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Warner Bros.Launch Video-On-Demand around the Globe

November 20, 2007 "We remain committed to finding new and innovative ways to make our programming accessible to viewers at their convenience, and we are excited to continue delivering quality motion pictures and television programs from Warner Bros. to audiences around the world via these branded channels." said Schlesinger. WBITD has previously announced a deal with Japan's USEN Corporation for a Warner TV channel on USEN's ad-supported broadband broadcasting service, GyaO. Warner TV launched on GyaO in September, featuring motion pictures including all four Lethal Weapon films and The Island, as well as episodes of the popular television series Friends, ER and The West Wing. More than 100 Warner Bros. titles are scheduled for release on Warner TV on GyaO, as well as via USEN's SVOD service, GyaO NEXT. This service is available on the open Internet but geo-filtered for Japan only to protect rights holders of the programming outside of Japan. There is no charge to the user of GyaO for viewing the programming. However, it will be viewed with advertising that cannot be skipped. Additionally, the Studio launched another Warner TV service on the Free IPTV platform in France on a subscription basis. Soft launched in July, this service has already attracted over 25,000 subscribers paying E 5.99 per month for access. This service is a combination of feature films and television series made available after their initial telecast on linear terrestrial broadcasters. A second deal has also been closed in France with Orange, which will see a series-based Warner TV zone launched on their IPTV television on-demand service later this year. According to Schlesinger, "We also plan to announce a number of other branded SVOD, AVOD and linear channels in a variety of countries during the upcoming months. Many of these negotiations are in final stages and will be completed shortly. We feel these new services will be a compelling offering for digital cable platforms, IPTV operators and broadband aggregators looking for high-quality programming with a world-class entertainment brand. The fact that in most countries outside Latin America there is not a Warner linear channel makes this offering even more appealing as it will be viewed as something new and distinct by subscribers and viewers." The launch of these channels follows the long-term success of the Warner Channel in Latin America, a linear branded programming service delivering movies, television series, animation and more to more than 20 countries throughout Latin America. Programming available via Warner Channel includes current TV series Without a Trace, Two and a Half Men, ER, Gossip Girl, Chuck, Smallville, Supernatural and The New Adventures of Old Christine, among others; library series including Friends, The West Wing and The O.C., among others; and feature films including Se7en and Interview with the Vampire, among many others. About Warner Bros. International Television Distribution Warner Bros. International Television Distribution is one of the world's largest distributors of feature films, television programs and animation to the international television marketplace (broadcast, pay cable, basic cable, satellite, pay-per-view, video-on-demand, digital platforms, etc.). It licenses some 50,000 hours of programming (including more than 6,000 ‎features and 74 current series), dubbed or subtitled in more than 40 ‎languages, to telecasters and cablecasters in more than 175 countries.

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