NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bonnier Publishing and Net2TV Corp. have expanded their relationship to create additional television shows based on Bonnier’s popular magazine titles. Under the agreement Net2TV will renew the “Popular Science” program and add two new shows, “Cycle World” and “Saveur,” to the Portico TV line-up. The new “Saveur” show premiers on Portico TV today; “Cycle World” will debut later this month. A sample clip of the “Saveur” show can be seen here: http://bit.ly/1gLmkqI.
“‘Popular Science’ on Portico provides viewers informative and engaging content on connected TVs and devices,” said Sean Holzman, chief brand development officer for Bonnier Corporation. “Expanding on our successful ‘Popular Science’ TV offering, viewers can now enjoy our new video lineup based on our leading brands Cycle World and Saveur.”
Net2TV’s Portico TV service offers free, ad-supported television programs developed in partnership with established media brands, high-quality online producers, and independent film and documentary producers. Net2TV curates short-form videos from these partners and packages the video into full 30-, 60-, or 90-minute television programs for Internet-connected TVs and devices. Portico’s full-length shows are available to viewers through streaming devices, connected TVs, tablets, mobile devices and the web.
“Portico TV viewers crave the deep expertise and compelling stories that Bonnier’s brands deliver,” said Tom Morgan, president and CEO of Net2TV Corp. “We look forward to the continued success of the “‘Popular Science’ show and the addition of ‘Cycle World’ and ‘Saveur’ programs.”
About Bonnier Corporation
Bonnier Corporation (www.bonniercorp.com), one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in the U.S., is the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences through magazines, events, digital media, and leading-edge products. Bonnier Corp. is the U.S. division of the Bonnier Group, (www.bonnier.com), an international media group active in television, newspapers, magazines, movies and cinemas, books, and digital media. Based in the Nordic region with substantial operations in the U.S., Germany, the U.K., and Eastern Europe, Bonnier has businesses in 16 countries worldwide and employs more than 10,000 people. Bonnier stands for entrepreneurship and has always combined a genuine commitment to freedom of speech with a sense for business. Bonnier is wholly owned by the Bonnier family, which has been running the company for seven generations.
About Net2TV and Portico TV
Net2TV Corporation is a connected-TV media company that delivers free, ad-supported programming. Its Portico TV service is available to tens of millions of viewers on smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Sharp and Philips, Roku-connected TVs and Toshiba tablets and notebooks. The shows can also be seen on the web at portico.tv.
The company is headed by industry veterans from MTV/Nickelodeon, Black Arrow, NBC, TiVo and Netflix. For more information, visit www.net2tv.com.
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