is based in Redwood City, Calif. For more information, visit www.net2tv.com.

About Opera TV

The Opera TV portfolio powers rich web experiences on tens of millions of Smart TVs, set-top boxes, Blu-ray Disc players and chipsets for more than 60 customers, including Sony, TiVo, Samsung, Swisscom, TCL and RCA. Tap into the complete suite of tools for creating compelling connected-TV experiences. The Opera TV ecosystem spans the Opera TV Store app platform with hundreds of entertaining apps tailor-made for TV, Opera Devices SDK (software development kit) for creating and rendering HTML5-based user interfaces, and the Opera TV browser for reaching the full web. Opera TV offers solutions for OEMs, pay-TV operators, broadcasters and content publishers. With the Opera Mediaworks advertising platform, Opera TV can help monetize and drive traffic to content through an end-to-end advertising solution. Visit www.opera.com/tv/ to learn more.

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2.18.14 – Net2TV Comes to Amazon Appstore

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., February 18, 2015 — Net2TV Corp.’s free, streaming television service, Portico TV, is now available in the Amazon Appstore for Android devices and on Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire tablets and Fire Phone, giving viewers a variety of full-length (30 minute) specialty programs including “The Week in TIME,” “Popular Science,” and “Better Homes and Gardens.”

“We’re continually looking for new programming that enriches the viewing experience of our customers and we’re thrilled to add Portico TV to the line-up in the Amazon Appstore,” said Steve Rabuchin, vice president, Amazon Appstore. “The addition of Portico TV allows us to bring our customers full-length, special-interest programming from some of the most popular media brands in the business.”

Net2TV’s Portico TV currently offers 18 on-demand, full-length programs from partners like Time Inc., Bonnier Corp and Meredith. Series include “Better Homes and Gardens,” “Celeb TV,” “A Closer Look with the AP,” “Cooking Light,” “Cycle World,” “Field & Stream,” “Inside Golf,” “Newsy in 30,” “PEOPLE This Week,” “Popular Science,” “Saveur,” “Southern Living,” “Sports Illustrated,” “The Week in TIME,” and “World Eats.” All shows are updated weekly with the exception of news programs, which are updated daily.

“The Amazon Appstore enables our programming partners—who represent some of the biggest media names—to reach new audiences and to give those audiences quality programming choices,” said Tom Morgan, Net2TV co-founder and CEO.

About Net2TV and Portico TV
Net2TV Corporation is a digital television company that offers a combination of tools and services that make it possible for media companies to create, distribute and monetize full-length online TV programming.

Net2TV’s Portico TV programming is developed in partnership with established media brands and high-quality online producers. Net2TV curates short-form videos from these partners and packages the video into full 30-minute television programs for tablets, smart phones and smart TVs, connected TVs, cable set-top boxes, and now Amazon Appstore.

The company, which is headed by industry veterans from MTV/Nickelodeon, Black Arrow, NBC, TiVo and Netflix, is based in Redwood City, Calif. For more information, visit www.net2tv.com.

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12.11.14 – NET2TV Portico TV Streaming comes To Arris Set-Tops

SUWANEE, Ga., December 11, 2014 ARRIS Group Inc.’s (NASDAQ: ARRS) ARRIS Market platform will add Net2TV Corp.’s streaming television service, Portico TV, to its over-the-top (OTT) content library beginning early next year.

ARRIS Market is an operator customizable HTML environment that works with the ARRIS Whole Home Solution to give operators unprecedented flexibility in controlling the content as well as the look and feel on the ARRIS set-top user experience.

“Net2TV furthers the variety of programming our operators can offer, giving them a competitive advantage in vying for the consumers’ business,” said Ron Miller, vice president, Product Management, Consumer Solutions, ARRIS. “Net2TV’s Portico TV broadens the content mix of existing Whole Home Solution deployments, offering subscribers access to a variety of engaging, on-demand content from leading program providers.”

Net2TV’s Portico TV service works with well-known media brands with expertise in special-interest categories including food, entertainment, sports, news, tech and lifestyles. Portico currently offers 18 on-demand, full-length programs including “Better Homes and Gardens,” “Southern Living,” Saveur” “Cooking Light,” “World Eats,” “Inside Golf,” “Cycle World, “Sports Illustrated,” “Field & Stream,” “A Closer Look with the AP,” “Newsy in 30,” “The Week in TIME,” “PEOPLE This Week,” “Celeb TV,” and “Popular Science.” All shows are updated weekly with the exception of news programs, which are updated daily.

“ARRIS is a leader in delivering the content that consumers want, whenever and wherever they want it,” said Tom Morgan, president and CEO of Net2TV Corp. “Our streaming, special-interest programming helps ARRIS give consumers even more content choices from popular brands that they know and love.”

About ARRIS

ARRIS is a global innovator in IP, video and broadband technology. We have continually worked with our customers to transform the experience of entertainment and communications for millions of people around the world. The people of ARRIS are dedicated to the success of our customers, bringing a passion for invention that has fueled our history: We created digital TV, delivered the first wireless broadband gateway and are pioneering the standards and pathways for tomorrow’s personalized, Ultra HD, multiscreen, and cloud services. We are dedicated to meeting today’s challenges and preparing for the tasks the future holds. Collaborating with our customers, ARRIS will continue to solve the most pressing challenges of 21st century communications. Together, we are inventing the future. For more information: www.arris.com. 

About Net2TV and Portico TV

Net2TV Corporation is a digital television company that delivers free, ad-supported programming through its Portico TV service. Portico TV programming is developed in partnership with established media brands, high-quality online producers, and independent film and documentary producers. Net2TV curates short-form videos from these partners and packages the video into full 30-, or 60-minute television programs for tablets, smart phones and smart TVs, connected TVs and now cable set-top boxes. The company, which is headed by industry veterans from MTV/Nickelodeon, Black Arrow, NBC, TiVo and Netflix, is based in Redwood City, Calif. For more information, visit www.net2tv.com.

6.25.14 – Time, Inc. and Net2TV Create Lineup of Streaming Television Shows

“The Week In TIME,” “PEOPLE This Week,” “Cooking Light,” “Inside Golf Magazine” and “Southern Living” TV Shows Are Now Available on Net2TV’s Portico TV Service

NEW YORK, June 25, 2014 — Time Inc. and Net2TV Corp. are bringing Time’s signature brands to television. The initial shows — “PEOPLE This Week,” “The Week In TIME,” “Cooking Light,” “Inside Golf Magazine” and “Southern Living” — are based on Time Inc.’s popular titles. To create the full-length programs, Net2TV’s production team curates and packages existing short-form video from Time Inc.’s video library. See samples of the shows here: http://bit.ly/1iuKIQD.

The free, ad-supported programs are available today on Net2TV’s Portico TV service, which is distributed to more than 25 million viewers through smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Sharp and Philips; on Roku-connected TVs; and Toshiba tablets and notebooks. The shows are also available online at www.portico.tv.

“These shows give our audience more of the content they love,” said J.R. McCabe, senior vice president of video for Time Inc. “We are always looking for new ways to let audiences engage with our brands, and these streaming, full-length TV shows do just that. Plus they’re available when and where viewers want to watch.”

“Time Inc.’s iconic brands excel at providing the high-quality, special-interest editorial people know and trust,” said Tom Morgan, president and CEO of Net2TV Corp. “These programs extend that editorial reach with traditional, full-length format television programs available through streaming devices, connected TVs, the web, and mobile devices.”

About Time Inc.
Time Inc. (NYSE: TIME) is one of the largest media companies in the world reaching more than 130 million consumers each month across multiple platforms. With influential brands such as TIME, PEOPLE, Sports Illustrated, InStyle, Real Simple, Wallpaper, Travel + Leisure and Food & Wine, Time Inc. is home to celebrated events and franchises including the FORTUNE 500, TIME 100, PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive, Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year, the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen and the Essence Festival.

About Net2TV and Portico TV
Net2TV Corporation is a connected-TV media company that delivers free, ad-supported programming on its Portico TV service. Portico TV programming is developed in partnership with established media brands, high-quality online producers, and independent film and documentary producers. Net2TV curates short-form videos from these partners and packages the video into full 30-, 60-, or 90-minute television programs for Internet-connected TVs and devices. The company, which is headed by industry veterans from MTV/Nickelodeon, Black Arrow, NBC, TiVo and Netflix, is based in Redwood City, Calif. For more information, visit www.net2tv.com.

4.02.14 – Bonnier and Net2TV Renew “Popular Science” TV Show, Add “Cycle World” and “Saveur” Programs

Bonnier and Net2TV Renew “Popular Science” TV Show, Add “Cycle World” and “Saveur” Programs

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 2, 2014 — Bonnier Publishing and Net2TV Corp. have expanded their relationship to create additional television shows based on Bonnier’s popular magazine titles. Under the agreement Net2TV will renew the “Popular Science” program and add two new shows, “Cycle World” and “Saveur,” to the Portico TV line-up. The new “Saveur” show premiers on Portico TV today; “Cycle World” will debut later this month. A sample clip of the “Saveur” show can be seen here: http://bit.ly/1gLmkqI.

“‘Popular Science’ on Portico provides viewers informative and engaging content on connected TVs and devices,” said Sean Holzman, chief brand development officer for Bonnier Corporation. “Expanding on our successful ‘Popular Science’ TV offering, viewers can now enjoy our new video lineup based on our leading brands Cycle World and Saveur.”

Net2TV’s Portico TV service offers free, ad-supported television programs developed in partnership with established media brands, high-quality online producers, and independent film and documentary producers. Net2TV curates short-form videos from these partners and packages the video into full 30-, 60-, or 90-minute television programs for Internet-connected TVs and devices. Portico’s full-length shows are available to viewers through streaming devices, connected TVs, tablets, mobile devices and the web.

“Portico TV viewers crave the deep expertise and compelling stories that Bonnier’s brands deliver,” said Tom Morgan, president and CEO of Net2TV Corp. “We look forward to the continued success of the “‘Popular Science’ show and the addition of ‘Cycle World’ and ‘Saveurprograms.”

About Bonnier Corporation

Bonnier Corporation (www.bonniercorp.com), one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in the U.S., is the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences through magazines, events, digital media, and leading-edge products. Bonnier Corp. is the U.S. division of the Bonnier Group, (www.bonnier.com), an international media group active in television, newspapers, magazines, movies and cinemas, books, and digital media. Based in the Nordic region with substantial operations in the U.S., Germany, the U.K., and Eastern Europe, Bonnier has businesses in 16 countries worldwide and employs more than 10,000 people. Bonnier stands for entrepreneurship and has always combined a genuine commitment to freedom of speech with a sense for business. Bonnier is wholly owned by the Bonnier family, which has been running the company for seven generations.

About Net2TV and Portico TV

Net2TV Corporation is a connected-TV media company that delivers free, ad-supported programming. Its Portico TV service is available to tens of millions of viewers on smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Sharp and Philips, Roku-connected TVs and Toshiba tablets and notebooks. The shows can also be seen on the web at portico.tv.

The company is headed by industry veterans from MTV/Nickelodeon, Black Arrow, NBC, TiVo and Netflix. For more information, visitwww.net2tv.com.

10.09.13 – Net2TV’s Portico Reaches 10 Million Screens

Net2TV’s Portico Reaches 10 Million Connected Screens

Special-interest, “passion TV” service available to 10+ million screens, on track to reach 20 million screens by year-end

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., October 9, 2013 — The Portico service from Net2TV Corp. (www.net2tv.com) is now available on more than 10 million connected screens across multiple platforms including Philips Smart TVs, Roku-connected TVs, Sharp smart TVs and Toshiba laptop computers and tablets. The service is expected to be available on 20 million connected screens by year-end.

“Reaching 10 million screens allows us to build viewership among people who are passionate about the special-interest topics we cover,” said Tom Morgan, co-founder and CEO of Net2TV. “It’s an exciting time for us and for our advertisers and program partners who want the passionate, engaged audience Portico’s programming attracts.”

The Portico TV service offers a traditional “lean-back” television experience with program-length, special-interest shows on news, food, technology, entertainment and independent film. The company works with established media brands like Bonnier’s “Popular Science,” with emerging online video producers like Newsy and Celeb TV, and with independent film and documentary producers like CINEQUEST. The company curates and packages short-form video pieces from these program partners and packages them into full 30-, 60-, or 90-minute television programs for Internet-connected TVs, streaming media boxes, tablets and laptops. The programs are supported by a limited number of short, dynamically inserted ads.

About Net2TV

Net2TV Corporation is a connected-TV media company that delivers free, cloud-based, ad-supported programming on its Portico TV service. The company is headed by industry veterans from MTV/Nickelodeon, Black Arrow, NBC, TiVo and Netflix.

The company was started in May 2012 and launched its Portico TV service in December 2012 on Philips Smart TVs (2011 models and later). The service is also available on Roku-connected TVs, Toshiba laptops and tablets, and Sharp smart TVs. Net2TV is based in Redwood City, Calif. For more information about the company, visit www.net2tv.com.

10.09.13 – Net2TV’s Portico TV Service Now Available on Toshiba Laptops and Tablets in the US 

Net2TV’s Portico TV Service Now Available on Toshiba Laptops and Tablets in the U.S.

Portico goes beyond Smart TVs to reach viewers anywhere they want to watch TV

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., October 9, 2013 — The Portico TV service from Net2TV (www.net2tv.com) is now available on Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division laptops and tablets via Toshiba’s Start 360º launch page. The service provides free, advertising-supported television programming in special-interest areas including food, news, technology, entertainment and independent film. This announcement marks the first time Net2TV’s Portico TV app has been available on devices beyond connected TVs.

The Toshiba Start 360º launch page can be easily accessed on any Toshiba laptop or tablet. Portico enriches the Toshiba Start 360º experience by giving Toshiba customers access to full-length, interest-niche TV programming.

“We are constantly looking for ways to improve our customers’ experience on our products,” said Terry Cronin, vice president of business development and channel marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Digital Products Division. “With Net2TV’s Portico TV service, we are offering a new way for our customers to access content they care about – and ultimately giving them more choice with multiple viewing-platform options.”

Net2TV’s Portico TV service offers a traditional TV experience. It brings the best of the traditional television viewing experience together with free, program-length shows in niche programming. Net2TV works with established media brands like Bonnier’s “Popular Science,” with emerging online video producers like Newsy and Celeb TV who offer high-quality, short-form programming, and with independent film and documentary producers like CINEQUEST. The company curates these pieces and packages them into full 30-, 60-, or 90-minute television programs for Internet-connected TVs, Roku and now Toshiba tablets and laptops.

“Viewers today expect to enjoy quality programming on a variety of devices – from a large screen in the living room to a laptop, tablet or phone,” said Tom Morgan, Net2TV co-founder and CEO. “Working with Toshiba, we’re now able to bring a more traditional television programming experience to laptops and tablets. We are making Portico TV available anywhere viewers want a true TV experience.”

About Net2TV

Net2TV Corporation is a connected-TV media company that delivers free, cloud-based, ad-supported programming on its Portico TV service. The company is headed by industry veterans from MTV/Nickelodeon, Black Arrow, NBC, TiVo and Netflix.

The company was started in May 2012 and launched its Portico TV service in December 2012 on Philips Smart TVs (2011 models and later). The service is also available on Roku-connected TVs, and now Toshiba laptops and notebooks.

Net2TV is based in Redwood City, Calif. For more information about the company, visit www.net2tv.com.

10.09.13 – Net2TV’s Portico TV Service Now Available on Sharp’s SmartCentral

Net2TV’s Portico TV Service Now Available on Sharp’s SmartCentral

Portico TV’s free, ad-supported, niche programming now available to Sharp Smart TV viewers 

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., October 9, 2013 — Net2TV Corporation’s  (www.net2tv.com) Portico TV service is now available on Sharp’s SmartCentral™ smart TV platform. Portico TV offers Sharp’s SmartCentral viewers with free, advertising-supported television programming in special-interest areas including food, news, technology, entertainment and independent film.

“We share Sharp’s dedication to building a quality TV experience,” said Tom Morgan, Net2TV co-founder and CEO. “We’re excited to bring programming on topics that spark personal passions like food, tech, news, entertainment — areas viewers care deeply about.”

Net2TV’s Portico TV service offers a traditional “lean-back” television experience with program-length shows and movies. The company works with established media brands like Bonnier’s “Popular Science,” emerging online video producers including Newsy and Celeb TV, and independent film and documentary distributors like CINEQUEST. Net2TV’s Emmy-award winning production team curates short-form video pieces and longer feature-length films from these program partners and then packages them into full 30-, 60-, or 90-minute television programs for Internet-connected TVs, tablets and laptops.

“Net2TV’s free, high-quality programming is a welcome addition to the SmartCentral offerings,” said Jim Sanduski, VP Strategic Product Marketing, Sharp Electronics Marketing Company of America. “We’re dedicated to giving our customers the best television viewing experience— with the best picture, sound quality and programming options.”

About Sharp

Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, solar energy solutions, LED lighting and mobile communication and information tools. Leading brands include AQUOS® LED TVs, Insight® Microwave Drawer® ovens, Notevision® multimedia projectors and Plasmacluster® air purifiers.

About Net2TV

Net2TV Corporation is a connected-TV media company that delivers free, cloud-based, ad-supported programming on its Portico TV service. The company is headed by industry veterans from MTV/Nickelodeon, Black Arrow, NBC, TiVo and Netflix.

The company was started in May 2012 and launched its Portico TV service in December 2012 on Philips Smart TVs (2011 models and later). The service is also available on Roku-connected TVs, Toshiba laptops and notebooks, and now Sharp smart TVs.

Net2TV is based in Redwood City, Calif. For more information about the company, visit www.net2tv.com.

08.01.13 – Net2TV Launches “Cook Taste Eat” TV Show on Portico TV

“Cook Taste Eat” Weekly 30-Minute Culinary Show Available Exclusivelon Portico TV from Net2TV

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., August 1, 2013 — Net2TV Corporation (www.net2television.com) is teaming up with the digital culinary media company, Cook Taste Eat, to deliver a new 30-minute TV program of the same name on Net2TV’s Portico TV service.  The weekly “Cook Taste Eat” show will be hosted by celebrity chef Michael Mina and feature recipes from Mina and other acclaimed chefs. “Cook Taste Eat” can be seen on Portico TV, which is available free-of-charge on Philips Smart TVs starting in August, and will be available on Roku later this summer. A sample of the first show is available for viewing here: http://bit.ly/16Fj4Fh

The Cook Taste Eat website provides recipes and instructional videos from some of the country’s leading chefs, designed to inspire food lovers and home cooks to create restaurant-quality dishes at home. Under this agreement, Net2TV’s Emmy award-winning production team will curate and package the videos into traditional 30-minute television programs for Portico TV. Each “Cook Taste Eat” show will teach viewers how to create sophisticated multi-dish meals.

“We want to inspire home cooks to make dishes that are bold and balanced,” said Michael Mina, co-creator of Cook Taste Eat. “Portico TV offers us a way to bring that inspiration to life for television viewers.”

“’Cook Taste Eat’ offers viewers accessible yet elegant recipes and culinary techniques,” said Jim Monroe, senior vice president of programming for Net2TV. “Many of our viewers are passionate about cooking and will appreciate learning to make these amazing dishes.  ‘Cook Taste Eat’ is a valued addition to our Portico food programming.”

Net2TV’s cloud-based Portico TV service delivers free, traditional program-length shows. The company works with established media brands and emerging program producers who have good-quality, short-form pieces, and with independent film and documentary producers. The company curates these pieces and packages them into full 30-, 60-, or 90-minute television programs for Internet-connected TVs and other connected devices.

Net2TV’s Portico TV service carries online TV programming from Discovery’s Revision3 and CBS Interactive’s CHOW.com, from traditional print media brands including Bonnier’s Popular Science, and from emerging brands like CINEQUEST films. Portico programming is updated daily, and new types of entertainment and special-interest programming will be added in the future.

About Cook Taste Eat

Cook Taste Eat, the first digital culinary platform of its kind, was founded by Chef Michael Mina and entrepreneur Tanya Melillo. Headquartered in San Francisco, Cook Taste Eat provides premium culinary videos and recipes from some of the country’s most acclaimed chefs including Mina, a Michelin-star recipient and James Beard Award winner, as well as from Michael Chiarello, Traci Des Jardins and Mary Sue Milliken.

The start-up has featured celebrity visits from Grammy Award-winning singer Michelle Branch as co-host, and an array of guest chefs, tastemakers and celebrities from across the country. Driven by the shared passions of its founders, Cook Taste Eat affords home cooks and food lovers an intimate look behind the scenes and an exclusive opportunity for home cooks to learn from acclaimed chefs. Learn more by visiting www.cooktasteeat.com.

About Net2TV

Net2TV Corporation is a connected-TV media company that delivers free, cloud-based, ad-supported programming on its Portico TV service. The company is headed by industry veterans from MTV/Nickelodeon, Black Arrow, NBC, TiVo and Netflix.

Net2TV was started in May 2012 and launched its Portico TV service in December 2012 on Philips Smart TVs (2011 models and later) in the U.S. In summer 2013 the Portico TV service will also be available on Roku streaming devices. The company expects Portico TV will be available on 20 million connected screens by December 2013.  For more information about the Redwood City, Calif.-based company, visit www.net2television.com.

07.11.13 – Net2TV and CelebTV Launch Full 30-Minute Celebrity Entertainment Television Program.

CelebTV’s breaking celebrity news, exclusive interviews, and coverage of Hollywood style, fitness and movies come to Net2TV’s Portico TV Service

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 11, 2013 — Net2TV announced today that its Portico TV service (www.porticotv.com) will begin carrying full-length CelebTV programs  in late July. The CelebTV show will bring the latest news on everything Hollywood — celebrity style, body and diet, couples, babies, movies and television news — to Portico TV viewers. The show will be updated daily.  All programs are made from CelebTV stories that are curated and built into full programs by Net2TV’s Emmy award-winning production team.

“Portico TV allows us to bring our programming to a new audience in a new environment and format,” said Shannon Dan, general manager of CelebTV. “We take a lot of pride in the quality of our content and think it translates very well to the Portico TV viewing experience.”

The Portico TV service is currently available on Philips Smart TVs and will be available on Roku-connected TVs later this month. Parent company Net2TV expects the Portico service will reach 20 million screens by the end of 2013.

“CelebTV will provide engaging and fun entertainment programming for our viewers,” said Jim Monroe, Net2TV co-founder and senior vice president of programming. “We’re excited to be working with the CelebTV team to create programs that present their premium programming in a whole new way.”

Net2TV’s Portico brings to Internet-connected TVs the best of the traditional television-viewing experience — free, program-length shows — using advanced cloud technology. Net2TV works with established media brands and emerging online video producers that have quality, short-form pieces, and with independent filmmakers. The company curates and packages these short-form pieces into full-length television programs for TV streaming platforms.

For example, Net2TV’s Portico TV service carries online TV programming from Discovery’s Revision3, Newsy and CBS Interactive’s CHOW.com, from traditional print media brands including Bonnier’s “Popular Science,” and from emerging brands like CINEQUEST films. Portico programming is updated daily, and new types of entertainment and special-interest programming will be added in the future.

About CelebTV

Founded in 2007, CelebTV is the most watched Entertainment News  network online (comScore Video Metrix). CelebTV has 6.8M unique video viewers and has generated more than 1.5 billion video views to date across premium video and entertainment destinations, including Blinkx, Hulu, Synacor, The CW’s Digital Studio, YouTube and Xfinity. Hosted by Kelli Zink, CelebTV has won numerous Telly Awards, a Webby and a NATPE Mobile Award. Visit www.celebtv.com, ”like” CelebTV on Facebook or follow on Twitter.

About Net2TV

Net2TV Corporation is a connected-TV media company that delivers free, cloud-based, ad-supported programming on its Portico TV service. The company is headed by industry veterans from MTV/Nickelodeon, Black Arrow, NBC, TiVo and Netflix.

The company was started in May 2012 and launched its Portico TV service in December 2012 on Philips Smart TVs (2011 models and later) and in July 2013 on Roku players in the U.S. Net2TV is based in Redwood City, Calif. For more information, visit www.net2television.com.

06.27.13 – Newsy Making News With Full-Length Newscast on Net2TV’s Portico Service

“Newsy in 30” Full-Length TV Newscast Available Exclusively on Portico TV Service from Net2TV

Net2TV Corporation (www.net2television.com) is teaming up with Newsy, the leading independent online and mobile video news service, to deliver a television newscast on its free, cloud-based Portico TV service. The 30-minute “Newsy in 30” program will feature world and domestic news, politics, science, health, entertainment and sports. The program will be updated several times each day as news stories break. “Newsy in 30” is available exclusively on the Portico TV service and can be accessed on Philips Smart TVs and Roku devices beginning in July.

Newsy delivers the news through multisource videos that typically are two minutes in length. Under this agreement, Net2TV’s production team will curate the videos and package them into a full 30-minute “Newsy in 30” program.

“We’ve built a loyal audience with our engaging videos that highlight unique perspectives from across the media spectrum,” said Jim Spencer, president of Newsy. “The ‘Newsy in 30’ newscast on Portico TV now lets us offer a curated, 30-minute news program in an easy-to-consume format. Unlike some television newscasts, Newsy’s videos summarize how a story is covered by various media outlets so viewers can form their own opinion.”

“The news category is an important addition to our Portico programming,” said Tom Morgan, CEO of Net2TV. “Just like traditional TV viewers, connected-TV viewers crave fresh, relevant news programming that brings them the top stories of the day in a thorough and timely manner. We’re proud to have ‘Newsy in 30’ as our premiere news program provider.”

Net2TV’s cloud-based Portico TV service delivers free, traditional program-length shows. The company works with established media brands and emerging program producers who have good-quality, short-form pieces, and with independent film and documentary producers. The company curates these pieces and packages them into full 30-, 60-, or 90-minute television programs for Internet-connected TVs.

For example, Net2TV’s Portico TV service carries online TV programming from Discovery’s Revision3 and CBS Interactive’s CHOW.com, from traditional print media brands including Bonnier’s Popular Science, and from emerging brands like CINEQUEST films. Portico programming is updated daily, and new types of entertainment and special-interest programming will be added in the future.

About Newsy

Promising to make you smarter, faster, Newsy is a multisource video news service that highlights unique perspectives from across the media spectrum – offering a broader view in a concise format. Through engaging video new bites available on the web and mobile devices, Newsy provides you what you need to know about the day’s events. Newsy has won two Appy Awards, a Davey Award and a W3 Award. Its highly rated free apps are available to download from iTunes, Google Play, the Windows Phone Marketplace and the Nokia Store.

About Net2TV

Net2TV Corporation is a connected-TV media company that delivers free, cloud-based, ad-supported programming on its Portico TV service. The company is headed by industry veterans from MTV/Nickelodeon, Black Arrow, NBC, TiVo and Netflix.

Net2TV was started in May 2012, and launched Portico in December 2012 on Philips Smart TVs (2011 models and later) in the U.S. In late July 2013 it will also be available on Roku streaming devices. For more information about the Redwood City, Calif.-based company, visit www.net2television.com.

Net2TV is a trademark of Net2TV Corporation. Portico, Portico TV and the Portico logo are service marks of Net2TV Corporation. All other trademarks, registered trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.

05.29.13 – Net2TV’s Portico TV Service to Launch on Roku

Net2TV enters agreement with Roku to provide free, ad-supported TV channels featuring programming from Discovery’s Revision3, CBS Interactive’s CHOW.com and Bonnier’s “Popular Science”

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 30, 2013 — Net2TV (www.net2television.com) today announced that its Portico TV service will be available to an estimated 5 million Roku® users beginning in late June. Portico provides free, advertising-supported, program-length shows from major media brands and emerging independents. The Portico programming is designed for the “lean-back” experience associated with traditional TV viewing.

Net2TV’s Portico brings to Internet-connected TVs the best of the traditional television viewing experience — free, program-length shows — using advanced cloud technology from ActiveVideo. Net2TV works with established media brands that have good-quality, short-form pieces, and with emerging online video producers and independent filmmakers. The company curates these pieces and packages them into full 30-, 60-, or 90-minute television programs for TV streaming platforms like Roku.

For example, Net2TV’s Portico TV service carries online TV programming from Discovery’s Revision3 and CBS Interactive’s CHOW.com, from traditional print media brands including  Bonnier’s “Popular Science,” and from emerging brands like CINEQUEST films. Portico programming is updated daily, and new types of entertainment and special-interest programming will be added in the future.

“There’s broad appeal to the Roku platform which has made it possible for millions of people to enjoy the benefits of Internet-connected TV,” said Tom Morgan, Net2TV co-founder and CEO. “Roku and Net2TV share a commitment to making television easy, fulfilling and affordable. We look forward to helping them expand their television offering for viewers with Portico’s new style of programming, and giving a new set of television producers access to the Roku audience.”

About Net2TV

Net2TV Corporation is a connected-TV media company that delivers free, cloud-based, ad-supported programming on its Portico TV service. The company is headed by industry veterans from MTV/Nickelodeon, Black Arrow, NBC, TiVo and Netflix.

Net2TV was started in May 2012 and launched its Portico TV service in December 2012 on Philips Smart TVs (2011 models and later) in the U.S. For more information about the Redwood City, California-based company, visit www.net2television.com.

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Net2TV is a trademark of Net2TV Corporation. Portico, Portico TV and the Portico logo are service marks of Net2TV Corporation. All other trademarks, registered trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.

For more information

Andrea Grindeland

andrea@net2television.com

650-464-7075

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05.29.13 – Net2TV To Begin Running Dynamically Inserted Commercials on Its Portico TV Service

Net2TV to run traditional 15- and 30-second TV ads

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 30, 2013 — Net2TV Corporation will begin running 15- and 30-second interstitial commercials on its free, cloud-based Portico TV service in June. Net2TV’s Portico TV features programming from CBS, CINEQUEST, Bonnier’s “Popular Science” and Discovery’s Revision 3.

“Outside the big subscriptions services TV viewers are looking for a place to kick back and watch quality television programs that feel like traditional television. That’s what we’re delivering with Portico TV,” said Tom Morgan, founder and CEO of Net2TV. “We believe having short, interstitial commercial breaks with relevant advertising content is the right way to monetize this experience.”

All the advertising will be dynamically inserted, interstitial commercials; there will be no overlays or pre-rolls. Net2TV is using the Unicorn Once service from Unicorn Media to dynamically insert the commercial advertising into the Portico connected-TV programming.

“Viewers are much less tolerant of interruptions in their viewing; too many irrelevant ads and they’re gone,” said Colin Dixon, founder of nScreenMedia. “Net2TV’s approach of shorter, more closely targeted ad breaks gives content providers the tools they need to drive revenue without intruding too heavily on the viewing experience.”

Portico TV’s commercial breaks will run six times an hour. Each break will have no more than two spots with a total break time of 60 seconds maximum. The commercial breaks cannot be skipped.

Net2TV’s Portico TV is currently available on Philips Smart TVs 2011 and later, and will be available to Roku users beginning in June. Net2TV estimates its Portico TV will be available to 20 million screens by the end of 2013.

Net2TV works with established media brands and emerging program producers who have good-quality, short-form pieces, and with independent film and documentary producers. The company curates these pieces and packages them into full 30-, 60-, or 90-minute television programs for Internet-connected TVs.

For example, Net2TV’s Portico TV service carries online TV programming from Discovery’s Revision3 and CBS Interactive’s CHOW.com, from traditional print media brands like Bonnier’s “Popular Science,” and from emerging brands like CINEQUEST films. Portico programming is updated daily, and new types of entertainment and special-interest programming will be added in the future.

About Net2TV

Net2TV Corporation is a connected-TV media company that delivers free, cloud-based, ad-supported programming on its Portico TV service. The company is headed by industry veterans from MTV/Nickelodeon, Black Arrow, NBC, TiVo and Netflix.

Net2TV was started in May 2012, and launched Portico in December 2012 on Philips Smart TVs (2011 models and later) in the U.S. For more information about the Redwood City, Calif.-based company, visit www.net2television.com.

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Net2TV is a trademark of Net2TV Corporation. Portico, Portico TV and the Portico logo are service marks of Net2TV Corporation. All other trademarks, registered trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.

For more information

Andrea Grindeland

andrea@net2television.com

650-464-7075

For full, print-friendly release please click here

05.24.13 – Memorial Day Launch of Award-winning CINEQUEST Films “The Conscientious Objector” and “Inside Iraq: the Untold Stories” on Net2TV’s Portico TV Service

Feature-length, independent films from CINEQUEST run on cloud-based Portico TV service through Friday, June 7th

 REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 24, 2013 — Net2TV Corporation (www.net2television.com)is offering two award-winning movies on its Portico connected-TV service through Friday, June 7. The feature-length films—“The Conscientious Objector” and “Inside Iraq: the Untold Stories”—are critically acclaimed and have won awards at CINEQUEST Film Festival.

“We want to give viewers access to fresh, creative voices and to help independent artists find a wider audience for their work,” said Jim Monroe, Net2TV’s co-founder and senior vice president of programming. “We’re excited about the quality and impact of these films and are very pleased to have them as part of our Portico TV service.”

“These two gripping films are examples of the type of independent film-making that deliver important stories more people should see,” said Kathleen Powell, president and co-founder of CINEQUEST. “We are delighted to make them available as the nation pauses to reflect on the services of our armed forces.”

“The Conscientious Objector” is a multiple-award-winning film by Terry Benedict that tells the true story of Desmond T. Doss, a World War II hero who never touched a firearm. This is an inspiring account of a peaceful man who, because of his religious beliefs, renounced all weapons. He saved countless lives as a medic on the front lines and received the Congressional Medal of Honor. http://bit.ly/132UNr6.

“Inside Iraq: the Untold Stories” chronicles a two-month journey inside Iraq. Armed with a video camera, a home-made press pass, and a single phone number written on a piece of paper, amateur filmmaker Mike Shiley set out to uncover the reality of life in Iraq. He interviewed American and Iraqi soldiers, talked to local citizens, and put himself at personal risk. Rather than push a political point of view, the film captures a multitude of real-life moments, and puts into personal context the stories we hear about in the news. http://bit.ly/10pg5AG .

In addition to CINEQUEST films, Portico features free, ad-supported programs from CBS Interactive’s CHOW.com, Popular Science, Discovery’s Revision3, and WSJ Live from The Wall Street Journal.

About CINEQUEST

CINEQUEST (www.cinequest.org) is a vanguard organization that, for more than 20 years, has fused creativity with technological innovation to empower, improve, and transform the lives of people and communities through Picture the Possibilities (PTP) by CINEQUEST, CINEQUEST Film Festival and CINEQUEST Mavericks Studio.

The CINEQUEST Film Festival showcases premiere films, renowned and emerging artists, and breakthrough technology—empowering global connectivity between creators and innovators. CINEQUEST Film Festival 24 runs from March 3 through March 16, 2014 in San Jose, California.

About Net2TV

Net2TV Corporation is a connected-TV media company that delivers free, cloud-based, ad-supported programming on its Portico TV service. The company is headed by industry veterans from MTV/Nickelodeon, Black Arrow, NBC, TiVo and Netflix.

Net2TV works with established media brands and emerging program producers who have good-quality, short-form pieces, and with independent film and documentary producers. The company’s Emmy-award-winning team curates these pieces and packages them into full 30-, 60-, or 90-minute television programs for Internet-connected TVs.

The company was started in May 2012 and launched its Portico TV service in December 2012 on Philips Smart TVs (2011 models and later) in the U.S. The company expects its Portico TV service will be on more than 20 million screens by the end of 2013.

For more information about the Redwood City, Calif.-based company, visit www.net2television.com.

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Net2TV is a trademark of Net2TV Corporation. Portico, Portico TV and the Portico logo are service marks of Net2TV Corporation. All other trademarks, registered trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.

Press Contacts:

For Net2TV

Andrea Grindeland, 650-464-7075

andrea@net2television.com

For CINEQUEST

Kyle Burt, 408-995-5033

kburt@cinequest.org

05.21.13 – Memorial Day Barbequing Heats Up Portico TV’s CHOW.com Channel

Memorial Day Barbequing Heats Up

Portico TV’s CHOW.com Channel

 Special 30-Minute Memorial Day Programming Runs through Sunday, May 27

 REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 21, 2013 — Heat up the perfect Memorial Day menu with help from the CHOW.com channel on Net2TV‘s Portico TV service (www.net2television.com). Through Monday, May 27, the half hour television program Chow Down will feature advice on cooking Memorial Day favorites including how to make buffalo wings, grill burgers and hot dogs, choose the right steak, whip up a potato salad, and pour beer like a pro. All the CHOW shows on Portico TV run 30 minutes or longer. A sample of the Memorial Day program is available at here: http://ow.ly/lfHJ6

“Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer and the perfect time to dust off the BBQ,” said Jenny Stewart, senior manager of editorial at CHOW.com. “We’ve taken some of our most popular web videos and packaged them into an informative television program we hope will inspire you and delight your family and friends.”

When viewers select the CHOW.com channel on Net2TV’s Portico TV service, the screen displays a video window with a host guiding viewers through the available programming. The adjacent windows show CHOW programs “Chow Down,” “Supertaster,” “CHOW Tips,” “Obsessives” and “Cooking with Grandma.” The viewer can select any of these 30-minute programs to go to full screen.

For more Memorial Day menu inspiration from CHOW, check out:

CHOW TIP: How Much Propane Is Left for BBQ?

CHOW TIP: Easiest Way to Make Baked Beans

DIY: Making Margaritas

About CHOW.com

CHOW (www.chow.com), a CBS Interactive property, is the home for food and drink enthusiasts online. CHOW combines original editorial from the team that created CHOW Magazine with the passionate community of Chowhounds to create a different kind of food website for those who live to eat. CHOW includes recipes, original videos, tips for entertaining, restaurant reviews, trend stories, personality features, and the passionate and opinionated voice of its users.

About Portico TV and Net2TV

 Net2TV Corporation is a smart TV media company that delivers free, cloud-based, ad-supported programming on its Portico TV service. The company is headed by industry veterans from MTV/Nickelodeon, Black Arrow, NBC, TiVo and Netflix.

Net2TV works with established media brands and emerging program producers who have good-quality, short-form pieces, and with independent film and documentary producers. The company curates these pieces and packages them into full 30-,60-, or 90-minute television programs for Internet-connected TVs. For example, Net2TV’s Portico TV service carries online TV programming from Discovery’s Revision3 and CBS Interactive’s CHOW.com, from traditional print media brands including WSJ Live from “The Wall Street Journal,” and Bonnier’s “Popular Science,” and from emerging brands like CINEQUEST films. Portico programming is updated daily, and new types of entertainment and special-interest programming will be added in the future.

The company was started in May 2012, launched its Portico TV service in December 2012 in Philips Smart TVs (2011 models and later) in the U.S. Net2TV is based in Redwood City, Calif. For more information, visit www.net2television.com.

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Contact:

Andrea Grindeland

650/464-7075

andrea@net2television.com

 

For CHOW

Jen Boscacci

415/344-2441

jenifer.boscacci@cbsi.com

02.20.13 – Unicorn Media To Provide Dynamic Ad Insertion for Net2TV’s Portico Smart TV Service

TEMPE, AZ – February 20, 2013 – Unicorn Media will be providing dynamic ad insertion services for Net2TV’s Portico TV. Using the patented Unicorn Once™ solution, Net2TV can monetize its Portico Smart TV programming service through traditional 15- and 30-second interstitial television ads, dynamically inserted into traditional commercial breaks, then monitor ad performance in real time.

Unicorn Media is the market leader in Internet video solutions that allow the world’s largest publishers to easily deliver and monetize live or VOD content on any IP-enabled device in the world. Unicorn Once™ enables publishers to ingest one feed one time, and dynamically insert targeted ads via a single URL — with no SDK or plug-in required. Unicorn Once™ delivers to Smart TVs as well as Internet-connected devices such as smartphones, tablets, game consoles, set-top boxes and more.

Net2TV’s cloud-based Portico TV service delivers to connected televisions free, traditional program-length shows produced by world-renowned brands like CHOW.com, Discovery’s Revision3, Popular Science and The Wall Street Journal. The service is available now on all Philips Smart TVs (models 2011 and later) in the U.S.

“We’re excited to work with Net2TV to enhance their content-monetization capabilities as they provide more programming choices to their viewers,” said Bill Rinehart, Unicorn Media Founder and CEO. “With our patented Unicorn Once™ technology, Net2TV can provide the best possible viewing experience while monetizing their advanced Portico Smart TV service by inserting highly targeted ads anywhere in the stream.”

“Unicorn Media is an important strategic partner for us,” said Tom Morgan, CEO of Net2TV. “We think TV should feel like TV. This means it needs to be relevant, easy-to-navigate and free. Monetizing our programming is a cornerstone in our ability to do this.”

About Net2TV

Net2TV Corporation is a smart TV media company that delivers free, cloud-based, ad-supported programming on its Portico TV service. The company is headed by industry veterans from MTV/Nickelodeon, Black Arrow, NBC, TiVo and Netflix.

Net2TV works with established media brands and emerging independent producers to develop full 30- or 60-minute television programs for Smart TVs. Net2TV’s Portico TV service carries online TV programming like Discovery’s Revision3 and CBS Interactive’s CHOW.com, and traditional print media brands including WSJ Live from The Wall Street Journal, Bonnier’s Popular Science and indie films from CINEQUEST. Portico programming is updated daily and new types of entertainment and informational programming will be added in the future.

The company was started in May 2012 and launched its Portico TV service in December 2012 on Philips Smart TVs (2011 models and later) in the U.S. Net2TV is based in Redwood City, Calif. For more information, visit www.net2television.com.

About Unicorn Media, Inc.

Unicorn OnceTM is a game changer in the Smart TV and Internet video sectors, giving publishers and broadcasters new ways to generate ad revenue across their content libraries.

Unicorn Media, Inc. is the leading provider of Internet video solutions that enable companies to maximize IP video profitability for live and VOD content. Our patented technology, Unicorn Once™, allows customers to ingest video content one time and deliver it to every Internet-connected device via a single URL. OnceVOD™ and OnceLIVE™ allow content owners to monetize their content on any device by dynamically inserting targeted ads and analyzing content and ad performance in real-time on every platform, allowing for on-the-fly changes to maximize profitability. For more information, go to www.unicornmedia.com.

02.14.13 – Valentine’s Day Fare for Beginner and Novice Cooks Featured on Portico TV’s CHOW.com Channel

30-Minute Valentine’s Program Hosted by CHOW.com’s Jane Goldman Runs Through Thursday, February 14, on Net2TV’s Portico Smart TV Service

REDWOOD CITY, CA–(Marketwire – Feb 13, 2013) – Get ready to feed your sweetheart something special this Valentine’s Day with help and inspiration from the CHOW.com channel on Portico TV (www.porticoTV.com). Airing now through February 14, the “CHOW Theme Show” on Portico TV features Valentine’s dinner tips about wine and cheese pairings, pan-seared steak for two, chocolate fondue and the proper way to pour sparkling wines. The program even demonstrates “plating” for the most romantic presentation. All CHOW shows on the Portico smart TV service run 30 minutes or longer. CHOW’s editor-in-chief, Jane Goldman, hosts the Valentine’s show.

“Food expresses love,” said Goldman. “And our CHOW team wants to help you express yours this Valentine’s Day. We have taken some of our favorite videos and packaged them into a long-form Valentine’s Day program you can watch on your TV.”The CHOW.com channel on Portico TV is easy to navigate. When viewers select the channel, the screen displays a video window with Goldman talking about the shows available to watch that week including “The CHOW Theme Show,” “Supertaster,” “CHOW Tips,” “Obsessives” and “Cooking with Grandma.” Viewers can select any of these 30-minute programs to go to full screen, then can continue watching other programs on the channel for three or more hours without stopping or buffering.

For more Valentine’s inspired food from CHOW, check out:

CHOW TIP: How to Make Heart-Shaped Tomatoes
CHOW TIP: How to Make Valentine’s Day Marshmallow Pop
DIY: Conversation Heart Candy

About CHOW.com
CHOW (www.chow.com), a CBS Interactive property, is the home for food and drink enthusiasts online. CHOW combines original editorial from the team that created CHOW Magazine with the passionate community of Chowhounds to create a different kind of food website for those who live to eat. CHOW includes recipes, original videos, tips for entertaining, restaurant reviews, trend stories, personality features, and the passionate and opinionated voice of its users.

About Portico TV and Net2TV
Net2TV Corporation is a smart TV media company that delivers free, cloud-based, ad-supported programming on its Portico TV service. The company is headed by industry veterans from MTV/Nickelodeon, Black Arrow, NBC, TiVo and Netflix.Net2TV works with established media brands and emerging independent producers to develop full 30- or 60-minute television programs for smart TVs. Net2TV’s Portico TV service carries online TV programming like Discovery’s Revision3 and CBS Interactive’s CHOW.com, and traditional print media brands including WSJ Live from The Wall Street Journal, Bonnier’s Popular Science and indie films from CINEQUEST. Portico programming is updated daily and new types of entertainment and informational programming will be added in the future.

The company was started in May 2012 and launched its Portico TV service in December 2012 on Philips Smart TVs (2011 models and later) in the U.S. Net2TV is based in Redwood City, Calif. For more information, visit www.net2television.com.Net2TV is a trademark of Net2TV Corporation. Portico, Portico TV and the Portico logo are service marks of Net2TV Corporation. All other trademarks, registered trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.

01.29.13 – Cinequest Indie Films Added to Net2TV’s Portico Smart Tv Program Line-Up

Award-winning, feature-length, independent films from the CINEQUEST Film Festival available February 1

MIAMI (NATPE Conference), January 29, 2013—Net2TV Corporation (www.net2television.com), a smart TV media company, will begin offering CINEQUEST Film Festival films on its Portico smart TV service beginning this Friday, February 1. The feature-length CINEQUEST films come from independent filmmakers worldwide. Portico, which was launched in December 2012, features free, ad-supported programming from CBS Interactive’s CHOW.comPopular Science, Discovery’s Revision3, WSJ Live from The Wall Street Journal and now CINEQUEST.

“We’re building a new type of TV programming service and these independent films are important additions to our line-up,” said Net2TV’s Senior Vice President of Programming, Jim Monroe. “These excellent films from CINEQUEST give our viewers access to fresh, new creative voices and provides these filmmakers the opportunity to find a wider audience for their work.”

Beginning February 1, Portico will offer viewers six CINEQUEST films: “Accidental Hero” by Terri Debono and Steve Rosen, “The Young Unknowns” by Catherine Jelski, “Santa Isabel” by Michael Hamblin and Jacob Hamblin, “Mighty Celt” by Pearse Elliot, “Terrorists” by Ian Roberts, and “Shelf Life” by Tamer Halpern.

“The films featured at our CINEQUEST Festival are among the best indie film available today,” said Kathleen Powell, president and co-founder of CINEQUEST. We’re excited about the opportunity to work with Net2TV to bring its Portico viewers these new films from some of today’s most talented filmmakers.”

About CINEQUEST

CINEQUEST (www.cinequest.org) is a vanguard organization that, for more than 20 years, has fused creativity with technological innovation to empower, improve, and transform the lives of people and communities through CINEQUEST Picture the Possibilities (PTP), CINEQUEST Film Festival and CINEQUEST Mavericks Studio.

The CINEQUEST Film Festival showcases premiere films, renowned and emerging artists, and breakthrough technology—empowering global connectivity between creators and innovators. The 2013 CINEQUEST Film Festival runs from February 26 through March 10 in San Jose, California.

About Net2TV

Net2TV Corporation is a smart TV media company that delivers free, cloud-based, ad-supported programming on its Portico TV service. The company is headed by industry veterans from MTV/Nickelodeon, Black Arrow, NBC, TiVo and Netflix.

Net2TV works with established media brands and emerging independent producers to develop full 30- or 60-minute television programs for smart TVs.  In addition to CINEQUEST, Net2TV’s Portico TV service carries online TV programming like Discovery’s Revision3 and CBS Interactive’s CHOW.com, and traditional print media brands including WSJ Live from The Wall Street Journal and Bonnier’s Popular Science. Portico programming is updated daily and new types of entertainment and informational programming will be added in the future.

The company was started in May 2012 and launched its Portico TV service in December 2012 on Philips Smart TVs (2011 models and later) in the U.S.   Net2TV is based in Redwood City, Calif. For more information, visitwww.net2television.com.

12.21.12 – Hungry? Great Holiday CHOW on Portico TV’s CHOW.com Channel

“Bottoms Up” and “A Better Breakfast” Airing Now Through New Year’s Day; New Series “Cooking With Grandma” Begins December 29 on Portico TV’s CHOW.com Channel

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., December 21, 2012 — Last-minute holiday cooks and party hosts can find plenty of inspiration on the CHOW.com channel on Portico TV. Airing now through January 1, the “CHOW Theme Show” will feature its new episodes: “A Better Breakfast” (which walks viewers through the art of creating better morning fare for family and guests) and “Bottoms Up” (which offers recipes, tricks and tips in the art of mixology). Starting December 29, the CHOW channel debuts a new series, “Cooking with Grandma,” featuring guest grandma chefs and their grandchildren creating culinary delights and great memories. All the CHOW shows run 30 minutes or longer on Portico TV, available on 2011 and later Philips Smart TVs.
“Whether you know what you’re doing or not, you’ll be in the kitchen over the holidays,” said Jane Goldman, CHOW’s Editor-in-Chief. “CHOW’s here to help. With our channel, you’ll have the know-how to make anything from the holiday roast to a festive dessert. We’ll even show you how to cure a hangover.”
The CHOW.com channel on Portico TV is easy-to-navigate. When viewers select the channel, the screen displays a video window with Goldman talking about what’s new. The adjacent windows show CHOW programs including “The CHOW Theme Show,” “Supertaster,” “CHOW Tips,” “Obsessives” and, starting December 29, “Cooking with Grandma.” The viewer can select any of these 30-minute programs to go to full screen.
“These are CHOW’s expert culinary videos packaged into long-form programming for the living room. We want viewers to sit back, relax and get inspired to do some great holiday cooking,” said Jim Monroe, co-founder and senior vice president of programming for Net2TV.

About CHOW.com
CHOW (www.chow.com), a CBS Interactive property, is the home for food and drink enthusiasts online. CHOW combines original editorial from the team that created CHOW Magazine with the passionate community of Chowhounds to create a different kind of food website for those who live to eat. CHOW includes recipes, original video series, tips for entertaining, restaurant reviews, trend stories, personality features and the passionate and opinionated voice of its users.

About Portico TV and Net2TV
Net2TV’s Portico brings to Internet-connected TVs the best of the traditional television viewing experience — free, program-length shows from recognized brands — using advanced cloud technology from ActiveVideo Networks. The Portico TV service is available now on 2011 and later Philips Smart TVs in the U.S.
Net2TV Corporation is a smart TV media company focused on delivering free, ad-supported programming from established media brands and emerging independent producers. Net2TV was started in May 2012 and launched its Portico TV service in December 2012 with programming from CHOW.com, Revision3, Popular Science and WSJ Live from The Wall Street Journal. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company is headed by industry veterans from MTV/Nickelodeon, Black Arrow, NBC, TiVo and Netflix. For more information about Net2TV and its Portico TV service, visit www.net2televison.com.
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Note to Editors: Visuals of the CHOW channel on Net2TV’s Portico TV service are available at www.net2television.com.

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12.06.12 – Net2TV Launches Cloud-based Television Service

 Net2TV Launches Cloud-based Television Service

Immediately Available on Philips Smart TVs with Programming from

CBS Interactive’s CHOW.com, Discovery’s Revision3, Bonnier’s Popular Science and WSJ Live from The Wall Street Journal

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., December 6, 2012 — A new television company, Net2TV Corporation (www.net2television.com), headed by industry veterans from MTV/Nickelodeon, Black Arrow, NBC, TiVo and Netflix, was announced today. The company provides advertising-supported, cloud-based television programming services. Net2TV’s first television service, Portico, features free, ad-supported programming from CBS Interactive’s food site CHOW.com, Popular Science and WSJ Live from The Wall Street Journal. The Portico TV service is available now on 2011 and later Philips Smart TVs in the U.S.

Net2TV’s Portico brings to Internet-connected TVs the best of the traditional television viewing experience — free, program-length shows from recognized brands — using advanced cloud technology from ActiveVideo Networks. The programs are grouped by areas of interest such as food, science and technology, and entertainment.

“Good television — the television viewers love — is an art, not an algorithm,” said Net2TV CEO Thomas Morgan. ”We’re building television programming that lets viewers enjoy smart TV just like they do traditional television.”

Net2TV is working with online TV programmers like Discovery’s Revision3, CBS Interactive’s CHOW.com, and traditional print media brands including WSJ Live from The Wall Street Journal and Bonnier’s Popular Science to develop full program-length television shows.

Portico programming is updated daily and new types of entertainment and informational programming will be added in the future.

Easy-to-Navigate, Branded Program Channels

The Portico service is easy-to-navigate and provides media partners with premium brand visibility. When viewers select a category like Portico Tech featuring Revision 3 and Popular Science, or a stand-alone category like CHOW.com, the screen displays a video window with a host talking about what’s new. The adjacent windows show video playing on branded channels. Any of these channels can be selected to go to full screen.

Traditional TV Program Feel

Net2TV works with television programmers to create packaged, long-form shows running 30 or 60 minutes per episode.

“Watching the living room TV, viewers have different expectations than when using a tablet or laptop. We create an experience for viewers who want to sit back, relax and watch,” said Jim Monroe, co-founder and senior vice president of programming for Net2TV. ”Our program partners have good-quality, short-form pieces. We work with them to curate these pieces and package them into program-length shows.”

Free, Ad-Supported TV

Net2TV’s Portico service will be supported by a television advertising model. Advertising revenue will be split with program partners.

“Viewers appreciate that commercials help keep programming free, but commercial loads must be reasonable,” said Morgan. “A sustainable advertising-based business model comes from balancing the needs of the advertiser with those of the viewer.”

About Net2TV

Net2TV Corporation is a smart TV media company focused on delivering free, ad-supported programming from established media brands and emerging independent producers.  Net2TV was started in May 2012 and launched its Portico TV service in December 2012 on Philips Smart TVs with programming from CHOW.com, Revision3, Popular Science and WSJ Live from The Wall Street Journal.

The company is based in Redwood City, Calif. For more about Net2TV Corporation and Portico TV, visit www.net2televison.com.

12.06.12 – Philips teams-up with Net2TV’s Portico service offering consumers a wealth of free programming and new channels on their TV.

Philips teams-up with Net2TV’s Portico service offering consumers a wealth of free programming and new channels on their TV

Atlanta – Philips today announced the launch of Portico on Philips connected televisions. Portico is a free service from the Net2TV Corporation that will give consumers access to exciting new programming on Philips connected televisions. With Portico, consumers will have access to several new channels of programming including WSJ Live from The Wall Street Journal, Popular Science, Discovery’s Revision3, and CHOW.com. Portico will be available in all new Philips connected TVs and to current Philips connected TV customers beginning today via a simple update.

“We believe television viewers want choice and convenience”, said Todd Richardson, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for P&F, exclusive licensee for Philips consumer televisions and home theaters in North America. “We are excited to offer the added value of the Portico service to our customers. This free service provides interest-based programming — technology, entertainment, food, etc. — with an easy, straightforward interface. Since the service is updated through the internet, our connected TV customers can start enjoying this benefit instantly.”

Portico is found in the Philips NetTV home screen where viewers can find a world of free streaming television at their fingertips. For example, foodies can select the CHOW.com channel to view tips, recipes and stories about fascinating people in the world of food. For the latest gossip and celebrity news, viewers can choose Portico Hollywood. Additional Portico programming is being provided by WSJ Live from The Wall Street Journal, featuring the latest technology news updated several times per day, Discovery’s Revision3 and Popular Science, a Bonnier magazine that provides thought-provoking video features on science and technology.

“Philips is improving the smart TV experience by offering viewers more choices,” said Thomas Morgan, CEO of Net2TV Corp. “Portico provides free, ad-supported, easy-to-access programming from recognized media brands in areas of particular interest to viewers including food, technology, entertainment and three more categories which will be announced in early 2013.”

Portico is available on all 2011 and newer connected models of Philips TV. The programming will be refreshed daily. All the viewer has to do is sit back, make a selection and enjoy.

For further information, please contact:
Lindsay Woods Net2TV Corporation
REDMEDIA Andrea Grindeland
Tel: 678-592-3844 650-464-7075
E-mail: lwoods@redmedia.biz andrea@net2television.com

About P&F
P&F is a subsidiary of the Funai Electric Co., LTD, Inc. and is the exclusive licensee for Philips consumer televisions and home theater and Philips Hospitality in North America. P&F also is the exclusive distributor in North America for Philips lifestyle entertainment including, home and portable audio, headphones, portable DVD and accessories. Funai Electric Co., Ltd., established in 1961, is headquartered in Osaka, Japan and is listed in the Tokyo Securities Exchange First Section (6839). In addition to the consumer electronic product brands sold by FUNAI Corporation and the products sold by other FUNAI sales and marketing companies in Asia, Europe, and South America, Funai Electric Company, Ltd. is a major original equipment manufacturer (OEM) supplier for appliance, consumer electronics, computer, and computer peripheral companies on a global basis.

About Net2TV Corporation

Net2TV Corporation is a smart TV media company focused on delivering free, ad-supported programming from established media brands and emerging independent producers. Net2TV was started in May 2012 and launched its Portico TV service in December 2012 on Philips Smart TVs with programming from CHOW.com, Revision3, Popular Science and WSJ Live from The Wall Street Journal.

The company is based in Redwood City, Calif. For more about Net2TV Corporation and Portico TV, visit www.net2televison.com.