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Oct 15th 2014

AOL Video Now Available on Android TV

Newly-Launched Android TV to feature AOL's Premium Content Library

AOL's full library of premium content is now available through Google's Android TV – marking another step in AOL's video content distribution strategy. Android TV will feature AOL's library of nearly 1 million premium videos including AOL Originals like the Emmy-nominated original series Park Bench with Steve Buscemi and The Future Starts Here with Tiffany Shlain. As part of the content offering, AOL's movie library including Miramax films and AOL's brand portfolio including HuffPost Live, TechCrunch, and MAKERS will be available through the app and device.

Android TV brings a tailored primetime entertainment experience straight to the user in their own living room. Personalized content recommendations appear automatically on a user's home screen, and users can utilize a voice search feature, cast from their laptops, phones and tablets, as well as control Android TV devices from their phones and Android Wear devices. The deal highlights AOL's continued commitment to strengthening consumer video offerings, and providing viewers with the content they love across every screen and every device.

"This announcement represents a natural continuation of our connected TV and OTT device strategy", said Dermot McCormack, President of AOL Video and Studios. "As video viewing habits evolve, it's crucial that the videos people love are available when they want them and on their preferred device. With the addition of Android TV we are able to expand the reach of our premium video library."

With the Android TV integration, AOL's library of premium video content is now available across sixteen connected TV and OTT devices including Apple TV, Roku, and Samsung.

Dec 16th 2013

AOL Original Series, "The Restart Project" Premieres Today

AOL has just launched "The Restart Project": Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson's new series highlighting inspiring stories of women who have changed their lives in the face of adversity.

The 10-episode documentary series, produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions and presented by Kaplan University, follows Academy Award winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow and fitness expert Tracy Anderson as they spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph - and tell their inspiring stories firsthand.

The brave women in the series have suffered through various obstacles, but found peace and resolution through natural healing - such as martial arts, competitive running and healthy cooking.

The first two episodes are available now at Restart-project.com. Two new episodes will premiere each Monday for the five week run of the series, and the series is available on mobile devices through the AOL On app.

Nov 22nd 2013

AOL Original Series FLAT OUT Activates Twitter "Flyaway" Sweepstakes

Today, AOL Original series FLAT OUT announced its Twitter "Flyaway" sweepstakes with featured partner Rockstar Energy. The sweepstakes will give one lucky fan and a guest the once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet series star Dylan Kwasniewski and be a part of NASCAR's prestigious Sprint Cup Series Champion's Week in Las Vegas on Dec. 3 – 6.

The two-day getaway will be jam packed with thrilling NASCAR experiences including the opportunity to drive a real NASCAR race car through the Richard Petty Driving Experience at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, an intimate dinner with Kwasniewski and VIP access to NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series Champion's Week activities, which celebrate the top 13 Sprint Cup Series drivers of the racing season. As a part of Champion's Week, the winner and his/her guest will witness first-hand a traditional NASCAR start line as the champs cruise down Las Vegas Boulevard, performing burn-outs and authentic pit stops in front of the Bellagio Fountain during the famous NASCAR Victory Lap.

For the chance to win, audiences must re-tweet a special message from @AOLOriginals. The promotion is in conjunction with the launch of a bonus episode that documents Kwasniewski's frightening crash at New Hampshire Motor Speedway earlier this fall and his dramatic championship win!

Contestants must be 16 years or older and reside within the United States. Entries are eligible 9 a.m. EST on Nov. 21 through 11:59 p.m. EST on Nov.24. For official contest rules, visit http://on.fb.me/1c720Lj.

Nov 4th 2013

AOL Launches New Docu-Series, city.ballet.

AOL has launched its newest documentary series, city.ballet., offering a rare behind-the-scenes look at the day-to-day lives of the elite roster of artists who perform with the New York City Ballet.
Conceived by executive producer and NYCB board member Sarah Jessica Parker, and produced by Pretty Matches Productions and Zero Point Zero Production, city.ballet. offers fans an all-access pass into the country's largest and most prominent dance company. Each 6-8 minute episode in the 12 episode series, narrated by Parker, takes viewers through a dancer's journey both on and off the stage.

In addition to rare footage of NYCB Company Class, rehearsals and performances, the series will provide access to many of the more than 90 dancers who perform with the Company, including visits to their apartments, physical therapy sessions, and a glimpse into their lives in New York City.

Also included in the series are interviews with NYCB Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins and dancers such as Principals Jared Angle, Tyler Angle, Ashley Bouder, Megan Fairchild, Robert Fairchild, Chase Finlay, Sara Mearns, Tiler Peck, Amar Ramasar, Teresa Reichlen, Adrian Danchig-Waring, and Andrew Veyette; Soloists Craig Hall, Megan LeCrone, Lauren Lovette, and Georgina Pazcoguin; and Corps de Ballet members Harrison Ball, Silas Farley, Gretchen Smith, Giovanni Villalobos, and Claire Von Enck.

New York City Ballet's 2013-14 season will continue with the Company's annual performances of the beloved holiday classic George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™, which will take place from November 29, 2013 through January 4, 2014 at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.

The series is now available at cityballet.com and bonus footage and content, including one-on-one interviews with the dancers and Parker, will also be available throughout the season.

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