February 01, 2000 07:42am
New Frontier Media Completes C-Band Uplink and Playout Move to Enhance Distribution Capability
by: Company Press Release
(BOULDER, CO) -- New Frontier Media, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOOF - news), a leader in the electronic distribution of adult entertainment, announced that it has successfully completed the relocation of its three least-edited networks, Extasy(TM), True Blue(TM) and GonzoX(TM) from Ottawa, Canada to its Boulder, Colorado broadcast facility. This move represents the final phase in a four-month broadcast expansion effort that integrates new broadcast automation systems which will also provide expanded video graphics, video enhancement and interactive distribution capabilities.
``Our broadcast and technical departments have created a facility that represents the state-of-the-art in broadcast technology. The end result is greater quality control, cost control and the ability to further leverage our growing library of content. It also represents the final phase in our strategy to consolidate efforts that had previously been outsourced,'' stated Tom Nyiri, Chief Technology Officer.
New Frontier Media expects this move will enhance its ability to deliver content to its Internet division for both Internet and Broadband distribution. In addition, the Company expects to be able to utilize the technology in the launch of its latest network, ETC, Erotic Television Clips(TM). ETC is expected to air 240 program blocks and almost 400 adult scenes per month. ``Given the level of automation provided by the additional broadcast technology, we now have a cost effective means of airing ETC's highly rigorous programming schedule while incurring only minimal incremental personnel costs,'' added Nyiri. The launch is expected to occur during the second quarter of this year.
In conjunction with the C-Band move, New Frontier Media implemented technology to operate over an 18 gigahertz DS3 transmission path creating redundant wireless transport of content to its up-link facility. ``Not only do we have redundancy, but now we can deliver the highest level of quality in picture and sound while running digital programming free of analog-based glitches including interruption and transmission noise,'' said Nyiri. During the first quarter of this calendar year, New Frontier Media expects to replace its legacy redundant path with an OC-12 that will also provide high-speed bandwidth capacity to support additional Broadcast and Broadband distribution.
ABOUT NEW FRONTIER MEDIA, INC.
New Frontier Media, Inc. is a leader in the electronic distribution of adult entertainment with an unparalleled library of content. Through its television subsidiary, the Company distributes adult entertainment via pay-per-view and subscription cable/satellite video networks. Cable/DBS networks include Pleasure(TM), the most-edited standard available in the category; TeN, The Erotic Network(TM), which incorporates a partial-editing standard and Extasy(TM), the least-edited standard.
Through its Internet subsidiaries, New Frontier Media designs, creates and implements Company-owned subscription/membership-based web sites for the adult Internet consumer markets. It also operates Internet traffic sales and acquisition programs for the adult webmaster community. In addition, the Company serves as a single source for a comprehensive range of high-performance Internet products and services, including transaction processing, dedicated access, web hosting, co-location, e-commerce application development, streaming media, and bandwidth management. New Frontier Media's network infrastructure enables the delivery of live and on-demand video events to millions of Internet users.
For more information contact Keely Hawk, VP Corporate Communications at (303) 444-0900, extension 145.
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of Securities & Exchange Act. The Company intends forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements. All statements regarding the Company's expected financial position and operating results, its business strategy its financing plans and the outcome of any contingencies are forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are subject to risks, and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth or implied by any forward-looking statements.