Ripe set to unveil new lineup


NEW YORK -- Online video platform Ripe Digital is set to unveil a new programming lineup at its "INFront" in New York on Thursday, with shows featuring Pauly Shore, Tyson Beckford and other celebrities.

Ripe will present over 20 new shows at the event, the majority of which will revolve around celebrities, the company said. Shore will contribute short-form comedy to the platform via his "Paulysodes" and Beckford ("Make Me a Supermodel") will take part in a car-racing project on the company's OctaneTV site.

Other new shows will feature DJ Funkmaster Flex, rapper Ghostface Killah and professional skateboarder Danny Way.

Previously, Ripe announced that it had signed a multiseries deal with TV writing-producing team Ross McCall and Aaron Peters. The duo, whose credits include "The Simple Life" and "The Tom Green Show," are creating short-form programming for Ripe, including the Jamie Kennedy-hosted "Model Dating: Hawaii," which launched Tuesday and will also be showcased at Thursday's event.

Founded in 2002, Ripe said it receives more than 30 million views each month via three broadband sites, its mobile site and through VOD partnerships with Time Warner and Comcast.