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eigoMANGA and ShortsHD Reach Television Deal

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eigoMANGA and ShortsHD Reach Television Deal

(San Francisco, CA) – December 6, 2011 — San Francisco based comic book publisher, eigoMANGA announces its deal to produce and distribute original animation shorts with ShortsHD, the first and only high-definition television network dedicated to short movies. ShortsHD has a television distribution reach of over 40 million households which spans over 3 continents. ShortsHD is available on Direct TV (Channel 568), Dish Network (Channel 375), and AT&T U-Verse (Channel 1789).

“I’m really excited about working with ShortsHD”, triumphs Austin Osueke, eigoMANGA’s Publisher. “It’s a great opportunity for emerging animators to showcase their work on television and beyond to a worldwide audience.”

eigoMANGA’s animation content will become part of ShortsHD televison programming such as their animation block, ‘SHORTS Animate!’

The deal kicks off with the broadcast of the animation short, ‘Christmas In Taxi’. This is a Christmas story based about a taxi driver who reluctantly spends his Christmas Eve with a passenger who is down on her luck. ‘Christmas In Taxi’ is produced by Jongmin Shin and directed by Young-Kwang Jo.


ShortsHD is the first high definition channel dedicated to short movies and is available on DIRECTV (Channel 568), Dish Network (Channel 375), and AT&T U-Verse (Channel 1789). ShortsHD is operated by Shorts International, the world’s leading short movie entertainment company with the world’s largest movie catalogue dedicated to short movies. Shorts International also operates ShortsTV, which is available in France, Belgium, Luxembourg on Numericable (Channels 134 and 52) and in Turkey via TTNET’s Tivibu service. Shorts is the short movie on-demand service available on iTunes movie stores in the US, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Taiwan and throughout Europe. The company is headquartered in London, England with additional offices in Paris and Los Angeles and is led by Carter Pilcher, Chief Executive. Shorts International is owned by Shorts Entertainment Holdings and Liberty Global Ventures.

ShortsHD is represented in the U.S. by HotHouse Media, a business development and sales representation firm dedicated to supporting the licensing of products and services owned by independent media companies.

More information about ShortsHD can be found at

About eigoMANGA

eigoMANGA is a comic book publishing company that specializes in creating original, comic books, animation, and digital media productions.

More information about eigoMANGA can be found at