REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The Portico service from Net2TV Corp. (www.net2tv.com) is now available on more than 10 million connected screens across multiple platforms including Philips Smart TVs, Roku-connected TVs, Sharp smart TVs and Toshiba laptop computers and tablets. The service is expected to be available on 20 million connected screens by year-end.
“Reaching 10 million screens allows us to build viewership among people who are passionate about the special-interest topics we cover”
“Reaching 10 million screens allows us to build viewership among people who are passionate about the special-interest topics we cover,” said Tom Morgan, co-founder and CEO of Net2TV. “It’s an exciting time for us and for our advertisers and program partners who want the passionate, engaged audience Portico’s programming attracts.”
The Portico TV service offers a traditional “lean-back” television experience with program-length, special-interest shows on news, food, technology, entertainment and independent film. The company works with established media brands like Bonnier’s “Popular Science,” with emerging online video producers like Newsy and Celeb TV, and with independent film and documentary producers like CINEQUEST. The company curates and packages short-form video pieces from these program partners and packages them into full 30-, 60-, or 90-minute television programs for Internet-connected TVs, streaming media boxes, tablets and laptops. The programs are supported by a limited number of short, dynamically inserted ads.
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 tablets, and 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.