Bonnier Publishing’s Cycle World Leads New Sports Channel on Net2TV’s Portico TV Service
NEW YORK, NY – May 2, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Motorcycle enthusiasts now have a TV program focused on what they love most: all things motorcycle. The “Cycle World” show is based on the leading Bonnier Motorcycle Group magazine by the same name, and is available exclusively on the Portico TV service from Net2TV (www.net2tv.com). The weekly program, which is hosted by motorcycle reporter Erin Bates, features the latest motorcycle news, gear reviews, and up-to-date racing news. A sample clip of the free Cycle World TV show can be seen here:
“Cycle World readers count on us to provide informative and engaging editorial,” said Sean Holzman, chief brand development officer for Bonnier Corporation. “The Cycle World TV program allows us to provide more of this with a full-length TV show motorcycle riding enthusiasts can sit back and enjoy each week.”
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’s production team curates short-form videos from these partners and packages them into full-length streaming TV programs. Program categories include food, tech, entertainment, news, independent film and, starting today, sports.
“We’re very happy to have the ‘Cycle World’ program lead our new sports category,” said Tom Morgan, founder and CEO of Net2TV. “It’s hard to find more passionate TV watchers than sports fans, and motorcycle enthusiast are a perfect example of this. They crave the expert coverage Bonnier offers in its print and online editorial and quality video. Now they have it in a full-length TV program produced and hosted by a team who loves motorcycles and are avid fans of the Cycle World brand.”
The Portico TV service is available for free to tens of millions of viewers on smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Sharp and Philips; on Roku-connected TVs; and on Toshiba tablets and notebooks. The shows can also be watched on the web at www.portico.tv.
About Bonnier Corporation
Bonnier Corporation (www.bonniercorp.com), one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in the U.S., is the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences through magazines, events, digital media, and leading-edge products. Bonnier Corp. is the U.S. division of the Bonnier Group, (www.bonnier.com), an international media group active in television, newspapers, magazines, movies and cinemas, books, and digital media. Based in the Nordic region with substantial operations in the U.S., Germany, the U.K., and Eastern Europe, Bonnier has businesses in 16 countries worldwide and employs more than 10,000 people. Bonnier stands for entrepreneurship and has always combined a genuine commitment to freedom of speech with a sense for business. Bonnier is wholly owned by the Bonnier family, which has been running the company for seven generations.
About Cycle World
Cycle World reaches millions of enthusiasts all over the world, making it the most recognizable motorcycle media brand in the industry. Cycle World delivers the full experience of motorcycling through words, photos and video in new and dynamic platforms, giving readers, visitors and viewers the richest, most in-depth and up-to-the-minute coverage of our sport.
About Net2TV and Portico TV
Net2TV Corporation is a connected-TV media company that delivers free, ad-supported programming. The company is headed by industry veterans from MTV/Nickelodeon, Black Arrow, NBC, TiVo and Netflix. For more information, visit www.net2tv.com.
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