LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Apr 24, 2014) - Players Network (OTCQB: PNTV), a Digital Television, Technology and New Media company that develops, owns, and operates Branded Lifestyle Channel Destinations, announces today a Co-Production Agreement with Uneek Music and Uneek Social Media for the Wiz Khalifa & Friends Spring Break Event with special guest performances from UiiePopcorn, Kurupt, Mally Mall, TYDolla$ign, 1500 or Nothing Band at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, California on April 27, 2014. This special event is being presented by Uneek Music in collaboration with Players Network and WeedTV as a Co-Production Partner where potions of the performance and exclusive behind the scenes and backstage footage will be shown on WeedTV.
Uneek Social Media was founded by Eugene Henley and Ronald Brown to leverage the social media power of celebrities and artists to market and create awareness for their clients. Eugene Henley also known as Big U, is a music event promoter, philanthropist and entrepreneur who is dedicated to empowering our underserved communities. Mr. Henley serves as CEO of Developing Options a 501C3 whose mission is "Bringing Opportunities to the Forefront of Our Communities through advocacy, education, resources and training." Ron Brown has over 20 years experience in the music industry working directly with artists, event promotion and sponsorship development as a business consultant. Mr. Brown is also highly active in charities for children and working with the Former NFL Players Association. Mr. Brown is a former Gold Medalist Olympian and NFL Wide Receiver.
The Uneek Social Media family of artists includes; Snoop, Sean Kingston, T.I, Kurupt, The Elements, Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown, Tiny Lister plus many, many more. The combined social media engine of Uneek is over 50 million social media followers and growing. Uneek Social Media will be working with Players Network on developing new Channel Destinations, utilizing the NextGenTV(SM) platform as well as seeking to create increased awareness for WeedTV.
Ron Brown, Co-Founder of Uneek Social Media stated, "This is the first of several co-produced music events we have planned with Players Network and WeedTV for this year. We see both Players Network as well as WeedTv as an expanded distribution channel for our events and unique social media model utilizing the NetxGenTV(SM) platform. This platform allows celebrities and artists to in essence host their own community within the larger channel. This is an ideal alignment for Uneek Social Media artists and we look forward to leveraging the power of Uneek Social Media celebrities and artist to drive traffic to the mutual benefit of WeedTv and our clients."
Ron Brown continued, "We applaud PNTV for creating the first television network focused on the Cannabis Community. As a former NFL Players I have been following the research and development work with CBD's and Cannabinoids for treatment of injuries, working with autistic kids, treatment of epileptic seizures cancer victims and other medical treatments. Whatever we can do to bring more awareness and research to find better means to help people in need is extremely positive and WeedTv is helping to provide better information and reporting."
Mark Bradley, CEO of Players Network stated, "A significant part of our marketing and revenue strategy for WeedTv is to participate in live music events. These events serve three goals: co-promote our brand to create awareness and traffic; revenue opportunities through sponsorship tied to the event and creation of program content to be distributed on our networks. Uneek brings over 50 million social media followers as well as a tremendous resource to participate in these top tier music events. We look forward to working with Uneek and their production and promotional teams."
Weed TV is a Lifestyle Channel Destination powered by PNTV's NextGenTV(SM) enterprise platform. WeedTv will be the go to source for informational, entertainment, products and services for people who relate to the marijuana lifestyle and social community. Weed TV will feature daily stories sourced by weedtv.com correspondents and contributors from around the world. It will provide a wide variety of editorial content, videos and entertainment including lead stories, political news, business news on the industry, financial analysis from industry experts, growing tips, cooking tips, a "Weed101" section, medical uses, lifestyle features, entertainment specials and merchandise shopping cart offering the latest products and services. www.weedtv.com
About Players Network:
Players Network is a Television and Digital New Media Company that uses its proprietary Enterprise Web Platform to develop numerous Branded Digital Lifestyle Networks for itself and its partners in a wide range of lifestyle categories. Players Network's current original channels, "Players Network", "Vegas on Demand", "Real Vegas TV", focus on Las Vegas and Gaming Lifestyles. They are distributed over PNTV's owned and operated VOD Channels on TV in over 23,000,000 homes over Comcast, its Broadband Network and Mobile Platforms, on Hulu, Google, YouTube, Blinkx and Yahoo Video, on DVD, and through worldwide television syndication. For more information please visit www.playersnetwork.com
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