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Media Contact for Penthouse:
Phone: +1 561 912 7010 or Email: email@example.com
Media Contact for NOA Productions:
Phone: +32 2 375 99 01 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sales Contact for PENTHOUSE HD in Europe:
Mr. Jacky Wauters
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PENTHOUSE LAUNCHES THE FIRST ADULT HD CHANNELS IN EUROPE!
(Boca Raton, FL – July 15, 2009) Penthouse Digital Media Productions Inc., a subsidiary of FriendFinder Networks Inc., PH Media and General Satellite announced the launch of the first pan-European linear adult HD channels, including: PENTHOUSE HD, PENTHOUSE HD1 and PENTHOUSE HD2. This ground-breaking collaboration opens world class, adult HD entertainment options to European audiences and many CIS territories.
Under this exciting new partnership, two HD hard core channels will broadcast to markets where hard core content is available (e.g.: France, Spain, the Netherlands): PENTHOUSE HD1 and PENTOUSE HD2. For markets offering soft core content (e.g.: Germany, the United Kingdom), General Satellite and Penthouse are offering the HD soft channel: PENTHOUSE HD. All 3 HD channels will be available via Eutelsat EUROBIRD 9 A at 9° East’s satellite, whose footprint covers Europe and CIS territories. More information about the Eutelsat transponder is available at: www.eutelsat.com/satellites/9e_eb9a_popd.html.
SCHEDULED LAUNCH DATE: SEPTEMBER 15th, 2009
PH Media will represent the three channels exclusively in the CIS territories while offering the rest of Europe the channels non-exclusively to private, personal dish subscribers.
General Satellite will provide service-oriented middleware and their proprietary set top boxes.
Penthouse likewise, through a longstanding relationship with NOA Productions, will license the three HD channels across the rest of Europe via cable, satellite, IPTV, and other platforms.
Mr. Andrey Tkachenko, President of General Satellite: "General Satellite is one of Europe’s largest providers of satellite TV equipment and technologies. We believe that our service-oriented middleware and equipment will satisfy the highest standards in the world of HD broadcasting. Our new technologies and TV services will enable our partners PH Media and Penthouse to make a significant breakthrough in the market."
Mr. Anthony L. Previte, COO of FriendFinder Networks Inc.: "The name Penthouse is synonymous with the best adult content in the world. Early on, Penthouse saw the future of the HD market, making the transition of our production exclusively to HD in 2006. Together with PH Media and General Satellite, we’re poised to dominate the adult European broadcast market for years to come.”
Mr. Jacky Wauters, CEO of NOA Productions: "To be at the forefront of European adult HD distribution with the power of the Penthouse brand and the technological expertise of General Satellite is very exciting. Our partnership gives European audiences the choice of mature entertainment they have been waiting for, at the level of quality they deserve.”
Mr. Sergey Berdnikov, PH Media Principal: “We are proud to provide the satellite operator services for the world renowned brand Penthouse. It’s also great to be working with such a fast growing IT business as General Satellite.”
Globally recognized as a premier adult entertainment and lifestyle brand, Penthouse is part of one of the world’s leading multimedia entertainment companies- FriendFinder Networks Inc. (www.FFN.com). The company operates several of the most heavily visited social networking websites in the world, particularly with respect to its adult-oriented websites. In addition, FriendFinder Networks Inc. produces and distributes original pictorial and video content, licenses the Penthouse brand to a variety of consumer companies and entertainment venues, and publishes branded men’s lifestyle magazines.
About General Satellite:
General Satellite Corporation is a major developer and producer of high quality TV equipment, additionally providing an extensive range of delivery and customer support services.
About NOA Productions:
NOA Productions is the European Leader in Channel placement.
About PH Media:
PH Media is a satellite broadcast service provider that provides True High Definition TV all over Europe.