Cameras Roll on VOD Channel’s Original Series, Produced by OWNZONES Media Network and Zoomin Studios
Rolling into production on one of many new original series, 420TV, the video-on-demand channel celebrating the cannabis-infused lifestyle, announced it has given the green light to “In Amsterdam,” hosted by model, VJ host and TV actress Veronica van Hoogdalem.
In this 10-episode series, viewers will be invited to travel with Veronica to Amsterdam, ground zero of the green movement, for an insider’s view of the exciting cannabis culture there. Amsterdam has long been recognized as one of the world’s most pot-friendly cities, with cannabis comfortably infused into the Dutch lifestyle, from personal enjoyment and cuisine to health and fashion. A low-crime city punctuated by corner “coffee shops” where you can order bud like your favorite java blend, Amsterdam continues to influence the global conversation about cannabis, proving that society doesn’t go to “pot” by simply smoking pot.
Shot in stunning 4K, “In Amsterdam” is produced by OWNZONES Media Network, the global EntTech OTT company, in partnership with Zoomin Studios, the long-form media production arm of Zoomin.TV, the leading global publisher of online video content targeting Generation Z viewers. Jamie Goold has been signed as a director and has produced shows for many international broadcasters including “Fishing Impossible” for BBC Earth, “Combat Dealers” for Discovery and “Earth’s Wildest Waters—The Big Fish” for BBC 2.
As Head of Zoomin Studios’ Richard Chambers explains, “When social influencers move across platforms – so do their fans. And so do we. We plan to be out on the streets, covering special events to everyday happenings. Whether it’s the local Dutch Pot Festival, to nightlife or what’s cooking up in your neighborhood kitchen, we want to produce engaging stories that appeal to the young, curious ‘In Amsterdam’ audience. What MTV was to Gen X and Y is what 420TV will be Gen Z.”
Chambers brings a wealth of production experience to 420TV. He’s produced programming for major international broadcasters such as National Geographic, PBS, WNET, Discovery, Animal Planet and the BBC.
“Richard Chambers is a multi-award winning producer/director with over 20 years experience making documentaries all over the world for major international broadcasters,” added OWNZONES Head of Programming Doug Lee. “With Richard’s proven ability to tell amazing stories, Laimis Zelnys producing with the exceptional talents of Jamie Goold and the charismatic Veronica hosting this 4K-shot series, we’re putting everything in place to deliver an engaging, visually stunning and informative entertainment experience to 420TV viewers.”
420TV will launch in January 2018 through 420TV.com as well as on iOS and Android (both mobile and tablet) platforms. As the world’s first 4K digital news, information, lifestyle and entertainment network to focus on cannabis, 420TV will feature original, multi-episodic series, long-and short-form news, information and entertainment content, focusing on cannabis’ growing assimilation into today’s contemporary lifestyle. Projected to be a $44 billion industry within the next three years, cannabis has clearly entered the zeitgeist of America and a large of part of modern society.
420TV expects to attract viewers across generations, ranging from millennials to boomers who are either curious about or converted to the cannabis lifestyle. While the channel will launch on OWNZONES.com, and its mobile applications, it will quickly expand through OWNZONES’ worldwide multi-platform distribution network, utilizing the full spectrum of OWNZONES’ capabilities, including programming, technology and global distribution.
420TV, a division of 420 Entertainment Group, is comprised of OWNZONES Media Network along with cannabis entrepreneurs Genesis Media and Alex Nahai Enterprises (ANE). Doug Lee, OWNZONES’ Programming Head, will oversee the original programming line-up and manage the day-to-day business of 420TV. (Lee is a seasoned media executive with over 25 years of experience in global entertainment, having held senior programming and channel positions at HBO, News Corp. and MGM Studios). 420TV will deliver dozens of hours of original programming produced exclusively for the multi-platform channel, in addition to acquired long- and short-form entertainment. Other content categories in development include fashion, comedy, music and animation, as well as acquired feature films, documentaries, music and live streaming events. For more information on 420TV, please visit https://ownzones.com/420tv.
About OWNZONES Media Network
OWNZONES Media Network is a leading hybrid technology and entertainment company and a global provider of technology and media solutions for the motion picture, television and digital content creation industries. The company’s proprietary technology platform and integrated marketing and programming services offer content owners a single-source, end-to-end solution for delivering world class viewing experiences across all OTT platforms including web, mobile apps and connected devices. It also produces its own original programming targeting millennials and distributes content through its worldwide networks. Its clients include Comcast, Magnolia Pictures, British Pathe, Scripps, Amazon, SonyVue, Roku, CenturyLink, and Apple TV among others.
OWNZONES offers direct-to-consumer streaming video in the form of OWNZONES.com, a channel-customizable VOD platform. For more information please visit www.ownzonesmedia.com.
Zoomin.TV is the leading digital media company for today’s most influential audience, Generation Z. Producing 400+videos a day in 20+ languages, Zoomin.TV is the world’s largest online video publisher. We have a network of over 3,500 video journalists around the world and operate one of the largest Multi-Platform Networks with 30,000 content creators. At 3.2 billion views a month…we’re still growing. Our mission statement? “Dare. Care. Share.” At Zoomin.TV, we tell stories with purpose. Stories that bring change to people’s lives. We focus on inspiring, emotionally compelling and empowering content.
We’re more than shortform. Zoomin Studios is Zoomin.TV’s next-generation media production center, working with the biggest online talents, broadcasters and co-producers to create cutting-edge formats and deliver ground-breaking television content.
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