Kabel Deutschland And Penthouse Expand The Launch Of A New Global VOD Output Agreement For SD, HD And 3D
BOCA RATON, Fla., June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Penthouse Digital Media Productions Inc., a leader in branded entertainment, continues to broaden its international broadcasting footprint by teaming up with German cable leader KABEL DEUTSCHLAND ("KD") for the launch of a new branded TVOD service. Penthouse's programming will be exhibited on the existing KD VOD platform. KD is a leading national cable operator in the territory, reaching approximately 8.5 million German households.
With Penthouse's 100% Full Native HD and 3D content, KD will have access to the world's leading Adult catalogues.
With Penthouse's existing, first of their kind, Adult HD channels and Adult 3D channels (with soft and hard core versions) this output arrangement just adds to the international reach of the already well recognized brand."We are very pleased to be working with KD to bring the Penthouse VOD brands to the German marketplace," says Marc Bell, Chief Executive Officer of FriendFinder Networks Inc. "Teaming up with key cable operators in Europe is an important element of the growth of the Penthouse VOD services, channels and brand in Europe. With KD as a new licensee we continue on the path of the expansion of our international broadcast and entertainment based product lines." Jacky Wauters, CEO of NOA Productions, Penthouse channels & VOD distribution independent sales agent says, "I am delighted to represent and offer PENTHOUSE content. There is a definite need from international consumers and broadcasters who demand high-quality, cutting edge entertainment backed by a solid and well established brand like Penthouse." "We are very pleased to welcome the famous Penthouse brand to our VOD service redXclub. The attractive VOD content provided by Penthouse Digital Media Productions Inc. will significantly enhance our VOD service. Thus we can offer more quality and variety to our customers," says Tobias Kuenkel, Head of VOD of Kabel Deutschland. About KABEL DEUTSCHLAND Kabel Deutschland (KD), Germany's largest cable operator, offers its customers digital, high definition (HD) and analog TV, Pay TV and DVR offerings, Video on Demand, broadband Internet (up to 100 Mbit/s) and fixed-line Phone services via cable as well as mobile services in cooperation with an industry partner. The publicly listed company (MDAX, MSCI Europe, Stoxx 600 Europe) operates cable networks in 13 German federal states and supplies its services to approximately 8.5 million connected households. As per end of fiscal year 2011/2012, Kabel Deutschland had approximately 2,800 employees. In fiscal year 2011/2012 (12 months ended March 31, 2012), the Company reported revenues of euro 1,700 million and an Adjusted EBITDA of euro 795 million. About Penthouse Globally recognized as a premier adult entertainment and lifestyle brand, Penthouse is part of FriendFinder Networks Inc. (NasdaqGM: FFN), a leading internet-based social networking and technology company operating several of the most heavily visited social networking websites in the world, particularly with respect to its adult-oriented websites. In addition, the FriendFinder Networks family of companies produces and distributes original pictorial and video content, licenses its Penthouse brand to a variety of consumer companies and entertainment venues, and publishes branded men's lifestyle magazines.
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