Channel 1 Releasing Touts 'Cutting-Edge' Web Redesign

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Prolific all-male production and distribution house Channel 1 Releasing has gone live with a redesign of its official flagship website as well as an array of satellite websites. is the company's official web home, which also serves as a portal to and streaming-video sites and

" is officially ready for business," a site rep announced. "With a cutting-edge sleek design, the updated site contains better navigation with ease of use, cross-platform content which users can access from any type of computer and a pay-per-minute model offering members a wider selection at more affordable prices."

The site's Channel 1 On Demand feature relies on Flash VOD as well as a full-screen option and "segmented viewing with thumbnails," the site rep said. In addition to the pay-per-minute model, customers may now choose a download-to-own option or full online rental.

Content available to non-members includes LaRue's Hot Tracker blog as well as "five free movies each week, 30 free minutes for Channel 1 On Demand each month, over one million image galleries and weekly live shows," the site rep said.

In addition to the website revamp, Channel 1 has promoted Jared Lewis from their wholesale department to affiliate manager. "It was Jared's strong work ethic, drive to succeed, ability to navigate complex contracts and provide his clients with friendly, personalized service that made him a perfect fit for his new position," C1R principal Rob Novinger said.

Recently, Channel 1 Releasing earned XBIZ Award nominations for GLBT Web Company of the Year as well as GLBT Studio of the Year. In March, they picked up a GAYVN Award for Website of the Year.