FOR: MAINFRAME ENTERTAINMENT INC.
TSX SYMBOL: MFE
APRIL 5, 2005 - 09:00 ET
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - April 5, 2005) - CinemaNow to Feature Seasons 3 and 4 for Viewing Online Mainframe Entertainment (TSX:MFE), a leading creator of computer generated animation, and CinemaNow Inc., the industry leader in video-on-demand for broadband, have teamed up to make Mainframe's popular "ReBoot" cartoon series available for download throughout North America via the CinemaNow Web site (www.cinemanow.com).
"With this agreement Mainframe is venturing into the realm of Video On Demand (V.O.D), an area in which CinemaNow is a market leader," said Rick Mischel, C.E.O, Mainframe Entertainment. "ReBoot was cutting-edge when it premiered as the first 3D CG cartoon series on television, and it continues to be progressive with this forward-looking on-demand venture."
ReBoot, an exciting adventure set entirely inside a computer, features a cast of heroes, Bob, Dot, Matrix and AndrAIa, as they do battle with Users and Viruses alike in a struggle to keep Mainframe online. Four seasons of "ReBoot" have been produced, and the series has legions of dedicated fans around the world. The show is recognized for its vivid animation and unique storyline.
Mainframe Entertainment Inc. is the industry leader in computer generated (CG) animation for television and direct-to-video/DVD family entertainment. Mainframe has produced over 250 half hours of CG animated television as well as six CG animated direct-to-video/DVD feature films and two one-hour CG animated television specials. Mainframe's CG animation expertise is also being used in the production of theatrical feature films, interactive games and commercials. Established in 1993, Mainframe continues to grow its library of proprietary productions, and has received many prestigious awards for its work on such international brands as "Barbie", "Hot Wheels", "Spider-Man", "Casper" and "Popeye". The Company is recognized as a CG animation pioneer having developed the groundbreaking internationally distributed television series "ReBoot". Mainframe clients include Sony, Mattel, Lions Gate Home Entertainment, Electronic Arts (Canada) and MTV. Mainframe's majority shareholder, IDT Corporation, is a NYSE-listed multinational telecommunications and entertainment company.
CinemaNow, Inc. (www.cinemanow.com) is the global leader in broadband video-on-demand. CinemaNow legally offers content from a library of more than 6,500 new and classic movies, television programs and music concerts from 20th Century Fox, ABC News, Disney, Lions Gate, MGM, Miramax, NBC Universal, Sony, Warner Bros. and more than 200 other licensors via downloading or streaming. Founded in 1999, CinemaNow continues to be an innovator in the video-on-demand industry with the introduction of high-definition content and support for portable media devices. CinemaNow counts Menlo Ventures, Lions Gate Entertainment, Microsoft, Cisco Systems and Blockbuster as investors.
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