digEcor™ Signs Agreement With Taffy Entertainment
SPRINGVILLE, Utah - June 21, 2006 - digEcor™ announced today that they have signed an agreement with Taffy Entertainment, a worldwide distribution, brand management and family entertainment company. The agreement will provide the following shows: Pet Alien, ToddWorld and Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks as part of a kids' package on digEcor's digEplayer® and the new digEplayer XT™.
The digEplayer is the winner of the IFE (In-flight Entertainment) Product of the year Award and the world's first self-contained, portable video on demand (VOD) entertainment unit preprogrammed with movies, television shows, cartoons, videos, music, as well as airline destination information, promotions and advertising.
All three shows - produced by Taffy Entertainment's sister company Mike Young Productions - will be available in July for viewing on Alaska Airlines and Railway Media, a firm that provides digEplayers for rent on Amtrak trains. An additional sixteen international airlines will potentially pick up the package thereafter.
"This deal is indicative of our desire to reach out to non-traditional distribution outlets," said Regis Brown, Taffy Entertainment's Executive Vice President. "This is a non-exclusive ancillary rights deal and one that sets the foundation for many more to come. The strength of Mike Young Productions' product is opening up non-traditional doors for us, while helping to increase our brand presence in the market place."
"We're delighted to feature Mike Young Productions' cartoons as part of our content selection - a wonderful addition to our current "Hollywood" line-up," said Greg Beeston, President of digEcor. "Great children's programming is invaluable for entertaining kids on long-haul flights."
DigEcor is leading the portable IFE industry with cutting edge technology and new designs. digEcor is based in Springville, UT, with offices in Seattle, Atlanta, Miami, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Singapore, and Toulouse, France. Visit digEcor online at www.digecor.com or call us at 801-489-2120.
More about the digEplayer XT
The digEplayer XT is lightweight and packed with cutting-edge features. The unit sports an 8-inch TFT screen and offers true DVD quality video and crisp, clear text and graphics.
The integrated credit card swipe, 60 or larger gigabyte hard drive, USB 2.0 host port, and two independently controlled headphone mini-jacks add to each passengers listening and viewing pleasure.
The addition of optional 802.11 a/b/g wireless facilitates content uploads of movies, TV sitcoms, games, audio, credit card transactions, usage statistics, and more.
With optional adapters supporting AC, DC, and power over Ethernet, the modular accessory bay delivers options and expansion, including a 10-hour battery.
About Taffy Entertainment
Taffy Entertainment is the worldwide distribution, brand management and family entertainment company owned and operated jointly by well-known animation producers Mike Young Productions (MYP) and MoonScoop. With offices in Paris, Los Angeles and London, the company has production, distribution and licensing facilities, as well as a library that includes over 2,400 half hours of animation. Its series are seen on leading broadcast networks in over 160 countries around the world. Key titles in the catalogue include MoonScoop's Code Lyoko, Titeuf, The Fantastic Four, Funky Cops, Doctor Dog and Little Vampire and Mike Young Productions' ToddWorld, Pet Alien as well as Growing Up Creepie, I Got A Rocket! and Dive Olly Dive! The company also distributes third party properties including Mix Master: King of Cards and Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks. For further information, please visit: www.taffyentertainment.com
Contact: Bob Carey
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