Marketing / PR Strategy
Send date: Tuesday, May 31, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Yupster Media announced today that it has joined forces with indie maker community and streaming service, Surge TV.
Yupster Media’s first contribution to Surge TV will be series, Follow The Fest wich will air on SurgeTV this Fall. Follow the Fest will take viewers inside of film, music, cosplay and other festivals. Show creator Tris Sicignano will host the program and has said “I am extremely excited to join the SurgeTV family. Their mission of supporting independent film and television creators is exactly what I have been looking for.”
SurgeTV is a commercial free streaming network that operates with the support of members. Members pay a small $12 per year membership fee to watch all of the available programs on the network for that year. The $12 annual membership fee is used to directly support the creation of programs by independent artists. Programs are all original and independently produced.
SurgeTV is the brainchild of author and internet radio entrepreneur Klarque Garrison. Garrison founded his online radio network Survival Radio Network in 2012 with the aim of providing top notch programming to inspire, motivate and educate listeners worldwide. With 34 unique programs and over One and a half million listeners, SRN has grown significantly since its 2012 launch.
Operating similarly to a co-op, each SurgeTV contributors will receive a percentage of company profits during their participation time. Each contributor will share in the profits of the network. Each year Surge offers content creators the opportunity to take part in the co-op. Surge TV will allow for no more than 50 content creators at one given time. Creators participate free of charge and share in the profits of the network. The intention of the network is to support the indie community, creative content, diversity in the film and television community and offer a unique viewing experience.
SurgeTV will be available in the Fall of 2016 via streaming devices and online.