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Bryan Media Group Debuts IceTV Service(October 21, 2005)
Phoenix-based Bryan Media announced today that they will be introducing IceTV to the U.S. and International markets early next year. IceTV, which stands for Interactive Communications and Entertainment TV, will enable Pocket PC and mobile phone users to watch their favorite local channels and cable television shows on their mobile devices, anywhere there is a wireless data signal available.
"All of us at Bryan Media are excited about having this service available for the public," says Bryan Media's President Steven Chanen. "It's exciting to see that the technology has come of age and is now ready for the market place. With everything moving so fast in the world these days, people want to be able to stay on top of breaking news and their favorite entertainment no matter where they are."
"Anyone will be able to watch Live TV with a video-enabled phone," says Bill Stack, President of IceTV, "It's like having your TV in your hand whenever you want it."
IceTV will launch with a channel line-up that includes news, sports, weather and a slate of entertainment programming that will allow its viewers to stay current on what's happening anywhere they travel from home. "We have also seen strong demand for ethnic programming, and expect to announce those channels in our line-up in the very near future," says Stack.
IceTV is currently completing its beta-test with eight live TV channels and is in negotiations with selected broadcast and cable networks to include in their launch line-up. The company expects to complete those agreements in the next 30 to 45 days and will go to market with up to 16 channels in the first Quarter of '06.
This document may contain "forward-looking statements" which are within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. For more information about BMG or IceTV and their operations, services, or offerings, please contact:
Steven R. Chanen, President BMG, 602-274-0777 x 22 Bill Stack, President IceTV, 602-274-0777 x 26 About Bryan Media Group
Bryan Media Group has been an area leader in advertising production and sales since 1995. In that time the company has grown from a television production house to a full-service corporation with departments in web-related business and multimedia, in addition to video production and advertising placement.
IceTV has been riding the cutting edge of streaming technology since 2002. Initially grown from a streaming services company, IceTV has moved into the mobile media marketplace with one of the first true cellular streaming offerings, and is moving forward to be a premier content provider and enabler for handheld computer and communication devices.
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