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GrindMedia Launches Expanded SURFER Video On Demand Premium Movie Service

Buy Once, Watch Everywhere - New and improved high quality video service viewable on most devices

| posted on October 05, 2012

SAN CLEMENTE, CALIF., September 14, 2012 - GrindMedia’s SURFER Magazine and Opper Sports Productions’ theSURFnetwork announce the addition of a Premium subscription service to their popular online rental and download service. The service includes “Watch Now” streaming access to over 600 high quality surf movies and television shows. The newly added Premium Membership includes unlimited viewing of over 250 videos, discounts on future purchases, a complimentary subscription to SURFER Magazine, and more.

“There are around 400,000 unique visitors to SurferMag.com each month who, through our partnership with theSURFnetwork, can instantly rent or buy from a huge catalog of both new and classic surf movies and TV shows,” says SURFER Magazine Associate Publisher Jeremy Schluntz. “SURFER is proud to provide a platform that is easy to use and seamlessly delivers stoke to a variety of devices.”

SURFER VOD customers can watch videos on any compatible devices with instant access anywhere, whether it’s a mobile phone or the flat screen in the living room. The goal of SURFER’s VOD service is to provide the surf film enthusiasts a wide variety of current and classic videos and to deliver those videos to the customer in a high quality format.

Pricing for the Premium Membership is $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year. Rentals range from $0.99 to $4.99 and download purchases of newer titles range from $6.99 to $14.99. For more information visit vod.surfermag.com

About OPPER SPORTS PRODUCTIONS
Opper Sports Production’s Networks On Demand (NOD) Platform is an enterprise class technology that manages all of the complexities around the delivery of digital video content. The NOD Platform is a turnkey solution that allows video content producers to sell their videos in today’s interactive digital world. TheSURFnetwork.com, theSNOWnetwork.com and theMOTOnetwork.com are owned and operated by Opper Sports Productions. Visit OpperSports.com

About SURFER:
In 1960, SURFER Magazine began as the original. After a long history of delivering provocative and insightful editorial features, revealing interviews and award winning state-of-the-art photography, SURFER remains the authoritative voice of the surfing world and thus earned the moniker “the bible of the sport.” The SURFER brand has also grown to include Surfermag.com, Fantasy Surfer, and the SURFER message boards. All of these assets combine to make the SURFER network the most current and reliable channel of information to the surf community. The magazine is published by Source Interlink’s GrindMedia, which reaches more than 22-million active sports enthusiasts through an integrated network of magazines, online properties, events and television programming. To learn more, visit www.surfermag.com

About GRINDMEDIA
Source Interlink Media’s GrindMedia is home to renowned action and adventure sports magazine brands Surfer, Surfing, Snowboarder, Skateboarder, Powder, Bike, Canoe & Kayak, SUP-Standup Paddler, Dirt Rider, ATV Rider, and Paved. Along with our standalone websites, including GrindTV.com, Newschoolers and Motocross.com, GrindMedia is the leading provider of print and online action sports and entertainment content in the United States. Delivering significant reach across both action sports enthusiast and various in-market consumer audiences, GrindMedia produces more than 20 leading events and webcasts such as Surfer Poll Awards, Powder Video Awards, Nike 6.0 Lowers Pro, EnduroCross and International Surfing Day. GrindMedia is also the exclusive action and adventure sports content provider for Yahoo! Sports. To learn more, visit www.grindmedia.com.

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Media Contact:
Dawn Hamilton
KHPR for GrindMedia
310-295-1189
dhamilton@khpublicrelations.com