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Vibrant TV to launch in U.S.

Chicago-based Zephyr Media Group is aiming for a June 2012 launch for its network dedicated to lifestyle, reality, sports and kids programming from international producers and broadcasters.
August 18, 2011

Chicago-based Zephyr Media Group is set to launch a network dedicated to lifestyle, reality, sports and kids programming from international producers and broadcasters.

Set to debut in June 2012, Vibrant TV will be an advertiser-supported channel, to be transmitted on as yet unnamed satellite and terrestrial platforms.

Dan Zifkin, CEO of Zephyr Media Group, and the new channel’s program acquisition team will be looking for content from both international broadcasters and independent production companies at the upcoming MIPCOM market.

“American viewers are developing a strong appetite for programming that originates from all parts of the world that is largely being unmet by current channels,” said Zifkin. “Vibrant TV has a mandate of serving as a showcase for the widest array of internationally-produced programming, providing a television window to the world for American audiences and a U.S. broadcast platform for international producers.”

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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