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Nick Encourages Kid Uploads With ME:TV

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A weekend journey from the NBA-All-Star events in Las Vegas to a birthday party for the 4-and-under set landed me squarely in the marketing blitz known as kids TV. Permeating the Nick programming in between ads for Bratz beach dolls and the like: promos for ME:TV, Nickelodeon’s latest user-gen concept. Registered users can upload videos through Nick.com and broadband channel Turbo Nick. Some will be played on the live studio show Nickelodeon’s ME:TV that launches today; it will pop up between 5-7 p.m. around and between various Nick shows. Kids will be able to vote and some can participate from home via webcam. (Parents have to submit permission slips by fax or mail before a kid can upload.) The NYT has more.

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  1. MeTV Network, Inc. the niche Internet protocol television (IPTV) programming specialist, announced today that it has launched ToonTVâ„¢ an all-cartoon network designed for kids of all ages. The channel contains countless hours of great, hard-to-find, classic cartoons like Popeye, Tom & Jerry, Gumby, Casper the Friendly Ghost, Betty Boop, and a lot more. As an added bonus for viewers, for the first thirty days, ToonTVâ„¢ will be entirely commercial free!

    “Even in a world of 200 cable and satellite television channels, parents have a hard time finding appropriate programming for their children”, said Jeff Pescatello, co-founder of MeTV. “Parents are really comfortable with the classic cartoons found on ToonTV™ because they grew up watching them”, Pescatello continued. “The strength of IPTV is that you can have thousands of channels narrowly tailored to specific interests. We designed ToonTV™ so that it is appropriate for a 7 year old all day long, seven days a week.” Pescatello said. “MeTV has a very deep catalog of family programming. Over the next several months, you will see us launch many more family and children oriented channels”, finished Pescatello.

    MeTV will license ToonTV™ to companies looking to add high-quality IPTV programming to their offerings. Additionally, MeTV has partnered with Jetcast, Inc. to make ToonTV™ available to anyone using Jetcast’s free streaming service. ToonTV™ can be found on http://www.MeTV.com and http://www.jetcast.com.