Welcome to IC Places
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1211 Orange Ave Suite 300
Winter Park, FL 32789
Phone: (407) 442-0309
Our Vision and Goals for the network.
Even the most casual glimpse of America's citizenry at work, home or play, reveals a world populated by people of variegated hues, of voices intermixed in a cacophony of languages. Further examination also presents a portrait of a world made complex by entertainment tastes and preferences that have been shaped by culture, class, gender, age, and individual preferences. Such parameters are even further splintered by within-culture psychographic differences - consumer behaviors that have been shaped by varying attitudes, beliefs, and interests.
In order to penetrate these diverse markets, businesses, highly motivated by a desire to target smaller, measurable, and easy-to-penetrate consumer segments, have adopted niche marketing as a primary strategy. While niche marketing is more effective than the "shot-gun approach" that is embodied in general marketing, it is also a more costly and difficult-to-manage strategy for it requires separate research and research-driven marketing materials for each selected niche. Moreover, directing marketing messages to multiple niches is required in order to generate the revenue streams needed to maximize profitability.
Mr. Collins states, "Punch TV targets its audiences based upon psychographics and not merely demographics. As a family-based network, we offer programming for all ages. However, from a psychographic perspective, we offer programming that is designed to quench Urban American's thirst for innovative programming. For example, Punch TV is the only Urban network that brings a roster that includes such a high percentage of new programming. Because marketing research reveals that Urban Americans tend to be trendsetters in areas such as apparel, automobiles, and food, Punch TV has incorporated this pattern into its core programming. For example, actors in our various shows wear the latest fashions and drive high profile cars. Marketing research indicates that these are specific trends within Urban communities.
A mere 25 years ago, the American public was primarily dependent upon three networks - ABC, CBS, and NBC - as the central sources of their television entertainment. Indeed, NBC was the recipient of an Emmy in 1986 for the comedy, Golden Girls, while CBS walked away with the Emmy for the drama, Cagney and Lacey, and ABC observed in silence as it awaited the 1988 Emmy in comedy for the Wonder Years. In October, 1986, Fox Television launched, serving as a symbol of change that has now matured into an era which now includes more than 30 networks. Moreover, with the proliferation of subchannels that has accompanied the digitalization of television, the American public is, on a daily basis, confronted with a confusing array of networks and channels, most of which are unfamiliar to the average viewer.
Given such a complex industry with its multiplicity of viewing choices, why would anyone create still another viewing option, whether majority- or minority-owned, that can fragment the viewing audience even further? Joseph Collins, President of one of America's newest networks, Punch Television Network (Punch TV), argues that the technological change in the world of television has created an opportunity for greater responsiveness to consumer choice in programming content.
"When analyzed by demographics alone," Mr. Collins argues from his office, "the American viewing audience has splintered from a fairly homogenous whole to one that is highly differentiated by not merely demographics and sociocultural variables, but by new sets of psychographics as well. The viewing preferences of a 55-year-old grandparent who is an aged hippie are substantially different from those of a 55-year-old retired executive who immigrated to America at the age of 13. New networks are needed to satisfy the tastes and viewing interests of these highly segmented niches of consumers." According to Mr. Collins, Punch TV was established for those consumers who are intrigued by one-of-a-kind programming content.
"Many sports fans love the more traditional spectator sports. Yet, there is also a segment of viewers who are thirsty for a different type of athleticism. Punch TV will address that thirst through Black Belt Boulevard, a weekly entertainment event that allows viewers to share the trials and triumphs of athletes who excel in the world of martial arts. Sumo International is another Punch TV program offering that will satisfy the tastes of sports enthusiasts who desire to complement their more mainstream sports events with something different."
Other Punch TV offerings are equally unique. For those who enjoy entertainment that reflects a historicity, Punch TV offers Grand Hills, a post-Buffalo Soldiers historical drama that, though fictional, is historically accurate and authentic. Another very different type of drama that Punch will be airing is the weekly soap, Get Thee Behind Me. This one-hour drama chronicles the exploits of a group of brilliant mobsters while seeking to answer the question, "Is redemption possible for those who have strayed so very far from the laws that govern society and their own souls?"
However, one of the most unique type of programming that Punch TV brings is stories by the people of America for the people of America. Punch TV has a segment in which it will air videos submitted by people who have had life-changing experiences that can encourage and support others (Punch TV only requires that the videos be produced using an HD camera). Punch TV is seeking stories of miraculous recovery in the area of health, business failures that resulted in success, the restoration and revival of relationships, and economic and financial reversals that retrieved lives from unemployment and/or bankruptcy for a new show.
Punch TV is symbolic of the melting pot, the blending, the mixture of flavors that is synonymous with life in the United States. Utilizing the theme, "Are you thirsty yet?" Punch TV Network, the brainchild of entrepreneur Joseph Collins, President, was conceived as an entertainment entity that blends the many flavors of Americans into a set of multicultural, multi-ethnic dramas, comedies, talk shows, reality shows, newscasts, and other genres of television entertainment. Rather than complaining each season regarding a perceived failure of mainstream television producers to offer diverse programming, Punch TV was born as an entertainment island that displays the racial/ethnic, age, gender, socioeconomic, religious, and other forms of diversity of America. With our new programs, Punch TV will introduce a broad array of absolutely unique programming. Dramas such as the series, Grand Hills, are reminiscent of Bonanza, Gunsmoke, and other yesteryear westerns. The musical drama Get Thee Behind Me is a synthesis of the Sopranos, Glee and Touched by an Angel. Television star Sheryl Lee Ralph, formerly Dee Mitchell on Moesha, will shock, educate, and entertain on Women of Today. A group of scholars and researchers will provide research-driven views about the empowerment of women on What Do We Tell Our Daughters? Even more exciting, youth and adults singing original music, and millions of Americans who have "gone through it to get to it" will inspire viewers with their stories.
We are positioning our company to be the dominate player in the urban television market place! http://go.punchtv.net/
MANAGEMENT Steven Samblis - CEO / Chairman of the Board
Mr. Samblis comes to IC Places from a background of finance and entrepreneurship, starting in business as a stock broker for one of Americas largest brokerage firms.
During his time at the firm he achieve many awards including being named the top producing rookie broker in the firm. Moving into the position of IPO Analyst, he was quoted in hundreds of articles on IPOs including The Wall Street Journal, Time magazine and US News and World Report.
Mr. Samblis represented T. Boone Pickens United Shareholders Association, speaking before the Michigan Senate on the dangers of radical anti-takeover legislation.
He co-wrote and hosted The Investors Institute, a National television program which taught strategies for investing in IPOs. He then took the show on the road and held seminars for 250,000 people during an eight month cross country tour.
Mr. Samblis strategized with Author Mark Victor Hansen on the development and concept of the run away best selling book series Chicken Soup for the Soul. Mr. Samblis and Mr. Hansen later co-hosted the audio program -The World's Most Powerful Marketing Tool.
Mr. Samblis has help people build their businesses into National brands. Working with a friend and owner of one fledgling gym in Durham New Hampshire, Mr. Samblis developed a marketing strategy and came up with the name - Planet Fitness. His friend renamed his gym - Planet Fitness -and then took that name and concept and turned it into the most successful and fastest growing fitness franchises in the country.
With his highly diversified background and hands on entrepreneurial experience, Mr. Samblis creates the company vision for IC Places and inspires the team to implement the vision on a daily basis. Joseph Collins - President
Growing up in South Central Los Angeles, California took its toll on Joseph Collins Jr. Gang violence and drug ridden streets were a daily battle for the Collins family as they ventured out into their work and school lives. At the age of ten, Joseph's mother decided to uproot her family and move them to the safer neighborhoods of Pomona, California where Joseph essentially grew up. Money was tight, forcing the family to rely on food stamps and other government assistance just to get by. Although there were many struggles growing up, Joseph still looks back on his childhood with fondness and accredits his parents as the most influential people in his life.
Joseph knew at an early age that he was born for television. The Three Stooges, Speed Racer and The Addams Family were among the many shows that lit the spark inside this future Television CEO, knowing that one day he would be developing and producing top notch shows like the ones he grew up watching. Gary High School in Pomona, California was the developmental grounds for Joseph's future as the founder of Punch Television Network. Here he was heavily influenced by his high school teacher, Barbara Barkermeyer, who opened doors for him to gain his first Hollywood audition. Persistence paid off when, after months of calling, Joseph landed an internship with WVTV in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His flare and contagious personality helped him grow from an intern to working as the youngest news anchor to report the business news, drawing people in to hear his take on the daily events.
Many people have influenced and shaped Joseph's role in the television world, from J.W. Witt former CEO of WVTV in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the story of William Paley, founder of CBS, to Michael Eisner, former CEO of Disney and Ted Turner, the cable industry's trailblazer. These men have inspired Joseph and helped keep him focus on achieving his dream of owning and operating a television network, which has since become a reality.
Joseph's ultimate goal has come to fruition by bringing life-changing, inspirational television to viewers throughout the world. With a long list of accomplishments, recognition from various Senators and City Council members and the newly formed Punch Television Network, Joseph's extensive background is bringing Punch Television Network to your living room.
BOARD OF ADVISORS
Charlotte Parker - Charlotte began her Hollywood career as Director of Public Relations for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. She then joined several of the largest publicity firms in the entertainment industry, including Rogers & Cowan and The Lee Solters Company, specializing in film publicity. As the President of Parker Public Relations she has over 20 years experience in public relations, marketing and image making. She has guided the public images of over 200 celebrities, politicians, executives and corporations. Parker launched the publicity campaigns of director James Cameron and producer Gale Anne Hurd. She represented director John Frankenheimer and many films, including The Terminator, Aliens, Total Recall, and the animated classic The Swan Princess. As an expert media analyst and image consultant Parker has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Court TV and the E-Channel and been written about in Spy Magazine, The Columbia Journalism Review, People and The Los Angeles Times Magazine. She is currently on the Board of Directors of The Bruce Lee Foundation and Operation Unity.
Joel Parker - Joel began his career in the News & Information Department of the RCA Corporation. He worked at the NBC Television Network for 10 years in the program department and Creative Services, where he managed the publicity accounts of several high profile series, the Super Bowl, NBC News and The Tonight Show. Joel currently represents many high profile clients including "Founding Father of Bodybuilding" Joe Weider. Joel also teaches television production at the University of Southern California.
Harvey V. Cohen - Harvey is a former state prosecutor for the 9th Judicial Circuit of Florida. He received a law degree from Stetson University College of Law. He was enlisted in the U.S. Army from 1985 through 1989. His assignments took him from upstate New York to Panama. After graduating from Stetson, Harvey was employed by the State Attorney's Office. Mr. Cohen is a partner with the Law Firm of Cohen & Battisti in Winter Park Florida. He is also a co-owner of the Arena Football League team The Tampa Bay Storm.
David Kaye - David is an SEO and affiliate marketing expert with over 13 years in this field. He's the driving force and owner of websites that are the highest sources of traffic to sites such as Amazon.com and eBay sending as many as 60 million visitors a month to eBay alone. He has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine for his accomplishments.
Barry Neil Shrum, Esq.- Barry is a renowned music, entertainment and Internet attorney, with specialized knowledge of venture startups, the music industry, royalty structures and cyberlaw. Mr. Shrum has worked with some of the biggest stars in the music and entertainment industries and routinely advises them on deal structures, venture capital and other relevant matters. Mr. Shrum is also experienced litigator with trial experience at both the State and Federal level. He is also the author of a book, Origins of An Idea: An Apologetic for Original Expression and a blogger at LawOnTheRow,com Jay Leopardi - Jay is today's lifestyle and pop culture branding expert, who specializes in the growth and development of brands. His skills range from search engine monopolization to new business funding techniques; concept actualization, motivational speaking and product launch campaigns. Some of his entrepreneurial endeavors include product placement, licensing and integration as well as celebrity endorsements.
He launched his career at age 13 as a pop recording artist in Miami, Florida, landing his first record deal at age 17. Six weeks after releasing Jay's single, it became the top one hundred hit on the billboard charts, selling 60,000 copies. After the record label bidding began, Jay recognized that there were many other facets to the music industry. He then made the decision to become a music producer.
Growing up among top celebrities ranging from musicians to actors helped Jay recognize that the music business was much more intricate than what people heard on the radio. After years of producing albums, Jay decided to move to Cincinnati, Ohio to work alongside his father, Emmett C. Leopardi, who worked for the multinational corporation Procter & Gamble. There, Jay learned discipline and formal training from several of the top leaders in the brand management industry.
Currently a visionary marketer, branding expert, and one of "The Shark" Daymond John's right hand men at Shark Branding, Jay works closely with celebrities and companies in delivering brand management support. Jay has been dubbed "The Bad Boy Of Branding & technology guru". Jay reinvented himself and brought his strategic marketing expertise online. He began signing clients and securing product placement. Jay now works closely with big names including Cedric the Entertainer, Kel Mitchell, and Miguel Nunez Junior, to name a few.
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PNCH only takes 5 seconds of dd to figure out what is going on.
From the last 10Q:
During the nine month period ended September 30, 2012, notes with a face value of $97,500 was converted into 350,445,504 shares of common stock. The debt conversion was recorded at the fair market value of the stock, at an average price of $.00535. The difference in the calculated issue price, per the agreed terms listed above, and the fair market value of the shares resulted in a recognition of $1,777,023 as an expense of the conversion, included as a change in derivative
So 350,445,504 shares were issued for $97,500 worth of stock. That's a conversion ratio of $.000278/share.
The average price of the stock at the time of the conversions were $.00535 making that stock worth $1,874,523 or $1,777,023 more than the debt.
Basically what that means is that they issued 350,445,504 shares that were worth $1,874,523 to debt Note holders to eliminate $97,500 worth of debt.
If anybody wants to know what PNCH is all about they need not look any further than that. Find out who owns the convertible debt Notes and who is getting a cut of the profits from the selling of the shares going to the debt Note holder and those are the people that PNCH exists to make rich. When people buy PNCH stock those are the people they are handing their money over to.
And it is only going to keep getting worse.
As of September 30, 2012, PNCH still had $244,253 in convertible debt Notes on the books.
If $97,500 turned into 350,445,504 shares then how many shares do you think $244,253 in convertible debt will turn into especially considering how much of a discount below the market price the debt Note holders get their shares?
At the same conversion ratio of $.000278 as the last $97,500 worth of debt, that $244,253 will become 878,607,913 more free trading shares of stock.
Since the PNCH share price will only go down as more shares get dumped, that $244,253 in convertible debt will probably end up becoming more than 1,000,000,000 free trading shares of PNCH stock.
PNCH looks like it is on its way down towards triple zeroes and anybody that holds it long term will end up going along for the ride.