SOURCE: TVN Entertainment

October 20, 2008 08:00 ET

A&E Television Networks Selects TVN Entertainment as VOD Services Partner

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - October 20, 2008) - TVN® Entertainment Corp., the world's largest television on-demand company, today announced a comprehensive VOD services deal with A&E Television Networks (AETN). TVN will support all of AETN's on demand initiatives including distribution of both SD and HD content. AETN will also have access to TVN's industry-leading advanced asset management tools to reach TVN's base of over 40 MM VOD HHs.

The deal provides a flexible framework under which AETN can easily launch new VOD initiatives, modify programming options, and customize metadata. Additionally, AETN will gain access to TVN's full suite of VOD services including: TVNow -- the company's ultra-fast turnaround service for time sensitive programming; ADONISS™ -- TVN's Emmy-nominated asset management system; and iPRI -- the unique programmer tool which allows networks to make real-time metadata updates on a site by site basis.

"This agreement further validates TVN's unique value proposition combining its ubiquitous cross-platform distribution, interactive metadata tools, and online tracking system," said Matt Cohen, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for TVN Entertainment. "We look forward to enabling our specialized tools to support AETN as they expand their VOD offerings."

AETN distributes a robust package of VOD programming including hits such as "Intervention" and "Paranormal State" from A&E Network and "Cities of the Underworld" and "Ancient Discoveries" from HISTORY.

"VOD is a vital part of the bundle of services we provide to our distribution partners, and we value TVN's responsiveness and ability to innovate quickly in support of our unique business requirements," said Mark Garner, AETN's Vice President, Distribution and Business Development. "AETN has ambitious plans for its VOD product and this agreement ensures AETN access to critical resources that will assist us in supporting our distributors."

Through partnerships with over 185 content partners and a growing list of 130 affiliates, TVN Entertainment internationally distributes over 8000 hours of programming to over 40 million subscribers. The company recently made headlines after announcing a $28 million investment into the infrastructure, technology, and business processes to support its advanced suite of file-based delivery services.

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:
    For TVN:
    Art Maulsby
    Bob Gold & Associates
    (310) 784-1040
    Email Contact

    For AETN:
    Kerri Tarmey
    A&E Television Networks
    (212) 551-1504
    Email Contact