LLC Navarre to Distribute The Ultimate Fighter(R) TV Reality Series on DVD MINNEAPOLIS, March 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Navarre Corporation (Nasdaq: NAVR) a publisher and distributor of physical and digital home entertainment and multimedia products, today announced an exclusive DVD distribution agreement with Zuffa, LLC, creators of the Ultimate Fighting Championship(R) and The Ultimate Fighter(R). Under the terms of the agreement, Navarre has licensed the exclusive United States DVD distribution rights to the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization's Spike TV reality television series "The Ultimate Fighter." The Ultimate Fighter series is now heading into its fifth season and regularly receives ratings higher than the many NBA, NHL, NASCAR in the coveted 18 to 34 year old male demographic. Marvin Gleicher, Senior Vice President - Content and Marketing, commented on the agreement, "Navarre is thrilled to sign a long-term agreement with Ultimate Fighting Productions, the leader in the mix martial arts category. With this agreement Navarre has positioned itself as a premier publisher and distributor in this growing and wildly popular form of entertainment. We look forward to working with Ultimate Fighting Productions and our retail partners to further grow the mix martial arts entertainment category in the future." "Navarre is the perfect partner to distribute our The Ultimate Fighter series television events on DVD given their understanding of the mixed martial arts category and strong relationships with North America's leading retailers," stated Dana White, UFC President. "Our goal is to ensure our fan base has every opportunity to experience the most exciting live sporting event in the world!" About Navarre Corporation Navarre Corporation (Nasdaq: NAVR) is a publisher and distributor of physical and digital home entertainment and multimedia products, including PC software, CD audio, DVD video, video games and accessories. Since its founding in 1983, the Company has established distribution relationships with customers across a wide spectrum of retail channels which includes mass merchants, discount, wholesale club, office and music superstores, military and e-tailers nationwide. The Company currently provides its products to over 19,000 retail and distribution center locations throughout the United States and Canada. Navarre has expanded its business to include the licensing and publishing of home entertainment and multimedia content, primarily through the acquisitions of Encore, BCI, and FUNimation. For more information, please visit the Company's web site at http://www.navarre.com . About the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Zuffa, LLC The Ultimate Fighting Championship(R) brand is the world's leading professional mixed martial arts organization and offers the premier series of MMA sports events. Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, and headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev., the UFC(R) organization produces approximately twelve to fourteen live pay-per-view events annually that are distributed through cable and satellite providers. In addition to its U.S. distribution, UFC(R) fight programs are distributed throughout the world including broadcast on WOWOW, Inc. in Japan, on MAIN EVENT in Australia, Globosat in Brazil and Bravo in the United Kingdom. For more information, or current UFC(R) fight news, visit http://www.ufc.com . Ultimate Fighting Championship(R), Ultimate Fighting(R), UFC(R), The Ultimate Fighter(R), Submission(R), As Real As It Gets(R), Zuffa(TM), The Octagon(TM) and the eight-sided competition mat and cage design are registered trademarks, trademarks, trade dress or service marks owned exclusively by Zuffa, LLC in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other marks referenced herein may be the property of Zuffa, LLC or other respective owners. SOURCE Navarre Corporation CONTACT: Haug Scharnowski, Vice President Corporate Relations of Navarre Corporation, +1-763-535-8333, firstname.lastname@example.org -0- Mar/27/2007 20:01 GMT
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