Thursday, December 8th, 2011
A pioneer of the rapidly expanding Internet TV industry has called on copyright owners of classic content to license their programs in a nostalgia drive for its online channel.

Video on demand (VOD) and web TV serial company, who launched its service last year with new and classic TV and web serials, wants to offer programs that were popular in the 60s, 70s and 80s for online distribution.’s Adam Ben Lomsargis says online video is expected to comprise 90 percent of the world’s Internet traffic by 2013, and timeless favourites from around the world will always be popular.

“We plan to expand our Internet channel to showcase classic shows that everybody grew up with and loved, that might no longer run on TV,” Mr Lomsargis says.

“All around the world there are people with memories of classic TV shows that may have not been on air for years, so providing a portal to access age-old classics will allow viewers to relive the shows they grew up with.

“There are thousands of old but not forgotten programs currently just sitting in archives collecting dust and it’s time to get them back on the screen for fans to enjoy.” recently signed a deal with Australia’s best-known cult video collector Trash Video who are now supplying a series of video reviews through a section called Trash Confidential and have established a virtual shop front offering free view content under the Trash Video brand.

Mr Lomsargis says the deal with Trash Video is in a similar vein to what the company would be willing to explore with other content owners.

“There would be thousands of archives worldwide of abandoned content that would be collectively appreciated if brought back to the eyes of the audience,” Mr Lomsargis says.

“Showcasing episodes on the web is a lot cheaper than broadcasting on television, which creates a platform for more shows to remain in the public eye.

“By collecting this type of content we can take part in helping people relive some of the best moments of their lives and provide a virtual cultural TV museum.”

Mr Lomsargis says online TV channels are still a fairly new concept but are experiencing rapid growth fuelled by Internet ready TV.

“The purpose of is to give viewers access to a wide variety of drama, comedy and other genres in an easy to access format,” Mr Lomsargis says.

“Viewers are just as likely to seek out something they are familiar with as much as they are willing to experience a new program, and this is an emotion we want to tap in to.

“However while part of our business model is to promote and air classic programs we also encourage and promote emerging talent that might not be able to air their productions through mainstream channels.” screens new content such as its own web TV series The Verge, and Paranormal Mysteries with Brad Scott, along with Australian TV classic Let the Blood Run Free and the Trash Video channel.

In a report on the Australian online video market it says Australia is on the verge of a significant tipping point when it comes to how and when consumers use video content.

The massive growth outlook follows an explosion in online video streaming which grew 550 per cent from less than 2 billion videos in 2007, to 11 billion in 2011, primarily driven by cheaper bandwidth, greater choice of online content and higher data caps.

On an individual basis, Australians are now watching around 10.2 hours of online video per month and are quickly catching up to US and UK consumers who watch 17.3 and 17 hours of online video per month respectively.

The channel is owned by Triptych Concepts, a creative visual media company based in Brisbane, backed by TV identities Ian McFadyen and John Jarratt.

Further details about the company can be found at and

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