SOURCE: TVN Entertainment

March 17, 2008 13:52 ET

TVN Entertainment and Film Movement Partner to Distribute the Film Festival On Demand

Leader in VOD Services Brings World's Top Film Festival Titles to Millions of Digital Homes Free On Demand

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - March 17, 2008) - TVN Entertainment Corp., the world's largest television on demand company, and Film Movement, a full service North American distributor of award-winning independent films, today announced a multi-year deal under which TVN is distributing Film Festival On Demand, Film Movement's VOD platform which is sponsored by Stella Artois. Film Festival On Demand offers the first industry-wide sponsor-supported independent film service on a free to consumer basis, and is now available in over 6 million homes, just 6 months after its launch.

As part of the deal, TVN will provide asset management services, marketing support, encoding and access to iPRI -- the first asset management tool allowing programmers to make real-time metadata changes, post pitch. The deal also allows for distribution in all formats including MPEG 2, MPEG 4 (H.264), standard definition and high definition (HD).

"Film Festival On Demand is a great example of the extensive and high-quality niche programming available on VOD through TVN," said Matt Cohen, senior vice president of strategy and business development for TVN Entertainment. "Movies are a huge driver of on demand and the offer of free films from top festivals is a great value proposition for our affiliates and their digital customers."

Film Festival On Demand will feature 8 award-winning long and short films each month from the industry's premiere festivals including: Cannes, Sundance, Berlin, Tribeca, Venice and Toronto.

"In 2007, we at Film Movement recognized the need and importance of having award-winning independent and foreign films available for free on VOD," said Film Movement's President Adley Gartenstein. "We are proud that in such a short period of time, millions of people have been able to gain, and now have, access to our great programming. Partnering with TVN has been an important component to our success, and it guarantees that our product will continue to have a wide and efficient distribution."

Film Festival On Demand joins a host of other VOD-only networks distributed by TVN including the recently launched ResearchChannel: an on demand network which presents the latest scientific developments and research breakthroughs through interviews, lecture series and special events. In addition to creating and marketing VOD networks, TVN packages, distributes and manages over 8000 hours of programming from more than 150 content providers including every major movie studio in both SD and HD.

Contact Information

  • For more information about TVN Entertainment, contact:
    Dwayna A. Haley
    Bob Gold & Associates
    310-784-1040
    Email Contact

    For more information about Film Movement or the Film Festival on Demand,
    contact:
    Claire Weingarten
    212-941-7744, ext. 208
    Email Contact