Funimation Announces the Launch of the FUNimation Channel in Los Angeles

Jun 19th 2006
The FUNimation Channel Now Available 24/7 on LA 18 - KSCI TV's Digital
Channel LA 18.3

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FUNimation
Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation (Nasdaq:
NAVR) and the market share leader for home video sales of Japanese
animation in the United States, announced today that the FUNimation Channel
is now live in Los Angeles. Available via digital broadcast on LA 18.3, the
FUNimation Channel provides 24-hour digital programming featuring top anime
brands in the United States to over five million households in the Los
Angeles area.
"We are very excited to be working with LA 18 to bring our 24-hour
anime channel to the Los Angeles market," said Gen Fukunaga, president and
CEO of FUNimation Entertainment. "LA 18 has a large, established broadcast
base of over 5 million households and provides anime and entertainment fans
with an opportunity to receive the FUNimation Channel free via
over-the-air, digital broadcast."
"FUNimation Entertainment offers the perfect compliment for LA 18.
Programming the best in anime from Japan allows us to reach a younger demo
as it extends our vision to entertain, inform and connect with our
audience," explained Peter Mathes, chairman AsianMedia Group, the parent
company for LA 18.
LA 18 has served Southern California's culturally diverse, multilingual
community for more than 30 years. It has developed into a station for the
multitude of different Asian groups in Southern California offering a
unique assortment of news, sports, drama, and entertainment programs aired
in 13 different languages.
The FUNimation Channel is a 24-hour digital network featuring
programming from top anime brands in the United States. It is available in
the Los Angeles area via digital broadcast on LA 18's digital channel LA
18.3. FUNimation is working with OlympuSAT, a leading distributor of
independent digital programming networks, for the distribution of the
FUNimation Channel. OlympuSAT is the exclusive distributor of the
FUNimation Channel, which is now available to video service providers
across the nation.
For more information on the FUNimation Channel and how to get it in
your area, log on to http://www.funimationchannel.com .
About FUNimation Entertainment
FUNimation(R) Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre
Corporation (Nasdaq: NAVR), is the leading company for home video sales of
Japanese animation in the United States. FUNimation is known for acquiring
top-rated anime series from Japan and for developing some of North
America's most popular anime series. The company has a proven formula for
launching and advancing brands, and manages a full spectrum of rights for
most of its brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet,
and home video sales and distribution. For images, or more information on
FUNimation or any of its properties, contact Jeff Dronen at 817-788-0627,
ext. 251 or jeff.dronen@funimation.com .
About LA 18 / KSCI-TV
Founded in 1976, LA 18 is Southern California's #1 Asian-language TV
station bringing news and entertainment, in 13 languages, to the largest
U.S. Asian market with over 2.5 million Asian consumers. LA 18 airs daily
local news in Mandarin, Korean, and Vietnamese and produces daily variety
shows in Mandarin and Tagalog. LA 18's over-the-air signal covers 6.2
million TV households in the Los Angeles and San Diego television markets.
LA 18 is also carried by all cable systems, DirecTV and DISH Network in the
L.A. DMA. LA 18 and its sister station KIKU-TV Honolulu are represented
nationally by Petry Media Corporation.
For more information, please visit http://www.la18.tv .

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