Chicago, Ill. -- (June 15, 1999) -- Intertainer, Inc., the first interactive broadband network, unveiled the company's umbrella content strategy in conjunction with a powerful lineup of additional programming agreements this week.

During a press conference at the National Cable Television Association annual meeting, Intertainer executives announced that the company has achieved its goal to develop a complete broadband network with representative programming from across all areas of popular culture. New agreements with Disney Channel, Twentieth Century Fox, ESPN Sony Music and PBS, which were announced separately, round out Intertainer's comprehensive programming portfolio.

"Our approach to programming is to provide relevant entertainment-on-demand for every subscriber," said Jonathan Taplin, Intertainer's co-founder and co-chief executive officer. "Intertainer's entertainment heritage and rapidly growing list of carefully selected content providers - coupled with increasing understanding of broadband among industry leaders - made this the right time to reveal the 'big picture' of what it means to provide true entertainment-on-demand."

Intertainer's content ranges across broad categories, including:
Education & Information Cerebellum, Jones Education Company, Maryland Public Television, National Geographic, PBS WGBH
Film & TV Artisan, Buena Vista, Central Park Media, Columbia TriStar, Disney Channel, Dreamworks SKG, New City Releasing, New Line Television Inc, Polygram, Public Media, TROMA, Inc., Warner Bros., Twentieth Century Fox, Zalman King Productions
Children's Entertainment*

CINAR Corporation, DIC Entertainment Disney Channel, Nelvana, PBS, Porchlight, Warner Bros., and selected titles from all of our studio partners

*Intertainer is dedicated to providing a safe entertainment environment for 2- to 12-year-olds and parental controls for all content.

Music American Home Entertainment, Barwood Films, Sony Music, Warner Bros.
Lifestyle ESPN, Food Network, HGTV, Mystic Fire, Outdoor Life, Wellspring Media

"Quality content that consumers are truly interested in is has always been goal of Intertainer and illustrates the compelling argument behind our commitment to be more than just movies-on-demand," said Bob Kaminsky, Intertainer's senior vice president of programming. "By intelligently aggregating the very best programming and providing the quality entertainment consumers want when the want it, Intertainer is entertainment-on-demand."

The content from broad content categories is featured on Intertainer's on-demand broadband network in eight sub-networks of eight channels each. Sub-networks include movies, music, concerts, kids, living well, shopping, books and television. Channels in various sub-networks include segments such as Top 40, New Bands, Jazz, Country, Drama, Comedy, Action, Foreign, Food/Wine, Wellness among others.

Since its inception three years ago, Intertainer has earned the programming rights to over 50,000 titles from nearly 50 media companies. The Intertainer service is available to both cable and telco distribution partners.

About Intertainer

Intertainer, Inc. (, a leading provider of home entertainment services on-demand, is defining the convergence of entertainment and technology. Intertainer, with its strategic partners - Comcast, US 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 member of Cisco's "Built for Broadband" program.