SOURCE: TVN Entertainment

February 25, 2008 08:00 ET

TVN Entertainment Teams Up With Popcorn Home Entertainment for VOD Distribution

Worlds Largest On-Demand Company to Provide Distribution for Industry's First VOD and DVD Bundle Deal

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - February 25, 2008) - TVN Entertainment Corp., the world's largest television on demand company, and Popcorn Home Entertainment today announced that TVN has been selected to provide on demand distribution and asset management services to support Popcorn's VOD/DVD movie service.

Popcorn bundles the hottest new movies for consumers to enjoy at home on their television screens in VOD on the very first day of DVD release, followed up with the DVD shipped directly to their door within days. The bundled VOD/DVD purchases can be made at any time day-or-night and consumers are able to view the title they buy instantly and have it available to watch On Demand for 24 hours. Titles currently available from Popcorn include Universal Studios Home Entertainment's newly released Academy® Award nominated blockbuster "American Gangster" along with other marquee films including "The Bourne Ultimatum," "The Kingdom" and "Sydney White."

TVN Entertainment, which distributes the broadest range of television on-demand programming in the industry, will provide the distribution and asset management for Popcorn's growing catalog. The company offers programming from over 150 content partners including every major movie studio and event promoter, premium and basic networks, broadcast networks, and specialty VOD networks. They also offer an exclusive roster of eight unique VOD networks.

"Popcorn's innovative service combines the immediacy and convenience of VOD with the value of DVD ownership," said Doug Sylvester, chief operating officer of TVN Entertainment. "Our partnership allows Popcorn to focus on rolling out this first-of-its-kind service to operators across the industry while TVN ensures that VOD distribution is managed seamlessly behind the scenes."

"TVN is the only VOD company that could provide us with the ubiquitous distribution and sophisticated asset management tools needed for our service," said Steve Brenner, CEO of Popcorn Home Entertainment. "TVN is a trusted partner to both Hollywood studios and cable operators -- which is critical as we build our service quickly and efficiently."

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 Popcorn Entertainment

Popcorn Home Entertainment is an independent, privately-held company that is the first ever to deliver the hottest new movies on their very first day of DVD release, directly to consumers' television screens ... followed up with the DVD direct to their doors within days. The inspiration of home entertainment entrepreneur-enthusiasts Steve Brenner and Tom Schreiber, Popcorn is managed by a team of entertainment executives committed to guaranteeing customers the ability to view the best movies instantly on the first day of release as well as own the DVD and all the extras forever -- purchased from the comfort of the consumers' home. Popcorn delivers top-tier first run theatrical releases through partnerships with major studios and is available to Cablevision TV digital cable customers. For more information on Popcorn, log onto http://www.popcorntv.com.

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  • For more information about TVN Entertainment, contact:
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    310-784-1040
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    For more information about Popcorn Entertainment, contact:
    Adam Fenton
    Steven Solomon
    Bender/Helper Impact
    212-689-6360
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