IFC Launches Branded Channel on VMIX.COM to Showcase First-Ever Web Series
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Independent Film Channel (IFC) http://ifctv.com , the first and most widely distributed network dedicated to independent film and VMIX , the leading interactive media and social networking company, today announced the launch of the IFC channel on VMIX.COM. The new channel available at: http://www.vmix.com/ifctv, will feature the first-ever IFC web series “Getting Away With Murder.”
The IFC Channel on VMIX.COM began airing the first of 13 webisodes of “Getting Away With Murder” May 13th as part of the network’s “Dot Com Month.” The series is IFC’s first online-only television offering and follows the double life of Seth Silver, an ordinary twenty-five-year-old man who lives with his mother, while working as an assistant veterinary technician by day, and a killer-for-hire by night. By tuning in to the series online, viewers will be able to download music and deleted scenes, as well as sneak peaks into Seth’s diary.
“Our association with VMIX provides us with a great opportunity to expand the reach of the IFC Tv Uncut brand,” said Kent Rees, VP of marketing, IFC. “We are constantly looking for innovative and unique opportunities to expand our programming in order to tap a wide range of viewers. We recognize the potential of Web video and believe that launching our own branded channel on VMIX.COM aimed at showcasing our unique content is a great way to increase viewership and bring more groundbreaking programming to our audiences 24 hours a day.”
“At VMIX.COM we are dedicated to providing independent artists and filmmakers a new and visible outlet for establishing their presence both online and on the big screen,” said David Brown, vice president brand development, VMIX. “The Independent Film Channel, by establishing an online presence through the production of unique Web-only content, is really embracing the new media space and we’re excited to work with them to help IFC viewers connect with content in new and different ways.”
VMIX.COM is an artist-driven community for people who like to make, discover and share digital content. Since its inception, VMIX.COM has distinguished itself by employing human content screeners to filter inappropriate content and to protect the intellectual property of content, both copyrighted and user-submitted. Entertainment companies such as Sony Pictures, Warner Bros., Bravo TV, FOX Home Entertainment, NBC and DIRECTV have turned to VMIX.COM to host channels featuring their content. To view the latest episodes of “Getting Away With Murder” and other popular IFC programming, visit: http://www.vmix.com/ifctv
About IFC Television
The Independent Film Channel (IFC) is the first and most widely distributed network dedicated to independent film 24 hours a day, uncut, uncensored and commercial-free.
The network is part of IFC Companies -- the only brand to operate in every area of independent film to include television, production, financing, distribution, digital, on-demand and exhibition. IFC Companies uses its unique cross-platform position to broaden the audience of independent film and to provide independent filmmakers with a strong voice. IFC Companies is a division of Rainbow Media Holdings, LLC.
VMIX is an online media and social networking company that helps organizations and content creators attract, engage and retain their audiences through interactive media campaigns and custom technology solutions.
VMIX does business through its destination website VMIX.COM and through its Web-based service VMIX CORE. VMIX CORE offers a legal way to share and integrate all media - videos, music, photos, blogs - and social networking with one easy-to-use service.
Since its inception, VMIX has been a dedicated innovator and on the leading-edge of the online media, user-generated content and social networking phenomenon. The company is the trusted partner for news and entertainment companies like FOX Home Entertainment, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros., Bravo TV, NBC Universal Television, and Tribune Interactive.
Founded by the makers of MP3.com, VMIX is based in San Diego, California. For more information, visit www.vmix.com .