SOURCE: TV Worldwide

April 18, 2006 07:20 ET

TV Worldwide Live Webcast to Feature NAB Show Troop Support Efforts of 'Operation Interdependence' in Cooperation With International Webcasting Association (IWA) April 24-27

Video Greetings to Troops From NAB 2006 Attendees to Highlight Latest Streaming Technology With Support From Webcasters Live From Las Vegas at www.TVWorldwide.com

CHANTILLY, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 18, 2006 -- TV Worldwide (www.tvworldwide.com), the Internet's first TV network, announced that it would highlight the U.S. troop support efforts of Operation Interdependence (OI, www.oidelivers.org) during NAB2006, in a live webcast from the Las Vegas show, April 24-27 with the assistance of webcasters from the International Webcasting Association (IWA, www.webcasters.org). The webcast from TV Worldwide booth C8805 will feature a daily calendar of live programming highlighting video greetings to the troops and show attendee events at the outdoor Operation Interdependence booth (OE323), while deploying the latest webcasting technology with reports on webcast industry activities at the show from the perspective of IWA members and interacting with webcast participants worldwide via e-mail. 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 care package distribution system including a fall 2005 webcast where OI and the IWA webcasters worked on-line to utilize OI's system to deploy care packages to Katrina victims.

Premier webcast sponsors include Abacast, Efron Computerized Studios, Limelight Networks, Anystream, DotFM, Uni-Set Corporation, and the IWA. TV Worldwide and IWA teams will also feature webcast coverage of the RAIN Las Vegas Summit '06 on Internet Radio, April 24 at the Renaissance Hotel, and a special IWA reception from the Operation Interdependence booth at 5PM PT on April 25.

"We're pleased to deploy our TV Worldwide Internet TV network to again support Operation Interdependence and U.S. troops globally with help from our IWA volunteers," stated Dave Gardy, chairman and CEO of TV Worldwide. "This will be our 5th consecutive year webcasting live from our NAB booth, 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 supporting the troops in the process."

"We are pleased to again work with the TV Worldwide team and the IWA for our webcast at NAB2006 to help us get the OI message out and to support our troops worldwide," stated retired Chief Warrant Officer and OI President Albert R. Renteria. "With NAB2006 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 three giant chess sets all signed by NAB attendees. We're nicknaming 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 24th. 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, 14 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 Operation Interdependence®

Operation Interdependence® is the premier civilian-to-military delivery system® that provides a means for Americans to demonstrate their support of our deployed military forces by supplying them with the everyday items they miss. It is the only such care package delivery system that is secured and logistically sound. Most people are not aware that sending packages and messages to military troops can cause logistics and security problems for the military, detract from the mission and possibly bog down in the system and never reach the troops. Operation Interdependence® works with the military supply system to expedite care packages to America's deployed men and women. The organization is seeking corporate sponsors, individuals and groups to supply items such as videos, games, magazines, grooming aids, and sports clippings as well as letters and messages from home. Operation Interdependence® serves as a clearinghouse for other organizations where volunteers inspect, pack and ship the civilian rations® that let America's deployed men and women know they have support from home. For more information or to join the organization's vital mission visit their website www.oidelivers.org. Since launching in December 2001, OI® has delivered over one million c-rats® WITHOUT impacting military resources.

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.

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