I am delighted that beginning today, Beet.TV is being sponsored by the Smart Show, an episodic Web series about business travel created for Holiday Inn Express by Digitas.  I’ve posted the the season’s first episode above.

Fred Zaun over at ClickZ has many of the details in his post this morning.  Tameka Kee at Mediapost also has the story.   Daisy Whitney at TV Week has details on the production of the show.

Beginning in a few hours, you will find a brief sponsoring
introduction message in the beginning of our 800 or so videos hosted on
Blip.tv. You will also find an overlay ad banner which will bring you
to the Smart Show.   The ads will appear on the Beet.TV
video home page player and on the embedded player. 

Thanks to Blip.tv’s Dina Kaplan and her colleague Sam Stahl for
bringing this sponsorship to the  purple channel!  It will be up for
several weeks.

Separate from the sponsorship, the folks at Digitas have asked some
bloggers to contribute the  Smart Show.  So, I’ll be contributing a
post now and again with others including the Wine LibraryTV star Gary

— Andy Plesser, Executive Producer