OwnZones Launches Beta Site
CHANGING THE FACE OF PAID DIGITAL CONTENT
REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 3, 2012
REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OwnZones, which gathers premium
subscription multimedia content tailored to user interests into a convenient
ad-free site, has launched a beta of the service at www.OwnZones.com. The beta
launch gives potential customers and content providers an opportunity to
experience the site and help shape the OwnZones vision of the future of paid
"The goal here is to change the way subscription content is consumed and
monetized on the internet," states Dan Goman, Founder and CEO of the OwnZones
Media Network, who has served as consultant and organizational leader for some
of the world's most prestigious technology firms. "OwnZones brings together
books, video, audio, images and text onto a single platform from niche and
major media producers in a way that optimizes the experience for consumers
while generating new revenue streams for just about any content provider."
The OwnZones concept came to Goman when he lost his credit card and found
himself having to update his information across dozens of sites. "The
subscription media content model puts a burden on consumers while leaving
media companies competing to find and retain traffic. OwnZones was designed
to create a single, convenient marketplace for the media and the public to
participate in," notes Goman, whose expertise has aided companies such as
Microsoft, Computer Associates (CA), Lucent Technologies, AT&T Wireless, Qwest
Communications and American Express.
The beta version of OwnZones is open to anyone and registration is free.
Consumers and potential media partners are invited to check out the site at
www.OwnZones.com and provide valuable feedback that will help shape OwnZones
for a full launch.
The site is already populated with content and channels from a selection of
media partners. These include videos that deliver the news from the world's
leading media outlets and experienced journalists via NewsLook, audio books
and video lessons to learn a new language fast from Innovative Language,
hundreds of hours of automotive video programs from WheelsTV, youth sports
training videos for coaches and parents from PlaySportsTV, faith-focused
eBooks across a range of categories from Worthy Publishing, dance-themed video
programs from TenduTV, and more.
Additional content channels from media partners are being added regularly as
they join the OwnZones ecosystem. Recent and upcoming additions include more
than 70 yoga video sessions from beginner classes to advanced poses from
YogaSessions.TV, marketing how-to guides and webinars from Demand Metric,
online courses that can be transferred to accredited colleges and universities
for credit through WorkWorld Learning, training videos on using Microsoft
Office products from Total Training, plus Christian music albums and songs
from Save the City Records. Instructional videos about mastering digital
photography along with personal investing, money management and small business
strategy eBooks are also shortly on the way.
Monthly subscriptions for content channels are as low as under a dollar each,
depending on the content. After registering for free, visitors select which
channels they would like to subscribe to. The content is then easily enjoyed
through the OwnZones reader, with some of it downloadable for enjoyment across
a range of devices. "OwnZones represents a simple opportunity for any content
provider to monetize their inventory into a subscription channel and get it in
front of an active consumer community," adds Goman. "It's a complimentary
solution for the media that conveniently offers consumers vertical content
from large and small content providers not found in one place anywhere."
Visit www.OwnZones.com to learn about, register for free to use, and provide
feedback on OwnZones.
Press Contact: Jonathan Zaleski / The PR Collective / 310-943-7143 /
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