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Inspiring Conversations with Chris & McKenzy Bowers of Tivid TV

Today we’d like to introduce you to Chris & McKenzy Bowers.  

Hi Chris & McKenzy, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today.
Tivid TV Studios is a facility that holds prefabricated sets for the community to use for their corporate branding and content initiatives founded and run by husband-and-wife Christopher & McKenzy Bowers. Our IP (Tivid TV SVOD) is 100% royalties streaming video on demand platform that allows independents to rent or sell content as well. It can be found in app stores of iOS, Android, Fire TV, and Roku TV. 

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Our journey has been a long and rewarding one. People who are now discovering us due to the studio are stunned when we tell them that we’ve really been around since mid-2019. One of the most vivid challenges that we faced was winning a trademark battle against Tivo Brands which was one of the first companies to introduce the Digital Video Recorder (DVR) in 1999. They are a billion-dollar company so it was quite intimidating, but we went through the correct processes, and we were rewarded with our Trademark Certificate in late 2020. 

We knew immediately at that moment that Tivid TV was bound for greatness. 

Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about Tivid TV?
Tivid TV started its online presence in 2019, and since then, we are now available to download in iOS, Android, and RokuTV. In January of this year (2022), we opened Tivid TV Studio in the heart of Orlando. Tivid TV Studios holds an array of prebuilt sets for filmmakers, corporate brands, and artists to shoot content. We have had a tremendous response within the community. 

Since January we have established community partnerships with companies such as Florida Institute for Recording and Sound thanks to its now director Pedro Cohen. The students and faculty of F.I.R.S.T Institute use Tivid TV Studios as their student back lot for their graduating projects, and we also provide internships and philanthropy opportunities. We have been featured on Orange County TV, we have acquired a new music app called Tivid TV Music, we have been hired to produce movies that will be placed on Tivid TV, and we are working on launching our next studio located in Austin, TX where we can expand the opportunity for other students in other cities to come into our facilities to obtain hands-on experience in the media field. 

Tivid TV gives the opportunity for young artists, content creators, and filmmakers to make a profit off of their projects without having to reach unobtainable goals for distributor payouts. With partnerships such as with the F.I.R.S.T Institute, we can place their students’ work on the platform so that future employers and interested parties can view the accomplishments at the touch of a remote giving access across the US. 

We have designed a platform where filmmakers/ content creators can pay a small membership fee ($24.99 episodic/ $49.99 features) monthly to sell or rent their projects while collecting 100% royalties. We also get them used to learn new technical terms such as churn rate and statistics of their projects so that they can learn and make stronger content and be able to curate their fan base. It’s their movie… their money. 

Our team is uniquely qualified to branch out and build alliances and gather resources that the community can holistically benefit from because we are the ones on both ends of the stick; we see the need full circle. Being able to understand the problem and better understand how the solution needs to work gives us an edge that drives us to deliver and over exceed results. We will continue to build these partnerships and cultivate a need for new innovative ways of thinking and expanding our knowledge while providing opportunities. 

As a part of our mission, Tivid TV has created a 360° evolving ecosystem for the film community where people can assimilate, produce, and distribute! With respect to our future plans… we are preparing for Tivid TV’s first round of Series A funding and will be formally sharing the announcement later in the fall/winter seasons. 

We’d be interested to hear your thoughts on luck and what role, if any, you feel it’s played for you.
We don’t believe in luck; we believe that everything happens for a reason. If something happens (like the Tivo situation, for example) that seems like a roadblock or an obstacle… we are mentally trained to become excited because hurdles and roadblocks are similar to beating levels on a game. The next level will be better than the last, and in the final level, you’ll beat the game! 

We keep a very positive outlook and approach to life in general. In 2020 shortly after winning our trademark, we self-published our own book called “NO CAP: The 10 Keys- Create a World That Does Not Exist Yet” during the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. That book holds the 10 keys that we live by each day based on the situations that we have been through, entrepreneurially and personally. 

In the beginning, we thought that we were writing this book for everyone, but we soon came to realize that we really wrote this book to and for ourselves. When we speak to different entrepreneurs that we feel may need that extra boost of encouragement, they may leave with a copy of our book and give us the most genuine feedback. Because we know that learning and deciphering information is different for each individual, we have our book as a hard copy, audio and kindle as well and can be found on Amazon for purchase. 

A few of our favorite authors that attribute to our positive mindsets include Deepak Chopra, Dandapani, Joseph Murphy, and Robert Kawasaki. 

Pricing:

  • The entire Tivid TV Studio Rental Rates- $75/hr
  • Tivid TV (platform) Partner Pricing for a Feature Film- $49.99 after free 30 days
  • Tivid TV (platform) Partner Pricing for an Episode- $24.99 after free 30 days
  • Free to download the Tivid TV App and free to view any free content

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