We are extremely happy to announce the release of NGB News, an iPhone and iPad app delivering mobile video on the VideoPublishing.com platform. Built in partnership with NetworkGlobal Companies, NGB News is the first mobile live broadcast of the United Nations’ UNTV Live video stream, which will deliver this month’s 65th UN General Assembly proceedings live to all compatible iOS devices.
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NETWORKGLOBAL TO STREAM THE 2010 UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY LIVE ON THE iPHONE and iPAD
Free Mobile News App Broadens Reach of NGB.TV’s Rich Video Library of Unbiased, Uncompromised, Independently Produced News
NEW YORK – (September 14, 2010) – NetworkGlobal Companies, a leading producer of premium online video spanning from Hollywood and Broadway to world news features, announced today that its NGB.tv video library can be streamed on the iPhone and iPad.
To celebrate the launch, the company will produce the first-ever official live mobile video stream of the upcoming 2010 UN General Assembly, providing viewers worldwide with an unfiltered look at how their political delegates address the urgent issues of the global community.
The latest NetworkGlobal app, available for free from the iTunes Store, also allows mobile users to stream the pre-recorded libraries of NGB.TV’s news, politics and social issues videos uploaded by independent contributors from around the world. In tandem today, NetworkGlobal Companies launched another iPhone app for its Red Carpet Network, RCN.TV (entertainment and celebrity features) channel. Both channels currently enjoy millions of online streams each month, a number that will surely increase now that they’ve gone mobile.
NetworkGlobal began after the young executive team noticed the ethics they learned in journalism school weren’t being practiced by many of the major media outlets. Some networks were either playing it safe to protect advertiser relationships or veiling sponsored advertiser-paid placements as actual news content; others were pandering to religious and political persuasions with agenda-driven programming disguised as objective journalism. Instead of joining the machine, NetworkGlobal decided to build a better one.
While NetworkGlobal is headquartered in Manhattan, just like the major networks, their production facilities lie wherever their independent contributors can shoot a camera and plug-in a laptop to edit and upload the video. By eliminating the costly overhead that burdens most media outlets and delivering video exclusively online, NetworkGlobal has reached profitability more quickly with less revenue than traditional broadcasters. With tens of millions of streams per month, NetworkGlobal ranks alongside many cable news outlets in terms of audience reach.
The NGB.tv mobile application is powered and delivered by VideoPublishing.com, a leading online video platform. VideoPublishing.com helps enterprises manage the workflow associated with managing, syndicating and monetizing digital media content across platforms.
“We are pleased to be working with Network Global Companies to support this innovative and important mobile application and make the proceedings of UN General Assembly accessible to a wider audience,” said Kiran Ponamgi, vice president of customer relations at VideoPublishing.com. “NGB’s focus on important global social issues sets them apart from many other online and mobile video initiatives and we look forward to helping them grow.”
NetworkGlobal Companies, a consumer lifestyle brand founded by Gunnar Larson, launched NetworkGlobal.tv in 2007. The site quickly grew to an advertiser-supported media company, drawing millions of video streams monthly to its fresh video content. NetworkGlobal’s NGB.tv focuses on world news and social issues. Broadway.tv showcases the best shows Broadway has to offer. OZtralia.tv sets its sights on Australia’s limitless travel destinations. Red Carpet Network, RCN.tv, talks to A-list celebrities at the premieres of top films, TV shows, and Hollywood’s most exclusive Red Carpets. BMI.tv (Body Mass Index) and BodyArchitect.tv feature health and lifestyle programming. Beyond television, NetworkGlobal Companies owns two retail ventures, Virtu New York fitness apparel and Canine Caviar in Manhattan.
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