|By Marketwired .||
|June 30, 2014 08:57 AM EDT||
LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwired) -- 06/30/14 -- Players Network (OTCQB: PNTV), a Digital Television, Technology and New Media company that develops, owns, and operates Branded Lifestyle Channel Destinations today announced that they completed an agreement for Jennifer Solas and Kurt Duchac to be the newest special correspondents to join WeedTV and provide strategic industry consulting to the Company.
Jennifer Solas is the Founder of W.E.C.A.N702 ("Wellness Education Cannabis Advocates of Nevada") a non-profit organization providing educational symposiums and patient support. Jennifer has been one of the leading Cannabis advocates in Nevada along with Kurt Duchac. Jennifer and Kurt host a weekly Radio Talk Show on KLAV in Las Vegas with leading members of the Cannabis Community. They will have a weekly video column on WeedTV providing information specifically on the progress of Marijuana Legislation in Nevada and General educational segments.
Jennifer Solas stated, "We are so pleased to be able to join the WeedTV team and family. This industry needs a television network and Players Networks professionalism and established distribution to over 100 million homes provides a true national platform to help educate people on how important medical marijuana is to so many people in need. There has been so much progress over the past few years but it is important that we continue to build awareness so people understand this multi-billion industry."
Last year Nevada past Senate Bill 374 approving 53 medical marijuana dispensaries throughout the State and 40 in Clark County. Nevada has also approved additional commercial cultivation and business operations which will dramatically increase marijuana related revenue in the State. Clark County alone approved 101 marijuana related cultivation and processing business licenses on June 17, 2014. Looking at Colorado as an indication of the potential future economic impact to Nevada, Colorado marijuana Sales topped $202 million in the first four months of 2014, with Marijuana sales revenues expected to grow well over a $1.0 billion annually. As Nevada moves forward with issuing both dispensary and cultivation licenses this bodes well for the already booming Nevada Marijuana industry. The Company expects to capitalize on being based in Las Vegas to access this rich source of program content as well as new advertisers and sponsors.
Mark Bradley, CEO of Players Network stated, "We are extremely excited about both Jennifer Solas and Kurt Duchac support and participation to help to grow WeedTV. They both have been extremely influential in the Nevada Cannabis Communities and bring a wealth of knowledge and relationships to the Company. They have an established and loyal fan base from their Talk Radio Show that we expect to grow through our global distribution networks. By aligning with credentialed and established players in the Cannabis Community like Jennifer and Kurt we will quickly expand both our program content and business relationships to build this Network Channel Destination."
Weed TV is a Lifestyle Channel Destination powered by PNTV's NextGenTV(SM) enterprise platform. WeedTv will be the go to source for informational, entertainment, products and services for people who relate to the marijuana lifestyle and social community. Weed TV will feature daily stories sourced by weedtv.com correspondents and contributors from around the world. It will provide a wide variety of editorial content, videos and entertainment including lead stories, political news, business news on the industry, financial analysis from industry experts, growing tips, cooking tips, a "Weed101" section, medical uses, lifestyle features, entertainment specials and merchandise shopping cart offering the latest products and services.
About Players Network:
Players Network is a Television and Digital New Media Company that uses its proprietary Enterprise Web Platform to develop numerous Branded Digital Lifestyle Networks for itself and its partners in a wide range of lifestyle categories. Players Network's current original channels, "Players Network", "Vegas on Demand", "Real Vegas TV", focus on Las Vegas and Gaming Lifestyles and the newest Channel is "WeedTV". They are distributed over PNTV's owned and operated VOD Channels on TV in over 23,000,000 homes over Comcast, its Broadband Network and Mobile Platforms, on Hulu, Google, YouTube, Blinkx and Yahoo Video, on DVD, and through worldwide television syndication. For more information please visit www.playersnetwork.com
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