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The FUNimation Channel Launches on Verizon FiOS TV on August 1

-- Top anime programming available as part of Verizon's FiOS TV Premier package --

Fort Worth, TX - July 31, 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, announced today that the FUNimation Channel launches on Verizon FiOS TV on August 1, 2006. The FUNimation Channel is a 24-hour digital network featuring programming from top anime brands in the United States and it will be added to the FiOS TV Premier package.

"We are very happy to bring top anime programming to Verizon FiOS TV," explained Gen Fukunaga, president and CEO of FUNimation Entertainment. "Verizon's FiOS TV Premier package is the most widely subscribed tier with a great price and optical fiber digital quality. We are confident the FUNimation Channel will drive awareness of the Verizon FiOS TV offerings as we have the unique ability to directly target 18- to 24-year-old entertainment fans, as well as video game and pop culture audiences."

Verizon FiOS TV offers a broad collection of all-digital programming including more than 20 high-definition channels. It is now available in parts of north Texas, Florida, California, Virginia, Massachusetts, Maryland and New York, - and will expand to other markets in 2006.

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.

About Navarre Corporation
Navarre Corporation is a publisher and distributor of physical and digital home entertainment and multimedia products, including PC software, CD audio, DVD and VHS video, video games and accessories. Since its founding in 1983, the company has established distribution relationships with customers across a wide spectrum of retail channels which includes mass merchants, discount, wholesale club, office and music superstores, military and e-tailers nationwide. The company currently provides its products to over 18,000 retail and distribution center locations throughout the United States and Canada. Navarre has expanded its business to include the licensing and publishing of home entertainment and multimedia content, primarily through the acquisitions of Encore Software, Inc., BCI Eclipse Company, LLC, FUNimation Productions, LTD. and The FUNimation Store, Ltd. For more information, please visit the company's web site at www.navarre.com.

About FUNimation Entertainment
FUNimation® Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, is a brand management company and one of the nation's leading independent home video entertainment companies. The company's most recent initiative is the FUNimation ChannelSM, a new, 24-hour digital network featuring programming from the top anime brands in the United States. FUNimation 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 Entertainment, the FUNimation Channel, or any of FUNimation's properties, contact Jeff Dronen at 817-788-0627, ext. 251 or [email protected]funimation.com.

About Olympusat
Olympusat, Inc. distributes independently owned and operated digital networks on individual transponder platforms and currently represents more than twenty diverse channels through their Hispanic and Faith & Families Packs. A turnkey service provider, Olympusat facilitates technical related services for the transponder and uplink along with affiliate sales services. Additional services provided to networks include, as needed, master control, advertising sales and traffic and billing services. The Olympusat suites are distributed via Intelsat Americas 13. An affiliate of Ocean Communications, Olympusat is based in West Palm Beach Florida, serving homes nationwide. www.Olympusat.com

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