Dave.TV Taps Beyond Media For Streaming Technology

Dave.TV and Beyond Media, two emergent digital distribution networks, are set to mark the beginning of their content and technology sharing partnership tonight with the premiere of actor/director Adrian Grenier's short film, "Euthanasia." The film was co-produced by Grenier--star of HBO's popular series "Entourage"--and Beyond Media's partner company Beyond Media Content.

The debut will only be shown to attendees of the Digital Hollywood Conference in Los Angeles, but next week will be available for download online at Dave.TV, according to Dave.TV CEO, Rex Wong.

The companies are relying on the glitzy event to build excitement for a new version of Dave.TV's broadband content network, which is expected to launch by late April. Using Beyond Media's BeyondCast distribution technology, Dave.TV will go from an on-demand download service to a broadcast network of live streaming audio and video, which consumers can access online without downloading any software, said Wong.

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"The service we're about to launch will be like watching high-quality programming on your TV, but on your computer," said Wong.

Dave.TV currently offers on-demand programming from more than 100 content channels, from National Geographic to Collegiate Images--a licensing and rights clearance agency managing the distribution of copyrighted content from colleges and universities.

Also, while the companies are still in negotiations, Beyond Media and its partner company Beyond Media Content will likely distribute content over Dave.TV's network.

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