SOURCE: TV Worldwide

April 11, 2007 09:39 ET

TV Worldwide Live Webcast to Feature NAB 2007 Show and 'Operation Interdependence' Troop Support Efforts While Demonstrating Latest Streaming Technology, April 16-19

Streaming Video Greetings to Troops From NAB 2007 Attendees Supported by Limelight, Smart City, MPEG Industry Forum, TeleStream, Kula Media Group, Abacast, RampRate, Clear-Com, DVIDS and the IWA, Live From Las Vegas at www.TVWorldwide.com

CHANTILLY, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 11, 2007 -- TV Worldwide (www.tvworldwide.com ), the Internet's first TV network, announced it will again webcast live from the NAB 2007 show in Las Vegas for the 6th straight year, being selected to highlight in 2007 as in 2006, the NAB U.S. troop support efforts of Operation Interdependence (www.OIDelivers.org) April 16-19, while demonstrating the latest streaming video technology. With sponsorship and technical support from Limelight Networks, Smart City, the MPEG Industry Forum, TeleStream, Kula Media Group, Abacast, RampRate, Clear-Com, the International Webcasters Association (IWA), and DVIDS satellite feeds from Iraq, the event will feature a daily calendar of live programming highlighting interactive live video greetings to the troops and show attendee events at the outdoor Operation Interdependence booth (OE434) and at TV Worldwide's webcast studio booth (C11317).

For the last several years, TV Worldwide has worked with Operation Interdependence on numerous high profile webcasts throughout the country, highlighting OI's renowned Civilian-to-Military Distribution System® including last year's NAB 2006 show where NAB President David Rehr assisted with the Operation Interdependence effort during the webcast. Mr. Rehr will be participating in the event again for NAB 2007.

The webcast to be simulcast on TV Worldwide's Internet TV channels for the new media industry, TV MainStream (www.TVMainStream.com) and for the veterans' community, USVets.TV (www.USVets.TV) will also feature reports on webcast industry activities at the show from the perspective of IWA members interacting with webcast participants worldwide via e-mail.

"We're pleased to have been selected to deploy our TV Worldwide Internet TV network again to support Operation Interdependence and U.S. troops globally on our TV MainStream and USVets.TV channels with help from sponsors and our IWA volunteers," stated Dave Gardy, chairman and CEO of TV Worldwide. "This will be our 6th consecutive year webcasting live from NAB, and our goal this year is to use that experience to offer the streaming media professional a front-seat, interactive on-line perspective highlighting issues and demonstrating the key technologies that are driving our webcasting industry while actually using the technology to again support the troops in the process."

"We are pleased to again work with the TV Worldwide team and the IWA for our webcast at NAB 2007 to help us get the OI message out and to support our troops worldwide," stated OI President and CEO, Jane Schwartz. "With NAB 2007 show attendee participation, we plan to ship 100 boxes of c-rats® (C-rations) to 100 different deployed units from all branches of services to reach 5,000 troops with 5,000 c-rats®, plus two giant chess sets all signed by NAB attendees. Just as we did during NAB 2006, we're calling the webcast video greetings 'v-rats.'"

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. In addition to www.TVWorldwide.com and www.Webcasters.org, the event will also be simulcast to two other Internet TV channels, USVets.TV (www.USVets.TV) for the military veteran audience and TV Mainstream (www.TVMainstream.com) for the streaming media sector. The event will be archived for viewing for a full year on all channels. Those wishing to participate should be online by 10:45 AM, PT on April 16th. Questions can be directed to 703-961-9250, ext. 229 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, 15 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. In recognition of the company's unique achievements in new media, TV Worldwide was selected by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) to webcast the 58th annual Emmy awards for Technology and Engineering in December of 2006. TV Worldwide has been named one of the streaming video industry's "Hottest Streaming Companies" by Streaming Magazine 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 Operation Interdependence®

Operation Interdependence® (OI®) is a national non-profit organization that provides a means for the public to serve and support military personnel, their families and our veterans without impacting valuable resources. OI provides a secure and streamlined process for civilians to serve and support our deployed forces with Civilian Rations® from home, without overloading the military delivery system. It is the premiere delivery system that is logistically sound. Most people are not aware that sending packages and messages to the troops can cause a burden for the military, detract from the mission, and possibly bog down in the system and never reach the troops. Operation Interdependence works in concert with the military supply system to expedite packages to deployed men and women. With OI nothing is wasted, and items that do not meet OI shipping standards are given to military families and our veterans. Such donations represent 40% of OI's total distribution. Working interdependently with organizations, public bodies, corporations and the media, OI volunteers of all ages are aiming to reach all 250,000 deployed troops, every month. Since launching in December 2001, OI has delivered over 1 million c-rats® WITHOUT impacting military resources. For more information please visit the OI website at www.oidelivers.org.

About the IWA

The International Webcasting Association (IWA) is a worldwide non-profit trade organization dedicated to the growth and development of the art, technology and commerce of webcasting and streaming media over the Internet and other networks. The IWA, headquartered in Washington, DC, represents members throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Canada and Australia. The IWA works to keep members informed, connected, and better prepared for the changes that are an integral part of the technology.

About USVets.TV

The veterans channel is dedicated to all United States veterans of all services and their families. TVWorldwide.com and the channel sponsors would like to salute America's veterans. We owe a debt of gratitude to these brave men and women whose sacrifices have preserved our freedom and protected national interests around the world. This Internet TV channel can be found at www.usvets.tv and features articles and streaming video of interest to veterans and their families.

About TVMainStream.com

TV Mainstream is the newest channel on TV Worldwide's Internet TV network, featuring New Media for the New Media industry. The channel offers video content covering new media in advertising, mobile technology, webcasting and converging media. It's the best place online to watch news, interviews, events and reviews from the people, companies and organizations that lead the industry.

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