Broadcast Interactive Media Launches Pappas, Chelsey, ACME and Northwest Sites.
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 3, 2003
Broadcast Interactive Media announced today the launch of 10 new television news Web sites spanning four different TV broadcast groups.
"We are very pleased that groups of such caliber chose Broadcast Interactive for their Web site support and Internet revenue initiatives," said Stephen Benedek, Chairman of Broadcast Interactive.
In Texas, Broadcast Interactive launched brand new Web sites for two Northwest Broadcasting news stations. Both CBS 10 KZTV (www.CBS10KZTV.com) and CBS 13 KVTV (www.CBS13KVTV.com) feature locally focused news that is updated daily, and run revenue-generating programs that drive traffic to the site. Ask the Experts, a promotion providing advice from local experts, and Hoops Madness, a promotion provided for college basketball games, have already helped KZTV to immediately generate revenue.
Dale Remy, the General Manager of KZTV, says "Broadcast Interactive not only launched a local news Web site with us in a matter of weeks, their sales team came into the market and helped us generate $140,000 in new, local, direct business within one month of launch. We couldn't be more pleased with the results so far," said Remy.
Six television news stations from Chelsey Broadcasting have introduced new and improved Web sites that are hosted and published by Broadcast Interactive. These include CBS 5 KGWN (www.KGWN.tv), ABC 33 WYTV (www.WYTV.com), CBS 13 KDLH (www.KDLH.com), CBS 7 KHQA (www.KHQA.com), CBS 6 KAUZ (www.KAUZ.com), ABC 17 KMIZ (www.KMIZ.com) and ABC 19 WHOI (www.HOINews.com). These sites will retain their focus on local news coverage, and will also renew their focus on the bottom line by integrating promotions designed to drive traffic and revenue from the Web site to the on-air broadcasts.
Broadcast Interactive is also proud to be a part of the efforts to promote the new WB morning show The Daily Buzz. ACME Communications launched a new Web site (www.DailyBuzz.tv) that is hosted and published by Broadcast Interactive. The site's purpose is to cross-promote contests and giveaways on the Web. The site features daily entertainment and health news as well as daily and weekly features covering movies, pets, style, music and other topics.
In Nebraska, Broadcast Interactive has announced the launch of www.KPTM.com, the new web site for Pappas Telecasting's Omaha FOX affiliate. The site features a look and feel that promotes the KPTM 42 Nine O'clock News brand and reinforces the station as an entertainment destination. Audience interactive contests are a very popular feature of the site along with local news, weather and exclusive Prime Assignment news stories. The site offers sports and entertainment news, community events and career opportunities in all of Pappas Telecasting's Midwest markets.
"Broadcast Interactive will continue to generate revenue and profits for each station client, as our aim is to keep each broadcasters' best interests at heart," stated K. James Yager, CEO of Barrington Broadcasting and Board Member of Broadcast Interactive.
About Broadcast Interactive Media
Based in New York City, Broadcast Interactive Media (www.bimedia.net) is a leading provider of local-based Web solutions, including a comprehensive suite of revenue-generating programs, content feeds, technical support and hosting options to television and radio broadcasters.
Broadcast Interactive Board Members include K. James Yager of Barrington Broadcasting, Stephen Benedek of Benedek Investment Group, and Jacob Barker of Barker Capital.
All current Broadcast Interactive press releases can be found online at www.bimedia.net and www.BizWire.com.
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