LOS ANGELES – Channel 1 Releasing has re-launched its flagship online presence, C1R.com. Although the site was named Best Website during the 2009 GAYVN Awards, the company noted the changes make it even more appealing for consumers and affiliates.
The design is sleeker, a spokesman said, offering better navigation and ease of use, cross-platform content available on any computer anytime anywhere, and a pay-per-minute consumption model that provides a wider content selection at more affordable prices.
At C1R.com, the enduring studios in the Channel 1 family come together under one roof: Rascal Video, All Worlds Video, Dirk Yates and Catalina Video. The site also provides access to ChiChiLaRue.com, LiveandRaw.com and DirkYatesLive.com.
The Channel 1 On Demand section houses the video-on-demand selection.
“In full-screen mode, the picture will knock more than your socks off,” said C1R partner and GAYVN Hall of Fame director Chi Chi Larue. “The all new player boasts segmented viewing with thumbnails and is available via pay-per-minute streaming, download-to-own and online rental.”
The revamped site also contains free content such as Chi Chi TV, Chi Chi’s Hot Tracker, Q&A with Dirk Yates, Behind the Scenes with Doug Jeffries and Club Channel 1. Members of C1R.com will find enhanced benefits like five free movies each week, 30 free minutes monthly at Channel 1 On Demand, weekly live shows with thousands of Live and Raw and Dirk Yates Live archived shows available on demand, more than one million image galleries, and the C1R Store with discounted member prices.
Jared Lewis, who joined Channel 1 more than a year ago, has assumed the mantle of affiliate manager. Previously, he worked in the company’s wholesale department. A California native, Lewis attended Loyola Marymount University where he majored in business with an emphasis on law. After college Lewis pursued a career in real estate, working with Keller Williams of Beverly Hills, before opening his own firm. It was Lewis’ strong work ethic, drive to succeed, ability to navigate complex contracts, negotiate multi-million-dollar transactions, and ability to provide his clients with friendly, hands-on and personalized service that made him a perfect fit for his new position at C1R, Channel 1 partner Rob Novinger said.
“Besides being outgoing and a pleasure to be around, Jared is really analytical and service-oriented,” Novinger said. “He has all the qualities you want in an affiliate manager.”
Lewis added, “I look to bringing a fresh perspective to our affiliate program, drawing from my experience in business and sales to help take us to the next level.”
The consumer-facing portion of the site is located at C1R.com.