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
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 www.TVN.com.
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 www.ILLUSIONTV.com.