Mingle Media TV Network, WebTV Workshop & Creative Labs Team Up to Find Best LIVE Web Series Idea
MMTVN Launches a New Contest Looking for the Next Best Live Streaming Web Series Idea with Studio Bundle Prize Pack from Creative Labs and Winner Selection from the WebTV Workshop of Hollywood
Mingle Media.TV announced today that beginning July 6, 2010 they will be looking for the next best live streaming web show idea and running a contest with a studio pack of products from Creative Labs going to the winner of the best idea. The web show ideas that are deemed the best by WebTV Workshop staff will receive the giveaway and will have their show air LIVE on the MMTVN network while simulcasting LIVE on the iPhone, Blackberry, Android, and other smart phones and archived for on-demand replay through Blip.TV, Boxee, and Roku or as an iTunes podcast.
Mingle Media TV currently produces over 38 hours of live and episodic web TV interactive programming each week. MMTVN’s expert content providers create a social Web TV experience where the show hosts and audience engage in a real-time conversation on topics they are interested in. Advertisers benefit from an integrated ad approach, where the hosts talk about products, which later become meta-tagged content on the Internet as part of their sponsorship. This contest was created as a vehicle to promote the Mingle Media TV Network and Fan Favorite endorsed electronics products from Creative Labs.
Emmy-award winning co-founder of WebTV Workshop Diahnna Nicole Baxter and Producer Damian Pellicionne of the first professional WebTV Workshop School in Hollywood will be reviewing and selecting the winning idea submitted. More info on WTVW can be found at http://www.webtvworkshop.com.
“Many times our new show hosts are finding they need to purchase better broadcasting equipment,” says Stephanie Piche, founder and CEO of Mingle Media TV. “Creative Labs has been a brand we have trusted for new media video technology creation including live broadcasting, so we are excited to promote them for this contest.”
Contestants need to “like” the Mingle Media TV Facebook Fan Page, http://www.facebook.com/MingleMediaTVNetwork and then submit their web show idea to Mingle Media via the web form found at http://www.minglemediatv.com/ContestSubmission.html. The contest starts on July 6, 2010 and ends at midnight on July 31, 2010. No purchase required. Complete rules are available at the Mingle Media TV website and on their Facebook fan page.
Okay, I’ve been in the digital media space for a while… in the early 90’s (yeah, I’m that old) I was working in the newspaper industry developing technology that helped newspapers adopt WYSIWYG pagination systems output digitally in one page – which meant you needed digital images… and very expensive digital cameras. Fast forward to 18 months ago when I started working with Mom Bloggers handing out FLIP video cameras and then partnered with Creative Labs and handed out over 150 more VADO pocket video cameras while I was creating, launching and managing MomTV, a site where we streamed live web shows for Moms by Moms. It’s great to see the number of mom bloggers now using video for more than capturing memories but to do vlogs on.
On February 8th, I officially launched Mingle Media TV, a web TV network hosting a variety of shows with content providers who are experts in Parenting, Travel, Health, Fashion, Relationships, Lifestyle, and Fitness as well as popular Mom & Dad Bloggers. These live streaming webshows are marketed and syndicated across many sites including streaming on your smart phone with the ability to chat with the show host and the audience. Many of our show hosts capture a lot of video outside of their show and feature video segments during their live broadcasts. We’ve gone from a few hundred to several thousand live viewers during shows in a short time (love SEO and sphere’s of influence using Twitter!).
The Streamy Awards are important to us as they represent the emerging industry of “Web Television” and how we are all part of changing the entertainment industry. Plus, Mingle Media TV will be on the red carpet with Jeff Rago (new show host) as our correspondent so we are excited to see the event from our birds-eye viewpoint.
The Streamy’s will be held on April 11th so between now and then, we’re going to feature each of the Audience Choice Award finalists and their shows in a special post on our MMTVN blog so you can get to know them too and because they need your vote… we all need your vote. You will be supporting not only the amazing talent that are nominated but supporting the efforts of your digital peers as they follow their passion in creating video for more than capturing memories, but sharing opinions, ideas, interviews, and more.
Oh and if you want to host a live web TV show on Mingle Media TV – connect with @MingleMediaTV or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your idea.