Rentrak Signs Contract With Alliance Films for On-Demand Content Measurement
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    -- Rentrak Widens Footprint in Canadian Cable Measurement by Signing One
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<p><span class="xn-location">PORTLAND</span>, Ore., <span class="xn-chron">March 25</span> /CNW/ -- Rentrak Corporation (Nasdaq:   RENT), the leader in multi-screen media measurement serving the advertising and entertainment industries, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to provide Alliance Films with on-demand measurement services.  With this agreement, Rentrak continues to build its leadership position in providing measurement services for the Canadian video-on-demand market where Rentrak has seen a 19% increase in on-demand content usage in 2009 as compared to 2008.</p>
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<p>"We are pleased to be working with Alliance Films and to have the OnDemand Essentials service be the source to assist them in leading the category," said <span class="xn-person">Carol Hinnant</span>, Rentrak's Senior Vice President of Business Development, Advanced Media. "By using OnDemand Essentials, Alliance Films will be able to better analyze how viewers consume their content so they can maximize their future viewership and revenue opportunities with both new movie releases and library titles."</p>
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<p>Alliance Films' recent on-demand film offerings include "Inglourious Basterds," "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past," "Nine," "Four Christmases" and "Coraline."  The company's on-demand film titles can be viewed via cable operators including Cogeco Cable, MTS, Rogers Cable, Sasktel, Shaw Cable, Telus and Videotron.</p>
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<p>"After careful review of advanced measurement services available in the marketplace, we selected Rentrak for its superior on-demand measurement offering and advanced metrics," commented Naveen Prasad, vice president TV and Online Distribution, Alliance Films.</p>
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    About OnDemand Essentials®
    
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<p>OnDemand Essentials, a service of Rentrak's Advanced Media & Information Division, provides operators, content providers (including broadcast/cable networks and studios) and advertisers with a transactional tracking and reporting system to view and analyze on-demand content. The product is an extension of Rentrak's Essentials suite of business intelligence products customized for the entertainment industry. OnDemand Essentials clients have password protected, near real-time, Web browser-based 24/7 access to on-demand consumer usage data at various access levels based on business and privacy rules. A sophisticated toolset aggregates and reports data across multiple vendors in one easy to use report system. Clients using the OnDemand Essentials system are able to instantly analyze and interpret their own business data to identify trends, program and promote more effectively, as well as track their performance against the broader business sector in which they operate.</p>
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    About Alliance Films
    
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<p>Alliance Films is a leading distributor of motion pictures in <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>, with motion picture distribution operations in the <span class="xn-location">United Kingdom</span> and <span class="xn-location">Spain</span>.  The Company distributes filmed entertainment to theatres, on DVD, online and to television broadcasters. Alliance Films holds the Canadian distribution rights to the productions of leading independent studios, including CBS Films, Focus Features, The Weinstein Company, Overture Films, Apparition, The Film Department, A Bigger Boat, Grosvenor Park and Relativity Media.</p>
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    About Rentrak Corporation
    
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<p>Rentrak Corporation (NASDAQ:   RENT) is a global digital media measurement and research company, serving the most recognizable companies in the entertainment industry.  With a reach across numerous platforms including box office, home entertainment, on-demand and linear television, broadband and mobile, Rentrak is headquartered in <span class="xn-location">Portland</span>, Oregon, with additional offices worldwide in <span class="xn-location">Los Angeles</span>, <span class="xn-location">New York City</span>, Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, <span class="xn-location">Argentina</span>, <span class="xn-location">Australia</span>, <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>, <span class="xn-location">China</span>, <span class="xn-location">France</span>, <span class="xn-location">Germany</span>, <span class="xn-location">Mexico</span>, <span class="xn-location">Russia</span>, <span class="xn-location">Spain</span> and the <span class="xn-location">United Kingdom</span>.  For more information on any of Rentrak's services, please visit <a href="http://www.rentrak.com">www.rentrak.com</a>.</p>
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    Contact for Alliance Films:
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    Naveen Prasad
    Office: 416-309-4219
    Email: naveen.prasad@alliancefilms.com
    
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    Contact for Rentrak Corporation:
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    Sallie Olmsted / Amanda Bialek
    Office: 310-854-8124 / 310-854-8151
    Email: solmsted@rogersandcowan.com / abialek@rogersandcowan.com





    

For further information: For further information: Naveen Prasad of Alliance Films, +1-416-309-4219, naveen.prasad@alliancefilms.com; or Sallie Olmsted, +1-310-854-8124, solmsted@rogersandcowan.com, or Amanda Bialek, +1-310-854-8151, abialek@rogersandcowan.com, both for Rentrak Corporation Web Site: http://www.rentrak.com

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