December 11, 2007 11:00 ET

Hearst Magazines Digital Media Presents Original Women's Programming on NEXT.TV™ and HP Consumer Notebooks

Original Video Content From Hearst Brands Including Marie Claire's Beauty Boot Camp and CosmoGIRL! Spy to Be Available on Revolutionary New Internet TV Service; Users Can Watch Shows Almost Anywhere With a Broadband Internet Connection

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - December 11, 2007) - NEXT.TV™, the revolutionary new Internet television service debuting on HP consumer notebooks, today announced the addition of Hearst Magazines Digital Media as a NEXT.TV channel partner bringing original video programming from its magazine brands including CosmoGIRL!, Good Housekeeping, and Marie Claire. Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst Corporation, is one of the world's largest publishers of monthly magazines with 19 U.S. titles and nearly 200 international editions.

The NEXT.TV service will initially be available via a web update on HP consumer notebooks that have been shipping with Microsoft Windows Vista since January 2007. HP notebook users can access NEXT.TV through HP QuickPlay™, allowing them to watch hundreds of television and video programs with on-demand Internet television channels. As many HP consumer notebooks can be connected to TVs through an S-Video or HDMI connection, these users can bring the NEXT.TV experience into the living room. With the provided remote control, NEXT.TV content can be enjoyed from up to 10 feet away, adding a new dimension to the Internet viewing experience.

"This relationship not only offers us an innovative way to syndicate original video content to millions of potential viewers, but it will also help to extend the readers' overall brand experience beyond the pages of magazines and Web sites directly onto their computers and television screens," said Chuck Cordray, VP and general manager, Hearst Magazines Digital Media. "We are very pleased to be working with NEXT.TV on this exciting initiative."

"CosmoGIRL! connects with readers beyond the pages of the magazine and into all areas of their lives," said Kristine Welker, VP and publisher, CosmoGIRL!. "As CosmoGIRL! is constantly developing new and innovative ways to expand our brand platform and strengthen our connection with consumers, we are excited about the opportunity to deliver our great content to teenage girls through NEXT.TV."

Powered by IPTV pioneer DAVE Networks, NEXT.TV brings 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.

"NEXT.TV represents an exciting new way to get TV content virtually anywhere with a broadband Internet connection," said Douglas Fulton, President of Entertainment for NEXT.TV. "Hearst adds to NEXT.TV a unique offering of popular programming for women of all ages. We are excited about NEXT.TV's diverse channels that take entertainment to the next level, allowing users to access shows of interest anytime and anywhere."

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

About Hearst Magazines Digital Media

Launched in March 2006, Hearst Magazines Digital Media, a unit of Hearst Magazines, is dedicated to creating and implementing the digital online and mobile strategy for Hearst's magazine brands and other sites, which serve the company's consumers and audience. The unit has launched or re-launched 18 web sites and nine mobile sites for brands such as Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Marie Claire and Seventeen, as well as non-magazine brand sites such as and During this time, Hearst Digital has also acquired the eCrush Network, and to round out its growing portfolio of interests for teens and women.


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.

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