Memorial Day Barbequing Heats Up Portico TV's Channel

Special 30-Minute Memorial Day Programming Runs Through Monday, May 27

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - May 21, 2013) - Heat up the perfect Memorial Day menu with help from the channel on Net2TV's Portico TV service ( Through Monday, May 27, the half-hour television program Chow Down will feature advice on cooking Memorial Day favorites including how to make buffalo wings, grill burgers and hot dogs, choose the right steak, whip up a potato salad, and pour beer like a pro. All the CHOW shows on Portico TV run 30 minutes or longer. A sample of the Memorial Day program is available at:

"Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer and the perfect time to dust off the BBQ," said Jenny Stewart, senior manager of editorial at "We've taken some of our most popular web videos and packaged them into an informative television program we hope will inspire you and delight your family and friends."

When viewers select the channel on Net2TV's Portico TV service, the screen displays a video window with a host guiding viewers through the available programming. The adjacent windows show CHOW programs "Chow Down," "Supertaster," "CHOW Tips," "Obsessives" and "Cooking with Grandma." The viewer can select any of these 30-minute programs to go to full screen. 

For more Memorial Day menu inspiration from CHOW, check out:

CHOW TIP: How Much Propane Is Left for BBQ?
CHOW TIP: Easiest Way to Make Baked Beans
DIY: Making Margaritas

CHOW (, a CBS Interactive property, is the home for food and drink enthusiasts online. CHOW combines original editorial from the team that created CHOW Magazine with the passionate community of Chowhounds to create a different kind of food website for those who live to eat. CHOW includes recipes, original videos, tips for entertaining, restaurant reviews, trend stories, personality features, and the passionate and opinionated voice of its users.

About Portico TV and Net2TV

Net2TV Corporation is a smart TV media company that delivers free, cloud-based, ad-supported programming on its Portico TV service. The company is headed by industry veterans from MTV/Nickelodeon, Black Arrow, NBC, TiVo and Netflix.

Net2TV works with established media brands and emerging program producers who have good-quality, short-form pieces, and with independent film and documentary producers. The company curates these pieces and packages them into full 30-,60-, or 90-minute television programs for Internet-connected TVs. For example, Net2TV's Portico TV service carries online TV programming from Discovery's Revision3 and CBS Interactive's, from traditional print media brands including WSJ Live from "The Wall Street Journal," and Bonnier's "Popular Science," and from emerging brands like CINEQUEST films. Portico programming is updated daily, and new types of entertainment and special-interest programming will be added in the future. 

The company was started in May 2012, launched its Portico TV service in December 2012 in Philips Smart TVs (2011 models and later) in the U.S. Net2TV is based in Redwood City, Calif. For more information, visit

Net2TV is a trademark of Net2TV Corporation. Portico, Portico TV and the Portico logo are service marks of Net2TV Corporation. All other trademarks, registered trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners.

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