SOURCE: TVN Entertainment

December 13, 2007 08:00 ET

TVN Entertainment Adds Close to 2 Million Subscribers to ResearchChannel

VOD Expert Secures 23 Additional Affiliates for Unique Science Channel in Less Than Two Months

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - December 13, 2007) - TVN Entertainment Corp., the world's largest television on demand company, today announced its agreements with 23 additional affiliates to distribute The Research Channel, adding nearly two million subscribers in less than two months. ResearchChannel On Demand is now available to approximately 4 million digital homes nationwide. Verizon, RCN, Suddenlink and Click! Cable TV are among the operators who have been added by TVN.

"ResearchChannel is a great example of the breadth of content being made available on-demand and the high quality niche content that is so well suited to the platform," said John R. Smith, senior vice president of affiliate sales for TVN Entertainment. "Our affiliates are always interested in content that reaches new segments of their viewership and TVN was pleased to offer ResearchChannel to an audience keen to explore scientific, medical, and research topics in greater depth."

"TVN's ability to secure wide distribution of our service, in such a short time, illustrates why they are the leader in video on demand," said Amy Philipson, Executive Director of ResearchChannel. "TVN provides invaluable services to programmers, technically, operationally, and through their strong relationships with the vast network of affiliates that they work with."

"ResearchChannel On Demand is a great addition to our VOD channel line-up providing our customers with content they can't find elsewhere on television," said Mitch Robinson, Marketing and Business Operations Manager of Click! Cable TV. "TVN has done a great job bringing to our attention new and innovative VOD content and ensuring it launches seamlessly."

ResearchChannel presents content from several world-class universities and academic institutions providing audiences access to the latest scientific developments and research breakthroughs through interviews, lecture series and special events. Duke University, the University of Virginia, Stanford University Medical Center, The Smithsonian and the University of Michigan are among the institutions partnering with ResearchChannel on programming.

Beyond content distribution, TVN also supplies comprehensive marketing support and asset management services via their Emmy-nominated system ADONISS. TVN is the only VOD services provider offering on-demand programming from over 150 content partners, including every major movie studio and event promoter, premium and basic networks, broadcast networks, and specialty VOD networks. TVN also maintains an exclusive roster of eight unique television on-demand networks.

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