January 9, 2007
In2TV.Com Expands Its Offering With Two New Channels Featuring Classic Looney Tunes Shorts and More
BURBANK, Calif. and DULLES, Va., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- In2TV.com (http://www.in2tv.com/), the Broadband network with one of the largest offerings of free episodic television programs, expands its collection with two new channels featuring even more entertainment content for on-demand viewing. The Looney Tunes Channel features hundreds of classic animated shorts, many of which are appearing on the Web for the first time, while the Rock 'n Flix Channel offers memorable musical performances of top artists from hit Warner Bros. films. In addition, fans can also now watch some of the best Hanna-Barbera animated shows including "The Jetsons,""The Flintstones,""Magilla Gorilla" and "Top Cat" on the Animation Channel, and just in time for July's 60th anniversary of the famed Roswell 'alien landings,' the Comedy Channel has added the ever-popular "My Favorite Martian" starring Ray Walston and Bill Bixby.
The Looney Tunes Channel offers 100 of the beloved animated shorts from 1936 to 1964, including many rarely seen episodes featuring the first screen appearances of Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, and Daffy Duck. The Channel will continue to add more episodes, eventually housing the largest collection of these priceless classics in one location, making In2TV.com the ultimate online destination for Looney Tunes fans of all ages. Among the many notable episodes are: "Porky's Duck Hunt" (1937) featuring the first appearance of Daffy Duck, and "Porky's Hare Hunt" (1938) with Bugs Bunny's historical debut. Other favorites in the initial group include the groundbreaking animated/live-action hybrid, "You Ought to Be in Pictures" (1940) starring Daffy Duck and Porky Pig, and "What's Up, Doc?" (1950) showcasing Bugs Bunny in an animated version of "This is Your Life."
"The Looney Tunes shorts and their characters are a perfect fit for In2TV.com," said Garth Ancier, General Manager, In2TV.com. "Bugs, Daffy, Porky and the rest of the Looney Tunes gang have been entertaining fans for generations on both large and small screens. Music and animation are two of the most popular categories for streaming video and these channels are great additions to In2TV.com's line-up. "
"Clearly, the Internet is where today's entertainment fans enjoy watching some of their favorite TV shows, and In2TV.com is making great strides in catering to this audience," said Fred McIntyre, Senior Vice President, AOL Video. "In a short amount of time, In2TV.com has doubled the amount of programming available to consumers, while also focusing on unique programs -- such as Rock 'n Flix and Looney Tunes -- which are often difficult to find on TV."
As audiences flock to movie theaters to experience the rousing, emotion-charged performances in "Dreamgirls," In2TV.com celebrates big-screen music performances with the launch of the Rock 'n Flix Channel. Featuring legendary artists in unforgettable films, selections range from rock legends Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino and Frankie Avalon in 1958's "Jamboree," to Willie Nelson in "Honeysuckle Rose" and Prince in the Academy Award-winning "Purple Rain." Other highlights include Jimi Hendrix' seminal performances of "Hey Joe" and "Purple Haze"; the Whitney Houston classic "I Will Always Love You" from "The Bodyguard"; rap pioneers Run-DMC and Kurtis Blow in "Krush Groove"; and five tracks from the groundbreaking Led Zeppelin concert film, "The Song Remains The Same" which documents the band's 1973 Madison Square Garden performance.
In2TV.com (http://www.in2tv.com/) is the first broadband television network, with one of the largest offerings of popular television series available online for free. Each month, In2TV.com offers hundreds of full episodes of favorite Warner Bros. programs such as "Welcome Back, Kotter,""Chico & The Man,""Alice,""Growing Pains,""Sisters,""Kung Fu,""Lois & Clark,""Elimidate,""The Jamie Foxx Show" and dozens more, along with interactive features and viral videos that enable audiences to experience and interact with television programming in an entirely new way. In2TV.com is a collaboration between Warner Bros. and AOL.
CONTACT: Sarah Carragher, ext. 4249, [email protected], or Mimi Fong,ext. 4210, [email protected], both of mPRm Public Relations, +1-323-933-3399, forIn2TV.com; or Lori Dolginoff, +1-212-652-6363, [email protected], or JohnAngelo, +1-623-792-8239, [email protected], both of AOL
Web site: http://www.in2tv.com/