PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 9, 2012) - Milyoni, the leader in social entertainment, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the OnHollywood 100 winners. Inclusion in the OnHollywood 100 signifies leadership among its peers and speaks to Milyoni's innovative use of technology to provide a new way for entertainment companies to bring a socially interactive experience to viewers. Milyoni was selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.
"Milyoni has been at the forefront of bringing a new, shared and social experience to entertainment audiences," said John Corpus, CEO of Milyoni. "It's been a great pleasure to work with some of Hollywood's leading companies and we're honored to have our achievements recognized by AlwaysOn. We look forward to extending our innovations to help move the digital entertainment industry forward."
Milyoni provides entertainment companies like Universal Pictures, Lionsgate, Paramount Studios and Austin City Limits Live, with the technology to connect with audiences through a unique level of engagement and a shared social experience. Over the last year Milyoni has powered several social entertainment industry firsts using its Social Cinema and Celebrity Cinema technologies, including the first PPV movie on Facebook, the first live PPV concert on Facebook, the first socially interactive movie on Facebook, the first day-and-date movie release on Facebook, and the first 3D movie on Facebook.
Winners will be honored at AlwaysOn's sixth annual OnHollywood conference on October 29 and 30, 2012, at the Museum of Flying in Santa Monica, CA.
This two-day executive gathering highlights the significant trends affecting digital entertainment. Disruptive technology is forcing big changes in Hollywood: new contracts, new genres, new stars. As the behemoth industry steps into the digital era, entertainment execs will be paying even closer attention to the global Silicon Valley -- especially the startups that are writing the rules and creating the tools for the digital entertainment age.
"This year's OnHollywood 100 represents an explosive drive toward device-independent consumer-focused entertainment. The digital entertainment pioneers of the 1990s have paved the way for a sophisticated group of entertainment producers, who are harnessing the power of social, mobile, and the Internet to give consumers exactly what they want, when they want it," said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. "Now, the entire entertainment world has broken free of the establishment and is bringing quality television, film, and music to a global audience that's on the move and hungry for next innovation."
The OnHollywood 100 winners were selected from among thousands of domestic and international technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and entertainment industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2012 list.
A full list of all the AlwaysOn OnHollywood 100 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website at: http://www.aonetwork.com/AOStory/Announcing-2012-OnHollywood-100-Top-Private-Companies
Milyoni, Inc. (pronounced "million-eye") is the leader in social entertainment. Whether it's watching a movie, television program, concert or sporting event, Milyoni lets content providers connect, engage and monetize audiences through a unique level of engagement and a shared social experience. Over the past year Milyoni has powered multiple social entertainment industry firsts, including the first PPV movie on Facebook, the first live PPV concert on Facebook, the first socially interactive movie on Facebook, the first day-and-date movie release on Facebook, and most recently the first 3D movie on Facebook. Milyoni's Social Cinema platform has powered several theatrical releases, video-on-demand streams and more for leaders in the industry including Universal Pictures, Lionsgate, Paramount Studios, Big Air Studios, Shangri-La, Ovation Network and Austin City Limits Live. For more information, visit www.milyoni.com.
AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn's preeminent executive event series includes the Silicon Valley Innovation Summit, OnMedia, OnHollywood, IMPACT Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic, Venture Summit East, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, OnMobile, and GoingGreen Silicon Valley. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers like no other media brand.