Entertainment Studios, Inc., ( www.es.tv) the largest independent producer and distributor of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations, and owner of six 24-hour HD television networks, announces that it has chosen DG ( www.DGit.com) to prepare and distribute all 27 of its syndicated programs, including: “Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen,” “The Gossip Queens,” “America’s Court with Judge Ross,” “Entertainers with Byron Allen,” “Recipe.TV,” “The Young Icons,” “Cars.TV,” “Beautiful Homes and Great Estates,” and “Career Day.” DG is the world’s leading provider of content management and distribution solutions for the advertising, entertainment and broadcast industries, and will distribute all Entertainment Studios syndicated programming through its Pathfire subsidiary ( www.pathfire.com).

In addition to delivering more than 2,000 hours per year of syndicated Entertainment Studios content to broadcasters across the country, DG will handle all content preparation including closed captioning, encoding (including Nielsen and V-Chip), encryption, tracking, and placement of advertisements, interstitials, ratings, and bumpers. Through DG’s marquee standard Digital Media Gateway™ Platform (DMG), Entertainment Studios will automatically distribute content directly into broadcaster’s stations.

“Working exclusively with DG for distribution of Entertainment Studios content was a simple choice. It’s clear that when DG’s broad digital delivery capabilities were paired with Pathfire’s intuitive platform, a best-in-breed product was born,” said Byron Allen, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Entertainment Studios. “We want it to be easy for broadcasters to easily get our content on air with minimal errors and that is why we’re extremely pleased to have chosen DG/Pathfire.”

“Adding Entertainment Studios to our top-tier client roster of studios and entertainment brands demonstrates the ability of DG’s dual edge serving platform to handle the multitude of content being managed and distributed to the U.S. and Canadian broadcast and cable platforms,” said Neil Nguyen, president and COO, DG. “As broadcasters are asked to do more with less manpower, Pathfire’s next-generation solution continues to be an invaluable part of nearly every station’s decision to air syndicated programming and other long-form content.”

About Entertainment Studios

Entertainment Studios, Inc. owns six 24 Hour HD television networks: PETS.TV, COMEDY.TV, RECIPE.TV, CARS.TV, ES.TV, and MYDESTINATION.TV The company also produces, distributes, and sells advertising for 27 television programs, making it the largest independent producer/distributor of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations. Entertainment Studios provides video content to broadcast television stations, cable television networks, mobile devices, multimedia platforms, and the World Wide Web. Our mission is to provide excellent programming to our viewers, online users, and Fortune 500 advertising partners. Our home entertainment division, Entertainment Studios Home Entertainment (ESHE), is becoming one of the premier independent suppliers of DVD, CD and umd (TM) products. With a library of over 4,000 hours of owned content and a growing array of licensed titles, ESHE markets and distributes a collection of films, television programs, concerts, fitness, and children's direct-to-video programming. Chairman and CEO Byron Allen founded the company in 1993. Headquartered in Los Angeles, it has offices in New York, Chicago, and Raleigh. For more information, visit: www.es.tv

About DG

DG provides innovative technology-based solutions to the advertising, broadcast and publishing industries. The company serves more than 5,000 advertisers and agencies through a media distribution network of more than 28,000 radio, television, print and Web publishing destinations throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. DG utilizes satellite and internet transmission technologies, creative and production resources, digital asset management and syndication services that enable advertisers and agencies to work faster, smarter and more competitively. Through its Unicast, SourceEcreative, Treehouse and Springbox operating units, DG extends its benchmark of excellence to a wide roster of services ranging from custom rich media solutions and interactive marketing to direct response marketing and global creative intelligence. For more information, visit: www.DGit.com

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