TNT Partners With Veoh Networks to Promote Original Series, "NIGHTMARES & DREAMSCAPES: From the Stories of Stephen King"
July 12, 2006
Leading Cable Network to Make Promotional Content Available Including Actor & Director Interviews, Behing-the-Scenes Footage and Genre-Related Feature Films
SAN DIEGO - July 12, 2006 -Turner Network Television (TNT) announced today that it will team up with Internet television broadcasting pioneer, Veoh Networks, to promote this summer?s most anticipated horror series, TNT's NIGHTMARES & DREAMSCAPES: FROM THE STORIES OF STEPHEN KING. Veoh will create a dedicated NIGHTMARES & DREAMSCAPES channel that will allow viewers to access broadcast quality content that goes beyond the series, including actor and director interviews and behind-the-scenes specials. In addition, full-length movies will be made available from TNT's library of films related to the genre of this series.
"TNT is pleased to partner with Veoh on this content distribution deal to provide high-quality and secured online content to viewers on a new platform," said Dennis Quinn, executive vice president of business development for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.) "By expanding our reach through new technologies and platforms, we are aggressively building on the strength of the TNT brand and confirming our position as a leader and innovator."
NIGHTMARES & DREAMSCAPES episodes will air Wednesdays on TNT, premiering July 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT with Battleground followed by Crouch End. Battleground stars Oscar winner William Hurt (Kiss of the Spider Woman, A History of Violence) playing a professional hit man who successfully murders the CEO of a prestigious toy company withgrave consequences. Crouch End stars Eion Bailey (And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself, Band of Brothers) and Claire Forlani (Meet Joe Black, Ripley Under Ground) as newlyweds who become trapped in the strange and eerie town of Crouch End where evil rules supreme.
The NIGHTMARES & DREAMSCAPES channel on Veoh will be available beginning on July 12, 2006, including feature films, such as Deadlocked, Frankenstein, The Hunchback, Purgatory, A Slight Case of Murder and Second Nature; an overview of the NIGHTMARES & DREAMSCAPES series; interviews with actors from the NIGHTMARES & DREAMSCAPES series and content obtained From The Mind of Stephen King novels. Internet users will be able to have all this content delivered directly to their PC for full-screen, high quality viewing by going to veoh.com/NightmaresTNT.
Veoh Networks delivers broadcast-quality entertainment and informational content via the Internet, using unique distribution technologies to allow for unlimited capacity for both long- and short-form programming. Veoh presents audiences with unprecedented choices in video and television content by enabling anyone ? from one of the most popular cable networks such as TNT to up-and-coming independents to aspiring enthusiasts ? to broadcast without constraints of cost, geography or capacity.
"Veoh Networks is honored to deliver audiences a TNT first: the combination of cable and Internet television broadcasting surrounding the world?s best-known master of horror Stephen King," said Dmitry Shapiro, founder and CEO of Veoh Networks. "TNT has recognized the power of using the Internet to promote the content available to their audience, without limitations of time or capacity. Audiences will connect in a new way with TNT's 'Nightmares & Dreamscapes' by using Veoh to preview promotional content."
In addition to Battleground and Crouch End, other King adapted short stories featured are Umney?s Last Case starring Oscar nominee William H. Macy (Fargo, TNT's Door to Door and The Wool Cap) and Jacqueline McKenzie (The 4400, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood); You Know They Got a Hell of a Band starring Kim Delaney (NYPD Blue, CSI: Miami) and Steven Weber (The Shining, Wings); The Fifth Quarter starring Samantha Mathis (TNT's Mists of Avalon and Salem?s Lot) and Jeremy Sisto (Six Feet Under, TNT?s Julius Caesar); The End of the Whole Mess starring Ron Livingston (Band of Brothers, The Cooler) and Golden Globe nominee Henry Thomas (E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Legends of the Fall); and The Road Virus Heads North starring Oscar nominee Tom Berenger (Platoon, TNT's Into the West) and Oscar nominee and Golden Globe nominee Marsha Mason (The Goodbye Girl, Frasier).
Veoh recently announced a major round of investment from Michael Eisner?s Tornante Group, Time Warner Inc., Spark Capital and Shelter Ventures.
Veoh Networks is headquartered in San Diego, California.
About Veoh Networks, Inc.
Veoh Networks is a new, innovative Internet television broadcasting system that is able to reach hundreds of millions of broadband-connected viewers throughout the world. Veoh allows content producers from major entertainment studios and television networks to independent video producers and enthusiasts to deliver high-quality, full-screen video directly to consumers without financial, geographical or capacity restrictions found in traditional broadcasting systems. This democratization of video distribution fundamentally changes the dynamics of television, creating unprecedented choice for consumers and a compelling marketplace for content providers and advertisers. Veoh is privately held and backed by leading technology and media investors, including Spark Capital, Michael Eisner's Tornante Company, Time Warner Inc. and Shelter Capital Partners. Veoh Networks is based in San Diego, California.
About Turner Network Television
Turner Network Television (TNT), television's destination for drama and one of cable's top-rated networks, offers original movies and series, including the detective drama series The Closer, starring Golden Globe(R) and Screen Actors Guild Awards(R) nominee Kyra Sedgwick; Saved, a new character-driven drama starring Tom Everett Scott; and this summer's eagerly anticipated anthology series Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King. TNT is also home to powerful one-hour dramas, such as Law & Order, Without a Trace, Las Vegas, Cold Case, ER, NYPD Blue, Charmed and Judging Amy; broadcast premiere movies; compelling prime-time specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards(R); and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR and the NBA. TNT is also available in high-definition.
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