Yesterday I reported that PodShow had finally landed on TiVoCast after weeks of rumors. Today they made it official with a press release announcing the feature and confirming what was previously reported. They also imply that there will be more content to follow as the currently available channels are referred to as the “first wave of hit shows”, and that implies there are more waves yet to come.
The full press release:
Nov 02, 2007 12:13 ET
PodShowTV Comes to TiVo
Top Hit Shows From the Internet Now Available on Television
SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – November 2, 2007) – PodShow, the leading broadband entertainment network, which allows its users to play, collect, share and create millions of hours of episodic programming, videos and music, today announced the launch of The Best Of PodShowTV™ on TiVoCast™ — a service which allows viewers access to the best in independent video podcasts, short form and feature video through their TiVo™ DVR.
“I believe the new media revolution is driven by audience demand and that audiences are demanding new entertainment formats that connect the computer, television and mobile device,” said Ron Bloom, CEO and Co-founder of PodShow. “This partnership is a critical step in what will ultimately redefine the home entertainment experience.”
Starting this week, TiVo™ customers will gain access to a rotating line-up of PodShow’s most popular episodic programs. The first wave of hit shows includes:
– The Weakest Beat — a ruthless competition between the music industry’s most trailblazing producers to see who can create the hottest track
– The Masthead with Marie Claire — a behind-the-scenes look at the fashion magazine world with all the clothes, the drama and the buzz fashionistas crave
– Fit Life with Amy Mac — an all-inclusive wellness feast featuring nutrition news, the latest fitness trends, workout demonstrations, gear reviews and stress-busting tips
– GeekBrief TV — a fast, fun and flirty news blast about tech tools and toys featuring host Cali Lewis
PodShow’s offerings join a stellar roster of TiVo’s content partners who are fueling the digital content convergence revolution.
“PodShowTV a groundbreaking medium is taking new and emerging Internet content and entertainment and marrying it to a television format,” said Adam Curry, President and Co-Founder, PodShow. “Our first channel to be presented on TiVoCast will demonstrate the broad spectrum of independent video being produced today — including tech shows, health and fitness, food, travel, music, fashion — you name it.”
Just as television content is easy to find and record with a TiVo™ DVR, the TiVoCast™ service makes it easy to enjoy PodShow’s Web-based video content on TV.
PodShowTV™ is a new window into the company’s acclaimed PodShow and BTPodShow Networks, developed specifically to enable audiences to “tune-in” to great content and to each other on their PCs, mobile devices and, in the near future, through advanced digital set-top boxes, Net-connected DVRs and IPTV. PodShowTV provides access to the best in independent video podcasts; short form and feature video; featured music from top new artists and legends; and direct interaction with user-generated profiles and content, along with thousands of hours of mainstream media content.
About PodShow, Inc.
PodShow is the only new media network providing single-click access to the best in digital audio and video entertainment to be delivered to the computer, iPod, mobile device or television.
PodShow™ is the world’s #1 distributor of independently produced episodic content, addressing a global audience of tens-of-millions. As the leading broadband entertainment network and leading broadband advertising network, PodShow makes independently produced media accessible to an audience of millions, through the PodShow Network and all entertainment outlets in the world. PodShow Productions produces serialized content and specials in audio and video for the PodShow Network. BTPodShow.com is a co-branded service from PodShow LTD in partnership with BT, enabling consumers in the UK and Ireland to create, connect and share their content on the PodShow network. PodShowTV is a version of the PodShow Network developed specifically for television viewing audiences, distributed through products like AMD Live! CastBlaster Software enables thousands of producers to create and distribute audio podcasts and other productions on the windows platform. The PodShowPDN™ is the first high-performance content delivery network meeting the specific needs of podcasting, delivering a comprehensive creation, production, and delivery and monetization solution for independent producers and mainstream media companies. In every way, PodShow has greatly simplified the production experience for artists and listeners around the world. PodShow is a privately held company, backed by leading venture capital firms Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Sequoia Capital, Sherpalo Ventures and DAG Ventures.
PodShow, PodShow+, Podsafe Music Network, Podcast Alley, and PodShowPDN are trademarks of PodShow, Inc. theShow! is a trademark of PodShow UK LTD. TiVo and the TiVo logo are registered trademarks of TiVo Inc. or its subsidiaries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.