Pyman Media Group (PMG) re-brands, adding key talent, expanding facilities and offering new broadcast services

    Pyman Media Group Expand Fleet, Announce New Key Staff and A New Look

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 17 /CNW/ - Pyman Video Productions is celebrating
its 25th anniversary and the expansion of its production talent and facilities
by re-branding as Pyman Media Group (PMG). Operating from its recently
renovated 17,000 sq. ft. building and an expanded facility nearby, PMG has
added many new services and personnel, positioning the company for growth in
new media and leading edge interactive broadcast technologies.
    CEO Andrea Pyman announced that PMG has partnered with accomplished
Musician and Composer Stuart Zaltz to launch Pyman-Zaltz Music, offering
Original and Stock music for broadcast, film and commercial productions. In
addition, Ms. Pyman also announced that Gemini Award and Platinum-Record
winning Producer and broadcast veteran Michael A. Charbon joins the team as an
Executive Producer/Director.
    Tri-Lite TV, PMG's Broadcast Facilities company, recently expanded its
mobile production fleet, adding a 6-camera HD mobile production unit. Tri-Lite
has also expanded its rental equipment offering and production team to meet
the growing demand for its HD and SD mobile services. Further recent additions
and upgrades to PMG's equipment and infrastructure, will now allow the Company
to offer clients features such as HD Production, Closed Captioning, Post
Audio, Duplication, Multi-Platform Integration, Web TV and Mobile TV content,
Web-Casting and Virtual Product Placement.
    The PMG facilities also house GlassBOX Television, home of BITE TV, an
International Interactive Emmy-Award winning digital broadcaster targeting the
male, 18-34 demographic. GlassBOX recently announced an injection of $5M in
investment income as well as new additions to its board and investors, which
includes Andrea Pyman.
    PMG will also continue its long-standing relationship with PVI Virtual
Media Services, the global pioneer and leader in creating and providing
real-time virtual image entertainment technology for television. "For several
years, PMG has partnered with PVI Virtual Media Services to provide PVI's
Emmy-Award winning services to Canadian Broadcasters, Producers and Creative
Agencies," said Ms. Pyman. "We're pleased to be expanding our work with PVI,
creating virtual enhancements for live sports broadcasts, such as the First
Down Line in football, and virtual product integration into television
    In Canada, PMG now works with LiveHive Systems, developers of 
NanoGaming (TM), the number one provider of Interactive Entertainment
Solutions that enhance the television broadcast. The NanoGaming(TM) platform
can create interactivity that attracts and emotionally connects audiences with
live broadcasts, other viewers and brands.
    These expansion and improvement activities fall just one year after Pyman
Video Productions founder and former CEO Richard Pyman was tragically killed
in a traffic accident in March of 2007. At that time his wife, Andrea Pyman,
took over as CEO, and continues to build upon the strong foundation her
husband spent almost a quarter-century growing.
    "Rick built a solid team and foundation for the company and the best way
to honour his memory is by continuing to follow his vision of growing Pyman
into a world-class facility" said Ms. Pyman. "We are absolutely thrilled with
the recent additions to our staff and services."

    About PMG: Founded in 1983 by Richard Pyman as Pyman Video Productions
Inc., the company has produced thousands of television shows, as well as
commercials, infomercials, corporate work and world-class live events. Its
shows have aired on Canadian networks such as CanWest Global; CTV; TSN; Rogers
Sportsnet; The Score; YTV, Leaf's TV, Omni; CPAC and OLN and USA networks such
as ESPN; Speed Channel; NESN; FOX Sports; Golf Channel and America One, as
well as Internationally.

    About PVI: PVI Virtual Media Services is the global pioneer and leader in
creating and providing real-time, vision-based, virtual image entertainment
technology that enhances and transforms the television viewing experience.
PVI's patented technology allows broadcast, cable and broadband networks to
insert computer-generated images into live or pre-recorded video broadcasts of
events, sports contests and other television programming. The only
full-service designer, developer and operator of vision-based, virtual image
technology in the market, PVI works in partnership with advertisers,
programmers and operators, among others, to develop and implement technology
and applications. As the most experienced and only full-service designer,
developer and operator of vision-based, virtual image technology in the
market, PVI provides three main services: 1) virtual advertising and product
insertion; 2) virtual sports and programming enhancements and 3) data
collection and analysis using vision processing. The company is the leader of
broadcast innovations that are now crucial programming components, including
the virtual First Down Line in college and professional football and other
virtual enhancements in soccer, golf, football and baseball. PVI has developed
specific business-to-business and consumer television applications that
enhance the consumer viewing experience on behalf of or in cooperation with an
extensive network of partners, including ESPN, FOX, CBS, NBC, ABC, MLB, NFL,
Telemundo, CBC, TSN and Global Media (GMA, ABC5, ESPNstar, Hakuhodo, Xin Xin
Sports, MCG Moscow).

    About LiveHive Systems Inc: LiveHive Systems is the developer of
NanoGaming, the number one choice in Interactive Entertainment Solutions for
broadcasters seeking to enhance their television content. Only the NanoGaming
platform creates viewer interactivity that attracts and emotionally connects
audiences with live broadcasts, other viewers and brands. Over the past
12 months, hundreds of thousands of television viewers have played at least
one of the many NanoGaming-powered games being deployed by such networks as
Turner, ESPN, NBC, MLSE and Global Television. With NanoGaming, viewers have
interacted with reality TV, football, baseball, hockey, basketball, NASCAR,
amateur sports, and more. LiveHive Systems is based in Waterloo, Ontario,
which was recently named the world's top intelligent community by the New
York-based Intelligent Communities Forum.

For further information:

For further information: visit: or contact Juri Varangu,
Pyman Media Group, (905) 828-7171 x 233,

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