Partnership Calls for Intertainer’s Integration into Motorola and Scientific-Atlanta Set-Top Boxes

(Culver City, CA / Atlanta, GA) - May 8, 2000 - Intertainer Inc. and Concurrent Computer Corporation (NASDAQ: CCUR) have formed an important strategic alliance that calls for the integration of Intertainer’s Broadband Entertainment On Demand network with Concurrent’s multiplatform Video-On-Demand (VOD) System. Both companies will be displaying at the National Cable Television Association convention in New Orleans this week. Visit Intertainer at booth #1319 and Concurrent at booth # 1734.

Through this collaboration, Concurrent’s VOD System will enable the commercially deployable Intertainer branded service to run on all Motorola (formerly General Instrument) and Scientific-Atlanta set-top boxes. Additionally, Intertainer’s “Content Distribution System” and “Royalty Accounting System” will be integrated into Concurrent’s System. Both software systems contribute to the management of Intertainer’s vast programming library, as well as Intertainer’s tracking and reporting process for content providers. Together the companies will also develop features that can enhance television services on the legacy set-tops, including merchandising capabilities, advertising opportunities and the expansion of Entertainment On Demand programming.

“We’ve selected Concurrent as our technology partner in part because the alliance accelerates our market entry, but mostly because it associates us with a recognizable and trusted industry brand,” says Jonathan Taplin, Intertainer’s president and chief executive officer. “We’re confident that the expansion of this alliance will create tremendous growth opportunities for both parties.”

In 1998, Intertainer formed its first alliance with Concurrent when it selected the MediaHawkÔ Video Server to deploy its interactive applications to cable customers who receive the service directly to their televisions.

“Concurrent recognized that the depth and breadth of Intertainer’s programming content would make them one of the leading entertainment on demand service providers,” said Steve Nussrallah, president and chief executive officer of Concurrent. “We look forward to partnering with Intertainer and helping to enable their service on television sets around the country.”

Intertainer’s broadband entertainment on demand service enables customers to instantly watch a wide variety of entertainment with the click of a mouse or remote. Intertainer subscribers get music, television programs, current movies and film favorites within seconds to their PC or TV. Customers can view their choices in full-screen, high-quality resolution with complete VCR-functionality, allowing them to stop, rewind and fast-forward selections.

Intertainer ( delivers the largest selection of movies, music videos, television and shopping on-demand to your PC or TV. The service features content from unprecedented partner relationships including Columbia TriStar Television, Disney Channel, Dreamworks SKG, ESPN, Sony Music, Twentieth Century Fox, and Warner Bros., among many others. Enhanced TV functionality, interactive advertising, e-commerce opportunities and personalization features round out the Intertainer experience. Strategic partners include Comcast, Intel, Microsoft, NBC, Sony and US West.

Concurrent Computer Corporation (, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is a leading provider of high-performance computer systems, software, and servers. Concurrent Computer Corporation's Xstreme Division is a leading supplier in the emerging digital video server marketplace. This market includes the broadband/cable, corporate training, education, hospitality, and in-flight entertainment industries. Concurrent is also a leading provider of high-performance, real-time computer systems, solutions, and software for commercial and government markets. The company's 30-year old real-time business focuses on strategic market areas that include: hardware-in-the-loop and man-in-the-loop simulation; data acquisition; industrial systems; and software and embedded applications. Operating in 32 countries worldwide, Concurrent provides sales and support from offices throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.