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Cycle World Revs Up for its TV Premier Today on Net2TV’s Portico TV Service
|By Business Wire
|May 1, 2014 02:42 PM EDT
Motorcycle enthusiasts now have a TV program focused on what they love
most: all things motorcycle. The “Cycle World” show is based on the
leading Bonnier Motorcycle Group magazine by the same name, and is
available exclusively on the Portico TV service from Net2TV (www.net2tv.com).
The weekly program, which is hosted by motorcycle reporter Erin Bates,
features the latest motorcycle news, gear reviews, and up-to-date racing
news. A sample clip of the free Cycle World TV show can be seen
“Cycle World readers count on us to provide informative and
engaging editorial,” said Sean Holzman, chief brand development officer
for Bonnier Corporation. “The Cycle World TV program allows us to
provide more of this with a full-length TV show motorcycle riding
enthusiasts can sit back and enjoy each week.”
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’s production team curates short-form videos from these
partners and packages them into full-length streaming TV programs.
Program categories include food, tech, entertainment, news, independent
film and, starting today, sports.
“We're very happy to have the ‘Cycle World’ program lead our new sports
category," said Tom Morgan, founder and CEO of Net2TV. “It's hard to
find more passionate TV watchers than sports fans, and motorcycle
enthusiast are a perfect example of this. They crave the expert coverage
Bonnier offers in its print and online editorial and quality video. Now
they have it in a full-length TV program produced and hosted by a team
who loves motorcycles and are avid fans of the Cycle World brand."
The Portico TV service is available for free to tens of millions of
viewers on smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Sharp and Philips; on
Roku-connected TVs; and on Toshiba tablets and notebooks. The shows can
also be watched on the web at www.portico.tv.
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 Cycle World
Cycle World reaches millions of enthusiasts all over the world, making
it the most recognizable motorcycle media brand in the industry. Cycle
World delivers the full experience of motorcycling through words, photos
and video in new and dynamic platforms, giving readers, visitors and
viewers the richest, most in-depth and up-to-the-minute coverage of our
About Net2TV and Portico TV
Net2TV Corporation is a connected-TV media company that delivers free,
ad-supported programming. 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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Net2TV is a trademark of Net2TV Corporation. Portico, Portico TV and the
Portico logo are service marks of Net2TV Corporation. All other
trademarks, registered trademarks and service marks are the property of
their respective owners.
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