Agreement Includes New Releases And Select Library Films

CULVER CITY, CA, February 18, 2002 - Solidifying its position as a leading video on demand content aggregator, Intertainer today announced an agreement with MGM that allows the company to include MGM titles as part of their broadband video-on-demand service. The agreement goes into effect immediately.

According to the agreement, Intertainer's Internet Protocol (IP) service will showcase many of MGM's new releases, as well as a selection from its renowned 4,100-title film library. The MGM library boasts fourteen "Best Picture" Oscar® winners, the enormously successful Rocky film series, numerous Woody Allen favorites as well as hundreds of celebrated classic titles including Some Like It Hot and The Terminator.

"As a former movie producer and true aficionado, I'm thrilled to be able to offer our subscribers access to MGM's quality new releases and seminal classics," said Intertainer CEO Jonathan Taplin. "Adding MGM to our current roster of A-list content partners ensures that Intertainer's content offering will continue to be the best in the business."

"MGM is always looking for new ways to build audiences for our new and classic library films. As part of that commitment, we often embrace new technologies early in their lifecycle in order to gain insights about consumer behavior and to maintain our competitive edge," said David Bishop, president and COO - MGM Home Entertainment. "Intertainer is a leader and innovator in video-on-demand delivery and thus an ideal partner for MGM in this arena."

Intertainer's IP VOD service recently launched in the nation's top 35 broadband markets, giving consumers instant access to movies, music and television programming from the biggest names in entertainment. In addition, Intertainer has long been a pioneer in the digital cable VOD space, securing deployments with leading cable operators Adelphia Communications and Comcast.

About Intertainer

Using its flexible, interoperable Digital Entertainment Service Platform™, Intertainer ( delivers the largest selection of movies, music videos and television programming on-demand instantly to your PC or TV. The service is delivered over digital cable and broadband systems and features content from unprecedented partner relationships including Universal Pictures, Warner Bros., DreamWorks SKG, MGM, A&E Networks, NBC, Discovery, ESPN, Pearson Television, Warner Music, EMI Music and many others. Enhanced TV functionality, interactive advertising, and personalization features round out the Digital Entertainment Service Platform offering and the Intertainer experience. Strategic partners include Thomson, Comcast, Intel, Microsoft, NBC, Qwest and Sony.

About MGM Home Entertaiment

MGM Home Entertainment controls the home video, DVD and video-on-demand rights to the largest modern library of filmed entertainment in the world. The Company manages worldwide home video, DVD and video-on-demand distribution rights to United Artists and current Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer theatrical releases, as well as titles from Orion, Goldwyn, and PolyGram libraries, totaling more than 4,100 films. For more information about MGM Home Entertainment, its products, and services, access MGM online at

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