FUNimation Channel now in Sacramento

Dec 4th 2006
-- The FUNimation Channel debuts on KBTV Global Television --

FORT WORTH, TX -- December 4, 2006 -- FUNimation Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, and the market share leader for home video sales of Japanese animation in the United States, today announced that the FUNimation Channel has come to the Sacramento area on KBTV Global Television, a Sacramento multicultural broadcast television station. FUNimation Channel programming will be carried on KBTV channel 8 Monday through Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

"KBTV has a great multicultural lineup and they have tremendous coverage in the Sacramento area," said Debra Kennedy, senior vice president of marketing and new media at FUNimation Entertainment. "We are excited to be carried by KBTV and to be able to deliver our top quality anime programming to the anime fans in Sacramento and the surrounding area."

KBTV's over the air signal on channel 8 covers the cities of Sacramento, Roseville, El Dorado Hills, Rancho Cordova and surrounding areas. KBTV has extensive cable coverage via Comcast cable, channel 238, which include cities such as Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto, Lodi, Yuba City, Chico, Fresno, Merced and other locales in the greater Central Valley of California.

"We are thrilled to be delivering great programming from the market share leader of anime, FUNimation. Our viewers can tune in Monday-Friday each week for new episodes of anime favorites including Case Closed, Kiddy Grade & Galaxy Railways," explained Brian Holton, General Manager of KBTV Global Television.

The FUNimation Channel was conceived as a vehicle to expose a wider audience to the unique storytelling style and graceful animation inherent in the Japanese style of animation. In addition, it provides hardcore fans direct access to FUNimation Entertainment's exclusive portfolio of leading anime titles. 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 as a 24/7 linear channel and as syndicated programming.

The FUNimation Channel is currently available to viewers nationwide as part of the Colours TV Network, which is part of DISH Network's basic package, to residents in the Los Angeles area via over-the-air broadcast on digital channel LA 18.3, to residents in seven states on Verizon FiOS TV extended basic package, to Hawaii residents on KIKU TV, and in the Houston-area as part of Optical Entertainment Network's FISION service. For more information on the FUNimation Channel, its availability or how to get it, visit www.funimationchannel.com.

**About FUNimation Entertainment
FUNimation® Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, 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.

**About KBTV
KBTV Global Television serves the growing Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Filipino, Hmong, and Indian communities with a variety of television programs in their language. The programs vary from Chinese dramas, sports and local news, Filipino nightly news, Russian music videos, local news and children's programs, Hmong news, to Vietnamese news and variety shows. KBTV has also provided its viewers with special programs such as coverage of all 56 games of the World Cup in June 2006 and televised coverage of the Chinese New Year parade in San Fra

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