BURBANK, Calif. - (June 14, 1999) -- Disney Channel, the leader in television for
kids and families, and Intertainer, the world's first interactive broadband network, have reached an agreement to provide Disney Channel original programming created especially for kids and families to Intertainer's subscribers, beginning immediately.
This agreement will enhance Intertainer's service with the guaranteed rights to
Disney Channel original series, movies and specials, such as the critically-acclaimed Bear in the Big Blue House; the Emmy Award-winning Rolie Polie Olie; So Weird, starring Mackenzie Phillips; the original movie Smart House, starring Katey Sagal and Ryan Merriman and directed by LeVar Burton; and many others. Intertainer provides a full spectrum of entertainment-on-demand to both the cable and telco industries.
"Disney Channel is excited to be at the forefront of video-on-demand content
distribution with Intertainer," said Peter Cullen, vice president, business
development for Disney/ABC Cable Networks. "Intertainer provides us a unique
way to expose consumers to our numerous original series, movies and specials."
"Intertainer is proud to add Disney Channel's original programming to our ever-
growing on-demand content," said Bob Kaminsky, Intertainer's senior vice
president of programming. "This agreement enables us to provide our subscribers with quality programming especially created for kids and families."
Intertainer, Inc. (http://www.intertainer.com), a leading provider of home entertainment services on-demand, is defining the convergence of entertainment and technology. Intertainer, with its strategic partners - Comcast, U S WEST, Sony, Intel and NBC - provides customers with a personal gateway to thousands of hours of diverse movies, music, TV, shopping and information programming to the PC or TV using high speed data lines over cable or telephone connections. The company's entertainment-on-demand, e-commerce applications and targeted advertising will be the first services enabled by the popular PersonalJava language on Scientific-Atlanta's Explorer® 2000 set-top box. Intertainer also has solid relationships with leading companies in the broadband space, including Veon, Concurrent Computer Corporation, Sun Microsystems and Cisco Systems. Intertainer is a charter nmember of Cisco's "Built for Broadband" program.
About Disney Channel
Disney Channel, combining original series, movies and special with timeless classics, is the only full-time general entertainment television network designed for kids and families. Disney Channel is a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company.