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Selma, VA, United States, 2013/01/07 - Today marks the long-awaited public launch of global TV platform SimulTV at this year’s New Media Expo. After an initial beta offering, SimulTV is now available for the public to test drive at SimulTV.com.
SimulTV, a global TV platform where people can watch TV with anyone, anywhere, anytime on any web-enabled device, will launch publicly at this year’s New Media Expo (NMX)(Booth 607).
A product of Interconnect Media Network Systems (IMN), this genuine TV Everywhere platform allows friends and family anywhere in the world using any web-enabled device to simultaneously share streaming or video on demand content while communicating through picture-in picture video chats, voice chats and text chats in addition to popular social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. After an initial beta offering, SimulTV is now available for the public to test drive for free at simultv.com.
“Picture a world where simple, everyday moments like enjoying a movie together can be shared even when you and your loved ones are miles apart,” said IMN’s CEO and Founder Steven Turner. “That’s what SimulTV will do for families and friends across the globe with features like picture-in-picture video that allow you to see each other while streaming content simultaneously.”
The platform will provide an impressive selection of live and video-on-demand content from strategic partners like Home Shopping Network, American Music Television, Independent Cinema Network and One World Sports and will continually add more content. Keeping in mind the impetus of connecting family and friends, there will be a focus on family entertainment programs, and a healthy mix of anime, comedy, action, independent music and a 24/7 live sports feed.
“SimulTV is about bringing people together,” added Turner. “This goes beyond just tweeting about a show; viewers can watch television online with someone halfway across the world. They can seamlessly share the same experiences even if they have never met face to face. Today marks a major step in the right direction.”
Presented by BlogWorld, NMX takes place January 6-8, 2013 and is the world’s largest conference and tradeshow for bloggers, podcasters, web TV, and video series creators. SimulTV will be located at booth 607 to demonstrate the platform in action. Turner and staff will also be conducting video interviews with industry experts to get their take on the future of social media, television and everything media.
SimulTV (simultv.com), the next evolution in social television, is a product of Interconnect Media Network Systems (IMN), a Virginia-based media company that 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.