LOS ANGELES, CA and NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - January 21, 2015) - Mobile video social network Keek, Inc. (TSX VENTURE: KEK) (KEEKF) and Ora TV, the production studio and on-demand digital network behind "Larry King Now" is happy to announce their partnership on a new series "Tiny Tiny Talk Show," (TTTS) a bite-sized talk show hosted by comedian Whitney Rice. Keek is co-producing the program, which will include Keek stars and influencers from its 73 million users globally. This 10-minute "bite-sized" show, geared for Millennials, will bring together the hottest names in Hollywood and social media, packing all the comedy of late night into a digestible format.
TTTS will debut its initial 11-episode season on Ora.TV on January 22nd with the premiere episode featuring Tony Hale (Veep) and a very special guest! New episodes will air every Tuesday and Thursday thereafter, with clips and exclusives released on www.Ora.tv, Keek and YouTube. Ora TV's partner Larry King says, "The set may be tiny but this is a really huge idea for Ora TV to create the first ever digital late night type show."
Each TTTS episode will include original Keek videos that put the spotlight on music, fashion, sports and comedy. Up to 10 short "Keekisodes" per full length episode will be released on the Keek platform on the TTTS channel where users can watch 36 second sneak peaks into the creation of the show prior to each full length episode release, and exclusive bonus clips as companion content. Using the "Keekback" video response feature, Keek will encourage users to submit questions for upcoming guests, such as social media stars and singers Khiara and Maddi Jane.
"We are thrilled to launch 'Tiny Tiny Talk Show' with Ora TV," said Lin Dai, CMO at Keek. "This marks the first transmedia talk show in history that exclusively stars social media influencers. It pushes the boundary of digital, social and mobile original content in a brand new way and we are proud to be a part of it. Our goal is to cast a spotlight on new social media talent and deliver and schedule the content across digital, social and mobile platforms in a manner that fits the lifestyle of today's digital audience."
Ora.tv is also excited to announce Collab Creators as a strategic partner for TTTS with Collab offering creative and talent resources. Collab's VP of Talent Chris Rudy said: "Ora TV's track record of creating high quality digital content (Off The Grid, Beer Geeks, Larry King Now) and Collab's expertise handling digital distribution form a great partnership, and we're excited to work with Ora to create the first ever digitally distributed late night talk show."
Comedian Whitney Rice is managed by Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Known for her standup act and her character work on YouTube, she has recently partnered with Above Average Digital Comedy Network, the digital arm of Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video. TTTS is excited to bring her unique comedic voice to the Late Night format. "I'm super excited about 'Tiny Tiny Talk Show' and couldn't ask for a better or more hilarious team," Rice said. "I just wish I didn't have to refill my tiny coffee mug every couple minutes."
Executive Producers Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat are joined by "Larry King Now" Executive Producers Allison Glader and Jason Rovou, with Champion and Moffat also serving as head writers. Writer/Producer Micah Gordon and Writer Benjamin Siemon round out the creative team.
For more information, please visit its website: www.ora.tv/tinytinytalkshow
About Ora TV:
Ora TV is a television production studio and on-demand digital network with its home at www.Ora.tv. Ora launched in July 2012 with the Emmy nominated "Larry King Now," available on Hulu and on Ora.tv, viewed millions of times per month online, and broadcasted on TV around the world. Ora.tv other programming includes Politicking with Larry King, Wayward Nation, NewsBreaker, NewsBreaker en Espanol, Daily ReHash, DweebCast, Off The Grid with Jesse Ventura, Real Girl's Kitchen with Haylie Duff, Catching Hell, Beer Geeks and the recently launched Brown Bag Wine Tasting with William Shatner. Ora is funded by América Móvil, the leading Latin American wireless service provider, with a majority interest held by noted global business leader Carlos Slim Helú.
For more information, please visit its website: www.ora.tv
Keek is a leading mobile video social network with 73 million members worldwide. Keek is easy to use, fast and personal. With Keek, members around the world create and interact with videos up to 36 seconds in length and 111 characters of accompanying text, in either public or private views. Keek makes it simple for anyone to instantly create, distribute, discover and react to content in real‐time across mobile devices and the web. The Keek app is available in over 190 countries across 6 global regions, and in 36 languages.
About Collab Creators:
Collab is a full service digital studio that combines technology, sales, production, and consulting. Their mission is to develop a new class of video stars on social media and beyond by leveraging social media influence and analytics. We're backing the next generation of digital entertainers and collaborating with talent to create innovative entertainment properties for multiple platforms.
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