GDH Opens GONZO DOGA on YouTube Japan

Aug 1st 2007
Promotional footage to be streamed on the popular video posting website
2007.08.01
GDH K.K. (Head Office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Shinichiro Ishikawa, Securities Code: TSE Mothers 3755, hereafter GDH) has announced regarding a content hosting service with Google, Inc. (Head Office: California, USA, CEO: Eric E. Schmidt, hereafter Google), and will open GONZO DOGA (http://jp.youtube.com/user/GONZODOGA), an official GONZO channel on the popular video sharing website YouTube Japan (http://jp.youtube.com/) today.

YouTube is a popular video sharing website that allows users to view and share their original video files worldwide on the Internet. The service has been made available in Japanese since June 2007. GDH will open GONZO DOGA, an official channel within YouTube Japan from which promotional footage of GONZO's animation and various other video content produced by GDH Group companies will be streamed. The channel will also invite the users to other GDH-related websites such as GONZO Style, an online merchandise shop, and official websites of GONZO animation titles. Upon opening of GONZO DOGA, GDH will stream promotional footage of RED GARDEN, DEAD GIRLS, SoltyRei, SpeedGrapher and other titles. Many more will be added to this lineup in the future to enhance the extensive variety of video content offered to the users.

GDH will also monitor and request removal of GDH group companies' material found outside of GONZO DOGA on YouTube Japan pages which are posted without authorization. In this effort to eliminate unofficial content from YouTube, GDH will work with Google to seek out how best to manage traffic of user-posted videos of GONZO titles.

GDH has been actively promoting and distributing GONZO's animation through various types of media such as television, DVDs, mobile, and the Internet, thus delivering high quality entertainment to a wide expanse of people. This new partnership with the popular video portal will allow further promotion of GONZO titles to an even more diverse audience.


[About YouTube]
Founded in February 2005 as the leader in online video distribution, YouTube is the premier destination for anyone to watch and share original videos worldwide. Users can see first-hand accounts of current events, find videos about their hobbies and interests, and discover the quirky and unusual. As more people capture special moments on video, YouTube is empowering them to become the broadcasters of tomorrow. YouTube has struck partnership deals with content providers such as CBS, BBC, Universal Music Group, Sony Music Group, Warner Music Group, NBA, The Sundance Channel and many more.


[About GDH K.K.]
GDH is a globally-focused Japanese media company founded in February 2000. The group produces cutting edge entertainment for teens and young adults through its GONZO animation brand. Kids and family product is distributed through the GONZO FILMS and GONZINO brands.
GDH is a world leader in content development targeting both domestic and international audiences with Japan's trend-setting animation culture and, usually, GDH controls licensing management and international distribution for the content it produces.
For additional information, visit www.G.D.H.co.jp/english (for GDH) and www.gonzo.co.jp (for GONZO - Japanese only).
GDH group companies include GONZO Rosso K.K., GONZO K.K., Future Vision Music K.K., GONZINO K.K., GDH Capital K.K. and GK Entertainment K.K.

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