ZIM expands its content offering on ZIM- PPLive to include Children’s Animations and Learning Channels
Ottawa, Canada - September 13, 2006 - ZIM Corporation (OTCBB: ZIMCF), a global mobile content and application developer, today announced a content distribution agreement with Cinerio Entertainment Inc, a developer of traditional 2-D animation, computer generated 3-D animation and interactive content for international markets. Through this agreement, ZIM will distribute Cinerio’s Children Animation and Children’s Learning products on the P2P (peer to peer) Internet TV platform, PPLive.com. The addition of Cinerio’s content will expand ZIM’s overall offering on PPLive which already includes an American Pop Channel (Hollywood Classics) and Travel/Tourism Channels.
"Cinerio's English language content is a great addition to ZIM-PPLive. Children's Animations and English Learning programs are in high demand in the Chinese market, and they can now be viewed by PPLive's large user base and by anyone with Internet access worldwide." said Dr. Michael Cowpland, President and CEO of ZIM.
PPLive provides free online streaming TV programs. Unlike other streaming Internet TV platforms which charge large set up fees, monthly hosting fees and additional fees per gigabyte of bandwidth, ZIM-PPLive offers unlimited bandwidth for a flat rate. It is based on integrated peer-to-peer technology which provides users with a smooth TV viewing experience with no interruptions. In P2P technology, everyone can become a broadcaster without the cost of traditional streaming. The more users that are on-line, the faster the programs can be loaded.
"We are very excited about this partnership with ZIM to launch our content into China and other international markets. We believe the P2P Internet TV platform is ideal for simultaneous and widespread viewing of our content" said Kerry Williams of Cinerio Entertainment Inc.
PPLive scales well across existing infrastructure to enable the top program to have over 500 thousand simultaneous viewers. Currently, most of the media content is from TV channels in China, with international content being added every day. PPLive has full digital rights management to ensure copyright protection for all of its content. PPLive can be downloaded at http://www.zimsms.com/download/zimpplive.exe
ZIM is a mobile service provider, aggregator and application developer for the mobile market. ZIM’s bridges the gap between data and mobility. For more information on ZIM and its customers, partners and products, visit: www.zim.biz.
Cinerio Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian entertainment company based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Cinerio's Services Division develops traditional 2-D animation, computer generated 3-D animation and interactive content for international markets. Cinerio also provides a full range of interactive services including production and consulting. Cinerio’s Entertainment Division, acquires children’s entertainment content for DVD release. Picture books are digitized, reworked with added animation and “picturemation”, then re-released on DVD for the home entertainment market. We also acquire the rights to broadcast television shows and specials, which are digitally remastered and re-released on DVD. www.cinerio.com
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