Next New Networks, the leading next generation media company bringing original Web series to millions of loyal, engaged viewers, today announced that it is among four alpha testers of the new YouTube live streaming platform. On September 13 and 14, 2010, Next New Networks will take part in the alpha testing program to bring three fan favorite Web series to a live YouTube audience.
Next New Networks Live Alpha programming will include:
- "The Key of Awesome" -- The celebrated music comedy Web series will join the live stream Monday, September 13 at 3:30 - 4:00 PM EDT to bring hilarious music parody series live! Viewers can interact with stars of hit parodies such as Eminem and Rihanna "Love the Way You Lie" and Katy Perry's "California Gurls."
- "Indy Mogul" -- The original do-it-yourself filmmaking how-to series will stream live Monday, September 13 at 4:45 - 5:30 PM EDT, giving fans a new way to experience the show. "Indy Mogul" live viewers will be given the chance to interact with hosts and other viewers to ask questions and share feedback on special effects know how.
- "JRSportsBrief" -- Sports news Web series "JRSportsBrief" joins YouTube live streaming on Tuesday, September 14 at 4:00 - 4:30 PM EDT to give live viewers up-to-the-minute sports news.
"As a longtime YouTube partner, we've seen the incredible value of broadcasting our original Web series to the world's largest stage. Online video continues to grow in popularity around the globe, and so it is thrilling to be among the Alpha testers of this new chapter in original Web programming," said Vanessa Pappas, VP, audience & strategic partnerships at Next New Networks. "Our hosts are all eager to test the live capabilities to make the shows come alive for viewers in a new way that explores this important next step in Web entertainment."
Next New Networks now serves more than 100 MM views per month across its networks of original series. The Web originals powerhouse is home to such hit shows as "The Key of Awesome," "Backyard FX," "Fast Lane Daily," "Auto-Tune the News," "Meth Minute 39," and "Obama Girl." To find out more, please visit www.nextnewnetworks.com.
About Next New Networks
Next New Networks is the leading provider of original, episodic series programming for the Internet. With more than one billion views since the company's launch in 2007, over two million subscribers, 10 Webby Awards and some of the biggest hits on the Web, Next New Networks is redefining entertainment by championing the next generation of show creators. Popular, award-winning video networks from the company include Barely Political (home of Obama Girl and "Auto-Tune the News"), Channel Frederator, featuring the cartoons of over 1,000 creators, the food network for the people, Hungry Nation, car news network Fast Lane Daily, filmmaking network Indy Mogul (home of hit series "Backyard FX," "Beyond the Trailer," and "MovieBuzz"), Barely Digital (home of "The Key of Awesome," one of the top five most-watched shows on the Web since its launch in October 2009) and Click Fitness, a health and wellness network.