SOURCE: TVN Entertainment

August 11, 2008 08:00 ET

TVN Entertainment Bolsters Movie Roster With Overture Films

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - August 11, 2008) - TVN® Entertainment Corp., the world's largest television on-demand company, today announced a comprehensive, multiyear on-demand distribution agreement covering all new releases from Overture Films, the theatrical film unit of Starz, LLC.

In addition to providing access to all of TVN's VOD affiliates, the deal gives Overture the right to use TVN's interactive programmer tool, iPRI, which features an intuitive web-based dashboard interface, giving content owners the ability to make real-time changes to on-demand titles, program synopsis, actors, price, genre, and folder placement without workflow interruption or cost to re-pitch.

"Overture has built an impressive movie slate with top-name talent," said Jackie Rome, vice president of programming at TVN Entertainment. "Adding strong new partners to our studio roster demonstrates our commitment to providing the most comprehensive and compelling VOD content offering in the industry."

Overture Films is a fully integrated studio that produces, acquires, markets, and distributes prestigious motion pictures such as the critically acclaimed box office success "The Visitor," the upcoming "Traitor" with Don Cheadle and Guy Pearce, "Righteous Kill" with Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, and "Last Chance Harvey" with Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson.

"We partnered with TVN because of their impressive North American footprint, covering more than 40 million cable and telco VOD subscribers. In addition, TVN manages the operational and delivery details of distribution to their VOD affiliates, which allows us to focus on marketing our titles," said Marc DeBevoise, senior vice president of digital media, business development and strategy for Starz Media, who is responsible for the on-demand distribution of Overture's releases.

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 Overture Films

Overture Films (www.overturefilms.net) develops, produces, acquires, and distributes feature length, theatrical motion pictures worldwide. The studio is a wholly owned unit of Starz Media, a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Capital Group (NASDAQ: LCAPA) (NASDAQ: LCAPB), a tracking stock group of Liberty Media Corporation. Its affiliated companies, Anchor Bay Entertainment and Starz Entertainment, make the films available domestically to viewers via home video, premium television, Internet and other outlets.

Contact Information

  • For more information about TVN Entertainment, contact:
    Art Maulsby
    Bob Gold & Associates
    310-784-1040
    Email Contact

    For more information about Overture Films, contact:
    Adam Keen
    Overture Films
    424-204-4144
    Email Contact