HandHeld Entertainment Gets 1,000 Comedic Short Films for the ZVUE: Fun Little Movies gives ZVUE own

From: HandHeld Entertainment
Published: Wed Nov 30 2005

SAN FRANCISCO and HOLLYWOOD – November 30, 2005 – HandHeld Entertainment(TM) today announced it will add more than 1,000 comedic short films to its downloadable collection of ZVUE-ready videos available at www.zvue.com/downloads. The films are available through a content licensing agreement with Fun Little Movies (FLM), a leading provider and distributor of mobile entertainment and short comedy films.

The agreement with FLM gives ZVUE users access to a large collection of downloadable comedy shorts, which are readily playable on the ZVUE portable media player, as well as other compatible PMPs and Sprint mobile phones. Videos produced by FLM have appeared on HBO, Showtime, MTV, Comedy Central, A&E, PBS, Fox and WarnerBros.com. FLM has also received many cinematic awards, including First Prize for Best Comedy at the World’s Smallest Film Festival for its ‘Love Bytes’ series, and a finalist’s place for Best Short Film at the Cannes Film Festival.

"Humor is something that everyone loves to share," said Jeffrey D. Oscodar, chief executive officer and president of HandHeld Entertainment. "Our partnership with FLM allows ZVUE users to carry great comedy videos in their pockets and to share these videos with their friends. Short format entertainment, such as music videos, short films, news and comedy shorts, is exactly the type of video content that our customers are asking for, and Fun Little Movies will make them very happy."

FLM has successfully created a library of quality content that optimizes the mobile entertainment experience because it understands the difference between video that is best viewed on a mobile device like the ZVUE and video that is best viewed using a home theater system.

About the size of a pack of playing cards, the ZVUE offers full-color video and clear audio sound that gives users a robust, on-the-go digital experience when coupled with downloadable content from the ZVUE website at http://www.zvue.com/downloads/. FLM’s comedic short films will be available at ZVUE.com in mid-December, in addition to thousands of other quality titles for the ZVUE.

"The ZVUE is great because it provides a portable medium for hilarious content and, at $99, people can actually afford to buy it," said Frank Chindamo, president and chief creative officer of Fun Little Movies. "The ZVUE’s ease-of-use is perfect for FLM’s content, and its portability allows you to watch our movies beyond your desktop, computer or television; just put some films on your ZVUE and go. I love it."

HandHeld Entertainment Touts ZVUE Family of Portable Media Players
HandHeld Entertainment also recently announced that it is introducing a new ZVUE at CES 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The upcoming next generation ZVUE will feature on-board flash memory, a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and be compatible with Windows Media Video (WMV) and Windows Media Audio (WMA) through the use of Microsoft’s secure Digital Rights Management (DRM) software.

The next generation ZVUE (visit http://ftp.hheld.com/zvue_photos/ for digital photos) will utilize a thinner housing than the original ZVUE and will be available in new colors. HandHeld will publicly unveil the next generation ZVUE in January at the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company plans to have multiple ZVUE models available for purchase in 2006, including both the original and the next generation ZVUE models.

About Fun Little Movies
Fun Little Movies is a Los Angeles-based film and broadband production company specializing in short comedy films. Its work has played on HBO, Showtime, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS, PBS, A&E, Bravo, Fox, NationalLampoon.com and WarnerBros.com. The films have won 20 awards and honors including a finalists’ place for Best Live Action Short Film at the Cannes Film Festival, two American Cine’ Golden Eagles, and First Prize for Best Comedy at the CTIA World’s Smallest Film Festival for its Love Bytes series. Fun Little Movies is a pioneer in mobile entertainment content and distribution, and its success demonstrates an appetite for fresh comedy on mobile handsets. More information is available at: www.FunLittleMovies.com.

About HandHeld Entertainment
HandHeld Entertainment is the world's first portable digital entertainment company to offer mass-market portable media players at mass-market prices via mass-market distribution at more than 1,500 retail locations across the United States. ZVUE users can download thousands of free media titles at www.zvue.com/downloads. For more information, visit http://www.zvue.com or call 415-495-6470.

HandHeld Entertainment and ZVUE are trademarks of HandHeld Entertainment.

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