The CEO of MyTVonline, Mr. John Hart, announced today the first in a series of online contests to find online TV hosts for a new venture into online video publishing.
“Our contest is designed to uncover new, talent that cannot afford to produce their own TV series, and equally important, the contest is also our entry into the next trend on the Internet, video publishing,” Mr. Hart said. “I envision some of the same people who now publish blogs getting into video publishing. But it’s expensive. So, my business model is to build the TV show for free and revenue share with the talent,” Hart said.
MyTVonline will pick three winners from all entries and produce, shoot, edit, and score 13 weekly shows, up to 10-minutes long, for each of the three winners. Round-trip transportation, lodging, and meals will also be provided to each winner. The contest is open to U.S. and international contestants, age 18 and up.
“The web has matured; it’s proven that downloadable video works. The major players are focusing on celebrity television, but I’m betting that short segment, online TV, hosted by grass roots folks will be a hit with Internet users. That’s why I’m rolling the dice with the right talent,” Hart said.
Each winner’s show will have the same look-and-feel as any show now running on broadcast television, with opening, billboards, sponsors, closing, and credits.
“We’re looking for hosts and activists who can use online TV to better present current issues to the world, or entertain an audience with something new, short, and sweet,” Hart said.
Current contest deadline is June 15, 2005. For more information visit http://www.mytvonline.tv/