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Kanakaris Launches Latin Movie Site

Kanakaris Communications Inc. and the Latin American Independent Network (LAIN), Tuesday launched a joint venture Web site.

CinemaniaNetwork.com will provide Spanish language and subtitled films, including special versions of American classics.

There will be headline links to CinemaniaNetwork.com from Microsoft's (MSFT) content Web site, WindowsMedia.com. Kanakaris is a Microsoft Internet Content Partner and will exclusively use Microsoft Windows Media technology to provide worldwide Internet users from 56k to broadband with full-screen scaleable movie delivery with no download time.

For a limited time, all films are free to help attract a large initial audience and advertising. Soon, there will be a combination of free films as well as films available with monthly subscription access. In addition, LAIN and Kanakaris will work together to solicit advertising to the site.

"The Hispanic marketplace is $380 billion a year in the United States alone, and is expected to double by 2010. The Kanakaris/LAIN Web site, CinemaniaNetwork.com, offers the first online full-length motion picture Web site devoted exclusively to this marketplace offering broadcast quality (at broadband delivery).

Any user connected to the Internet, from 56k to broadband, has free access to classic films dubbed into Spanish or featuring Spanish subtitles," stated a spokesperson.