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Complaint Review: Ripoff Report | Platinum TV Production TRUSTED Business | Ripoff Report Verified™ …businesses you can trust. For more than 15 years, Platinum TV Production/PTGTV have specialized in developing, producing, and distributing programming for diverse audiences. Platinum TV Production delivers award-winning content through a variety of media, including television, social networks, websites and in-person events. - Deerfield Beach Florida

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  • Platinum TV Production TRUSTED Business | Ripoff Report Verified™ …businesses you can trust. For more than 15 years, Platinum TV Production/PTGTV have specialized in developing, producing, and distributing programming for diverse audiences. Platinum TV Production delivers award-winning content through a variety of media, including television, social networks, websites and in-person events. 1000 E. Hillsboro Blvd. Deerfield Beach, Florida U.S.A.

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EDitor's UPDATE: Positive rating and recognition has been given to Platinum TV Production for its full commitment to quality customer service.

Ripoff Report's discussions with Platinum TV Production have uncovered an ongoing dedication by the company to total client satisfaction. This means that clients can expect that the company will work towards finding a mutually satisfactory resolution to any concerns. Platinum TV Production listens carefully to client concerns and sees them as an opportunity to learn from past mistakes and become more efficient as a company in the services offered and the support for those services.

Platinum TV Production/PTGTV principal, Paul Scott have told us that his personal philosophy is that the client's success is always uppermost. [continued below]....
..... As a successful businessman, Mr. Scott feels it is critical to listen to his clients and fulfill all agreements. However, these reports were not posted by actual clients - they were posted by a disgruntled ex-employee seeking to cause professional and personal harm. Another top executive, Anthony DiMeglio, told us that Mr. Scott's personal philosophy is to rise above the competition by performing high quality work and service.

Platinum TV Production/PTGTV’s Rob Posner says this, "As leaders in the independent media production industry we have produced thousands of segments that have aired nationally and regionally on major cable networks. We even help small businesses create and understand their own brands. We are proud of the awards and repeat business we have enjoyed over the years."

One of the things Ripoff Report learned in the course of its review is that none of the Ripoff Report reviews were actual clients of Platinum TV Production/PTGTV. In fact, Platinum TV Production/PTGTV's actual clients, that numbered in the thousands, were satisfied and many continued to utilize their production services on other projects.

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The information provided in this report below is based on comments made by Paul Douglas & Lisa Vrancken during an onsite inspection held by a third-party verification company with no biases towards Platinum TV Production.

Fortune Media Group is a full-service production company currently doing business as ASONTV. Their extensive array of products allow their clients to utilize them as a one-stop shop. Paul Douglas stated the following about his company, "We do everything from commercial development to corporate videos to long and short form infomercials. We also have production services like editing suites for rent, insert studios for rent." Because of their vast services Fortune Media Group has several projects under their umbrella. Lisa Vrancken further explained, "because we do so many different things, because we are so well diversified in the production world, we have different campaigns, different product evaluators, product managers, as well as producers working on. Hence the different names that were utilized. Our corporate legal entity name is Fortune Media Group. Our DBA that is registered is ASONTV. AsSeenOnTv.pro is the ecommerce site of Kevin Harrington and Brian Harrington. We operate that ecommerce site under that umbrella."

Leads for Fortune Media Group are obtained through specific product categories on their website. These categories range from health, beauty, fitness, home essentials, and things of that nature. Mr. Douglas further explained, "we have a research department here that searches out trade shows, expos, press releases, and articles for products that are under each of those categories. Our research department does some research on the company and finds out where they are selling, what their price points are, where they distribute. That information is given to our product manager. A product manager is responsible for having a conversation with that organization to discuss their product, how it might relate to our services, what we offer them as far as our services are concerned." From their the client would send in a sample of their product that would be reviewed by Fortune Media Group's internal staff. Mr. Douglas explained the final steps in the sales and services process, "we circle back with them after they have sent us the product and we have evaluated it and looked at it and they have gone through the project time lines that we sent them. We do a follow up call to see if there is interested and they want to participate with us. If they are interested and want to participate, we send them a participation agreement that lays out all the parameters, all the deliverables. Once that is signed off on, they send it back to us, I review it and countersign it and we begin the production aspects of the agreement. We do this roughly around 400-500 times a year."





CUSTOMER CARE & COMPLAINT RESOLUTION – PLATINUM TV PRODUCTION

During the on-site interview, Mr. Douglas and Ms. Vrancken were asked to describe a situation where a client was not satisfied with the level of service they received. Ms. Vrancken expressed that they rarely receive complaints on their services. However, occasionally clients will have different expectations on the final product, "upon their final edit, I contact them to discuss with them how to leverage their tools. I know we are extremely clear about the expectations that they should have whether it be on the tv show or on the commercial. Sometimes I think no matter how much clarity you give a participant, they may have expectations that exceed what a media test would truly provide. Although we are very clear about that, it might be a cause for dissatisfaction. That is a very very small group. We have testimonial letters that we can provide to anyone, from real participants that are extraordinary, and we have done extraordinary things for our products taking them to retail."

When asked to comment on complaints posted on Ripoff Report's website Mr. Douglas and Ms. Vrancken expressed that all the comments were false and created by an ex-employee. Ms. Vrancken further stated, "it really needs to be made extremely clear that the only reason we are on Ripoff is because of an ex-employee. He was terminated for cause. He then went to work for a local competitor, and he wanted to cause harm to our company. He utilized Ripoff as a means to do so. In tying all the different campaign names that we use and the like. Any time we do a new project, he’s on Ripoff initiating “oh and they are tied into this company” to cause us harm. And has it? It has." In order to assure future and current clientele Fortune Media Group works directly with the Florida Atlantic University's production students, and have won many awards including the Telly Award.

When asked what type of changes they have made to honor their commitment to making things right with the consumer per the request of Ripoff Report, Ms. Vrancken stated, "we do everything for our customers, we have satisfied customers and we have testimonials. Those are people who just got a phone call to see if they want to be part of our campaign, were told about the requirements including the money."

Fortune Media Group is proud to be a part of Ripoff Reports Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program, "for us it means a lot. It just substitutes and it verifies that we are a credible company and have been a credible company for over 20 years...we are open with anybody that would like to tour our facility meet with us face to face and would like to come down to see us we welcome that and would be open to that as well."





PLATINUM TV PRODUCTION – STATEMENT FROM SENIOR MANAGER – ANGELO FERRARO

" I have worked for Paul Scott for over a decade and respect him as a business leader and the organizations he runs. We take pride in our work, value our clients and perform with integrity. It's disheartening that false accusations can be lodged against respectable businesses and hard working individuals.

Platinum TV Production's team of Telly award-winning producers, writers, directors, and editors had decades of television production experience and have an unrivaled passion for their work. Platinum TV Production takes employee satisfaction seriously as well. Employee feedback and surveys reveal comments such as this, "I have worked for Paul Scott for over 19 years. In my long standing professional tenure with Mr. Scott, I have witnessed amazing business acumen, leadership, excellence and commitment to his organizations and the 50+ employees on staff. Susan Eisner - Office Manager."

Ripoff Report was pleased to learn that Platinum TV Production's past and current approach to business is focused on its pledge to total commitment towards client and employee satisfaction.



STATED IMPROVEMENTS FROM PLATINUM TV PRODUCTION

Platinum TV Production recognizes that complaints posted on Ripoff Report (whether true or not) are issues that need to be addressed, not ignored. If handled correctly, complaints can be valuable learning opportunities. With the feedback generated by Ripoff Report's review, Platinum TV Production has made organizational changes allowing its clients and employees a more streamlined approach to problem resolution and a commitment to a great client experience.

In summary, after our review, which included discussions with Paul Scott, Ripoff Report is convinced that Platinum TV Production is committed to quality delivery of services resulting in total client satisfaction.





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NOW TO THE ORIGINAL REPORT THAT WAS FILED

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Platinum Television Group Deerfield Beach Florida

We were contacted just last week by the Platinum Television Group stating that they were interested in running a TV show on Ergonomic products and procedures, which is our specialty, and wanted our opinions and further information about our company. We set an appointment for a few days later to speak to Mike Rudnick, the man in charge of their renowned TV show, "Pulse on America". Before the set phone appointment, I did my homework on the Platinum Television Group to find that they were likely unethical and not anyone we wanted to be involved with. However, I took his call to be polite and see exactly how unethical this company really was. What I found was that they will go to ANY length to get your money! On our web site we offer, free of charge, a Bible CD called BibleInfo.com. Mike had obviously done his homework, because when he started to get the feeling that I was not interested in him, he told me that he was a Jewish Christian and that he had lined up the Platinum TV Group with a company called BibleInfo.com. He said that the Platinum Group would be featuring the BibleInfo.com company on their renowned TV show, Pulse on America. I immediately called the company who makes the Bible CD's to warn them of the hoax. I spoke directly with the head of marketing and advertising matters. He had never heard of the Platinum Television Group, and was not planning on doing any such television program. The fact that what Mike Rudnick lied wasn't a surprise, but it did fuel my anger that the Platinum Television Group would stoop so low as to use one's religious beliefs to trap them in a scam! Beware, beware, beware - of the Platinum Television Group, Mike Rudnick, 1000 E. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, Florida 33441!!! Robyn Redmond, Oregon
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#9 UPDATE EX-employee responds

smelled this scam from day one

AUTHOR: Jonathan - (USA)

POSTED: Thursday, June 09, 2016

I worked as a intern for the summer for credit. Upon my first few days working here I noticed they have really nice office space but it wasn't set up like any production i've ever seen. After only working for a few days, everything about them smelled like a scam. The longer I worked the more emient it became. They had room full of "creative directors" as they call them.  They are cold calling companies all day selling a two grand production for thirty grand licensing fee. The under ten minute production is never put on tv or if it is it's takes along time to get on with constant harasssement from the business If it gets put on  tv, it would be very small channel at cheap time that gets has no viewers. I worked on productions with the director. SO you have two people working with a few lights and camera on professionial tv show.  The production was cheaper then my college equipment. We are shoot these shows for mayble a couple hours. The talked to the director about it says he hates being apart of this scam but he needed the work. He told me take the credit and move on  and that's what I did.

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#8 Consumer Comment

us too in similar way.. here's court records I found

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

POSTED: Friday, December 21, 2007
They are SNAKES - no doubt

look for yourself
http://www.clerk-17th-flcourts.org/bccoc2/pubsearch/public_search.asp?


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#7 Consumer Comment

They Tried to Scam My Company

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

POSTED: Friday, May 19, 2006
Here's how they approached me...I received a call from a Jackie Buratt two days ago. She spoke very fast and asked if I would be interested in meeting with the creative director of The Pulse on America Show, Hunter Cochran. I played along, made her slow down and repeat everything she just said. This clearly agitated her.
I told I would take the phone appointment with Mr. Cochran the next day.

I took Mr. Cochran's call yesterday. What a smooth operator! At the end of this 45-minute call, I told him I was born at night, but not last night. He asked me to repeat that. I did and hung up on him. Buyer beware, these guys are smooth!

These shyseters pounced on a press release I put out regarding a new services launch. It didn't take them long. The release went out last Thursday, and they contacted me the following Wednesday. They need to be shut down!

Peter
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#6 Consumer Suggestion

Ex-Emplyee advice cont.

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

POSTED: Friday, May 05, 2006
In my previous posting, I failed to mention one very important item.

Platinum Television Group has identified with this site and monitors it often, hence the posting by current employees.

These guys also operate under the name of "New Line Media Solutions" Be careful.

Also, about the current employees that post positive comments. There's a simple reason for this. The salesman or "Creative Directors" at Platinum Television Group are shielded from the back end of the operation and are never aware of the horrible activity that takes place once the agreement is signed and the payment is made.

The worst thing you can do, is pay the invoice on time. Once you do, your project will sit for as long as a year before anything is done. If you don't pay, they will sue you; see the public records thing in my previous post. I encourage anyone that has taken a hit by these scoudrals, to search the public records and contact each other and form a group.

Once again, Good Luck to all of you.
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#5 Consumer Suggestion

Ex-Employee Advise

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

POSTED: Friday, May 05, 2006
For the unfortunate people that have conducted business with Platinum Television Group, I have a few suggestions for you that may help in recovery efforts.

As an Ex-Employee, I have some inside knowledge that may of assistance.

1. Mr Doug Scott, President is an alias as previously mentioned. His real name is Paul Douglas Scott and resides in a $2 million dollar home in Parkland, FL purchase with his illgotten gains. Plenty of equity for judgements should you be lucky enough to drop the corporate shield base on criminal activity.

2. He hates to have civil actions filed against him. Don't be afraid to send a few bucks to a Florida attorney and file your action in Broward County Courts.

3. Search the web for "Broward County, Clerk of the Court, Public Records" and view all litigation against these criminals. You can view the many plaintiffs and perhaps compare notes and maybe even a class action status.

4. The airtime that they purchase is useless as it's from local cable companies and have virtually no viewers. For the Nat'l time that they purchase typically at 6AM is fully pre-emptable on the local level, which means, the local cable companies sell the same time and insert over the nat'l spot they purchase. It's cheaper that way.

He is a christian so he claims, but I guess you have to be to conduct yourself in this fashion. He prays in the morning and steals the rest of the day.

Their 10,000 SqFt studio is 8,500 feet of telemarketers and a few small rooms upstairs for editing. Non-Linear editing at that.

Mr Walter Buron, recently left the company as he may have developed a conscience.

Mr Scott is concerned about only one thing. GETTING YOUR MONEY.

Good luck and I will monitor this page and should you have any direct questions for an Ex-Employee with great regrets, by all means, post your question and return shortly after for my reply.

GOOD LUCK AND TO THE COMPANIES LARGE AND SMALL THAT I DELT WITH, I AM TRUELY SORRY.
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#4 Consumer Suggestion

avoid

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

POSTED: Monday, May 01, 2006
We too were approached, via phone, to join up with PTG and do a 7-8 minute piece. If you are a small business, and it seems too good to be true that they picked you, it is! We are just starting out and there is no way that we are a better resource right now than the competitor! it was shocking, but a scam.

John, I would like references of reputable producers. We basically told them we had another offer that cost us nothing and hung up on there recall, AFTER we left a message saying do not call us. For small businesses, it sounds good but it is not worth it!

Too many rip offs!
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#3 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Unfortunatley the former employee is right

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

POSTED: Thursday, April 27, 2006
I am also (regretably) a former employee of Platinum and i'm sad to say, they are a huge scam. I worked there for a number of months, the interview process and the training was quite intense. They teach you when pitching how to bring the custmers hope up by asking questions like "Who would be the on camera interview?". "What type of visuals can we expect to get from your location?'. Questions to get the people excited and visualize being on TV. "Give me a brief overview or history of your company". After the persons all excited and can see themselves doing it they slip in the "Licensing Fee" of $20to30,000 and wait for the reaction. They say "The licensing fee is in place to ensure you total co-operation throughout the production process, we have to know that your going to approve the scripts, sign off on them, approve the logos for the print (by the way another huge lie.

Yes they do throw some ads in some magazines occasioanlly but they never even have the supposed networks there showing on or what time OR day). This is how they justify the fee then they use the take away sale to great effect. Comments like "Well we certainly never have a problem filling our segments so if this is not for you we will go to one of your competitors". As we know people tend to want what they cant have. At the end of the contract there is small print that says any contractual problems will be settled in a Florida court so when people do have problems they have to come to Florida and get a Florida Attorney.

This generally precludes them from doing it as they have already lost their money and they wont spend anymore fighting it. The so called Presidents name is Doug Scott which is not even his real name he uses his middle name as his first to avoid some detection. He claims to be on the board of the Calvary Chapel church a huge church in Florida and is ripping people off all over the world. If thay call you (or have one of there appointment setters call you) I recommend informing the FBI as they havce a huge file on them. I am so sorry for all the deals I brought into them, some people used their entire marketing budgets and got a 4 minute piece (if they were lucky) on a DVD which they could have produced themselves for $1,000 or $2,000 at the most. I apologize to the people I signed for the deal and may god have mercy on all of your souls at PTG.
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#2 UPDATE Employee

PLATINUM TELEVISION is a VERY REPUTABLE COMPANY

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

POSTED: Thursday, April 06, 2006
I have been an employee of Platinum Television now for the past 7 months. I have been able to witness first hand all that goes on within this company. I have to say it is both an Honor and a Privilege to work for Platinum Television.

They have never done anything to my knowledge that has been misrepresenting either to the employees that work there or the public that they contact. Every morning we have a meeting to go over all the things that will make our existence at Platinum Television better as an employee, as a person and more knowledgeable to the people we speak with. We are taught how NOT to miss-represent what we do and to always be honest with the utmost respect for the companies and organizations that we either interview with or feature as a guest on our show.

Some of our conversations are monitored randomly, and any employee that misrepresents our company or what we do here is severely repremanded, warned and put on probation or terminated from employment. This is not tolerated at this company. The major difference of Platinum Television to other's in the industry is, that we do what we say we will do, and we give it all in writing.

When an organization goes through an interview and then is being considered as a featured guest, there is a process that we go thru to determine whether a company or an organization is suitable to be on one of our many shows that they produce. I have contacted Robin from the previous complaint and explained to her exactly what we do here. When I noticed a particular religious item on her company website, I commented about some of my own beliefs and mentioned that we were featuring a company similar to the company she had listed on her site, it was not the exact company that was listed on her site, but in her mind she thought that she heard me say that they were the one's being featured on one of our shows, so she called them to verify if they were going to be on our show, and of course they had never heard of us, well that set off a red flag in her head, and I can understand that, BUT, that wasn't the company I was referring to, It was a company similar to that company, and after speaking with her she understood, and we both realized we had made a mistake.

Unfortunately in any business you will not be able to please everyone, and there will always be someone who will complain about something. With close to 4000 productions aired over the past years, Platinum Television has few complaints, and those complaints have either been satisfied or are being taken care of as we speak. But as far as a rip off, a rip off is when someone pays for something and doesn't receive what they have paid for. THAT IS NOT THE CASE HERE!

When a company is being featured on national television, they not only receive a copy of a first class production that they sign off and approve before it is even aired, they receive all the rights to re-utilize the segment for any future usage, they now own that production, and best of all that particular segment does air for the specified and agreed upon times that is in the Participation Agreement. All the companies and organizations that are featured work in coordination with our production team, and must sign off and approve on each and every step we take in making the segment before it is ever aired on National Television. What a wonderful opportunity for any company or organization to educate the public on so many issues of national interest.

I have read some of the comments from some of the X-Employees who couldn't cut it at Platinum Television write such vicious lies about an organization like Platinum Television that has helped and donated so much money and time to so many good causes and charitable work. I will not make any excuses for what I do here as a creative director, and can only say that if I was to leave this company tomorrow, I would look back and say that I am a better and smarter person then I was before I took this position.

Anyone can post what ever they want on this website, unfortunately, not all of it tells the facts or the whole truth. If the New York Times was to publish a story, they check it and double check it before they call it worthy of being called real news, in the Enquirer, they get sued more times for misrepresenting what they write, but who cares, when they get sued, and that's more publicity, so they sell more magazines. Before you Judge or tarnish the reputation of a good company, remember all it takes is a few more phone calls, go to the source, talk to the president of the company, get all the versions of the story, not just some of the facts, all of the facts, for in life, half measures avail us nothing, and more times than none, they do harm.

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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Platinum Television Group still ripping people off?

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

POSTED: Sunday, March 26, 2006
Robyn,

I am sorry to hear that Platinum Television pulled that on you. I have been a television producer for the past ten years and actually worked for them when they first started, a fact I am not proud of.

They wooed me away from another production job and I am sorry to say that i was one of the creators of their New Home Journal series.

When I saw the way they were conducted business I immediately sought work elsewhere. I am also a christian and that was something they focused on in recruiting me. When I confronted them about the way they lie and cheat customers their true colors came out. I am surprised that they have lasted this long. I am ashamed that i was ever associated with them.

If there are companies out there that want real exposure for their products feel free to contact me and I can point them to legitimate production comanioes that will honor their word and think of their clients needs above their own.

For anyone thinking of working with Platinum, please don't. Do your homework, don't take my word for it, investigate them yourself. You will see that they have a track record of lying and taking peoples money.

For those of us who actually are producers, this company is a bad stain for all of us, lets hope they get removed soon.
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