SOURCE: TVN Entertainment

June 12, 2006 08:00 ET

TV Guide SPOT Tunes In to TVN for Video on Demand Services

BURBANK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 12, 2006 -- TVN Entertainment today announced that it has completed a multi-year agreement with TV Guide SPOT, one of the fastest growing video on demand networks with approximately 20 million subscribers. Under terms of the contract, TVN will provide asset management and distribution services for TV Guide SPOT, including its TVNow service, which supports quick processing of VOD assets across TVGuide's growing list of Affiliates.

TV Guide SPOT allows digital subscribers to sample, catch-up, and preview the best of television through its original, "bite-size" programming. Approximately 75% of TV Guide SPOT's content is all-new, original programming created especially for VOD digital cable and broadband viewers. Such short-form programs on TV Guide SPOT include: "Watch This!," a guide to primetime TV shows; "Big Movie Guide," highlights of on-demand movies and celebrity interviews; "mVids," a showcase of musical acts and artists appearing on TV; and programming highlights of the very best of TV Guide Channel. TV Guide SPOT affiliates include Adelphia, Time Warner, Insight Charter, Cox and Comcast.

"The distribution and usage of TV Guide SPOT indicates that our programming is valued among TV fans and viewers," said Dmitri Ponomarev, Vice President of TV Guide SPOT. "Our agreement with TVN underscores our commitment to providing top quality service and support for our growing roster of VOD customers."

"TV Guide SPOT is a valuable service that is further enhanced by the inherent customization and flexibility available via the VOD platform," said Matt Cohen, VP Business Development for TVN. "Valuable, but perishable content is precisely why we created TVNow, and we are happy to support TVGuide Spot in making this timely content available to on demand viewers."

About TVN Entertainment Corporation

TVN Entertainment, a video on demand (VOD) content solutions company, is a leading provider of on demand television programming, management and delivery services. TVN currently offers more than 3000 hours of VOD programming from over 110 content providers. In addition to comprehensive programming services, TVN Entertainment offers the only single-source management and distribution solution for VOD, including content aggregation, packaging, encoding, asset management and fully encrypted transport via satellite to all video service providers. TVN Entertainment has been chosen as the VOD solution for many leading MSOs and telecommunications companies, including Adelphia, Bresnan, Buckeye, Blue Ridge, Cablevision, Charter, Comcast, Cox, Insight, Mediacom and Verizon. For more information visit www.TVN.com.

Note to Editors: TV Guide, TV Guide Spot and TV Guide Channel are trademarks or registered trademarks of Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries. The names of other companies, products and services used herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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