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here! Debuts Internet-TV Fare

Gay television network here!TV teamed up with online-television service Tvext to offer a selection of its programming content to Web viewers.

here! -- which boasts the world’s largest collection of gay and lesbian films, plus a bank of original television programs -- signed a distribution agreement with Tvext to offer titles on-demand via Tvext’s Web site ( here! premium programs provided on the Web site include thriller Third Man Out - A Donald Strachey Mystery and comedy documentary Man of the Year.

Users also can create personal libraries of titles stored either on their home computer or via Tvext online servers.

“Millions of people are searching for here! premium gay and lesbian entertainment online, and Tvext offers an easy and exceptional broadband experience for finding, watching and downloading here! from the Internet," here! executive vice president and general manager Karen Flischel said.

Tvext itself recently came online and, as part of a limited-time introductory offer, it is allowing users to sample all of its programming free-of-charge. Going forward, it will switch to a subscription model, offering programs under a $10 package good for 10-15 hours of content or a $7.95 Tvext Pass. The Tvext Pass also offers 10-15 hours of content, but it automatically replenishes the account balance as viewing hours are consumed.