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PEAK Logo with TaglineBethlehem, PA – Emmy® award winning The PEAK TV will now be seen nationally on the Doctor TV Channel. The PEAK TV is a thirty-minute newsmagazine focusing on health, wellness, lifestyle and community. Hosted by Ashley Russo and Mike Mittman, The PEAK TV is seen locally on WFMZ, Channel 69.

DrTV_SquareThe Doctor Television Channel (DrTV) is a network dedicated to bringing the latest in medical news, entertainment and health. The channel’s broad spectrum gives viewers the latest medical news, procedures and technologies allowing them to make informed decisions for better health. DrTV airs twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. DrTV has already signed affiliation agreements in 93 markets with almost 30 million homes covered.

“It’s an honor to create programming that tells in-depth stories promoting health and wellness in our region,” states Ashley Russo, creator and executive producer of The PEAK TV, “the ability to share those stories nationwide is more than we could have imagined!”

More information including programming guide and schedule is available at Viewers can watch The PEAK TV on DrTV Mondays at 3:30 PM, on WFMZ, Channel 69 Sundays at 6:30 PM, or view past episodes anytime at

About The PEAK TV

The PEAK TV, produced by ASR Media Productions in Bethlehem, PA. Sponsors include St. Luke’s University Health Network, Capital BlueCross, The United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, PPL, City Center of the Lehigh Valley, and Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce.

About the Co-Hosts

Ash and Mike Arts Walk 2Ashley Russo, the Emmy® award winning executive producer, creator and co-host of The PEAK TV

Ashley Russo, President of ASR Media Productions has worked in television and as a media consultant for almost 20 years. Ashley has created The PEAK TV, a thirty-minute regional newsmagazine focusing on health, wellness, lifestyle and community; Roey’s Paintbox, an arts education series for PBS 39; Sweat Effect- Larry Holmes’ Road to Recovery; as well as commercial and corporate videos. Her career began as the news director at WNYU 89.1FM while an undergraduate at New York University. Upon graduation, Ashley began as a producer for NBC’s Today Show – Weekend Edition where she worked on breaking news stories, as well as fitness, health, cooking, and lifestyle segments. In 2001, she began Ashley Renna Productions, where she wrote, produced, and hosted “Ounce of Prevention,” daily health segments airing worldwide on The Weather Channel. Ashley’s philanthropic nature lead her to create The PEAK TV because she believes good stories bring new partners and grows a community invested in the success of the region.

Mike Mittman, co-host of The Peak TV

Mike Mittman, nationally known radio and TV host, is a familiar face to Lehigh Valley television viewers. In addition to co-hosting The Peak TV, he currently hosts the syndicated television talk show “Larry Holmes presents… What The Heck Were They Thinking?!.” on Service Electric TV2.  Coined “The Pied Piper of the Baby Boomers,” Mike is the host for Night of Legends, the world’s first ever World-Wide Televised Oldies Spectacular airing in over 27 countries on Pay-Per-View. Additionally, “Mike Mittman’s Wake Up Club” can be heard weekends on Clear Channel Radio AM 1470, and has worked for some of the East Coast’s largest radio stations. Mike’s been affiliated with professional boxing for a long time, announcing fights for HBO, Showtime, Forum Boxing Inc., and many independent networks, plus several world-wide pay-per-view events. About ASR Media Productions

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For more information, contact Maggie Prorok, Prorok Communications (610.216.5834)

Louis Libin Tapped to be New Executive Director at ATBA

Washington, DC / December 16, 2013 — The Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance (ATBA) is pleased to announce the selection of Louis Libin as Executive Director.

Libin comes to the ATBA from New York, where he has been an expert advisor to television stations and equipment manufacturers in the development of advanced television and mobile strategies and implementation, both in the U.S and internationally, Experienced in television management, business and strategic development, Libin is the former director of engineering, and CTO of NBC where his responsibilities included transmission, distribution and licensing. At NBC, Libin oversaw several key initiatives including the conversion to KU, the conversion to DTV and new station expansion.

Libin has a strong background in television station operations and management that goes back over 20 years. Post-NBC, Libin served as president of Broad Comm, primarily a television station consulting company. At Broad Comm, Libin initiated successful full power and low power initiatives including the Rule Making for DTV Utah, eight station full power initiatives combined with scores of low power stations.

Libin’s experience is not limited to administration. He began his work in the technology and science side of the business studying optical electronics and High Speed Videography under Professor Harold “Doc” Edgerton at MIT, leading Libin to an industry career collecting patents relating to broadcast spectrum and new wireless technologies. Libin has been the U.S. spokesman for broadcasting systems including interactivity at the ITU in Geneva. Libin is also involved with various charitable and non-profit organizations and serves on the board of various technology companies.

“We are delighted to be bringing Louis on board at this time,” said ATBA Board Chairman Rod Payne. “We conducted a nation-wide search and we are pleased to be able to bring someone of Louis’s caliber to represent broadcasters in Washington, DC. He brings a great combination of skills and background to the ATBA, and we couldn’t be happier with our selection.”

“Washington, DC is the Capital City, and it deserves a capital level alliance to champion for all US stations, and provide them all with a voice,” said Libin. “What really attracted me to this position was the tremendous diversity of the station world and the opportunity to help bring a first-class 21st Century broadcast policy to the American citizens. The ATBA has an outstanding record of service to the broadcast community and I look forward to building on that.”

Libin said his vision for the ATBA is rooted in the belief that technological change has created possibilities that would have seemed far-fetched when the broadcast industry was in its infancy and that broadcasters of every size should be allowed to fully use the spectrum they have used for so long in serving U.S. viewers.

“We’re living in a multi-platform multi-media on-demand world,” Libin continues. “The ATBA, by protecting the diversity represented by all broadcast stations, is adjusting to that. This is all about preserving low power, translator and high power broadcast services. Broadcast television will remain the anchor no matter which direction all the new wireless technologies go. I see the ATBA expanding further the local broadcasting opportunities to best serve the public.”

Despite the rapid pace of change, Libin believes that the mission of community broadcast television remains the same. “It is about telling the story of a community and helping make that possible for our diverse local audiences. At the heart it’s about each local community telling its own story. I see the ATBA at the forefront of that effort in the U.S.”

“The Alliance has been actively working for over a year with Congressional Leadership to put forth language to protect LPTV.  Louis Libin is the perfect person to further this process as well as strengthen our relationships with the NAB, NRB, NTA and the FCC,” says ATBA Communications Director Lee Miller. “Louis Libin has all of the essential skills to further the process as well as strengthen our relationship with industry stakeholders.”

ATBA is currently advocating for preserving and promoting the efficient and effective use of all television broadcast spectrum.

“It is important that the ATBA message gets heard ‘through the noise,’ and be well funded,” says Libin. “All sizes of operators, including low-power operators, need a voice to let Washington know of the importance of the vibrant, important broadcast television industry. Television operators of all sizes play a vital role in America’s media industry today and need to be heard.”

Libin will assume the reins at the ATBA effective immediately.


The Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance is an industry organization comprised of low power television broadcasters, translators, full power television broadcasters, networks and allied industry organizations and companies.  The goal of the Alliance is to preserve and promote the efficient and effective use of all television broadcast spectrum. Visit for more information and to join.



For more information, contact Lee Miller, or (877) 832-3739. Louis Libin photo is available at this link:

Select Games from High School Tournament of Champions to be Broadcast

November 26, 2013 – GPS-TV and MSG-TV will broadcast select games from the Coventry Health Tournament of Champions Basketball Tournament from Illinois beginning November 27, 2013 at 7:00 pm.  GPS-TV will air the games live on GPS-TV Impact Channel 20 in Peoria.  MSG-TV will offer the games via Pay-per-View on the web at

One of the top three high school basketball tournaments in the nation, teams from around the country will be in the Peoria area for four days of play during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The event website is

The following games will be broadcast. All times are Central Time.

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Below is a synopsis of the teams.

NORTH CHICAGO WARHAWKS, NORTH CHICAGO, IL.: The Warhawks finished last season with a 28-4 record and are rated as one of the elite teams in the state of Illinois. The Warhawks averaged nearly 80 points per game last season and were led by a trio of high-flying contributors in: 6’3” Sr. JaVairius Amos-Mays (18.2 ppg), 6’4” Sr. JayQuan McCloud (16.9 ppg) and 6’7” Sr. Kurt Hall (16.6 ppg- 9.2 rpg). Amos-Mays is the slashing ball handler of the trio, Mc Cloud is the shooter and Hall is the enforcer, but there are several common denominators to the “Big Three” and their respective games. The “Big Three” are all Division I prospects who have a nose for the rim, and an exciting unselfish style of play. The Warhawks will also boast a solid group of backcourt contributors vying for playing time this season. 5’10” Sr. Arnold Shead, 6’0’ Sr. Joseph Thomas, 6’0” Jr. Jamero Shelton and 5’6” So. Marreon White will be fun to watch in the high-powered offensive sets of North Chicago. Depth at the wing position will be provided by the vastly improved 6’5” Jr. Cortez Zinnerman-Dixon.

WASHINGTON PANTHERS, WASHINGTON, IL .: The Panthers are the defending City of Washington Champions and are eager to the exciting new challenges of this year’s upcoming event. The Panthers lost seven talented seniors from last season’s 28-2 squad, but are looking forward to the reloading process as Coach Kevin Brown creates a new rotation with a high-energy roster. All-Time ToC performer Alec Peters is now filling up the buckets at Valparaiso, but the nets in Washington’s gym will be singing just the same in 2013-2014. The Panthers will return two key players from last year’s tremendous squad. 6’0” Sr. Casey Danley and 6’6” Sr. Connor Schone will provide energy, leadership and plenty of hoops for the Panthers. The two-sport star, Danley missed most of last season with a shoulder injury. The Panthers will possess several 3-point shooting threats in 5’8” Sr. Chet Griffith, 5’10” Jr. Cole Cook, 6’0” Jr. Jake Miller and 6’4” Jr. Chris Stephens. 5’8” So. Lou Griffith will be handed the keys to drive this souped-up scoring machine. Griffith is one of many sophomores and freshmen that will be looked upon for assistance throughout the upcoming season for Coach Brown- another top prospect is 5’9” Fr. Devin Whitelow.

PARKVIEW BAPTIST EAGLES, BATON ROUGE, LA.: The Eagles return their top three starters from last season’s “Elite 8” finish in Louisiana. 6’9” Sr. James Thompson (21 ppg- 13 rpg) is a load inside for the Eagles. He is an athletic 4-man who scores and rebounds above the rim. The high-flying Thompson has already been offered scholarships by LSU, Kansas State, Memphis, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas and Texas A&M. Running the point for the Eagles will be 6’3” Sr. William Jones (11 ppg- 6 apg). Jones is rated as one of the elite athletes in Louisiana and is known for his high-wire dunks in transition. He is an underrated scorer who is receiving several serious looks from DI schools across the country. The Eagles top perimeter shooter is 6’2” Sr. Reed Vial who averaged 14 points per game last season. Vial is an elusive 2-guard who can knock down the long distance jumper, or sneak past defenders with slick drives to the hoop. 6’3” Jr. Anthony Stove and 6’2” Sr. Matthew Starkey will supply additional scoring from the perimeter for Parkview Baptist.

PROVISO EAST PIRATES, MAYWOOD, IL .: The 2011 City of Washington Champion- Proviso East Pirates returns to the ToC after a one-year departure, and they are looking to capture their 2nd title in three years. The Pirates finished last season with a 30-5 record and a final four finish in the 2013 Illinois 4A state tournament. Leading the charge for Proviso East this year will be 6’2” Sr. Jevon Carter (16 ppg) a three-year starter for Pirates. Carter has already received a ton of DI offers for his slick PG performances over the past year. 6’3” Jr. Kalin Fisher and 5’10” Sr. Malik Carter will also add firepower to the Pirates’ backcourt. Fisher is already being talked about as one of the elite Illinois guards in the 2015 class. 6’10” Sr. Detalion Jackson will hold down the fort inside, while 6’0” Sr. O’Shea Miller and 6’5” Sr. Josh Funderwhite will provide perimeter scoring for the Pirates. Proviso East is coached by former NBA and Pirate star- Donnie Boyce.

La LUMIERE SCHOOL LAKERS, LA PORTE, IN .: The Lakers return to the ToC! And now that the Team Works National Classic is back on board, fans of the ToC will be able to watch the talent of La Lumiere School for three games in this year’s event. The Lakers will return three big time talents from last year’s 25-5 squad that participated in ESPN’s RISE National High School Tournament. 6’7” Sr. Sam Logwood (20 ppg) and 6’1” Jr. Munis Tutu will bring back their basketball skills for another year in La Porte. Logwood was the Lakers leading scorer last season, and an absolute dunk show in last year’s ToC. Logwood has committed to the Auburn Tigers, while Tutu is receiving major collegiate offers from big-time DI schools across the country. But the Lakers talent does not stop there! Highly rated junior guards- 6’3” Jalen Coleman, 6’2″ Jr. Drew Cayce and 6’3” Jo Jo Anderson will join Tutu in the La Lumiere backcourt. 6’10” Jr. Alex Olesinski and 6’11” So. Majok Kur will be the offensive focal points in the paint for the Lakers, while 6’7” Jr. Joseph Toye and 6’7” Sr. Sadiq Inuwa will handle the wing work for the Lakers.

SUNRISE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY BUFFALOES, BEL AIRE, KS .: The Buffaloes finished last season with an astounding 26-1 record, but Sunrise’s three returning starters are not even close to being satisfied. The Buffaloes goal is to go undefeated in 2013-2014, and with 5’10” Sr. Lourawls Nairn (16 ppg- 9 apg) pushing the ball into action, this squad from Kansas has a real solid chance in completing the task. Nairn is one of the top ranked PG’s in the nation and has committed to the Michigan State. 6’6” Sr. Nathan Bain (18 ppg), 6’8” Sr. Keanu Pinder and 6’7” Sr. Travis Munnings are three athletic swing forwards who are also receiving heavy interest from DI schools across the nation. 6’10” Jr. Dusan Kovacevic, 6’9” Sr. Moataz Hosny and 6’11” Sr. Ruben Guerrero will post up down low for the Buffaloes. Guerrero is rated as one of the top teenage big-men in Europe! The Buffaloes will look to three “Sophomore Sensations” Jerry Myles (6’5” SG) who is rated as a “Top 50” player in the 2016 class, 6’5” Swingman Sebastian Gray and 5’10” So. Roman Young.

BONNEVILLE BEES, IDAHO FALLS, ID .: Bonneville will be one of the first teams from the great state of Idaho to ever play in a Nationally Ranked High School Tournament. The Bees will return all five of their starters from a 19-5 season a year ago. 6’5” Sr. Jared Stutzman (18 ppg) is the top returnee for the Bees. Stutzman is a flat-out shooter from beyond the arc and has spurned offers from several Pac-12 schools to commit to the University of San Francisco. 6’4” Jr. Schareek “Telly” Davenport (12 ppg) is an athletic combo-guard who is being wooed by several mid-major DI programs. 6’4” Kohl Hostert (8 ppg) is a heady player who wears many hats on the court for the Bees. Hostert has already committed to the University of Oregon for baseball. 6’0” Sr. Scott Simmons (8 ppg) and 5’11” Sr. Tanner Smith also return for the Bees.

CAPITAL CHRISTIAN COUGARS, SACRAMENTO, CA .: The Cougars will be the first team from California to grace the floor at Washington High School. After finishing last season with a 26-5 record, the Cougars will enter the ToC with five returning starters ready to claim the Uftring Auto Group Title. Leading the way for the Cougars will be 6’9” Sr. D.J. Wilson (18 ppg) an athletic wing-man who has grown 7 inches in the past year. Wilson’s growth spurt is reminiscent to another top notch basketball player’s overnight height and skills development- Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans. Wilson can do it all from the perimeter and can now block shots on the defensive end. Wilson has made a commitment to the Michigan Wolverines. The Cougars also return their high-soaring Combo-Guard, 6’0” Sr. Uchenna Iroegbu (15 ppg- 7 apg) who is being recruited by several DI progams, and 6’0” Sr. Tyler Jennings the floor general of the team. The Cougars have another tower of power in the lane, with 6’6” (275 lb.) Sr. Nifae Lealao (12 ppg- 11 rpg) who is one of the top football recruits in the nation! 6’2” So. Tiegen Jones and 6’3” So. Ryan Chappell are ready to burst on the national recruiting scene as well for the Cougars. 5’10” Jr. Justice Shelton-Mosley, 6’5” Sr. Tyler Schimpf (committed to the University of Texas for baseball) and 6’6” Jr. Nick Aibuedefe will score some serious buckets off the bench for the Cougars.

SPRINGFIELD SENATORS, SPRINGFIELD, IL .: The Senators suffered through a rough season a year ago, but Coach Matt Reed is confident in the development of five young men who were forced into action as youngsters, last season. 6’8” Jr. Obediah Church is a high-energy big man, who continues to improve every time he takes the floor. Church is long and athletic and is quickly becoming a shot blocking force in the paint for the Senators. Church shows huge glimpses of Division I possibilities as his body and game continue to grow. 5’9” So. Isaac Nelson and 6’0” So. Keon Day will continue to improve as their bodies mature. The two guards are quick off the dribble and each have a nose for getting to the bucket off the dribble drive. 5’7” Jr. Taivon Kincaid is a lightning bolt in the open court and a menace on the defensive end with his quick feet and hands. 5’10” Jr. Javoun Watters and 6’0” Jr. Tyrin Whitfield will add depth to the Senators’ backcourt.



For more information, contact Lee Miller at 877-537-8780 ext. 21 or by email at

DTVCast Announces Technological Innovation to Deliver Broadband Internet by Television Broadcasters

DTVCast-Logo_topSunrise, Florida – DTVCast Corporation CEO John Kyle today announced the launch of a new revolutionary product that delivers broadband Internet by television broadcasters called DTVCast REACH. This technological advancement will allow for the availability of broadband services to an estimated 14 to 24 million Americans that currently do not have access to high speed Internet connectivity in rural America.

“We’re excited to roll out the first phase of DTVCast as an available solution for ‘last mile’ broadband Internet service,” says Kyle.  “Our technology has been operational by our daily beta users for a year and in testing for over two years. Unlike many future solutions, this product works within current TV broadcast standards, wireless and wired-line infrastructures. The goal of widespread rural deployment can be reached with our solution today.”

Unlike technologies that are still many years from deployment, DTVCast takes advantage of billions of dollars in infrastructure already in place including broadcast towers, transmitters and facilities.  The DTVCast system works within the current UHF Television ATSC 1.0 broadcast standard and will be easily updated as new standards become available such as the recently announced ATSC 3.0.

The prospects for near-term broadband services in rural regions has been bleak even as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) continues to relax funding rules for the programs that serve rural communities where broadband service is least likely to be available.

According to Jeff Leslie, president of ITS Telecom in Indiantown Florida, “In the rural areas of our community that we serve as a telecom company, it is cost prohibitive to run new fiber and infrastructure to serve only a handful of homes or businesses. This technology gives us a viable solution that could be a game changer for our rural community members.”

DTVCast REACH delivers the technology to provide rapid deployment of broadband Internet services to homes and businesses located beyond current broadband system infrastructures. The expense and time of building new infrastructure to handle rural regions is no longer an issue.

“From my perspective of seeing many leading edge IP technologies deployed from my years at Cisco, this is one of the most dynamic product designs I have had the opportunity to participate in,” says Bert Garriga, Senior Vice President of Technology for DTVCast. “This broadens the reach of high speed Internet services to any one that can view a TV signal using our technology. DTVCast is uniquely situated as a technological bridge between the TV Broadcast and Telco markets – two longstanding massive communications industries which have traditionally not interacted.”

DTVCast REACH is the first product in a series of related technologies that will allow broadcast television stations to deliver Internet content as an ancillary service in addition to their traditional broadcast television channel.


For media inquiries or interview arrangements, please contact Lee Miller at 1-877-829-2326 or  Attachments include DTVCast REACH customer premise equipment (CPE) and “How it Works” diagram.

LegacyTV and R-Squared Productions salute veterans with Memorial Day Specials

Clearwater, FL, May 11, 2011—To honor veterans and servicemen/women world-wide, the Legacy Television Network and R-Squared Productions will present two feature-length films on Memorial Day, May 30th, beginning at 7PM (ET).

Flag of My Father, R-Squared Productions’ first feature film is scheduled for its broadcast premiere on Memorial Day, 2011. It will air at 9PM (ET) on the network which reaches a potential 37M homes across America. The film stars John Schneider (Dukes of Hazzard, Smallville, The Secret Life of the American Teenager) and William Devane (Knot’s Landing, Space Cowboys, 24).

“Flag” is a powerful story centering on how jealousy disrupts an already fragile relationship between an Army nurse, CPT Judith Rainier (Erneta), and her four half brothers, a relationship that nearly severs when their Vietnam veteran father suddenly dies. Devane portrays the family’s patriarch while Schneider is the nurse’s antagonistic, civilian brother.

The heroine Judith uses her unwavering faith to heal strife within the family. She also battles severe post traumatic stress initiated by a P.O.W. experience. The nurse fights for her life and the salvation of a fellow American soldier while in captivity.

Christian actors and actual veterans were cast in several principal and extra roles, including the lead actress who portrayed Judith. “The casting helped enhance the film because the actors’ performances came from a genuine place,” said director Rodney Ray.

Some called them Baby KillersWe call them HEROES will air at 7PM (ET) on Legacy TV. Contrary to the hero’s welcome received by other veterans, the majority of men returning from Vietnam were barely given a handshake of appreciation…much less parades and accolades. Training did not prepare them to gracefully blend back into civilian life afterward, especially if some cruelly perceive you to be a ‘baby killer’. This documentary takes a closer look at these unheralded heroes and their family life. Fortunately, Americans now understand that any animosity against government policy can be solved through the democratic process and not by antagonizing the armed forces. Director Rodney Ray said, “Vietnam veterans paid a huge price for this country and for future servicemen. Their sacrifice ensures that no modern day veteran will endure persecution by their own countrymen ever again.”

About R-Squared Productions

Rodney Ray is a West Monroe, La native and a successful businessman. Ray owns three businesses, one of which is the first major film production company in Northeast Louisiana entitled R-Squared Productions. Prior to his business ventures, Ray served in the United States Navy and earned a degree from Louisiana Tech University. Ray had written, produced and directed numerous theatre productions before entering the film world. Prior to the release of his first feature film “Flag of My Father,” Ray wrote and directed two short films: “Desires of the Heart,” and “Mumbai Baby.” He has recently expanded into documentary filmmaking with “We Call Them Heroes” and “Price of Freedom.” “Heroes” captures the sorrow, strength and victory of Vietnam veterans who have waited up to 45 years to open the door to their past, while “Price” takes a glimpse into soldiers’ prospective of each American conflict since WWII. Ray is a proud husband, father and grandfather whose dream is to make films that change lives.
For further information, contact:

Christina Porter  (318) 323-6900


About LegacyTV

LegacyTV is a new national, television network designed to fill a void in American television. LegacyTV has a wide range of family and faith programming for the large percentage of American families that support traditional values; believe in absolute truths and who desire freedom to live their lives under Judeo-Christian principles. The network reaches 37 Million TV households in the U.S. over some 190 Broadcast Affiliated Stations.

For further information, contact:  Jim West (727) 375-2500