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IOL Signs Up Anytime

SINGAPORE -- ANYTIME, Asia Pacific’s leading Video on-Demand channel, has signed a five-year distribution agreement with India’s largest broadband provider, India On Line Broadband Limited (IOL). Four million homes in Mumbai and Delhi will have access to ANYTIME VoD movie channel and interactive games channels by March 2007.

The ANYTIME VoD movie channel will be the exclusive provider of Hollywood VoD programming and will form the cornerstone of the MTNL-IOL and BSNL-IOL IPTV platforms, supported by Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MNTL) and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited’s (BSNL) respectively.

The ANYTIME channel is expected to go live in December this year, making a wide range of Hollywood blockbusters - both new releases and library titles – and interactive games, available on-Demand. It will introduce a new level of choice, control and convenience in entertainment to India.

“This is an unprecedented deal for IPTV in the region,” said ANYTIME CEO Craig Zimbulis. “On-Demand delivery of video content is set to boom in India, this is a country that clearly has a huge appetite for next generation services. Working together, IOL, MTNL, BSNL and ANYTIME will be able to offer Indian consumers an entirely new way to choose and consume Hollywood entertainment.”

ANYTIME Pte Ltd.

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