Los Angeles, Calif., February 14, 2001 - Intertainer, the entertainment
on demand broadband network, and Universal Studios Pay-Per-View have signed
a long-term output agreement to deliver the studio's quality film content over
Intertainer's digital cable platform. Universal movies will become available
on the Intertainer service starting this month.
According to the multi-year agreement, Universal Studios Pay-Per-View
will provide Intertainer with all new releases and library film titles for distribution
over the company's digital cable VOD service. The deal also includes access to select
library television product.
"We believe that video-on-demand is going to become a huge force in
home entertainment over the next several years and we're continuing to move forward
with a strategy that shows our commitment to that industry," said Holly Leff-Pressman,
Senior Vice President Worldwide Pay-Per-View & Video-On-Demand, Universal Television
& Networks Group. "Intertainer is a terrific partner for our ongoing VOD efforts because
of their experience in the category."
"Universal has always been on the cutting edge of emerging digital
technologies, making this deal yet another example of their forward-looking, pioneering
spirit," said Jonathan Taplin, Intertainer President & CEO. "Giving our users access to
the depth and breadth of the Universal library will further our goal of making Intertainer
just as vast and vastly more convenient than a video store."
delivers the largest selection of movies, music videos, television and shopping
on-demand to your PC or TV. The service features content from unprecedented
partner relationships including Universal Pictures, Warner Bros., Disney,
DreamWorks SKG, Twentieth Century Fox, Sony, Miramax, New Line Cinema, NBC,
Discovery, HGTV, ESPN, Pearson Television, Warner Music, EMI Music, Sony Music
and many others. Enhanced TV functionality, interactive advertising, e-commerce
opportunities and personalization features round out the Intertainer experience.
Strategic partners include Comcast, Intel, Microsoft, NBC, Sony and Qwest.
Universal Studios Pay-Per-View is a division of Universal Television &
Networks Group (UT&NG). UT&NG is a unit of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com), a part
of CANAL+, the TV and Film division of Vivendi Universal, a new global leader in media