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Timeline

  • 2010
  • Jan­u­ary 2010 — SkyTV Returns to CES
  • Janaury 2010 — SkyTV’s Bunting’s Win­dow now on Delta Airlines
  • Janaury 2010 — Delta Air­lines is Now the Largest In-Flight TV Network
  • Jan­u­ary 2010 — HP and SkyTV sign Note­book Exclusive
  • 2009
  • Jan­u­ary 2009 — Bunting’s Win­dow makes big splash with return to CES in Las Vegas
  • Jan­u­ary 2009 — Bunting’s Win­dow tech talk signs agree­ment to deliv­ery desk­top video to 140k+ view­ers each month
  • Jan­u­ary 2009 — SkyTV Announces planned “Green Show” for Sum­mer 2009
  • April 2009 — SkyTV Marks its 16th Anniver­sary In-flight
  • August 2009 — Delta Air­lines Selects SkyTV for High Tech/In-flight Programming
  • Decem­ber 2009 — Tom Hoitsma (founder) Returns to SkyTV
  • 2008
  • Jan­u­ary 2008 — Pana­sonic Tough­book meets NASCAR on Bunting’s Window.
  • Feb­ru­ary 2008 — Microsoft Busi­ness Solu­tions and Bunting’s Win­dow team to solve small biz needs
  • March 2008 — SkyTV and Microsoft team up on Small Busi­ness solutions.
  • April 2008 — Brinks gets tough on home secu­rity via the Inter­net with Bunting’s Window
  • May 2008 — After 15 years in Deep Ellum — SkyTV moves to new digs.
  • June 2008 — SkyTV in pro bono effort pro­duces “Faces of Life” for Aids Arms, Inc.
  • Novem­ber 2008 — Mod­ern Lux­ury high­lights SkyTV Founders work with Aids Arms, Inc
  • Decem­ber 2008– Bunting’s Win­dow com­pletes 2 year project to build new set to house most tenured In-flight program
  • Decem­ber 2008 — Vet­eran SkyTV Alum returns
  • 2007
  • Feb­ru­ary 2007 — Pana­sonic Chooses Bunting’s Win­dow for PDVR Launch to Hit Early Adopters.
  • Jan­u­ary 2007 — McAfee and Bunting’s Win­dow team up to talk high tech secu­rity with on-going monthly feature.
  • March 2007 — Health­wise adds addi­tional air­lines to extend the cov­er­age of this award win­ning feature.
  • July 2007 — Dig­i­tal Pho­tog­ra­phy Spe­cial on Bunting’s Win­dow offers cam­era mar­keters unique opportunity.
  • Sep­tem­ber 2007– Amer­i­can Air­lines adds Bunting’s Win­dow to their inter­na­tional video line-up
  • Decem­ber 2007 — SkyTV announces spe­cial CES pro­gram cov­er­age from Vegas.
  • 2006
  • Jan­u­ary 2006 — Jeff Vaughn and his wealth of auto­mo­tive expe­ri­ence joins SkyTV to head Test Drive program
  • Feb­ru­ary 2006 — Mark Bunting shoots court­side with the Phoenix Suns and Microsoft
  • Feb­ru­ary 2006 — Dole food Chair­man Mur­doch appears on Health­wise — long term contract.
  • March 2006– Chris Brick­ler re-opens SkyTV San Fran­cisco office.
  • June 2006 — Lexus becomes pre­mier spon­sor of first “Adven­ture Dri­ven” series with celebrity host Micheal Chiarello.
  • August 2006– Car­o­los San­tana and Pearl Jam among ini­tial clients in Rhap­sody SoundCheck
  • Decem­ber 2006 — New HDTV Pro­gram­ming Ser­vice From Cabletron Goes National With Mark Bunting The Com­puter Guy as Host of Hour Special.
  • 2005
  • Jan­u­ary 2005 — Voom infomer­cial takes #1 spot with Mark Bunting and Jen­nifer Slimko as hosts
  • Jan­u­ary 2005 — Terry Kearns joins SkyTV team of cel­e­brated Producers
  • Jan­u­ary 2005 — Bunting goes on-location at the Palm Store in Los Angeles
  • March 2005 — Covad and SkyTV in large scale Voice-Over-IP Program
  • April 2005 — Ad Vet­eran from the The Wall Street Jour­nal adds to the SkyTV roster.
  • August 2005 — Tele­phony Spe­cial on Bunting’s Win­dow takes cen­ter stage at trade event.
  • Sep­tem­ber 2005 — Poly­com and Bunting’s Win­dow to fea­ture voice tech­nol­ogy series
  • Octo­ber 2005 — Gib­son Gui­tars and Microsoft choose Buntings Window
  • Decem­ber 2005– SkyTV caps record set­ting year with annual Christmas/Holiday Gift Guide
  • 2004
  • Jan­u­ary 2004 — Pana­sonic Chooses Bunting’s Win­dow for PDVR Launch to Hit Early Adopters.
  • Jan­u­ary 2004 — Ad Vet­er­ans from the Wall Street Jour­nal and British Tele­com Join the Sky In-Flight Tele­vi­sion Pro­ducer Ranks.
  • Jan­u­ary 2004 — C.E.S Spe­cial on Bunting’s Win­dow Fea­tures Top Con­sumer Elec­tron­ics to be Fea­tures at Annual Vegas Trade Show.
  • Feb­ru­ary 2004– North­West Air­lines Signs Dis­tri­b­u­tion Con­tract With Sky In-Flight Tele­vi­sion for Bunting’s Win­dow and Other Programs
  • March 2004 — Con­cast Buys TechTV From Paul Allen — 24 Hour Cable Chan­nel on Tech­nol­ogy and the Inter­net Orig­i­nally Cre­ated Via SkyTV
  • April 2004– New HDTV Pro­gram­ming Ser­vice From Cabletron Goes National With Mark Bunting The Com­puter Guy as Host of Hour Special.
  • 2003
  • Jan­u­ary 2003 — Bank Of Amer­ica Kicks Off On-Line Bank­ing Series on the Sky In-Flight TV Network.
  • Feb­ru­ary 2003 — Sky In-Flight Tele­vi­sion Set­tles Out of Court With For­mer Employ­ees on Embez­zle­ment Charges.
  • March 2003 — Can It Get Any Worse? United Air­lines Bank­ruptcy + Gulf War Not Exactly an In-flight Media Com­pany Dream-Come-True.
  • March 2003 — Bunting Buys Into Real Estate TV with RealEstateTV. LLC Group in Phoenix Acquires Phoenix’s Best New Homes on Fox 10.
  • April 2003 — Air Travel at a 5 Year Low — Amer­i­can Air­lines and Delta Threaten Pos­si­ble Bank­ruptcy — Sky In-flight Down But Not Out.
  • July 2003 — Scott Grimes of Upside Mag­a­zine Joins SkyTV Sales Efforts in Dallas.
  • August 2003 — Microsoft and Sony Kick Off Big Cam­paigns on Bunting’s Window.
  • Octo­ber 2003 — Bunting’s Win­dow Boasts Best Month in Over 2 Years With Blow-Out Com­mit­ments in Octo­ber Show.
  • Octo­ber 2003 — Intel To Fea­ture on Wire­less Rev­o­lu­tion in Up-Coming Spe­cials on Bunting’s Window.
  • Novem­ber 2003 — Mark Bunting Lead Group Acquires Orbis Broad­cast Group and Facil­i­ties in Chicago.
  • Novem­ber 2003 — Microsoft’s Biggest Syn­chro­nized Prod­uct Launches Lever­age Bunting’s Win­dow Across a Myr­iad of Prod­ucts and Groups.
  • Novem­ber 2003 — United Air­lines and Pace Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Selects Sky In-Flight Tele­vi­sion to Again Pro­duce Destinations.
  • Novem­ber 2003 — Sheri Baer­waldt Leaves Her South Florida Post to Join the Sky In-Flight Tele­vi­sion Ranks.
  • 2002
  • Jan­u­ary 2002 — Long Time SkyTV Vet­eran and Right Hand Man David John­son Becomes Senior Sales Direc­tor for SkyTV In-Flight Mar­ket­ing Efforts.
  • Feb­ru­ary 2002 — Des­ti­na­tions Sets Record for Spon­sor­ship Despite Tur­moil in Travel Sector.
  • March 2002 — Amer­ica West Renews Com­mit­ment to SkyTV and it’s Pro­grams with a Con­tract Extension.
  • May 2002 — US Air­ways Oper­at­ing in Bank­ruptcy Reaf­firms SkyTV Pro­gram­ming Rela­tion­ship with Pro­gram­ming Con­tract Renewal.
  • August 2002 — Rumors of United Air­lines Bank­ruptcy Ques­tions Casts Pale Over Already Belea­guered In-Flight TV Providers
  • Novem­ber 2002 — Tech­Me­dia Cap­i­tal, Inc. of Dal­las, Texas Pur­chases the Assets of SkyTV, Sky­Media, LLC and SeeItWork.com from EFO Holdings.
  • 2001
  • Jan­u­ary 2001 — SkyTV Reaches Mile­stone of 300 Clients — Ros­ter of Many For­tune 500 and Some of the Biggest Names in Tech, Travel and More!
  • March 2001 — Vic­tim of the Dot-Com Deba­cle SeeItWork.com Shuttered.
  • March 2001 — ABC’s The View to Fea­ture Mark Bunting The Com­puter Guy on Vir­tual Make-Overs.
  • April 2001 — The Coun­tries of Costa Rica and Guatemala Select SkyTV for Pro­duce Depart­ment of Tourism Video.
  • July 2001 — New SkyTV Net­work to Debut This Fall With Numer­ous Top Air­lines in Pact to Pro­vide Greater Dis­tri­b­u­tion to Pro­gram­mers and Advertisers.
  • August 2001 — Palm and Microsoft Hand­helds Bat­tle it Out With Bunting’s Win­dow In-Flight Wars.
  • Sep­tem­ber 2001 — SkyTV Employ­ees Pledge 5% of Their Salaries to the United Air­lines and Amer­i­can Air­lines Fam­i­lies of 9/11 Tragedy.
  • Octo­ber 2001 — Sep­tem­ber 11th Events Put In-Flight Pro­gram­ming Indus­try on Hold.
  • Decem­ber 2001 — Bunting’s Win­dow Hol­i­day Spe­cial Sur­passes Expec­ta­tions for Decem­ber Airing.
  • 2000
  • Jan­u­ary 2000 — Encore/Starz to Broad­cast Mark’s Web World as Part of Cable In The Class­room Initiative.
  • Febraury 2000 — South America’s 2nd Largest Air­line Lan Chile to Broad­cast Bunting’s Win­dow In-Flight.
  • June 2000 — Dal­las Invest­ment Group EFO Buys SkyTV from ZDTV and Relo­cates Remain­der of Oper­a­tions from San Fran­cisco to Dal­las HQ.
  • June 2000 — SeeItWork.com Receives Fund­ing in Co-Venture With SkyTV — Indus­tries First Inter­net Video Cat­a­logue Ser­vice is Born.
  • July 2000 — Hol­ly­wood PR Diva Julia Marino Joins SkyTV as Head of PR and Communications.
  • August 2000 — SkyTV and SeeItWork.com Move Into New 70,000+ Square Foot High-Tech Dig­i­tal Video Factory.
  • Sep­tem­ber 2000 — Delta Air­lines Hires SkyTV for Devel­op­ment of Cus­tom Tech­nol­ogy Pro­gram SkyTech.
  • Novem­ber 2000 — Qatar Air­lines Begins Air­ing Bunting’s Win­dow in Ara­bic as Fea­tured Pro­gram on In-Flight Entertainment.
  • Novem­ber 2000 — Amer­ica West Air­lines Selects SkyTV to Pro­duce and Air Bunting’s Window.
  • Decem­ber 2000– United Air­lines Renew Pro­gram­ming Rela­tion­ship for 7th Sea­son and US Air Signs up for a 5th!
  • 1999
  • Jan­u­ary 1999 — NY Times Mag­a­zine Exec­u­tive Phil Muss­man Joins SkyTV to Head Spot Sales Team in New York.
  • Jan­u­ary 1999 — FoxNet Selects The Com­puter Guy for Their Fall 1999 Pro­gram­ming Line-up.
  • Jan­u­ary 1999 — Encore/Starz Enters Into Multi-Year Deal for Mark’s Web World as a Fea­ture on WAM.
  • Feb­ru­ary 1999 — Wall Street Jour­nal Vet­eran Brian Fish­ers Leaves Dow-Jones to Join SkyTV/ZDTV in San Fran­cisco Office.
  • March 1999 — Saudi Ara­bian Air to Begin Broad­cast­ing Bunting’s Win­dow in Ara­bic Begin­ning in June.
  • March 1999 — ZDTV and Ziff-Davis To Man­age All Sales Activ­ity for SkyTV Subsidiary.
  • April 1999 — Israeli Air­line El Al Adds Bunting’s Win­dow to it’s Fall 99 Pro­gram­ming Schedule.
  • May 1999 — Mark Bunting Joins Board of Direc­tors of Service911.com Dal­las Based Inter­net Ser­vice Company.
  • August 1999 — Nations 3rd Largest Con­sumer Elec­tron­ics Retailer The Good Guys Selects SkyTV to Pro­duce Tele­vi­sion Commercials/Bunting as Host.
  • August 1999 — Philip­pine Air­ways Begins Broad­cast­ing Bunting’s Win­dow as a Fea­tured Pro­gram in it’s In-Flight Enter­tain­ment Schedule.
  • August 1999 — Famed Travel Indus­try Mar­keter Chuck Gatt to Head Des­ti­na­tions Sales Efforts for SkyTV
  • Novem­ber 1999 — Mark Bunting Joins Board of Direc­tors of Con­sumer Elec­tron­ics Retailer The Good Guys.com
  • 1998
  • Jan­u­ary 1998 — Bunting’s New Kids Show Mark’s Web World Clears 85% of the US for a Fall 98 Launch.
  • April 1998 — Suc­cess Mag­a­zine — Work­ing at Home
  • June 1998 — Ziff Davis an NYSE Media Con­glom­er­ate Announces Plans to Acquire SkyTV.
  • Novem­ber 1998 — Ziff Davis Pays $72M to Pur­chase SkyTV
  • Decem­ber 1998 — SkyTV Pledged in Cash + Trans­ac­tion with Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen to Form ZDTV The First 24/7 Cable Chan­nel Devoted to Com­put­ers and The Internet.
  • 1997
  • Jan­u­ary 1997 — Simon and Shus­ter Launches Bunting’s Much Antic­i­pated Book “Vir­tual Power”
  • Jan­u­ary 1997 — NBC’s Date­line Spin-off First-Person With Maria Shriver to Fea­ture Mark Bunting The Com­puter Guy.
  • Jan­u­ary 1997 — Solomon Smith Bar­ney Sole Under­writer of Net­Worth / Per­sonal Finance and Invest­ing Show to Launch of United Airlines.
  • Jan­u­ary 1997 — North­West Air­lines Acquires Bunting’s Win­dow and Net­Worth for Their In-Flight Pro­gram­ming Roster.
  • Jan­u­ary 1997 — Brazil’s Largest Air­line Varig to Broad­cast Bunting’s Win­dow in Por­tuguese Begin­ning in March.
  • Jan­u­ary 1997 — David John­son Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal Sales Exec­u­tive Joins SkyTV as Inte­gral Part of In-Store Division.
  • Feb­ru­ary 1997 — North­West Air­lines Acquires Bunting’s Win­dow and Net­Worth for Their In-Flight Pro­gram­ming Roster.
  • Feb­ru­ary 1997 — Tele­vi­sion Indus­try Vet­eran Gary Schnei­der Becomes Pres­i­dent of SkyTV.
  • March 1997– Cable Ace Com­mit­tee Selects The Com­puter Guy For Nom­i­na­tion in Best News and Infor­ma­tion Category.
  • June 1997– FinnAir — Finnish Air­ways to Broad­cast Bunting’s Win­dow in Fall 1997.
  • June 1997 — SkyTV’s First Car Show — Test­Drive Launches with Fan­fare, Ford, and Four Air­lines in Pre­mier Episode.
  • July 1997 — Auto Indus­try Ad Sales Exec­u­tive Sean Mudd Joins SkyTV Team In-Charge of TestDrive.
  • July 1997 — SkyTV Opens San Fran­cisco Office With Tech­nol­ogy Exec­u­tive Jim Schwabe From NEC
  • August 1997 — The Home Com­put­ing Edge TV News Vignettes Fea­tur­ing Mark Bunting Goes “Live” on Over 30 Sta­tions This Weekend.
  • Sep­tem­ber 1997 — Ora­cle Bil­lion­aire CEO Larry Elli­son Invites Bunting to Drive Exotic Cars and Talk “Tech” on This Months Bunting’s Window.
  • 1996
  • Jan­u­ary 1996 — US Air­ways Selects SkyTV as Pre­mier Pro­gram­ming Sup­plier for Bunting’s Window.
  • Jan­u­ary 1996 — The Learn­ing Chan­nel Renews The Com­puter Guy for a 2nd Season
  • Jan­u­ary 1996 — United Air­lines Launches Des­ti­na­tions — SkyTV’s First Travel Program
  • Feb­ru­ary 1996 — CNBC launches Mark’s 2nd Show Buntings Win­dow to the Net — Sun­day After­noon at 4pm — Fea­tur­ing Intel, Hewlett-Packard, IBM and Microsoft.
  • March 1996 — The New York Times — On Cable, On the Web, On the Plane.
  • April 1996 — Texas Busi­ness Mag­a­zine Peo­ple to Watch: Mark Bunting, The Com­puter Man.
  • June 1996 — Suc­cess Mag­a­zine Cover Story — Mark Bunting Fea­tured as Work­ing at Home Entre­pre­neur of the Year.
  • July 1996 — State of Texas Depart­ment of Tourism Selects SkyTV to Pro­duce “Travel Texas” Program.
  • Sep­tem­ber 1996 — Cable Ace Com­mit­tee Selects The Com­puter Man for Nom­i­na­tion in Best Busi­ness or Con­sumer Pro­gram­ming Spe­cial or Series.
  • Novem­ber 1996 — TWA Selects Buntings Win­dow for Their In-flight Line Up and Acquires Other SkyTV Shows in Pro­gram­ming Deal.
  • Novem­ber 1996 — NBC’s Today Show to Fea­ture Mark Bunting This Tuesday.
  • Novem­ber 1996– Comdex Las Vegas — World Largest Tech­nol­ogy Con­ven­tion to Fea­ture Mark Bunting as Emcee.
  • Decem­ber 1996 — Bunting and SkyTV Launch Inter­ac­tive Group TCBN (The Com­puter Broad­cast Network).
  • 1995
  • Jan­u­ary 1995 –Tandy Corporation’s Com­puter City Retail Chain Selects Mark Bunting and SkyTV for First In-Store Tech Tele­vi­sion Network.
  • Jan­u­ary 1995 — CNBC Announces Mark Bunting’s Sig­na­ture Series of Tech­nol­ogy Spe­cial Pro­grams to Air Sat­ur­days at 2:00pm EST.
  • Jan­u­ary 1995 — The Dis­cov­ery Chan­nel Selects Mark Bunting to Host Inven­tion — Tues­day Nights at 7:30pm EST.
  • Jan­u­ary 1995 — The Learn­ing Chan­nel Adds The Com­puter Guy Pro­gram to Their Fall 1995 Line-up.
  • Feb­ru­ary 1995 — Lotus CEO Jim Manzi Selects Mark Bunting to Host Lotus-Sphere in Orlando.
  • May 1995 — New York Times Cover Story — All Bunting / All the Time!
  • May 1995 — The Dal­las Morn­ing News — Spe­cial Report: “Win­dow of Opportunity.”
  • May 1995 — The New York Times — Cyber­sales­man Gains Grow­ing Suc­cess by Mix­ing Star Qual­ity and Boosterism.
  • June 1995 — Microsoft Selects Mark Bunting as Spokesper­son — 10 Week Tour for New Home Divi­sion Kicks Off in Times Square on NBC’s Today Show.
  • July 1995 — Timex Hires Bunting as Spokesper­son and Kicks Off New Smart Watch Campaign
  • 1994
  • Jan­u­ary 1994 — NATPE — The Com­puter Guy Hits 85% US Cov­er­age in Sta­tion Com­mit­ments a Firm Go!
  • Jan­u­ary 1994 — NATPE — United Air­lines Selects Bunting’s Win­dow for it’s In-Flight Video Line-up to Launch in April.
  • April 1994 — Bunting’s Win­dow on United Air­lines Launches with Pre­mier Episode Fea­tur­ing IBM, Microsoft, and Intel.
  • April 1994 — Adver­tis­ing Age — “Com­puter Guy” turns into National Force.
  • July 1994 — Dal­las Morn­ing News — The Com­puter Man: Mark Bunting Bat­tles High Anxiety.
  • August 1994 — Bunting’s Win­dow Becomes One of the High­est Rated Pro­grams on UAL’s In-Flight Pro­gram­ming Line-up Accord­ing to Inter­nally Pub­lished Reports.
  • Octo­ber 1994 — Boston Her­ald — Microsoft picks kids Brains for Ideas.
  • 1993
  • July 1993 — Mark Bunting Forms GuyTV as the First Tele­vi­sion Com­pany Ded­i­cated to Com­put­ers and Technology
  • August 1993 — CMP — Tech Indus­try Lead­ing Pub­lisher Enters Into Agree­ment with Mark Bunting to Develop Bunting’s Window.
  • Octo­ber 1993 — CNBC launches Mark’s 2nd Show “Bunting’s Win­dow” — Sun­day After­noon at 4pm
  • Decem­ber 1993 — GuyTV Changes Names to SkyTV and Re-Locates from New York to New Deep Ellum Stu­dios in Dal­las, Texas
  • 1992
  • Jan­u­ary 1992 — The Com­puter Guy Expands Adding New Mar­kets and New Spon­sors Office Depot and Apple Computer.
  • Novem­ber 1992 — Adver­tis­ing Age — The Com­puter Guy Gets Ready for National Drive
  • 1991
  • Novem­ber 1991 — The Com­puter Guy with Mark Bunting Launches on KTVT 39 in Hous­ton, Texas — Show Called “The Bob Vila of Computers.”
  • Decem­ber 1991 — The Com­puter Guy Adds San Fran­cisco, Philadel­phia, Dal­las, Den­ver and More to Become the First Ever Nation­ally Syn­di­cated Com­puter Program