November 7, 2008
NO GOOD TV and Mark Burnett Productions Announce Comprehensive Production Partnership
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovative entertainment producers NO GOOD TV (http://www.ngtv.com/) and Mark Burnett Productions have entered into production partnership that covers multiple programming genres and media formats. Gene Simmons, Chairman of the Board for NO GOOD TV, and Richard Abramson, Board member and special consultant, brokered the deal.
Mark Burnett Productions, headed by renowned television producer Mark Burnett, is the home of iconic series like "Survivor,""The Apprentice" and "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader," among others. Burnett himself has been inducted into the Broadcast and Cable Hall of Fame and is credited with starting the non-scripted television craze in North America.
NO GOOD TV is the leader in unscripted, celebrity based entertainment programming. Free from gossip and paparazzi fare, the network has redefined original broadband entertainment. First launched in February, 2007, NO GOOD TV has exceeded the 300 million clip view milestone on YouTube in record time.
The first project announced is a late night talk show hosted by Carrie Keagan. Keagan, a break-out talent in her own right, is the main anchor for NO GOOD TV, as well as the network's EVP of Programming. In addition to the aforementioned late night talk show, NO GOOD TV and Mark Burnett Productions will also be co-developing game shows, unscripted entertainment series, scripted comedies, movies and specials. These co-productions will be created to air across multiple programming platforms in North America and abroad, including broadcast, cable, online and wireless.
"As the media landscape changes, creating content for multiple platforms is essential to success," said Mark Burnett, President of Mark Burnett Productions. "NO GOOD TV already built a great brand, and we look forward to collaborating with them to extend its reach."
"Rich Abramson and I are proud to announce that Media Icon Mark Burnett has joined our family," said Gene Simmons, Chairman of the Board of NO GOOD TV. "Mark is an extraordinary visionary, entrepreneur; creator and producer. He has created some of the most successful television shows worldwide and we look forward to a long and fruitful relationship."
"Mark Burnett is a singular and distinguished pioneer in entertainment and I can think of no other partner more perfect than he to help take the NO GOOD TV brand to the next level," said Kourosh Taj, Founder & Co-President of NO GOOD TV. "We set out to push the envelope and we're honored to continue our tradition of trailblazing with the original trailblazer himself!"
About NO GOOD TV (NGTV)
NO GOOD TV (http://www.ngtv.com/) is the world's largest producer of uncensored celebrity news and entertainment programming. The first and only network of its kind, NO GOOD TV covers all aspects of the entertainment industry without resorting to gossip or paparazzi-style programming. Hosts Carrie Keagan and Shark Firestone are featured in exclusive, uncensored interviews with the biggest stars in the world. With more than 300 million clip views on YouTube alone, NO GOOD TV is currently their #3 most viewed channel of all time. Digital press kit available 24/7 at http://www.ngtv.com/ngtv_presskit/. Please direct all general media inquiries to Ron Hebshie ([email protected]) at (310) 556-8600 or (213) 713-9438.
About Mark Burnett Productions
Mark Burnett Productions (MBP) has produced over 1,100 hours of television programming which regularly airs in over 70 countries around the world. MBP revolutionized television with hits such as "Survivor" (CBS), "The Apprentice" (NBC), "The Contender" (ESPN), "Rock Star" (CBS), "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" (FOX), which is currently being produced in 51 countries and the daytime syndicated hit "Martha" (about to begin its 4th season). In the summers of 2007 and 2008, MBP entered the world of award shows when Mark Burnett served as executive producer for the "MTV Movie Awards." Since 2001, MBP has garnered a total of 51 Emmy nominations with 5 wins and has won 4 People's Choice Awards. Mark Burnett has been named one of the most influential people in the world by TIME magazine and named TV Guide's most valuable player. He has won both Brandweek's Marketer of the Year Award and the prestigious Rose d'Or FRAPA Format Award. In 2007, Mark Burnett was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame. In 2008, Mark was honored with the announcement that he is to receive a star on the Hollywood walk of fame.
NO GOOD TV (NGTV)
CONTACT: Ron Hebshie, +1-310-556-8600, +1-213-713-9438,[email protected], for NO GOOD TV
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