REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--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”
“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.”
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.
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.
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.