Anime Network Selects TVN Entertainment for Comprehensive Long-Term Deal

Jun 23rd 2008
BURBANK, CA -- 06/23/08 -- TVN® Entertainment Corp., the world's largest television on-demand company, and Anime Network, America's #1 Anime Channel, today announced a three year, comprehensive VOD services partnership. The deal includes industry-wide distribution and asset/metadata management services in support of Anime Network's subscription (SVOD) and free on demand (FOD) programming services across various codecs, formats, and other configurations.

Anime Network, one of the most widely distributed of a new breed of stand-alone on-demand networks, will have full access to TVN's innovative suite of on-demand products and services including: ADONISS (TM) -- the Emmy-nominated asset management system; iPRI -- an advanced interactive tool that allows programmers to dynamically update VOD metadata before, during, and after asset distribution to VOD servers and TVNow -- the fast turn around service that converts live programming into on-demand content, which is then made available to viewers within hours of the event. The deal also involves support of Anime Network's on-demand advertising initiatives.

"With its niche programming and ardent fan base, Anime Network represents the ideal type of programming for On Demand," said Matt Cohen, SVP strategy and business development for TVN Entertainment. "Anime Network has done a great job of consistently providing high quality programming to their affiliates and loyal fans, and we are excited to be extending and expanding our longstanding relationship with them."

Anime Network, an early entrant in the VOD space, recently exited the linear channel business, opting to focus its resources on its SVOD and free on demand initiatives, as VOD has proven to be a more efficient platform for delivering high quality content to its avid audience.

"Our goal has always been to create an unparalleled viewing experience for Anime fans, and VOD is a centerpiece of that strategy because of its strong consumer appeal and its ability to promote niche content," said Stacy Dodson, Director of Programming for Anime Network. "TVN has been a great partner, and we look forward to expanding upon that foundation to take advantage of TVN's innovations like dynamic metadata updates and VOD advertising support."

About TVN Entertainment Corporation

TVN Entertainment Corporation, the leading television on-demand company, works with every major studio, network, and telecommunications video provider in North America. TVN is the preferred provider of original on-demand programs and networks. TVN supports an open, advanced technology platform, and offers the most comprehensive, end-to-end solution for licensing, managing, distributing and marketing on-demand content to virtually any platform. For more information about TVN's products and services, please visit www.TVN.com.

About Anime Network

Anime Network, a subsidiary of A.D. Vision, Inc. (parent company to ADV Films), is America's #1 Anime Channel, reaching more than 43 million households with thousands of hours of exciting, eye-catching serialized programming. Launched in North America in late 2002, Anime Network is the nation's top video-on-demand (VOD) offering, and is also available on mobile and broadband platforms. The network continues to broaden its national roster of multi-system operator (MSO) agreements, bringing the elusive 18-34, tech-savvy male demographic back to television and driving demand for additional digital services offered by MSOs. For more information, visit www.theanimenetwork.com.

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