The Doctors uses ArcoStream to Spread the Message on Health Matters
Viewers can browse current and previous shows for medical advice
Redondo Beach, CA (July 22, 2009)
ArcoStream, a leader in streaming, caching, advertising, and encoding solutions, announced today that it is delivering online video content for The Doctors, a popular television show that features four doctors offering medical advice and the latest information on health, fitness and wellness.
THE DOCTORS premiered on September 8, 2008, and was an instant success. The show introduced an entirely new concept to the TV landscape; real doctors discussing medicine and health in a relatable fashion five days a week. The fastest-growing talk show on television, THE DOCTORS taped 180 original shows last season, covering the latest medical news in the headlines and the most cutting-edge medical procedures and health and fitness trends. Tuesdays became devoted entirely to the most popular segment of the series, "Ask Our Doctors." Nothing is off limits when the doctors answer the most important, and oftentimes embarrassing, questions from their viewers.
THE DOCTORS Web site, TheDoctorsTV.com, includes featured show content, procedure cam clips, daily Doctor's Orders video, as well as blogs and advice from the stars of the show -- four renowned physicians with different medical specialties - ER physician Dr. Travis Stork; OB/GYN Lisa Masterson; cosmetic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon and pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears.
"Using Internet video to spread the word on good health practices and to share medical knowledge is the perfect application", said Todd Loewenstein, CEO and Founder of ArcoStream. "Add to this a procedure cam where viewers can participate as if they were in the operating room themselves which is an application that lends itself well to this medium."
ArcoStream capabilities include the ability to serve all major formats, in live or on demand, through either its customized automated interface called CANDEE, or through a customer portal. CANDEE offers users the ability to upload content, transcode on the fly for free, publish a live stream, and to pay for their account using a credit card, without ever interacting with a salesperson. In addition, users can employ the ad server without having to commit to a large ad campaign which can cost tens of thousands of dollars per month with other providers.
"ArcoStream has been great to work with in terms of functionality for our content delivery," said Kristen Fischer, Director of New Media for The Doctors. "They got us up and running with an account in minutes, and we found that outsourcing our content delivery to them turned out to be the right choice. We had pretty heavy viewing on some of our recent television promotions. Since our main focus is producing content, not distributing it, the fit was natural."
About The Doctors
THE DOCTORS premiered on September 8, 2008 and was an instant success. The show introduced an entirely new concept to the TV landscape; real doctors discussing medicine and health in a relatable fashion five days a week. Striking an immediate chord with viewers, THE DOCTORS also resonated with the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, who bestowed the ultimate honor to the series during its freshman year, an Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Talk Show: Informative.
In March of 2009, THE DOCTORS received the Crystal Cross Humanitarian Award from the American Red Cross, which honors an outstanding television show and the humanitarian spirit of extraordinary individuals who have shown courage, compassion and unselfish character. Past recipients of the award include the hit shows Grey's Anatomy and House.
The fastest-growing talk show on television, THE DOCTORS taped 180 original shows last season, covering the latest medical news in the headlines and the most cutting-edge medical procedures and health and fitness trends. Tuesdays became devoted entirely to the most popular segment of the series, "Ask Our Doctors." Nothing is off limits when the doctors answer the most important, and oftentimes embarrassing, questions from their viewers.
THE DOCTORS also welcomes a wide variety of celebrity guests to discuss what matters most about their health; notable guests from season one include Joan Rivers, Valerie Bertinelli, Fran Drescher, Eva LaRue, Shemar Moore, Lisa Rinna, Jenny McCarthy, Ricki Lake, Jillian Michaels, and Melissa Etheridge.
The hosts of THE DOCTORS, ER physician Dr. Travis Stork; obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Lisa Masterson; plastic surgeon and reconstructive surgery expert Dr. Andrew Ordon; and pediatrician Dr. James Sears have become frequent medical experts for several news outlets, including CNN: Live with Larry King, Fox News Channel's Geraldo at Large, The Early Show, and CNN with Campbell Brown.
THE DOCTORS tapes in front of a live audience in Hollywood and is produced by Stage 29 Productions and distributed by CBS Television Distribution. Jay McGraw, Carla Pennington and Dr. Phil McGraw are executive producers, and Andrew Scher is the co-executive producer. CBS Television Distribution is the preeminent company in worldwide television syndication. CTD produces or distributes 11 first-run series and holds the largest internationally distributed television library at 70,000 hours strong. CTD is a unit of CBS Corp.
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