Lawrence, KS (April 6, 2011) - Cool Music Network, LLC ("CMN") is pleased to announce an affiliation agreement with Newport Television, for the carriage of THECOOLTV®, a 24 hours a day / 7 days a week pure music television network ("THECOOLTV®") in ten of Newport Television's 22 TV markets. This agreement will put THECOOLTV® in an additional (7) million TV homes, representing approximately 6.17% of U.S. television households.
Unlike other music television networks, THECOOLTV® is "Hyper-Localized," customizing its programming to reflect the tastes of the local demographics, music scene and even emerging artists.
Through its partnerships with record labels, promoters, festivals, emerging artists and music venues, THECOOLTV® has been able to cultivate a unique aspect of localism, thereby appealing to the viewers in each market. Viewers tuning into THECOOLTV® can expect exciting entertainment including live concerts, music videos, and much more.
Commenting on the agreement, Ken Reiner, VP Programming of Newport Television said:
"Embracing new entertainment-oriented content like THECOOLTV enhances our station digital multicast offerings for viewers and clients alike. THECOOLTV offers a fresh blend of talented local artists, favorite national music and live national performances to engage the music fan in all of us. We are excited about offering a fresh new short-form music network across our station(s) respective digital spectrum."
"We are a national television network with a hyper-local approach to programming for our broadcast partner" said David Hampe, COO of Cool Music Network, LLC. "We engage our viewers in each market to provide feedback on what they want from THECOOLTV to create a local "Radio on TV" style ... 24 hours a day / 7 days a week - Music Videos all the time. We are excited to have the Newport TV stations, markets and viewers as part our network of affiliates."
THECOOLTV® is the newest offering from CMN, a Kansas-based multi-platform entertainment media company. CMN remains an undisputed leader in live event audio and video recordings for immediate sale of that same concert on CD, DVD, and USB wristbands immediately after a band or artist walks of the stage. Meanwhile, CMN has since created a fast-growing website for sales of its products and now rounds out its distribution with THECOOLTV®.
About Cool Music Network, LLC
Cool Music Network® (aka THECOOLTV® on television) has merged the capabilities of multiple content delivery platforms under one Media and Entertainment Company. Cool Music Network produces, acquires and distributes entertainment content across multiple platforms, from TV and the web to live concert venues and mobile devices. THECOOLTV® offers broadcasters a 24/7 customized multi-cast television and Internet channel that will reflect the musical tastes of each local market. For information, please visit THECOOLTV.com.
About Newport Television:
Newport Television is a television broadcast company comprised of a 50 station television group in 22 markets across the country and Inergize Digital, the leader in fully integrated digital management solutions. Newport Television operates stations nationwide with multiple network affiliates including ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CW, MyNetwork, Telemundo, Mexicanal and RTN (Retro Television Network). The company is the 19th largest broadcast group in the country with 10% U.S. household coverage (Source: TVNewCheck 2010). Online: www.newporttv.com