SOURCE: TVN Entertainment

December 17, 2007 13:53 ET

TVN Entertainment Brings Science Fiction to On Demand With Illusion TV

True Science Fiction Fans Now Have a Place to Call Home on VOD

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - December 17, 2007) - TVN Entertainment Corp., the world's largest television on demand company, and Illusion TV, the first dedicated on-demand science fiction channel, today announced a multiyear multiplatform partnership under which the parties will launch and distribute Illusion On-Demand. TVN has secured distribution of the free VOD-only network to 22 partners including AT&T U-verse(SM), RCN and Verizon.

Illusion On-Demand features action series, news, talk, anime and premiere movies from the science fiction, fantasy and comic book categories. The network provides in-depth, targeted content for avid genre-specific fans like the monster movie series Troma Creature Features which includes monthly classics "The Toxic Avenger" and "Class of Nuke 'Em High." "Central Park Media," "Analog's Science of Fiction" and "Newsarama" are just a few iconic brands featured on the network.

"Illusion On-Demand adds tremendous diversity and value to affiliates seeking fresh and exciting content for digital customers," said Matt Cohen, senior vice president of strategy and business development at TVN Entertainment. "Our ability to service, consult, lend sales support and develop a comprehensive launch strategy uniquely positions TVN as the perfect partner for niche channels whose content is perfect for on-demand."

"We created this network specifically for the true science fiction fan whose interests cross over into fantasy and horror," said Dekker Dreyer, president of Illusion TV. "Our viewers are typically college-educated, professional males who perfectly fit the VOD user profile. The platform allows 24/7 access, which is ideal since Illusion fans require flexibility."

Illusion On-Demand joins a host of other VOD-only networks launched by TVN that include ResearchChannel On Demand, a research and technology channel providing audiences with the latest research developments and scientific thinking. In addition to creating and maintaining VOD networks, TVN packages, distributes and manages over 3000 hours of programming from more than 150 content providers including every major movie studio.

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

About Illusion Television

Based in New York, New York, Illusion Television LLC is a privately held media production and aggregation company. Illusion works closely with niche content producers to deliver compelling programming to next generation platforms. Illusion currently serves on-demand television, broadband and mobile video affiliates. For more information visit

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