SOURCE: TVN Entertainment

March 28, 2007 07:00 ET

TVN Entertainment Captures Reality Video Craze With VOD Channel -- "Caught On Demand"

Launch of New On-Demand Channel Delivers Compelling, Real-Life Clips of Everyday People "Caught on Camera"

BURBANK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 28, 2007 -- The wildly popular video coverage of heart-stopping police chases, extreme car crashes, and convenience store robberies has led to the launch today of Caught On Demand, the seventh new video-on-demand (VOD) channel launched by TVN Entertainment Corp., the leading television on-demand company. Caught On Demand launches with over two and one half million subscribers via 15 affiliates, including WOW! Internet, Cable and Phone, and Blue Ridge Communications.

Caught On Demand's exclusive 24/7 VOD programming features unscripted, real-life video gathered from security and surveillance cameras, police cruiser cameras, and personal cell phones. The hosted programs, which are 5-7 minutes long and consist of 3-6 segments, are themed according to content such as "Unbelievable Chases," "Amazing Crashes" and "Dumbest Criminals." The "crash/slash" content category has shown great appeal, especially to young and affluent audiences.

"The launch of Caught On Demand demonstrates the importance of VOD as a TV distribution platform," said Matt Cohen, SVP strategy and business development. "Video-on-demand is now available in nearly 30 million TV households in the U.S. and Canada and signifies an enormous opportunity for programmers to build networks of the future. Caught On Demand represents the latest example of TVN's strategy to provide compelling content to its broad base of affiliates by creating and launching new VOD networks in underserved categories."

Caught On Demand is the latest addition to TVN's extensive roster of original and unique branded on-demand networks including: The Karaoke Channel, featuring a continually updated library of more than 15,000 tracks for sing-a-long available to 20 million homes; Kids Unlimited™, a unique children's package promoting learning and good behaviors; Music Unlimited™, an eclectic showcase for music videos from all genres; Telecentral, a destination for Spanish-language movies, events and children's programming; Urban Xtra, a channel dedicated to edgy independent movies; and Ambient.TV, original "motion paintings" from a fusion of constantly moving individual artwork images and music to enhance home décor during downtime for the TV set.

In addition to creating and maintaining seven uniquely branded VOD networks, TVN packages, distributes and manages over 3,000 hours of programming from more than 150 content providers including every major movie studio.

TVN's content partners and the company's 95 cable, telco and satellite affiliates are supported by the company's asset management system, ADONISS 2.0 (A2), which provides unparalleled management control of VOD assets. A2 also enables its customers to manage and customize VOD marketing campaigns on a national, regional, or local market basis.

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.

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