October 11, 2007 11:00 ET
Endemol USA's Digital Channel Lazy TV to Launch on NEXT.TV
New Internet TV Service to Feature Top Endemol Programming From Around the World
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - October 11, 2007) - NEXT.TV™, the revolutionary new Internet
television service debuting on HP consumer notebooks, today announced the
addition of Endemol USA's Lazy TV™ channel, offering content from the
world's largest independent production company with global hit franchises
such as "Deal or No Deal," "Big Brother" and "1 vs. 100." The partnership
will provide NEXT.TV users with online access to top Endemol reality,
comedy, animation and game show programming from around the world.
Extending the reach of its established Lazy TV™ digital channel, Endemol
will offer NEXT.TV users access to global hit shows such as: "Fear Factor,"
"People's Book of Records," "Fool Around With" and more. The partnership
further solidifies Endemol's commitment to engage audiences with
groundbreaking programming through innovative distribution platforms.
"NEXT.TV makes TV available almost anywhere with a broadband Internet
connection," said Douglas Fulton, President of Entertainment for NEXT.TV.
"We are excited to have Endemol bring its exciting Lazy TV channel to
"We are excited to be working with HP and NEXT.TV to extend the
distribution of our Lazy TV channel directly to consumers' laptops," said
Jon Vlassopulos, Vice President, Digital Media, Endemol USA. "Through this
partnership, we are continuing to provide fans with compelling
entertainment from our vast catalog of hit global programming on all
relevant digital platforms."
The NEXT.TV service will initially be available via a web update on HP
consumer notebooks shipping with Microsoft Windows Vista beginning later
this month. HP notebook users will be able to access NEXT.TV through HP
QuickPlay™, providing customers with hundreds of on-demand television
and video programs. With the ability to connect HP notebooks to
televisions, users will also have the opportunity to bring the NEXT.TV
experience into the living room.
Powered by IPTV pioneer DAVE Networks, NEXT.TV provides a true TV-like
experience to consumer PCs while offering an unprecedented user experience.
NEXT.TV brings together advertisers, content owners and viewers in an easy
to use entertainment driven environment. NEXT.TV can be accessed with a
wired or wireless broadband Internet connection and offers
broadcast-quality content to viewers for free.
At launch, NEXT.TV will feature more than 50 channels with programming
across all genres, including comedy, drama, cartoons, documentaries,
movies, sports and science fiction. Channels and programs available on
NEXT.TV will vary by geographic region and include programming from around
the world allowing viewers to experience global television. NEXT.TV will
continue adding channels and channel partners after the launch, in order to
continue to provide high-quality viewing experiences to users.
Users who do not have QuickPlay on their notebooks and wish to be part of
NEXT.TV beta program and be the first to sign up for NEXT.TV when
available, can sign up at www.next.tv.
About Endemol USA
Endemol USA is a leading producer of television programming specializing in
reality and non-scripted genres for network and cable television. The
company produces the break-out hits "Deal or No Deal," "1 vs. 100," "Fear
Factor," "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and "Big Brother." Endemol USA is
a division of Endemol Holding, a prominent international content developer,
producer and distributor of television and online programming. The company,
headquartered in the Netherlands, has subsidiaries and joint ventures in 21
countries, including the major European markets, the U.S., South Africa,
Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Australia. Endemol Entertainment is a
subsidiary of the Consortium, a conglomerate formed by Mediacinco Cartera
S.A., Cyrte Found II B.V., and GS Capital Partners VI Fund.
Developed and powered by DAVE Networks, NEXT.TV is a next generation
Internet television service that combines the best of TV and the best of
the Internet to deliver television and video content to PCs. Users can
access NEXT.TV anywhere with a broadband wired or wireless Internet
connection making mobile television a reality. For more information, please