Photo Release -- FilmOn.TV Studios Launches Live Internet TV Studio in the Heart of Beverly Hills
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 26, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The original live streaming internet channel, FilmOn.TV, has launched its first television studio and currently streams live shows, multiple times a day. FilmOn.TV Studios steps out as the first of its kind, creating original content every day; from talk shows to comedy shorts, music videos and interviews, something is always happening, live, at FilmOn.TV.
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In the heart of beautiful Beverly Hills, FilmOn.TV Studios sees many beautiful faces, and not just the ones walking down the street. From Andy Dick and Kato Kaelin to Mike "The Situation", Janice Dickinson and Rampage Jackson; FilmOn.TV loves pop culture and hosts the funniest, weirdest and most controversial celebrities Hollywood has to offer.
FilmOn.TV Studios started with a formidable background of film and television production and because of this, content creation is an integral part of FilmOn.TV culture. CEO Alki David has produced many films and starred in a number of movies and TV series including The Bank Job and The Grid. Gary Shoefield, Exec VP of European content acquisitions, has also produced many films and headed programming at Granada TV, The UK's largest privately held Network. Kim Hurwitz, Exec VP of US Content Acquisitions, was formerly head of Marketing and Pay Per View at DirecTV.
The most innovative part of FilmOn.TV Studios is their laboratories. FilmOn.TV Labs has created state-of-the-art streaming technology and network development. Everything happening at FilmOn.TV Studios is broadcast live on FilmOn.TV for the world to see. FilmOn.TV combined the genius of live streaming television with the power of Skype to let users video chat with their favorite celebrities on their own shows. So fans can get the behind the scenes scoop on every aspect of FilmOn.TV Studios and can interact with the show, as it's happening, live, across the globe. FilmOn.TV also streams 150 linear channels as well as 10,000 video on demand titles. But why Beverly Hills?
"We used to film out of my six car garage, but that now that's way too small," says Alki David. "Besides being down the street from my house, it's easy to attract talent being in the heart of Beverly Hills. Everyday we drag celebrities off the streets and from the famous hair salon, Giuseppe Franco, which is right next door. Our in-house hosts also attract a wide range of celebrities for interviews and general mayhem."
FilmOn.TV is infamous, not only for it's original content but also for it's pranks because of owner Alki David's world renowned assisted suicide video on YouTube as well as the million dollar sponsored Obama streaker video, also on Youtube. This is reflected through their sister site, BattleCam.com, a social network that connects the funniest and weirdest webcam performers on the internet.
Because FilmOn.TV Studios was founded by eccentric billionaire Alki David, it's always looking to push the boundaries in interesting ways. The front half of the studio, besides being a set for some of the hottest talk shows, also works as an art gallery, selling street art from up and coming young artists. The studio also functions as a home shopping platform on the 9021GO channel on FilmOn.TV, selling celebrity items. Steve Jones, guitarist and founding member of Sex Pistols, currently has his motorcycle on sale for $30,000. Janice Dickinson, Sasha Gray, Nicole Richie, and Fairuza Balk all sell original products at the store as well. Customers have included the Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Through FilmOn.TV's data centers in Geneva, Switzerland and El Segundo, New Mexico they deliver to computers, iPads, iPhones, Android and many other mobile and IP-connected devices. FilmOn.TV recently released an app to stream HD cable TV on a portable TV Tuner called FilmOn AIR that connects by USB and wirelessly over a local wi-fi.
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