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Complaint Review: New Line Media - Platinum Television Group - Deerfield Florida

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  • New Line Media - Platinum Television Group 1000 East Hillsboro Blvd Deerfield, Florida U.S.A.

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Company calls and claims it has a number of TV shows with CNN, ESPN, Discover Channel as well and that they cover all fees for you to be a "featured guest" on the show with exception of a "$28,500 licencing fee" or something like that... They are not listed or registered with any of those networks nor do I even think they produce TV progrmas.

The owner appears to be someone named Doug Scott or at least he bought and owns the web site name.

Platinum Television Group
Doug Scott
1000 E. Hillsborough Blvd
Deerfield Beach, fl 33441

Salt Lake City, Utah

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#5 Consumer Comment

I am a customer

AUTHOR: Dg - (Canada)

POSTED: Wednesday, September 03, 2008

I have been completely happy with PTG and the service that they provide. I paid them for researching, developing a story line, shooting and airing a story for myself and my companies. They were professional, the product was excellent, they kept me informed, and the people were very accomodating and have been to this day, even though the shoot was over a year ago.

According to my attorneys, one out of every ten people are unreasonable. They all show up here, and the wording always contains the same words found on a playground in kindergarten. The words are more grown-up, but the blame and the self pity remain the same.

It is natural for us to blame our siblings or neighbors when we are young. But when it carries on into adulthood, something is wrong. Deeply, internally wrong.

Doug, (or whoever your name is), I like the teachings of Mother Theresa. " If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives - Be kind anyway. If you become successful you will win some false friends and some true friends - Succeed anyway. What you spend years building someone could destroy overnight - Build anyway."

Keep up the good work.

The PI Team

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#4 Author of original report

Addressing some issues?

AUTHOR: Andre - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Monday, January 15, 2007

What I have yet to see is how none of the shows the companies claim to produce exist on any of the networks they are discussing. In my case, they claimed content is on Discovery Channel and is inserted into CNN news casts. But there is no actual content from "PTG" or "NLM" on either of these channels. Again, please search for "Platinum Television Group" there are well over 10 claims including some people who have paid.

PS I can't believe your even company claims to be Christian, that is literally unbelievable.

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#3 UPDATE EX-employee responds

What a Joke

AUTHOR: Michael - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Sunday, January 14, 2007

First of all I want to say that I highly respect Doug Scott and all managment that oversees a succesful television production company.
I find it so funny that there are a handfull of companies complaining about PTG but that fact is, take the handful of "upset" clients and former ex-employees who are complaing on this websie and times that by 200 and that total would be the number of happy, content, and grateful companies that were selected to be on their show and continued to have great and growing relationships with.

PTG is a Christian based company with the best intrest of ptg, clients, & future clients. I had a personal relationship with a comapny that was selected to be on one of their shows and their response was nothing but grateful. There company has grown and reciently expanded to diffrent parts of the country. The media exposure is kind of a "steal" for what ptg is offering it for.

If you were to call the networks PTG buys media from you will find that the price for a 30 second slot (commerical) would be 3x more the price ptg offers for a 5-7 minute segment, take the time to research these accurate facts and not the wrong ones through this website. Look at all the Press Releases online.

Don't let the few unhappy ex-employees and/or the few unhappy companies (isnt there always someone to complain about something) speak for all the succesfull and growing companies that PTG selected to be on there show.

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AUTHOR: Andre - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Monday, November 20, 2006

Please search all of the other posts about this company. I cannot believe the owner of this company has the nerve to respond. Specifically search for this company under "Platinum Television Group" there are over 10 posts including by some people who have been defrauded. Doug - I seriously hope and anticipate you going to jail or going to hell and/or both.

1) Myself and people from our company have been on NPR, cable TV shows, local and national news several times in regards to the "topic" they asked us to address including on some of the networks they claim to make television shows for. They found our company by doing an internet search. Never, ever, even when it has been a separate production company, have we had a fee requested.

2) I specifically checked and *every single network* we checked with (over 5 that they claim to work with) has no record of this company and content deleiver by them. This specifically includes all channels under Discovery Networks and ESPN. This company is 100% FRAUD - BEWARE.

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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Response for the President of Platinum TelevisionGroup - Do Not Believe everything you read

AUTHOR: Paul - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Monday, November 20, 2006

My name is Doug Scott and I am the owner of Platinum Television Group and New Line Media Solutions. If you are a business owner, you should hope that you and your company do not go thru what we are going thru right now. The internet is a good source for information, BUT is also a source for "disgruntled" people to voice their opinions. If you are a smart person, which I am assuming you are if you are reading this, you should do your homework and read ALL the information first before you come to a conclusion about the company.

You will see that we have had 1 client, just one, and it is the very first report on this website that submitted a negative report on us. WE REFUNDED that company 100% of their fee PLUS interest. EVERY other rebuttal you see here are either disgruntled ex employees or a company that is upset that their is a fee for appearing on Television. PLEASE notice that all you see is a person's name and city. there is NO phone number, NO company name, NO website from these people throwing my company under the bus. Here is what is ABSOLUTLY the true FACTS:

1) Is every company we have ever contracted 100% happy with what we do? NO, and that will continue. what is a fact is we have had over 2,875 clients in the last 9 years and we have had a total of 9 complaints in 9 years. You can call our local BBB in Palm Beach to verify this.

2) We spend over $95,000 a month on airtime alone for airings of our television shows. OVER $95,000. I see people on this site say we do not air on this network and that network and the fact is we have and do. You see when you purchase airtime on networks you do it through media buyers. So the network doesn't necessarily know us, but they do know our media buyers. We have Aired on EVERY single network that is mentioned on this site that says we didn't, and we would provide affidavits to ANYONE who requests them.

3) We operate in 18,000 SF studio with State of the Art editing equipment and cameras. A broadcast quality demo reel will cost a company over $20,000 just to produce. We do this plus media for the same fee.

4) we will give anyone a list of references and a tour of our facilities ANYTIME you would like.

All I ask is you look at the whole picture before you cast a thought. Come see us, meet with us. If you are a business and have an interest in what we do. We would pay for your flight down to our studios to meet us and if you come on board wee will pay for your travel and accommodations.

ALL we ask is look at both sides of the equation.


Doug Scott
Platinum Television Group
New Line Media Solutions

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