Geneon Entertainment Inks Exclusive Deal with G4TechTV Canada to Bring its Most Popular Anime Programs to Canada

Jan 29th 2007
GENEON ENTERTAINMENT INKS EXCLUSIVE DEAL WITH G4TECH TV CANADA TO BRING ITS MOST POPULAR ANIME PROGRAMS TO CANADA

Canadian Channel Set To Air Episodes of

Tenjho Tenge, Gun Sword and Trigun!

LONG BEACH, CA – Geneon Entertainment, USA, a leading producer and supplier of Japanese animation has entered into an exclusive agreement with Canada's G4TechTV to air a selection of its most popular anime series. Launching in early 2007, the first programs to air include Tenjho Tenge, Gun Sword and Trigun. Additional anime series will follow later in the year. The current deal represents the first partnership between G4TechTV (Canada) and Geneon Entertainment.

“We are thrilled to join forces with Canada's G4TechTV, extending our family of broadcast partners,” said Katsuhiko Tsurumoto, of Geneon Entertainment. “When we combine G4TechTV's current programming slate, their target audience and our fan-favorite anime series, it is a win-win situation for both parties.”

Show dates and run times beginning January 17, 2007:

Monday-Friday

8:30 pm – 9 pm EST

12 am - 12:30 am EST

Saturday

9 pm - 11:30 pm EST

Sunday

6 pm - 8:30 pm EST

“We are thrilled with the opportunity to bring some of the best anime available to our viewers,” explains Tom Ayley, General Manager, G4TechTV Canada. “Our partnership with Geneon allows us to deliver the latest in anime, something that Canadian viewers have been waiting for.”

ABOUT GENEON ENTERTAINMENT

A leading supplier of Japanese animation in North America, GENEON ENTERTAINMENT (USA) INC. (www.geneonanimation.com) is a full-service producer and distributor of entertainment content including film, music, animation and television shows on DVD, UMD, CD, and new media, including the Internet and mobile devices. Continually introducing new and classic anime and live-action programming, as well as anime CD soundtracks, the company also serves as a creative partner to many of Japan's top anime production companies. Additionally, Geneon Entertainment distributes critically acclaimed musical performances on DVD and CD from renowned artists. Headquartered in Long Beach, California, Geneon Entertainment (USA) is a subsidiary and joint venture between Tokyo-based advertising giant Dentsu Inc. and d-rights, Inc., a subsidiary of Mitsubishi

Corporation.

Dentsu Inc., founded in 1901, is the largest advertising agency brand and the fifth largest marketing and communications organization in the world. Based in Tokyo, Dentsu offers national, multinational and global clients the most comprehensive range of advertising and marketing services through its unique “Total Communications Services” approach. Dentsu has pioneered and set global standards for integrated communications, which in latter years have been adopted by a number of major international networks. Dentsu's consolidated revenues for fiscal term 03/06 were recorded at $17.1 billion. Dentsu is publicly traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

d-rights, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation (Japan's largest general trading company), established in 1988, is an integrated production company handling entertainment content for a variety of media; terrestrial TV, Internet, DVD, etc. Based in Tokyo, d-rights offers the services as a content producer, a rights manager, and an advertising agency, and d-rights can provide clients with the support necessary to work more efficiently and effectively in the content business.

About G4TechTV in Canada

G4TechTV Canada (formerly TechTV Canada) launched in September 2001. G4TechTV is the one and only 24-hour television network that is plugged into every dimension of games, gear, gadgets and gigabytes. Co-owned by Comcast Corporation (G4 Media inc.) and Rogers Media Inc., the channel airs more than 24 original series. G4TechTV is available on digital cable and satellite. For more information, see www.G4TechTV.ca.

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