SOLO Mars Madness Sweepstakes & Contest: Win an iPad 2 or an Apple TV

SOLO: The Series and DataDirect Networks to give away 5 Apple TV’s and 1 iPad2 32GB beginning April 12, 2011 to SOLO Subscribers on YouTube.
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March 29, 2011 - PRLog -- Hollywood, CA  – SOLO: The Series (, the critically acclaimed, indie sci-fi dramedy, and their sweepstakes sponsor DataDirect Networks (, the world’s largest privately-held information storage company, today announced that they will give away 5 Apple TVs and 1 iPad 2 (32GB) to six lucky fans in celebration of the six new episodes premiering on YouTube beginning Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 – which just happens to be the 30th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Program.

“We are ecstatic that our friends at DataDirect Networks have jumped aboard to help us launch the remaining six episodes of our first season of SOLO,” said Jonathan Nail, creator and star of the show. “DDN is a natural fit as our sponsor. They are the leading data infrastructure provider for the world’s most scalable, content-intensive enterprises including Microsoft Xbox Live, Shutterfly and even NASA! What better way to show their dedication and support than providing the means to helping us make some noise about our independent production.”

The “SOLO Mars Madness ‘Comment & Win’ Sweepstakes” runs April 12th through May 17th, 2011, only on YouTube ( Entry to win 1 of 5 Apple TVs is simple: YouTube members must first subscribe to “WatchSOLO”. SOLO Subscribers who “LIKE” and answer the “Comment Question of the Week” for each new episode will be eligible for participation. A winner will be chosen at random from each of the comment sections of episodes 4 through 8 for a total of five (5) potential winners – the winners to be announced on or about May 18th, 2011.

Entry to win the iPad 2 (32GB) “Mars or Bust” Contest is a wee bit more involved. Beginning on May 17th, 2011, subscribers must watch episode 9 and then create a “Video Response” in the comments section of episode 9 in order to enter the contest for the iPad 2. The subject matter of the video is very specific, so entrants must find out at the end of episode 9 on YouTube. All eligible entries will be judged by a select team of judges – so make those videos look good! One (1) potential winner will win an iPad 2 on or about June 21st, 2011. Official rules and instructions may be found at No purchase necessary to enter or win. Sweepstakes and contest are open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older.

“This is really in honor of our SOLONAUTS – our fans who have made financial contributions to the show,” remarked Mr. Nail. “These die-hard fans of independently produced content donated well over $11,000.00 to help us finish out our first season. We LOVE our Solonauts!”

The producers of SOLO will re-release episodes 1-3 on YouTube beginning April 5th with annotations and updated graphics by Lumen Actus ( Episode 4 of Season 1.5 will launch Tuesday, April 12th – with a new episode dropping every Tuesday, with the last episode airing May 17th.

About SOLO: The Series
SOLO: The Series ( is the highly acclaimed, indie sci-fi dramedy from the creative mind of Jonathan Nail and award-winning producer, Allison Vanore. It is the tale about a haphazard chump who is sent on a solo journey to Mars as part of a reality series. 36 days into the launch the show is canceled. SOLO was the Official Selection of the 2010 NYTVFest (, ITVFest ( and the Flagstaff Film Festival. It was also chosen as an Official Selection of the 2011 LA Web Series Festival ( It was nominated for 5 Indie Intertube Awards ( in 2010 including Best Comedy, Best Actor in a Comedy (Jonathan Nail), Best Editing (Frank Mohler) and Audience Choice; as well as a Best Editing nomination in the Indie Soap Awards of 2010 (

For more information about SOLO, go to

About DataDirect Networks
DataDirect Networks (DDN) is the world's largest privately held information storage company. We are the leading provider of data storage and processing solutions and services, that enable content-rich and high growth IT environments to achieve the highest levels of systems scalability, efficiency and simplicity. DDN enables enterprises to extract value and deliver results from their information. Our customers include the world's leading online content and social networking providers, high performance cloud and grid computing, life sciences, media production organizations and security & intelligence organizations. Deployed in thousands of mission critical environments worldwide, DDN's solutions have been designed, engineered and proven in the world's most scalable data centers, to ensure competitive business advantage for today's information powered enterprise.

For more information, go to or call +1-800-TERABYTE (837-2298).

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