GDH and Leaguer Group Announce Business Partnership for Distribution of Anime in China

Dec 17th 2007
Joint venture to be established in Shanghai
2007.12.17
GDH K.K. (Head Office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Shinichiro Ishikawa, Securities Code: TSE Mothers 3755, hereafter GDH) has announced that it has concluded an agreement related to an establishment of a joint venture in Shanghai with Shenzhen Leaguer DTV Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Shenzhen, China, Chairman: Feng Guanping, hereafter Leaguer DTV) and its affiliate company Ningbo Success Multi-Media Communication Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Zhejiang, China, Chairman: Ma Feihong, hereafter Ningbo Success).

The joint venture company, tentatively called Leaguer Gonzo Culture & Entertainment Corporation, will be launched in Shanghai to distribute Japanese audio visual content via the Internet. As its first venture, the company will provide anime contents to Ningbo Success's video distribution portal, giving users a new channel to enjoy GONZO titles and various other content that GDH manages for a monthly flat rate. Leaguer Gonzo Culture & Entertainment Corporation plans to expand its field of operation into digital TV broadcasting, merchandising, and animation production in the future.

Leaguer DTV is a digital television system company established by Tsinghua University. Owning a unique wireless digital TV platform which is the largest in China, Leaguer DTV is one of the most prominent companies in mainland China's high-technology industry. Ningbo Success operates bbvod.net (http://www.bbvod.net/), the largest video distribution portal in China that provides a wide variety of audio and visual content to more than 30 million users.

Leaguer Gonzo Culture & Entertainment Corporation will take full advantage of the synergistic alliance between Leaguer Group's extensive network and next-generation digital TV platform and GDH's expertise in the content business to become a leading media company in the rapidly growing Chinese economy, which is expected to become one of the world's largest markets.

[About Leaguer DTV]
Leaguer DTV is the largest digital TV system developer in China established by Tsinghua University. Leaguer DTV is one of the prominent emerging companies within Chinese high-technology industry and developed a unique broadcast standard (DMB-TH) for China's terrestrial mobile digital TV. Its field of business also extends to research and development of hardware, operation systems, and system integration services related to mobile digital TV broadcasting. Closely working with broadcasters of each district capital, Leaguer DTV is engaged in the development and promotion of mobile digital TV platforms and plays a key role in further permeation of the terrestrial digital TV standard in China.

[About Ningbo Success]
Ningbo Success is a leading operator of Internet SVOD services in China, providing diverse selection of video and music content for broadband PC and mobile-phone downloads to 30 million members to date. Ningbo Success has various licenses issued officially from the Chinese government including “Internet audio visual program broadcasting license” (State Administration of Film, Radio and Television), "Internet culture operation license" (Administration of Culture), and "cross region ICP operation license" (Ministry of Information Industry). Ningbo Success also takes parts in various legislative projects such as those led by the Ministry of Information Industry. Ningbo Success has been certified as a "newly emerged corporation in service industry sector" by Ningbo City in 2006.

[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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