Anheuser-Busch launches Bud.tv.

From USA Today:

“The seven-channel operation, costing an estimated $30 million to start, is an attempt to develop a new way to reach consumers ages 21 to 27, who increasingly favor customized content over mass media — and distilled spirits over beer.

The themed channels will have two- to three-minute segments of original content. The sales pitch will be muted.

“This is meant to sell more beer, but consumers have to see it as entertainment, not a commercial-generated machine,” says Tony Ponturo, head of global marketing.

Among channels on tap:

  • Bud Tube. Consumer-generated video, including homemade ads for Bud or Bud Light.
  • Reality. One show is a live version of The Dating Game show from the 1970s aired from bars and restaurants in 25 cities.
  • Comedy. The channel will feature up-and-coming and wannabe stand-up comics.
  • Happy Hour. Updates on news and unusual events, designed to give viewers something to chat about over a beer.

About Daniel Davenport

Daniel is a digital media executive with internet and broadcast experience. Daniel is currently the executive strategy director at THINK Interactive.

No comments yet... Be the first to leave a reply!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: