Wayne, NJ (September 12, 2006) - JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY today announced that ACME Communications (Nasdaq: ACME), one of the largest affiliate groups of the CW Television Network in Santa Ana, California has purchased six DM-JV600U High Definition MPEG-2 encoders. JVC's encoders are ACME's primary on-air HD encoders at six stations across the U.S. The CW affiliate has upgraded its stations to bring HD programming to its markets affordably.

"We purchased six of the JVC DM-JV600U HDTV encoders because of its high quality and its affordable price," said Brent Stephenson, VP of Engineering, ACME Communications. "The JVC encoders cost half the price and tested through our evaluation process to be an equal or better than the encoders we formally had purchased. In addition to great performance, JVC's encoders are very easy to use and work flawlessly. JVC also offered an affordable extended warranty as well."

"Our affordable ProHD DM-JV600U HDTV encoder makes it possible for smaller, mid-market groups like ACME Communications to upgrade to HD without breaking the bank," said Lawrence Librach, AVP Business Development Broadcast & Entertainment for JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY. "Commitment from these groups like ACME shows that we can provide high quality on air HDTV encoders without compromising quality - whether our encoders are utilized in 100+ market stations or used for digital dailies by some of Hollywood's most prestigious producers, we truly are the affordable solution of choice to transition from SD to HD."/

The following ACME stations have been upgraded to HD using JVC's encoders: WIWB-DT in Green Bay, WI WBUW-DT in Madison, WI, WBUI-DT in Decatur, IL, WTVK-DT in Fort Meyers, FL, WBXX-DT in Knoxville, TN, and KASY-DT in Albuquerque, NM.

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ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY, located in Wayne, New Jersey, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of a complete line of broadcast and professional equipment. For more information about this, or any other JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY product, contact JVC at (800) 582-5825; or Candace Vadnais at PFS Marketwyse 973-812-8883, ext. 430 or visit JVC's Web site at