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The Performance Channel grants global distribution rights to LNI


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Paris, April 13, 2006

UK music channel signs international distribution agreement with Lagardere Active subsidiary

The Performance Channel

, the British music channel owned by Eicom Plc, has just granted global distribution rights to Lagardere Networks International, a subsidiary of Lagardere Active.

According to the terms of the distribution agreement, Lagardere Networks International becomes the Performance Channel’s exclusive representative in continental Europe , the Middle East and Africa .

With this agreement, the Performance Channel joins the portfolio of special-interest channels designed for new digital platforms that is represented by Lagardere Networks International.

“We’re very glad to be developing a relationship with Performance and we think that it has a real chance of being picked up by many different TV platforms worldwide,” said Philippe Rouxel, deputy managing director of Lagardere Networks International.

Added Steve Timmins, CEO of Performance:“We’re delighted to enter into this agreement with Lagardere Networks International and hope that it will be a first step toward future collaborations with Lagardere Active.”

About the Performance channel

The Performance channel is owned by Eicom Plc, a British group.

Eicom Plc owns a portfolio of digital TV channels, including the music channel Performance and the scientific channel SciTech TV. Eicom Plc’s objective is to distribute these channels in the United Kingdom and abroad via cable, satellite and new broadband platforms.

About Lagardere Networks International

Lagardere Networks International, a subsidiary of Lagardere Active, is the exclusive international representative for the following special-interest channels: Mezzo, MCM Top, MCM Pop, Canal J, TiJi, Filles TV, Al Jazeera Children’s Channel, La Chaîne Météo, Live One, Cuisine TV, XXL, ABMoteurs, Chasse & Pêche, Animaux, Escales and Encyclopedia.


Steve Timmins, Directeur Général +44 7005 964091

Philippe Rouxel, Directeur Général Adjoint +33 155 955 780

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