Live OTT Net, TalkCenterAmerica, To Debut

TalkCenterAmerica (TCA), a video programming platform backed by proprietary technology from digital media startup The Video Call Center, will launch a new OTT television network on Jan. 20 with a schedule of four live weekly series built from curated video-callers in real time with show hosts using smartphones, pads, and laptops.

TCA Network programs devoted to four genres targeted to millennial audiences  —  urban music, millennial moms, speed dating and gossip/culture commentary — will feature video-call-ins from viewers via smartphones and Web devices with hosts, guest artists and cultural experts influencers.

“This is a network for and by millennials, keyed to the subjects and using the digital tools essential to their lives,” said Tom Wolzien, founder and chairman of TCA’s parent The Video Call Center. “TalkCenterAmerica takes the desire of today’s millennial video audiences to be part of the story through instant social media commentary and enables them to engage in immediate live, video interaction with a show host, guests, and other video callers. Television/Web video viewers are no longer just passive content consumers. They become the dynamic source and focus of our programming. They are no longer just following somebody else’s conversation.”

The four initial series of the new TCA Network are:

Rush 2 Crush (Rush2Crush.tv) — Eight singles call in … 16 “dates” … 30-second speed dating.  Suggestive topics. Pair the most compatible.  New episodes live-stream Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET.

OMGossip (OMGossip.tv) — Join the OMGossip conversation via Skype. Host Jeremy Hassell (VH1, MTV, E! News) leads the discussion with regular people from around the world, all talking gossip. New episodes live-stream Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET.

BRAND CONNECTIONS

FanJamTV (FanJam.tv) — FanJamTV destroys all access barriers to your favorite srtist, from nonexistent replies on social media to the barricades that separate the crowd from the stage. FanJamTV is your VIP ticket to interact with your favorite artist face-to-face as well as an intimate and exclusive live performance. New episodes live-stream Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET.

The Milk (TheMilk.tv) Produced especially for moms, The Milk is about the women behind the word “mom.” New episodes live-stream Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. ET.

At launch, TCA Network’s four new programs will live-stream on the TCA website www.talkcenteramerica.com , the websites of each individual series, and be distributed over the network’s YouTube channel www.youtube.com/talkcenteramerica , accessible via most OTT devices.  For a preview of what’s to come on TCA Network– check out OMGossip’s pilot episode at OMGossip.tv


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