Artcast launches ArtcastLITE on Roku, offering the world's great art at your fingertipsNEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Nov. 12, 2014 — (PRNewswire) —
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Artcast, the industry leader of "Art for Your TV" programming, launches ArtcastLITE on Roku, making available a vast library of more than 20,000 paintings, photographs and video art for free. ArtcastLITE features the same world-class programming as the premium, ad-free Artcast channel.
Artcast founder, Justin Ostensen notes, "We're thrilled to be able to offer viewers direct access to the largest curated and constantly-expanding collection of museum works, contemporary photography, and video art." He continued, "The high quality and breadth of the artwork provides a dramatic improvement to homes, restaurants, businesses and more. Best of all, it's 100% free."
The Artcast channel on Roku enables viewers to browse a vast library of artwork to enhance and beautify their environment, whether it be their home or business. Notably, the Artcast library includes works of art featured in esteemed collections such as the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art. Professionally curated, the works of art are organized by genre or theme and presented for ease of viewing in hour long programs that transform televisions into ever-changing art galleries. Each artwork plays for one minute before seamlessly transitioning into the next.
In addition to paintings by classical masters, today's emerging artists and contemporary photographers, Artcast produces original programs such as "Ocean Wonders," a collaboration with the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium, "Slow Motion Dance," a contemporary video display of the beauty and artistry of dance, and "Serengeti Safari," an up close journey through the majestic African plains.
"Our library is truly vast and includes an incredible selection of world-class artwork; however, one of the things we're most proud of is our 'Partnerships for Good' program, which enables us to team up with charities who use art as a means of giving a voice to disadvantaged or underrepresented communities," said Director of Programming, Brooke Carpenter. These limited-time programs, which are featured on the Artcast channels, display works of art by unknown artists who are supported through various art therapy charities. The upcoming collaboration with Rising Star Outreach and the Bindu Art School highlights works of art by leprosy affected individuals in Southern India.
The launch of ArtcastLITE on Roku, in addition to the premium Artcast channel on Roku and GoogleTV, provides a dynamic new content category - ever-changing digital artwork - to today's rapidly changing digital environment. Artcast allows users to seamlessly and effortlessly display virtually any work of art imaginable on their flat screen TVs. The user friendly interface offers viewers a Netflix-like VOD library of more than 300 "Art for Your TV" programs that transform, enhance and inspire.
Founded in 2003, Artcast's renowned library of artwork spans more than 20,000 works of art and more than 300 curated art programs. Artcast programs span all genres of art including Classical masterpieces, contemporary artists, nature photography, travel and culture, video art and more. Artcast programs are found as a VOD option in over 1.8 million hotel rooms, on display in restaurants around the world, at 30,000 feet on international airlines, and in millions of homes through television providers, GoogleTV and Roku. Artcast — Art for your TV.
Media Contact: Brooke Carpenter, Artcast, 9497061379, Email Contact
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