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  • FEARnet MULTI-PLATFORM HORROR THRILLER HD MOVIE NETWORK LAUNCHING AS CABLE CHANNEL
  • Linear Channel From Sony Pictures Television, Lionsgate and Comcast, Debuts October 1st
  • LOS ANGELES, CA - June 21, 2010 - FEARnet, the world's premier destination for horror, thriller and suspense, will be available as a linear network beginning October 1st. The cutting-edge, multi-platform movie destination, currently available on demand, online and on mobile 24/7, will expand its reach, making its unrivaled modern horror library available in high-definition via multi-channel video programming distributors.

    "FEARnet's unequalled content offering, combined with the genre's broad devoted fan base, has made it the number one destination for horror and suspense," said Diane Robina, president of FEARnet. "Now we're taking the next step, bringing the best titles in the genre in HD and making them available on an ad-supported linear channel."

    "With unmatched premium content, from acclaimed originals to movie favorites, Crackle has built a proven distribution and ad network in the U.S. that we're replicating now around the world," said Berger. "Our content is chosen and programmed for the true video buff who loves movies and television shows and also wants to discover the best new content on the web."

    "Crackle is a great example of SPT's strategy to bring great content to consumers and advertisers on a variety of platforms," said Littmann. "Given its success in the U.S., it's the perfect time to extend Crackle's reach internationally."

    Averaging approximately 12MM views per month on VOD, FEARnet is currently available in more than 28 million homes on Comcast, Cox Communications, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-Verse, Insight Communications, Bresnan and Guadalupe Valley Systems. Already the #2 free HD VOD Movie Network, FEARnet is ranked in the top 10 amongst all Comcast VOD Networks and within the top 20 Comcast HD Networks.

    Online, http://www.fearnet.com is the web's #1 site for genre movie viewing, where users can explore the world of the macabre on a visually arresting video-rich environment packed with movies, interactive community features and fresh original content.

    From Sony Pictures Television (SPT: US) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), the two top studios producing and distributing the genre, and Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) (NASDAQ: CMCSK), the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services with FEARnet launched on October 31, 2006.

    About FEARnet

    FEARnet is a cutting-edge, multi-platform movie network available on demand, online and on mobile 24/7. As the world's premier destination for horror, thriller and suspense, its modern horror library unites Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) (NASDAQ: CMCSK), the nation's leader provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services with Sony Pictures Television (SPT: US) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), the two top studios producing and distributing the genre. Its online outlet, www.fearnet.com is the #1 horror website where users can explore the world of the macabre on a visually arresting video-rich environment packed with movies, interactive community features and fresh original content. For more information visit http://www.fearnet.com.

    Contacts:

    Steve Spignese
    Beck Media & Marketing
    310.689.7363
    steve@beckmedia.com