SOURCE: NewsProNet

January 20, 2011 14:28 ET

NewsProNet Attends NATPE With New Slate of Products

International Expansion of HealthDay and SWEEPS Feed to Begin in February

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - January 20, 2011) - NewsProNet (NPN) announced today that it will attend the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) convention January 24-26th in Miami, Fla.

"Were very happy to be part of NATPE this year," said John Cuddihy, President, NPN International. "We believe that NATPE being relocated to Miami will provide us a better framework to further both our domestic and expanding international goals."

Domestically, NPN will feature its award winning news service, SWEEPS feed, which has been in production since 1997. SWEEPS feed is the leading news content service providing in-depth, promotable reports each month. The edited pieces come ready to track or localize with additional b-roll and sound for promotional use. SWEEPS feed is a market exclusive, low cost way to provide highly promotable, locally relevant news segments from trusted journalists.

Also, being presented domestically by NPN is HealthDay TV. HealthDay TV offers viewers a daily video feed covering the latest health news and information in an easy to understand consumer friendly fashion. HealthDay TV is carried by over 300 television websites -- and is expanding every month.

Cuddihy added that, "in addition to our custom and proprietary products, we will also be representing a wide variety of programming perfectly suited to international broadcasters."

This year, NPN will represent the Rigel Entertainment catalogue to Latin American program buyers attending NATPE. Now entering its second decade, the Rigel Entertainment catalogue spans from action/adventure and hit television franchises such as RoboCop, Pacific Blue and Universal Soldier, to high-profile dramas from The Mary Higgins Clark Collection. Rigel Entertainment has amassed one of the industry's largest libraries of network-quality movies, series and mini-series, with major international stars.

NPN is also bringing international buyers the finest in lifestyle programming. From Meredith Video, comes Better TV, a nationally syndicated lifestyle TV show that aims to make your life "better" by focusing on trends, beauty breakthroughs, finances, fitness, sex, decorating and all hot topics that affect your family and relationships. From Northstar Media comes Mar Jennings Home & Garden, Relife, Tim and Jan Southern Fresh, and Peoples, Places and Plants.

On the music front, NPN brings Soul Train one of the longest running syndicated shows in TV history with artists who changed music -- the biggest names in urban music. Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner and more are all featured.

Video Encyclopedia of the Twentieth Century library is a collection of motion picture film and videotape recording the social, political and cultural history of the 20th Century from 1874 to 1989. The Video Encyclopedia includes more than 15,000 clips covering some of the most important moments captured on video during the past 100 years. 

NewsProNet, founded in 1997, provides custom premium short form and long form content to broadcasters and digital companies throughout the world. In 2009, NPN teamed up with HealthDay to produce and distribute HealthDay TV, a daily short form news segment on health related stories. For more information on NewsProNet, visit our site at

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