(April 23, 2007 - Burbank, CA) — Warner Home Video (WHV) and Collegiate Images, LLC (CI), the centralized licensing and rights clearance agency of college sports have agreed upon a new multi-year deal that will allow them to continue their partnership of producing and distributing officially licensed sports content. The announcement was jointly made by Jeff Brown, WHV Senior Vice President and General Manager TV and Franchise, and Mark Geddis, President and CEO, CI. WHV will work hand-in-hand with CI to create and distribute officially licensed college sports content including team histories, championship seasons, magical moments, complete games and more. WHV will distribute the CI programming via packaged media (DVD) as well as through Electronic Sell Through (EST.) The deal will cover all college sports for both men’s and women’s teams. With a plethora of collegiate powerhouses spanning all the conferences, the catalog is endless when it comes to producing these DVDs. WHV plans to distribute multiple new releases each year for the next several years. Future football DVD titles include "The History of Penn State Football" and "The History of Wisconsin Football" which are set to be released this Fall 2007. "The History of Indiana Basketball" is slated for a November 13, 2007 street date. Regarding the announcement, Brown remarked, “College spirit is unparalleled in its nature and there are no fans more loyal and passionate than college sports fans. We are thrilled to continue our relationship with Collegiate Images who is the leader when it comes to college sports content.” Geddis said “We are extremely excited to continue growing our brand with Warner Home Video through our worldwide home video distribution deal. Their roster of sports clients is unprecedented and we look forward to working closely with them to expand the CI brand within the home video market.” About WHV With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Video and New Line Home Entertainment. About Collegiate Images, LLC Collegiate Images™ is the centralized licensing and rights clearance agency that manages the distribution of copyrighted intellectual property content, focusing exclusively on college sports. CI partners with copyright holders to define, claim, protect and manage their intellectual property, allowing each copyright holder to control and monetize those rights in the ever-changing digital landscape. CI provides these services for moving images, still images and live data rights. Our partners include premier athletic programs, collegiate conferences, bowl games, national and regional sports networks and a multitude of other rights holders.
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