DIRECTV ORDERS ENTERTAINMENT ONE’S SEXY COMEDY YOU ME HER TO SERIES

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LOS ANGELES – July 8, 2015 – DIRECTV has made a direct-to-series order for Entertainment One Television’s (eOne) comedy series You Me Her, created for television by John Scott Shepherd and inspired by the Playboy Magazine article titled “Sugar on Top” by John H. Richardson.  The ten half-hour episode series will air on DIRECTV’s Audience Network.

In You Me Her, Shepherd has crafted television’s first “polyromantic comedy,” infusing the sensibilities of a smart, grounded indie rom-com with a distinctive twist: One of the two parties just happens to be a suburban married couple.

“We are excited to partner with eOne again to bring You Me Her to our viewers, “ said DIRECTV Senior Vice President, Original Content and Production, Chris Long. “Audience Network always strives to feature a wide-ranging slate of programming that is unlike anything else on television and we have once again succeeded with You Me Her.”

You Me Her builds on the successful relationship between eOne and DIRECTV whose suspense-drama Rogue starring Cole Hauser, Richard Schiff and Thandie Newton is in its third season. eOne will finance, produce and distribute You Me Her worldwide, with Gerard Bocaccio, SVP US Scripted Development, overseeing You Me Her for the studio.

You Me Her presents an alternative world inside a beloved genre.  It offers a seductive, cheeky and intriguing window into the emotional highs and lows that inevitably result from the complications of romantic entanglements…especially when there are more than two people involved.  We are pleased to partner with DIRECTV again and look forward to even more successes together,” said John Morayniss, CEO, eOne Television.

Shepherd, who will serve as Executive Producer and Showrunner for the series, created and executive produced the television series Save Me and The Days. He also penned the screenplays to feature films Life or Something Like it and Joe Somebody and authored the novels Henry’s List of Wrongs and The Dead Father’s Guide to Sex and Marriage.  Shepherd is represented by Paradigm and McKuin Frankel Whitehead.

Playboy’s Alta Loma Entertainment’s Peter Jaysen will serve as an Executive Producer along with Alan Gasmer (Vikings).  Playboy has a long and successful history as a rich source for feature film material –  The Hurt Locker, Born on The Fourth of July and A Christmas Story, all got their start as articles in Playboy Magazine and You Me Her marks the first time an article has been used as the genesis of a scripted television series.

eOne, DIRECTV and Playboy will seek to create unique integrated advertising platforms, which will provide innovative opportunities for advertisers.

eOne produces and distributes a diverse slate of award-winning, critically acclaimed programming across all genres, and has a proven track record in delivering successful long running series. Hit original shows from the company include Welcome to Sweden, the half hour comedy series executive produced by siblings Amy and Greg Poehler, the successful miniseries The Book of Negroes and Klondike, Hell on Wheels, Nellyville, Mary, Bitten, Rookie Blue, Haven, and Saving Hope, as well as a number of highly successful series coming out of its output relationship with AMC and SundanceTV including The Walking Dead, Halt and Catch Fire, Turn and The Red Road.

About DIRECTV:

DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV) is one of the world's leading providers of digital television entertainment services delivering a premium video experience through state-of-the-art technology, unmatched programming and industry leading customer service to more than 39 million customers in the U.S. and Latin America. In the U.S., DIRECTV offers its over 20 million customers access to more than 195 HD channels and Dolby-Digital® 5.1 theater-quality sound, access to exclusive sports programming such as NFL SUNDAY TICKET™, Emmy-award winning technology and higher customer satisfaction than the leading cable companies for 14 years running. DIRECTV Latin America, through its subsidiaries and affiliated companies in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, and other Latin American countries, leads the pay TV category in technology, programming and service, delivering an unrivaled digital television experience to more than 19 million customers. DIRECTV sports and entertainment properties include ownership interests and management of four Regional Sports Networks: ROOT SPORTS Rocky Mountain, Pittsburgh, Southwest and Northwest; and has minority ownership interests in Game Show Network. For the most up-to-date information on DIRECTV, please visit directv.com.

About Audience Network:
Always Original. Always Smart. Always Bold. Never Ordinary. Audience is a unique and exclusive television experience available only to DIRECTV subscribers. The channel first made its mark by partnering with NBC to produce and air three additional seasons of the Emmy Award-winning series Friday Night Lights and then became the exclusive home of the Emmy Award-winning drama Damages, starring Glenn Close and Rose Byrne. DIRECTV continues its commitment to original, provocative content with a growing slate of critically acclaimed original series including the MMA drama Kingdom, starring Frank Grillo and Nick Jonas;  the suspense-drama ROGUE, starring Thandie Newton and Cole Hauser; Full Circle: Chicago Payback, written by Keith Huff and starring Calista Flockhart, Eric McCormack, Rita Wilson, and Terry O’Quinn; and Neil LaBute’s second project with the network, Billy & Billie, starring Adam Brody and Lisa Joyce. Audience is also home to acclaimed original documentaries including The Fighting Season, a first hand account at the deadliest year in our nation’s longest war, Executive Produced by Ricky Schroder. Sports fans will find live, daily sports and entertainment news from two renowned sports journalists with The Dan Patrick Show and The Rich Eisen Show. Plus, viewers can enjoy exclusive concerts by today’s hottest artists on Guitar Center Sessions and intimate interviews with top talent like Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain on Off Camera with Sam Jones. It’s original entertainment you won’t see anywhere else. For more info, please visit directv.com/audience

About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content.  The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Spain, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea.  Through established Film and Television divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 40,000 film and television titles, 4,500 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.

About Alta Loma Entertainment
Alta Loma Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Playboy Enterprises, Inc., a media and lifestyle company that markets the brand through a wide range of media properties and licensing initiatives.  Playboy is one of the most recognized and popular consumer brands in the world.  The company publishes Playboy magazine in the United States and licenses foreign editions of Playboy around the world; operates Playboy.com, a leading men’s lifestyle and entertainment site; and creates content for distribution via feature films, television networks, websites, mobile platforms and radio.  Through licensing agreements, the Playboy brand appears on a wide range of consumer products in more than 180 countries, as well as retail stores and entertainment venues.  For more information about Playboy Enterprises, please visit www.PlayboyEnterprises.com.

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