As we hinted at earlier, broadband TV network KoldCast TV, who distributes numerous HD-quality web series including The Midwest Teen Sex Show, Poor Paul and After Judgment, has signed a partnership deal with TiVo allowing for their roster of web series to be available to their over 4 Million DVR subscribers.
While the official announcement of the deal is yet to come, we confirmed that is in fact a go, with the first batch of ten web series expected to be on the service by the end of next week. The full list of the first ten series has not yet been announced, though we do know that After Judgment and Poor Paul will definitely be on that list.
The web series will live on a new platform called TivoCast, which is available to TiVo subscribers with either a Series 2 or newer TiVo DVR (that’s about 4 Million). Out of that 4 Million, over 850k subscribers have started using the free TivoCast service. Koldcast CEO David Samuels tells us they have already tested the software and it is “very, very cool.”
Also notable is that a number of the Strike.TV web series are showing up on KoldCast as part of a deal between the company and the writers-backed content portal. Though there were some initial delays in getting all of the series out to partner sites, KoldCast TV now has the largest collection of Strike.TV series outside of the Strike.TV site itself. Up there now are Mary Feuer’s With the Angels, Lester Lewis and Mindy Kaling’s House Poor, Tom Holland’s 5 or Die, Unknown Sender, Daryl from OnCar and Side Effects and Faux Baby (above).
The new is definitely exciting for show creators who will finally have a pipeline into the living room and on the ‘big’ screens that traditional TV shows have long dominated. There’s now a healthy slate of web content on the TivoCast platform include Barely Political (home of Obama Girl), Channel Frederator, Epic Fu, Rev3’s Diggnation, Indy Mogul, The WB.com, Gary V’s Wine Library TV, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls at The Party amongst others.