SOURCE: TVWorldwide.com

April 18, 2005 09:39 ET

TV Worldwide to Launch Internet TV Channel for Streaming Media Sector "TVMainStream.Com," During Live Webcast of NAB 2005 From Las Vegas

Worldwide Webcast Event to Feature NAB 2005 Streaming Industry News and Interviews at www.TVMainStream.com and www.TVWorldwide.com

CHANTILLY, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 18, 2005 -- TV Worldwide, a fast-growing web-based global video network and streaming video service provider, announced that it would launch TV MainStream (www.TVMainStream.com ), an Internet TV Channel dedicated to the technology, people and events of the burgeoning streaming media industry, as part of its live webcast at NAB 2005 from Las Vegas, April 18-21. The webcast, being produced in cooperation with Streaming Media.com, Event DV Magazine and the International Webcasting Association, will feature the demo launch of the new channel with a perspective of the NAB 2005 from the point of view of the streaming media industry professional. For the last several years, TV Worldwide has served as the official webcaster of the NAB Show and currently supports NAB's other various streaming media activities. TV Mainstream will be launched live during the webcast at the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 18-21, 11AM-3:30PM PST via www.TVMainStream.com and www.tvworldwide.com.

The free webcast will feature interviews with streaming industry leaders present for NAB 2005 and selected speakers, and will also highlight the latest products and services which support the sector. Premier webcast sponsors include Abacast, Brandedtv, KlikVU, Efron Computerized Studios, Limelight Networks, Operation Interdependence, Smart City, Tukati, and the International Webcasting Association, (www.webcasters.org), (IWA). TV Worldwide has also teamed with the Blair Witch Movie Co-Creator Dan Myrick for the streaming launch of the "The Strand" during the webcast, a live-action, independently produced narrative episodic intended specifically for the web. The series' first streaming "webisode" will take place Tuesday, April 19 at 5PM PT, live from the TV Worldwide webcast booth and will feature a pre-launch show with Myrick and other "Strand" producers, actors and creators interacting with webcast participants worldwide via e-mail.

"We're using what we've learned our other industry Internet TV channels and practice what we preach by launching the exciting new 'TV MainStream' channel for our own streaming media industry at NAB 2005," commented Dave Gardy, chairman and CEO of TV Worldwide. "With our past NAB webcast experience, I think we can offer the streaming media professional a front-seat, interactive on-line perspective on the floor, highlighting the key technologies and issues that are driving our industry. We plan a full launch for the 'TV MainStream' channel at Streaming Media East in New York."

Visitors to the live webcast will be able to post questions to interviewees and participate in Q&A via e-mail, providing a fully interactive forum for sharing information.

The event will be archived for viewing at www.TVMainstream.com and www.TVWorldwide.com. Participants should be online by 10:45 AM, PST on April 18th. Questions can be directed to 703-961-9250, ext. 223 before and during the event.

About TV Worldwide

As a pioneering global Internet broadcasting and streaming media company, TV Worldwide (www.tvworldwide.com) developed the first Internet TV network of community-based Internet TV channels. Each channel serves targeted, special interest demographic audiences worldwide, ranging from the community of people with disabilities to the maritime industry. Fortune 500 companies, 12 federal government agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, and numerous International Associations, including the National Association of Broadcasters, use TV Worldwide's live and archived state-of-the art video streaming content applications and Internet TV channels. TVWorldwide.com has been named one of the streaming video industry's "Hottest Streaming Companies" by Streaming Magazine, www.streamingmagazine.com, and CEO Dave Gardy was honored by the magazine as one of the 50 Most Influential People in Streaming Media. Mr. Gardy also currently serves as the President of the International Webcasting Association (IWA), www.webcasters.org.

About NAB 2005

NAB 2005 takes place April 16-21 in Las Vegas (exhibits open April 18). It is the world's largest electronic media show covering the development, delivery and management of professional video and audio content across all mediums. Complete NAB 2005 details are available at www.NABshow.com.

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