January 07, 2014 11:00 ET

Popular Science and Net2TV Partner for CES Special Reports and Portico TV to Bring Viewers CES Programming Online and on TV

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 7, 2014) - Popular Science will team with Net2TV Corp.'s Portico TV service to bring science and technology fans special video coverage from the floor of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, January 7 through 10.

Portico TV's Mari Takahashi will work with Popular Science editors to host the reports. In keeping with Popular Science's editorial focus, the reports will feature new, innovative products on display at the convention. The stories will be distributed in short form on and on the full-length television program, "Popular Science," which airs on Portico TV.

"We'll be bringing viewers the kind of coverage they expect from PopSci, both daily on our site and on our Portico TV program which will be updated during CES," said Cliff Ransom, editor-in-chief of Bonnier Corporation's Popular Science.

"Portico TV viewers tune in for the deep, compelling stories that Popular Science exemplifies," said Jim Monroe, senior vice president of programming Net2TV Corp. "These reports will give them more of what they're looking for by providing immediate access to Popular Science's coverage of CES."

About Popular Science

Founded in 1872, Popular Science ( is the world's largest science and technology magazine, with a circulation of 1.3 million and 7.1 million readers. Bonnier Corporation (, one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in the U.S., is the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences through magazines, events, digital media, and leading-edge products. Bonnier Corp. is the U.S. division of the Bonnier Group, (, an international media group active in television, newspapers, magazines, movies and cinemas, books, and digital media. Based in the Nordic region with substantial operations in the U.S., Germany, the U.K., and Eastern Europe, Bonnier has businesses in 16 countries worldwide and employs more than 10,000 people. Bonnier stands for entrepreneurship and has always combined a genuine commitment to freedom of speech with a sense for business. Bonnier is wholly owned by the Bonnier family, which has been running the company for seven generations.

About Net2TV and Portico TV

Net2TV Corporation is a connected-TV media company that delivers free, ad-supported programming on its Portico TV service. The company is headed by industry veterans from MTV/Nickelodeon, Black Arrow, NBC, TiVo and Netflix.

The Portico TV service offers the best of the traditional television viewing experience -- free, program-length shows focused on special interests. The TV programs are developed in conjunction with experts in niche categories. Partners include established media brands like Bonnier's "Popular Science"; high-quality online producers such as Newsy, Cook Taste Eat and Celeb TV; and independent film and documentary producers like CINEQUEST. Net2TV curates short-form videos from these partners and packages them into full 30-, 60-, or 90-minute television programs for Internet-connected TVs and devices.

The Portico TV service is available on Philips smart TVs, Roku-connected TVs, Toshiba laptops and tablets, and Sharp smart TVs and on the web at

Net2TV is based in Redwood City, Calif. For more information about the company, visit

Net2TV is a trademark of Net2TV Corporation. Portico, Portico TV and the Portico logo are service marks of Net2TV Corporation. All other trademarks, registered trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.

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