TULSA — Auction Network, the global interactive programming network owned by Williams, Williams & McKissick, observed its fifth anniversary this week, and has telecast nearly 18,000 live auctions of real estate valued at more than $2.5 billion.
The company — website www.auctionnetwork.com — has named Matt Williams as vice president of programming and development and promoted Bonnie Childers to director of auction operations. Programming additions include a new original program called “Auction Limelight” billed as an “MTV Cribs”-style look back at the upscale and unusual homes auctioned by Auction Network's sister company, Williams & Williams Worldwide Real Estate Auction.
“When we created Auction Network, the idea was to leverage technology to bring more people to live, on-site auctions to increase competition and results,” said CEO of Williams, Williams & McKissick and founder of Auction Network. “We married our television and media expertise with our auction know-how to create a real time, remote bidding experience that is second only to physically attending the live auction. It is virtual reality at its finest.”