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NEW YORK, NY (March, 18, 2024) – The Network, an ad-supported premium streaming platform, will launch April 30th exclusively in the U.S., its founders announced today. The new platform seeks to declutter the streaming experience, eliminating audiences’ endless scrolling to find appealing series and films. Built on the principle “Always Originals, Always Free,” the streamer will release two originals at a time: dramas on Tuesdays and comedies on Thursdays. The Network was created by Aram Rappaport, founder of the creative ad-agency The Boathouse with backing from BH Media Holdings. The service will be available on all devices across Apple, Android, Roku, Amazon Fire, and web.

The Network will launch with the release of the first two episodes of the drama The Green Veil and the comedy Chivalry.

  • The Green Veil, from executive producers John Leguizamo and Aram Rappaport is an 8 episode drama/thriller/sci-fi series that follows a government agent in the 1950s tasked with an unraveling secret mission that threatens to expose deeper secrets. In his first ever leading role in a television series, John Leguizamo stars as Gordon Rogers, an immigrant who came into the US as a child and dedicated his life to achieving the American Dream. He experiences both an insidious obsession with that dream, and the societal limitations to it placed upon certain groups. Additional cast includes Hani Furstenberg, John Ortiz, Irene Bedard, and Isabel Poloner. Co-Executive Producers Irene Bedard and Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel (of the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut) serve as creative and Native American consultants on the series.
  • Chivalry, from Baby Cow Productions’ executive producers Sarah Monteith and Rupert Majendie, written, created by and starring Steve Coogan and Sarah Solemani, is a comedy that explores the nuances, advances, and limitations of the entertainment industry. In this post #MeToo era, a critically acclaimed female director is brought on to right the ship of a wayward production run by a seasoned male producer. Coogan and Solemani star alongside Wanda Sykes and Sienna Miller. The series was commissioned by Channel 4 in the UK and produced by Baby Cow Productions, a BBC Studios owned production label, with BBC Studios handling global distribution. This will be the U.S. debut of the series which received rave reviews across the board in the UK.

“The Network is providing a solution for consumers that feel overwhelmed by the excess of unnecessary content,” said founder Aram Rappaport. “The service is an opportunity to bring a curated catalog to U.S. audiences who want to eliminate the scrolling fatigue of subscription services. We are not justifying monthly fees by holding droves of content consumers get lost in. In fact, we never want you to search our platform, let us come to you. When there’s a new show launching – we’ll let you know.”

Contending that U.S. audiences truly “love” only two pieces of content on any given streaming platform, the service will deliver two new offerings at a time, nothing more. The Network will neither license catalogs of old content nor build a library of filler to justify monthly subscription fees. The Network will not force viewers to fit inefficient and bloated streaming models; it is your home for original prestige programming that respects your time and taste.

About The Network

The Network is an ad supported premium streaming platform launching exclusively this Spring in the U.S. The new platform seeks to declutter the streaming experience and eliminate the endless scrolling by consumers to find appealing series and films. Built on the principle “Always Original, Always Free” the streamer will release two high quality originals at a time, comedies on Tuesdays and dramas on Thursdays. Its first offerings are the drama series, The Green Veil starring John Leguizamo and the comedy series, Chivalry starring Steve Coogan and Sarah Solemani. The Network was created by filmmaker Aram Rappaport, founder of the creative ad-agency The Boathouse, and will be available on all devices across Apple, Android, Roku, Amazon Fire, and Web.

For more information about The Network and to sign up, you can access their website at www.the network.stream

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