I am outta here to the land of OZ, not the ones with small orange people and an annoying scarecrow as it's king. There will be no ruby red slippers where I am going. Just lots of Kangaroos, beer and barbaques. BRING ON THE CHICKED SALT....... The main reason im going is to see the one and only Jewel or as I call her My Girl. So I may pop on time to time, there may even be a random video thrown up of our mighty trip to see Watchmen and alot of pictures of my trip. But more importantly I will not really be on for about 5 weeks. Hears the whole vice breathe a sigh, enjoy it guys .
goes to sit on a plane for 20 hours.
(yes I copied half my blog from vine:p)
TV.COM ANNOUNCES CONTENT AGREEMENTS WITH NCAAAND THOUGHT EQUITY MOTION, STARZ MEDIA AND MORE
Adds to Existing Line-Up of Premium Content Providers, Bringing TV.com's total Video Library to More than 2,000 Hours of Content
SAN FRANCISCO, March 17 — TV.com, the place where television lives online, today announced content deals with NCAA and Thought Equity Motion, and Starz Media, along with niche content providers like Smithsonian Channel, Comedy Time, Howcast and WatchMojo. This adds to its line-up of existing agreements with premium content companies, including Endemol USA, Metro Goldwin Mayer Studios Inc., PBS, SHOWTIME, Sony Pictures Television and CBS. The addition of this content brings TV.com's total video library to more than 2,000 hours of content, spanning everything from today's most popular shows to coveted classics.
"TV.com already benefits from a massive online community, and our job from here on out is to layer more content on top of this great community to further engage and expand our audience," said Anthony Soohoo, Senior Vice President and General Manager, TV.com. "We continue to see massive growth in video viewers and streams as more and more people turn to TV.com for information and content around their favorite television shows. We create a highly complementary experience to television, one that uses content to fuel active discussions among our community of TV fans."
Through a deal with CBS, the NCAA, and NCAA content library rightsholder Thought Equity Motion, all available semifinal and final games from the Men's Final Four between 1982-2008 are available for viewers to watch in either a full-length format or a condensed two-minute highlight package at TV.com. Additionally, viewers also can watch NCAA highlight packages set to music, including classic footage from NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championships including the 1979 Final Four championship game featuring Larry Bird and Magic Johnson, and many other great games and players from the past.
Starz Media's Manga Entertainment content available on TV.com will include full episodes of Astro Boy and Virus, as well as short-form videos from titles, including Ninja Scroll, Kai Doh Maru, Street Fighter Alpha, and Hellboy: Blood and Iron, with many more to come.
"Starz Media's Manga Entertainment library has proven very popular with anime enthusiasts and we are very pleased to make some of our best content available to TV.com users," said Marc DeBevoise, senior vice president, digital media, business development and strategy for Starz Media. "We look forward to expanding this content lineup in the future and building our partnership with TV.com."
Smithsonian Channel will offer shows including "Stories from the Vaults" hosted by Tom Cavanagh, "Remembering Vietnam: The wall at 25," and the Emmy® winning Nature Tech. Comedy Time, which offers stand-up comedy and original episodic programming known as "Funnysodes"® from today's best comedic talent, will offer content from its brands including "Comedy Time," "Comedy Time Latino" and "Comedy Time Urban." The TV.com audience will also have access to videos from Howcast, the best source for fun, free, and useful how-to videos, and WatchMojo.com, one of the largest producers of original, professionally-produced, evergreen, ad-friendly high-quality video content, will provide profiles and interviews with musicians and filmmakers, scripted entertainment comedy skits, and fashion shows from runways around the world.
TV.com's content providers have their videos viewed by one of the most active and largest community of TV fans online. People come to the site for its rich content and dedicated community, posting an average of 6 social contributions per second – things like forum posts and poll votes – for a total of more than 18 million social contributions per month on the site. In addition, as the site continues to layer more premium video content on top if its community and information features, TV.com posted a 184% increase in unique viewers, 844% increase in streams, and 3101% increase in minutes year-over-year (Nielsen VideoCensus February 2009).
TV.com is one of the leading unbiased destinations for premium entertainment and community around TV. The site features video content such as full episode streams, video-clips, live-event coverage and behind-the-scenes footage, plus expert editorial content like entertaining features and weekly podcasts. The site also provides in-depth show summaries, episode guides and downloads, bios, photos, news, and more on over 19,000 TV series. This content is greatly enriched by one of the largest and most vocal communities of TV fans who express themselves via show summaries, reviews, ratings, blogs, forums, polls, and videos.
About the NCAA
About Thought Equity Motion
Thought Equity Motion is the world
leader in providing access to high quality film, video and music content. The
company's forward-thinking approach to digital video has produced an array of
products and services to meet the exploding demand of emerging media. Widely
recognized for its expertise in licensing rights, Thought Equity Motion is the
licensing agent for renowned media companies including Paramount Pictures, MGM,
NBC News, HBO, National Geographic, Sony Pictures, the NCAA and hundreds of
others. With offices located around the world, Thought Equity Motion offers the
broadest, deepest content collection available. This vast collection, combined
with leading-edge technology, makes Thought Equity Motion the preferred
destination for multimedia professionals. To learn more, go to
About Starz Media
Starz Media, LLC, is a programming production and distribution company operating worldwide. It includes the Film Roman, Anchor Bay Entertainment, and Manga Entertainment brands. Its units create animated and live-action programming – including theatrical films – and programming created under contract for other media companies. It distributes that programming, and programming acquired from outside producers, through home video retailers, theaters, broadcasters, ad supported and premium television channels, and Internet and wireless video distributors in the US and internationally. Starz Media (www.starzmedia.com) is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Capital Group.
VIZ MEDIA SWEEPS ALL TOP 10 SPOTS
ON THE NEWEST NEW YORK TIMES
MANGA BEST SELLER LIST
San Francisco, CA,
MARCH 17, 2009 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one
of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive
publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced that its
titles dominated the entire Manga category in the most recent
listing of the New York Times Graphic Books Best Seller List for the
week ending March 7, 2009. The massively popular NARUTO occupied 7 of
the Top 10 spots, with other widely read VIZ Media manga titles BLEACH,
BLACK CAT and shojo manga THE GENTLEMEN’S ALLIANCE † impressively
rounding out the list.
Graphic Books Best Seller List (Manga)
The List is also viewable on the New York Times web site at:
gratifying to see the continued strong performance of BLEACH and NARUTO
alongside other unique properties like BLACK CAT and GENTLEMEN’S ALLIANCE
† which all have been recognized by the New York Times on its Manga
Best Seller List,” says Gonzalo Ferreyra, Vice President, Sales &
Product Marketing VIZ Media. “BLACK CAT, BLEACH and NARUTO feature
the captivating art, multi-layered character-driven storylines and plenty
of edge-of-your-seat action that epitomizes the best attributes of the
manga genre. The popularity of THE GENTLEMEN’S ALLIANCE † continues
to show the momentum behind the shojo category (comics for girls), which
offers romantically tinged titles aimed at a sizeable segment of female
(Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens) Train Heartnet, also known as "Black
Cat," was an infamous assassin for a secret organization called
Chronos...until he abandoned that cold-blooded existence to live on
his own terms as an easygoing bounty hunter. But is Train's past as
far behind him as he thinks? Find out in this action-packed series created
by Kentaro Yabuki.
BLEACH (Rated ‘T’ for Teens)
Creator Tite Kubo’s
massively popular supernatural action-adventure manga series centers
on Ichigo Kurosaki, a fifteen-year old student with the ability to see
ghosts. His fate takes an extraordinary turn when he meets Rukia Kuchiki,
a Soul Reaper who shows up at Ichigo's house on the trail of a Hollow,
a malevolent lost soul. Drawn to Ichigo's high level of spiritual
energy, the Hollow attacks Ichigo and his family, and Rukia steps in
to help but is injured and unable to fight. As a last resort, Rukia
transfers part of her Soul Reaper powers to Ichigo. Now a full-fledged
Soul Reaper, he joins Ruika to face the challenges that lie ahead. More
information on BLEACH is available at: http://bleach.viz.com.
The Gentlemen's Alliance † (Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens)
Renowned manga artist
Arina Tanemura created this acclaimed series that exemplifies the shojo
manga style with highly stylized artwork and romantic plot twists presented
with a swirl of billowing ribbons, romance and heartbreak. In return
for a business loan of 50 million yen, the prestigious Kamiya family
gave their daughter Haine away to the wealthy Otomiya family. Haine,
now an Otomiya, is appointed to the student council of the exclusive
Imperial Academy, a private school for the aristocracy. Even though
Haine is of proper lineage to be on the council, she finds herself struggling
to find her place among the many secrets of its elite members, especially
those of the president who holds her heart – Shizumasa Togu, aka "the
Emperor." More information on THE GENTLEMEN’S ALLIANCE † is
available at: http://www.shojobeat.com/
NARUTO (Rated ‘T’ for Teens)
NARUTO depicts the
adventures of a young boy named Naruto Uzumaki who trains to become
a ninja, and through his exciting adventures, the young ninja learn
the importance of friendship, teamwork, loyalty, hard work, creativity,
ingenuity, and right versus wrong. Created by Masashi Kishimoto, NARUTO
was first introduced in Japan in 1999 and quickly became that country’s
most popular ninja manga targeting tweens and tees and more than 85
million copies to-date have been printed. The manga series (rated ‘T’
for Teens) has captivated millions of fans across North America, Europe
and South America. More information on NARUTO is available at www.naruto.com.
The latest volumes
of NARUTO (Shippuden) pick up two years after Naruto left to train with
Jiraiya. Now a teenager, he reunites with his old friends to find out
everyone is stronger than before – and maybe even stronger than he
In response to the
strong fan interest in NARUTO Shippuden, VIZ Media has launched an accelerated
publishing campaign for upcoming editions of the series, making them
available to North American audiences sooner than ever before. Between
February and April, eleven new volumes of NARUTO manga will be released,
moving the series from Volume 34 to Volume 44 before returning to a
quarterly release schedule beginning with Volume 45 (July 2009). First
print-run editions of the volumes released in March and April also will
include a special promotional bookmark or sticker.
VIZ Media manga titles continue to captivate millions of readers across North America and are regularly featured on a variety of nationally syndicated Graphic Novel and Manga Best Seller lists, some of which include: 9 VIZ Media titles on the Bookscan Top 20 Graphic Novels for 2008 list, assorted VIZ Media titles featured on the USA Today Top 150 Bestseller List on multiple occasions, and more. Retail industry watchdog ICV2 recently included BLACK CAT, BLEACH, NARUTO and GENTLEMEN’S ALLIANCE † among its Top 25 Manga Properties for 2008. NARUTO was also noted as the Number 7 most-searched term in 2008, as reported by the Yahoo! 2008 Year In Review Top 10 Search list.