Bonnier and Net2TV add Saveur and Cycle World programs, renew Popular Science
Net2TV’s Portico TV service offers free, ad-supported television programs developed in partnership with established media brands, high-quality online producers, and independent film and documentary producers
NEW YORK, NY – April 2, 2014 — Bonnier Publishing and Net2TV Corp. have expanded their relationship to create additional television shows based on Bonnier’s popular magazine titles. Under the agreement Net2TV will renew the “Popular Science” program and add two new shows, “Cycle World” and “Saveur,” to the Portico TV line-up. The new “Saveur” show premiers on Portico TV today; “Cycle World” will debut later this month.
“‘Popular Science’ on Portico provides viewers informative and engaging content on connected TVs and devices,” said Sean Holzman, chief brand development officer for Bonnier Corporation. “Expanding on our successful ‘Popular Science’ TV offering, viewers can now enjoy our new video lineup based on our leading brands Cycle World and Saveur.”
Net2TV’s Portico TV service offers free, ad-supported television programs developed in partnership with established media brands, high-quality online producers, and independent film and documentary producers. Net2TV curates short-form videos from these partners and packages the video into full 30-, 60-, or 90-minute television programs for Internet-connected TVs and devices. Portico’s full-length shows are available to viewers through streaming devices, connected TVs, tablets, mobile devices and the web.
“Portico TV viewers crave the deep expertise and compelling stories that Bonnier’s brands deliver,” said Tom Morgan, president and CEO of Net2TV Corp. “We look forward to the continued success of the “‘Popular Science’ show and the addition of ‘Cycle World’ and ‘Saveur’ programs.”