FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Singing Machine Company, Inc. ("Singing Machine" or the "Company") (OTCBB: SMDM) made an appearance on Friday, March 2 on ABC's Emmy Award® winning daytime talk show The View.
The Singing Machine 4TV was recently featured in a Dr. Gadget® segment highlighting 5 of the "Coolest New Gadgets on the Market." Dr Gadget® (who is in his 4th season with The View and regularly makes appearances on EXTRA) showcased the item, describing it as the "new wave and new evolution of karaoke" while The View co-host Sherri Shepherd introduces the 4TV as an item "for the Karaoke, American Idol lover in all of us."
During the minute long clip, Dr. Gadget® explained the new MP3+G player, the USB microphone/remote (which controls all of the user features) and the traditional CD+G function. When he was through, Shepherd and reality TV star/entrepreneur/Kardashian mom-ager Kris Jenner broke into a karaoke rendition of "Take Me Out To the Ball Game." Each member of the 200 person audience received a Singing Machine 4TV to take home with them, as well as one lucky audience member watching at home.
"We were very excited to feature the new Singing Machine 4TV on The View as one of Dr. Gadget®'s 'coolest new gadgets on the market'", commented the Company's Marketing Coordinator, Kelli Bodinizzo. "When we were approached to be a part of the show, it was really a no-brainer for me. The View is a highly-respected, phenomenal program and Dr. Gadget® is the best at what he does. Showcasing and keeping a pulse on the hottest new gadgets out there for consumers, Dr. Gadget® knew, and I agreed, that the Singing Machine 4TV would be a perfect fit for his five item showcase. It was a lot of fun for us to watch."
About The View
The View, recipient of the 2003 Daytime Emmy® Award for "Outstanding Talk Show," is ABC's popular morning talk and entertainment program, featuring a team of dynamic women of different ages, experiences and backgrounds discussing the most exciting events of the day. The program has received critical acclaim since premiering August 11, 1997. It is broadcast live weekdays from New York City (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET; CLOSED-CAPTIONED; broadcast in stereo; TV-14). The View features ABC News correspondent Barbara Walters -- who appears on average three days a week - moderator Whoopi Goldberg, comedian Joy Behar, actress/comedian Sherri Shepherd and designer and former Survivor: The Australian Outback participant Elisabeth Hasselbeck
About Dr. Gadget®
Created and brought to life in 1999, Dr. Gadget® (AKA Dave Dettman) is now a nationally recognized television and radio personality. While coining the phrase EVERYBODY GETS ONE! ™, Dr. Gadget® has given away MILLIONS of dollars of consumer products. Labeled the "GURU OF GIVEAWAYS", Dr. Gadget® has made a name for himself by promoting and giving away the latest household gizmos and high tech gear on national TV shows such as The View on ABC and EXTRA, America's number 1 entertainment news broadcast. Currently in his 4th season with The View, fans line up around the block when Dr. Gadget® comes to town because he gives away, on average, over $200,000 worth of products to the NY live studio audience. Over 700,000 people have signed up for the "EXTRA Friends With Benefits" program at EXTRATV.com featuring Dr. Gadget® and Mario Lopez.
About The Singing Machine
Incorporated in 1982, The Singing Machine Company develops and distributes a full line of consumer-oriented karaoke machines and music under The Singing Machine™, SMDigital™, SoundX™, Sound X Kids™ and other brand names. The first to provide karaoke systems for home entertainment in the United States, The Singing Machine is available in North America, Europe and Australia. The Singing Machine is also the first to offer digital music downloads for play on home karaoke machines. See www.singingmachine.com for more details.
This press release contains forward‑looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward‑looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the Company's business based, in part, on assumptions made by management and include, but are not limited to statements about our financial statements for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011. You should review our risk factors in our SEC filings which are incorporated herein by reference. Such forward‑looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and the company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward‑looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.
SOURCE The Singing Machine Company, Inc.