“EP DAILY” M-F STRIP TO LAUNCH MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd
SERIES IS FIRST DAILY DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT NEWS IN BROADCAST SYNDICATION
Los Angeles, CA– August 29, 2012 – With an upcoming barrage of high profile entertainment news features, PPI Releasing and Greedy Productions today hailed the launch of EP Daily, their freshman e-news strip, set to launch in syndication on September 3rd. EP Daily will deliver its unique perspective on breaking entertainment news and the new digital media on a Monday-Friday, day-and-date basis.
“For our launch shows, we have James Cameron, Mila Jovavich, the casts of “Revolution” and “Sons of Anarchy in the lineup,”said Victor Lucas, Exec Producer and Host of EP Daily. “Our team literally spans the globe to cover cool content that viewers won’t be able to get anywhere else.”
With the launch of EP Daily, broadcast syndication will have its first daily digital entertainment news series. EP Daily is an outgrowth of the EP Daily Weekend Edition, originally syndicated as The Electric Playground, which has been renewed for the 2012-13 season in 80% of USHH including WABC-New York, KTTV/KCOP-Los Angeles and WFLD/WPWR-Chicago. Stations from the ABC Owned, Scripps, Belo, Gannett, Hubbard, Newport and Journal groups, among others, have also cleared the series for 2012-2013. The strip, EP Daily, will air in more than a twenty markets including stations from Sinclair, Newport, Fisher and Landmark broadcast groups.
“EP Daily is the only multi-platform, digital entertainment news program that covers the very latest in movies, music, apps, video games, gadgets as well as trends in social media and technology,” says PPI principal, Ritch Colbert. “And with 350 original half-hours per year, we can offer audiences the entertainment news coverage they crave while creating a highly desirable platform for advertisers.”
As local broadcasters continually strive for new ways to reach local viewers and advertisers, EP Daily provides stations with unrestricted rights to video content that they can use to create valuable media opportunities across web, mobile and “two-screen” viewing environments. With reporters embedded around the globe covering the biggest events in the industry, EP Daily gives local news departments access to a worldwide 24/7 digital entertainment news resource.
A staple on the airwaves since 1997, EP Daily is executive produced by host, Victor Lucas, and Emmy Award-winning Greedy Productions, program supplier to Discovery, G4, Disney, Citytv, Turner, Rogers, SCI FI Australia and broadcasters around the world. Current hosts and correspondents include Scott Jones, Briana McIvor, Jose Sanchez, Miri Jedeikin and Shaun Hatton, from studios in Vancouver and bureaus in Toronto, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
About PPI Releasing, LLC
PPI Releasing, LLC is an original television distribution company based in Venice Beach, California and led by founders Ritch Colbert, Dave Hutchinson and Josh Raphaelson. PPI is known for award-winning series with high production values that are popular with viewers, advertisers and broadcasters around the world.
About Greedy Productions, Ltd.
Greedy Productions Ltd., is an Emmy Award-winning production company based in Vancouver with bureaus in Toronto, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Greedy Productions is known for its acclaimed daily entertainment television programming, The Electric Playground, and Reviews on the Run, as well as the documentary division, GreedyDocs, one of the premiere providers of behind-the-scenes material in the videogame industry.
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PPI Releasing, LLC