May 23, 2011 09:00 ET

Relativity Media Pens Agreement With Avail-TVN for VOD, Pay-Per-View, Hotel and Multiplatform Distribution

SHERMAN OAKS, CA--(Marketwire - May 23, 2011) - Avail-TVN, the leading digital media services company in North America, today announced it has added Relativity Media to its growing roster of television and studio content provider partners. Avail-TVN was granted the rights to license and distribute Relativity Media's new release and library movies on VOD, Pay-Per-View, in multiplatform environments and for hotels.

"Relativity Media and Avail-TVN share the objective of making content available to as many consumers as possible on any platform," said Christine Manna, senior vice president of On Demand Licensing for Relativity Media. "The breadth of Avail-TVN's reach allows us to easily expand our scope, reaching more viewers, on their own terms."

To date, Relativity has committed to, produced and/or financed more than 200 motion pictures. Released films have accumulated more than $15 billion in worldwide box office receipts. Relativity's recent films include: Limitless, The Fighter, and the upcoming Immortals. Thirty-six of the company's films have opened to No. 1 at the box office and fifty-five of Relativity's films have each generated more than $100 million in worldwide box-office receipts.

"We are excited to be working with Relativity Media which has been involved with some of the most talked-about and honored studio films in recent years," said Doug Sylvester, chief strategy officer at Avail-TVN. "By offering Relativity Media films across a range of distribution platforms and screens -- from TV to PC to IP-connected device -- Avail-TVN is giving affiliates and consumers what they want: greater access to highly valued content."

Avail-TVN recently distributed to its affiliate partners Relativity Media's first VOD residential releases including Skyline and I Love You Phillip Morris. Upcoming titles that will be available from Relativity Media through Avail-TVN include Biutiful, The Warrior's Way, Season of the Witch, Take Me Home Tonight and Limitless.

About Avail-TVN
Avail-TVN is the largest provider of digital media services in North America. The company offers a full suite of managed services that enable content owners and service providers to monetize video content through the delivery of programming to the consumer. Avail-TVN's mission is to work with both content and service providers to manage and monetize video content anywhere, on any device on any network at any time. For more information, please visit