Saturday, December 11, 2004

TotalVid, Pilot Productions: Downloads Around the World

TotalVid, Pilot Productions: Downloads Around the World

TotalVid Inc., the video download site with the largest travel video download library in the world, announced today an expansive distribution agreement with Pilot Productions, the producer of the highly acclaimed adventure travel series Globe Trekker and six-time winner of the American Cable Ace Awards. The distribution deal is the first of its kind for Pilot Productions.

NORFOLK, VA (PRWEB) August 23, 2004

TotalVid Inc., the video download site with the largest travel video download library in the world, announced today an expansive distribution agreement with Pilot Productions, the producer of the highly acclaimed adventure travel series Globe Trekker and six-time winner of the American Cable Ace Awards. The distribution deal is the first of its kind for Pilot Productions.

Online travel videos are a new phenomenon, and TotalVid, with its hundreds of hours of travel content, hopes to meet the currently unmet demand of information-seeking travelers.

“This is a great opportunity for both travel enthusiasts and people who simply want to learn more about various places around the world. Globe Trekker travel videos are renown, and we are proud to offer them as downloads on the TotalVid site,” says Chris Smythe, TotalVid’s Vice President of Content.

By the end of August 2004, one of the first groups of videos to premiere on the TotalVid site will be Globe TrekkerÂ’s City Guides series. Destinations in this series include: Paris, San Francisco, London, Rome, New York, Beijing, and more. The videos will be available for download on www. totalvid. com for $3.99. Consumers can view the videos on their Window-based computers for as many times as they want over a 7-day period. DVDs and VHS tapes will also be available.

This is a major development for Pilot Productions as it continues to expand its brand and reach by tapping into the distribution power of the Internet.

"Whether our traveling audience is looking for pure entertainment or travel tips for their vacation planning, TotalVid offers quick and easy access to our award-winning library of Globe Trekker titles so users can view on demand almost any destination, at any time they want," says Susi OÂ’Neill, Head of New Media for Pilot Productions.

About Pilot Film and Television Productions

Pilot Productions is an independent TV production company that has produced specialty TV shows for nine years covering travel, food, and history. The company and its presenters have won numerous awards and achieved fame in the field of off-the-beaten track travel TV with Globe Trekker (broadcast previously under the name Lonely Planet and Pilot Guides). Other successful shows produced by Pilot Productions include the travel and food show Planet Food, the adventure and trekking show Treks in a Wild World, shopping and travel series Bazaar, and new travel and golf series Adventure Golf – airing on PBS in 2005. The group also produces an adventure travel website, written travel content and travel themed books. For more information contact Susi O’Neill at susi@pilot. co. uk or see www. pilotguides. com

About TotalVid, Inc.

Headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, TotalVid is a subsidiary of Landmark Communications, Inc., a private media company with interests in publishing, broadcasting, cable television, and the Internet. TotalVid offers consumers the worldÂ’s largest video download libraries for action sports, motorsports, outdoors, and travel content. In addition to video downloads, TotalVid sells DVD and VHS formats of the titles it distributes.

For more information, visit the companyÂ’s Web site at www. totalvid. com or email Mary Ray at press@totalvid. com.