SOURCE: IC Places, Inc.

IC Places, Inc.

March 09, 2010 10:00 ET

IC Places Forms Strategic Partnership With 5th & Ocean Productions inc.

WINTER PARK, FL--(Marketwire - March 9, 2010) -  IC Places, Inc. (OTCBB: ICPA) is pleased to announce it has formed a strategic partnership with 5th & Ocean Productions, producers of high quality, entertainment based video programs. 

In partnership with 5th & Ocean, IC Places has launched four new video channels across the IC Places network of 350 city websites. The new channels include icNightlife, icParties, icStyle and icMusic. 5th & Ocean is providing a constantly updated content library of videos for the four channels. 

"5th & Ocean has produced over a thousand cutting edge lifestyle videos under its online brand 'A3 Network' which capture the essence of entertainment like nothing I have seen before," said Steve Samblis, President of IC Places. He went on to say, "This is the first partnership IC Places has made with a production company. 5th & Ocean are one of the top video and online content producers in the world with a significant presence on with 10 million monthly views. 5th & Ocean creates shows around the hottest clubs and nightlife in the US. This content when properly positioned in each of our IC Places city sites enhances our connection to the heartbeat of each city."

While the financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed, Samblis acknowledges the relationship didn't hinge on inking the content partnership only. "I feel this will develop into a much broader partnership in the future," Samblis said. 

IC Places needed a way to offer video content that captured nightlife and entertainment in the top cities it served. 5th & Ocean will provide daily updated video programs that take people behind the ropes and deep into the inside track of national entertainment. 

"We are very excited to expand the viewership of our shows through the IC Places network of city websites," said Andy Ruffell, CEO of 5th & Ocean Productions inc. He went on to say, "Just look at the innovative way in which IC Places captures life in each city, from their navigation header created by award winning artist Andy Lackow, to their custom video player, and you get it. No other city website tells the story of each city in such a compelling way. We felt IC Places was an obvious step to expand our viewership in the highest quality environment possible." 

About IC Places:
IC Places owns and operates 350 U.S. city websites. Each IC Places city website offers a virtual keyhole view of life in each community. Every unique aspect of a city's social, business, and cultural life is available right at each city's IC Places homepage. IC Places provides the entire community a place to talk, do business and get connected. Businesses are given amazing tools to tell their stories in the best way possible and visitors get unfettered access to businesses, events and people in each city. To see one of the IC Places city sites in action, please visit

IC Places produces several popular weekly video shows watch by millions of people each month through the company's websites and its distribution partners. These shows include The Instant Movie Review, Instant DVD Review, Cooking for Bachelors, 1st Look and IC Sports.

About 5th & Ocean Productions inc.:

5th & Ocean Productions are a full service production company that specializes in lifestyle, event and music videos. Based in Miami, New York and Las Vegas, recent clients include Mercedes Benz and Tao Group Las Vegas. Our video content is progressive, energetic and sliced & diced to cutting edge sound tracks. We specialize in short form programming and have a library of over 1,000 videos packaged for domestic and international licencing to online and brodcast platforms.

Our Internet brand 'A3 Network' is a group of online video channels across multiple platforms (including, and that reflect the modern lifestyle, featuring Nightlife, Clubs, DJs, Music Videos, Style, Art, Bikini, Pool Parties and Fashion. Whatever the flavor, the most exciting event videos on the web!

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