December 19, 2006
– On This Week’s “Viral,” Veoh Gets Infected with
‘Jet Set Show’, ‘Satacracy 88’, and ‘It’s Jerry Time’ –
SAN DIEGO, CA – December 19, 2006 – Veoh Networks (www.veoh.com), the leading innovator in Internet television, recently debuted ‘Viral’, a ground-breaking weekly Internet television news show that features exclusive news, celebrity and producer interviews, and first–look sneak peeks at today’s most popular shows on the Internet.
‘Viral’ also offers tips and tricks on how to create your own Internet television show and advice on how to succeed in this exciting and emerging space.
Each Friday a new episode of ‘Viral’, hosted by award-winning broadcaster Sunny Gault, gives viewers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the world of Internet television.
This week’s show, which launches on Friday, December 15, 2006, features:
- Jet Set Show - Get a behind the scenes look at one of the first Internet video shows to specifically concentrate on teens. Viral talks with the creators Steve Woolf and Zadi Diaz about the different ways they interact with their viewers - including their current project called “Brandon’s Pitch”. Brandon is a 14-year old fan who, with the help of the Jet Set Show, is creating his own three-part mini series. Viewers are helping Brandon write the scripts through the Jet Set Show Wiki. (www.jetsetshow.com)
- Satacracy 88 - This series truly gives the power back to the people. Part science fiction and part drama, Satacracy 88 allows its viewers to choose how each episode ends. Sunny talks with the director, Brad Winderbaum about the challenge of creating a show where the viewers call the shots. (www.itsallinyourhands.com)
- Five Things - This week we learn more about Jerry, the main character from “It’s Jerry Time”. The series is animated, but Jerry is a real person. All episodes focus on Jerry’s real life experiences. Next week on Viral, Sunny will become an animated character on “It’s Jerry Time” and interview Jerry at his east coast apartment. (www.itsjerrytime.com)
- In-Focus - This week focuses on James Kim, a senior editor at CNET who recently died while trying to save his family in a snowstorm. A website has been set up for anyone wishing to send condolences or contribute to a special fund for the family. We’ll also announce the launch of our “Wiki Webisode Challenge”. From now through January 5th, Viral viewers can log onto our wiki and create their own Internet video show using some basic tools. We’ll use their script (baring any nudity or profanity) and act it out in a January episode. This is a great way for viewers to collaborate with one another to create their own Internet show. In our tutorial this week, we show viewers how to frame the perfect shot.
‘Viral’ is produced exclusively for Veoh and helmed by executive producer and host Sunny Gault.
New episodes are available each week on www.veoh.com.
About Veoh Networks, Inc.
Veoh Networks is a new, innovative Internet television broadcasting system that 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 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. Headquartered in San Diego, California with additional offices in Los Angeles, Veoh Networks is privately held company that is backed by leading technology and media investors, including Spark Capital, Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company, Time Warner Inc. and Shelter Capital Partners.