SOURCE: TVN Entertainment

May 18, 2008 08:00 ET

Suddenlink Communications Inks VOD Deal With TVN Entertainment

Leading VOD Company Rolls Out Comprehensive VOD Solution Across Suddenlink's Expanding Digital Base

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - May 18, 2008) - TVN Entertainment Corp., the world's leading television on-demand company, and Suddenlink Communications, a top-ten U.S. operator of cable broadband systems, today announced a deal in which TVN® will provide the company with a comprehensive Video on Demand (VOD) solutions package.

The multi-year agreement will provide Suddenlink with access to a full slate of content including Hollywood studio movies in both standard and high definition, broadcast and cable network Free on Demand, premium SVOD offerings and exclusive VOD networks. As part of the VOD deal, Suddenlink has online access to TVN's emmy-nominated ADONISS™ 2 interactive toolset, which allows tracking of on demand assets and modification of metadata in real time. Additionally, TVN will create a customized weekly barker as well as providing an extensive roster of VOD promotions and campaigns that are produced with studios and other major content partners.

"Suddenlink has taken a deliberate and comprehensive approach to the VOD programming and platform strategy," said Jim Riley, executive vice president of TVN Entertainment. "Their entire executive team understands that VOD is not just better PPV -- it is a unique value proposition to offer customers enhanced content across all programming categories -- and TVN is thrilled to be supporting their business."

"Video on Demand is an important differentiator and key component of our video strategy," said Patty McCaskill, senior vice president of programming for Suddenlink Communications. "TVN's expertise, combined with its comprehensive programming mix and sophisticated asset management toolset, made it the clear choice for providing this exciting new offering to Suddenlink customers."

TVN currently packages and distributes more than 8,000 hours of content from over 175 content owners, including all Hollywood studios. The deal with Suddenlink increases TVN's reach to over 39 million VOD households in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

About TVN Entertainment Corporation

TVN Entertainment Corporation, the leading television on-demand company, works with every major studio, network, and telecommunications video provider in North America. TVN is the preferred provider of original on-demand programs and networks. TVN supports an open, advanced technology platform, and offers the most comprehensive, end-to-end solution for licensing, managing, distributing and marketing on-demand content to virtually any platform. For more information about TVN's products and services, please visit www.TVN.com.

About Suddenlink Communications

Suddenlink Communications is a top-10 U.S. cable broadband provider, supporting the information, communication and entertainment demands of approximately 1.3 million customers.

Contact Information

  • For more information about TVN Entertainment, contact:
    Dwayna A. Haley
    Bob Gold & Associates
    310-784-1040
    Email Contact

    For more information about Suddenlink Communications, contact:
    Gene Regan
    Suddenlink Communications
    314-315-9644
    Email Contact