March 16, 2007
Shout! Factory Has Revamped Its Website
The good people at Shout! Factory -- who release some of the funkiest entertainment available on the planet -- have just recharged their site.
Key features of the new ShoutFactory.com include:
Media Players & Original Entertainment: Shout! Factory’s new website will boast a custom-built flash media player, dressed in a retro TV skin, and an embedded audio player which will enable culture vultures to take in hours of original streaming content, including the following web-exclusives:
Shout! TV: Mining the label’s extensive library of classic and cult television, Shout! TV will stream content from the label’s DVD releases, including newly created bonus material as well as episodes and outtakes from your favorite shows.
PopVision: An original, magazine format pop culture program, PopVision will begin streaming on ShoutFactory.com in Spring 2007.
Podcast Page: The new site will also include a page of Shout! Factory podcasts for pop culture junkies on the go. The page launches with the following downloads:
Shout! Popcast: This half-hour music and pop culture podcast will focus on a different Shout! Factory recording artist each week with behind-the-scenes stories, alternate takes, rare tracks and b-sides not available on CD releases.
Mumblepuss Theatre: This monthly download combines celebrity gossip, comedy and left-of-center commentary.
Games & Community: A key to connecting Shout! Factory’s diverse fanbase, the redesigned site will offer a wealth of opportunities for fans to interact – with each other, the label, and their favorite shows and artists – via a message board, blogs, interactive games and a newsletter archive.
Storefront & E-Commerce: Enhanced online shopping is a major development in the updated site. Shoppers can browse through more sophisticated product pages, order via a secure server, or find a retailer by zip code using the first ever link-up with the Almighty Institute of Music Retail’s database. Shout! Factory is the first label to secure access to Almighty’s robust technology for use by consumers.
Business-to-Business: Future enhancements to the site will include password protected areas for the storage and dissemination of sales, marketing and publicity information and assets.
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