nCUBE, Intertainer and Microsoft TV Demo Joint VOD Solution On Motorola's DCT 5000 at Western Show

Los Angeles, Calif., Nov. 28, 2000 - nCUBE, the pre-eminent provider of scalable media streaming infrastructure, Intertainer, the entertainment on demand broadband network, and Microsoft TV announced today the integration of nCUBE's Video-on-Demand Client for the Microsoft TV environment with the Intertainer entertainment on demand service. By leveraging the capabilities of the Microsoft TV Advanced software and the Motorola DCT 5000, nCUBE and Intertainer have created an application that allows consumers to browse Intertainer's extensive on-demand content offerings in a visually rich environment.

The nCUBE/Intertainer/Microsoft TV application will be on display throughout the Western Show in Los Angeles from November 29 - December 1 in the nCUBE booth (South Hall booth 1801) and the Intertainer booth (South Hall booth #1377.)

The demonstration includes an nCUBE video server delivering VOD streams to the DCT 5000, The VOD client utilizes both the HTML browser and the On Screen Display capabilities of Microsoft TV, and includes Intertainer's user interface and vast content library.

"We are enthusiastic about working with nCUBE and Intertainer to create a best of breed technology for network operators," said John Canning, lead product manager for server and headend, Microsoft TV at Microsoft Corp. "By looking ahead and creating solutions for network operators that are available when they need them, we help them deploy revenue-generating services more efficiently."

"This application demonstrates the flexibility provided to cable operators in using HTML for creating the consumer VOD experience," said Dan Sheeran, Senior Vice President of nCUBE. "We look forward to working with Intertainer and Microsoft on commercial deployments of VOD for broadband operators."

"This demonstration is a first step towards making an integrated HTML IP infrastructure the standard for advanced digital set top boxes," said Jonathan Taplin, Intertainer President & CEO. "If the cable industry embraces this easy-to-adopt standard, then it will open up a whole world of interactivity and creativity which is currently stifled due to today's proprietary systems."

About nCUBE

nCUBE (www.ncube.com) is the pre-eminent provider of scalable media streaming infrastructure. Broadband operators worldwide count on nCUBE for streaming media solutions that include broadband Video-on-Demand, IP Streaming Media, and Advertising Insertion. The company's core product line, the n4 streaming media appliance, scales from 100 megabits per second to 128 gigabits per second of streaming media from a single system. nCUBE has partnered with pioneers in interactive television and content for every major delivery path to the home. They include RealNetworks, Enron, Bertelsmann, and AT&T. The company is based in Foster City, Calif., with sales and customer support offices worldwide.

About Intertainer

Intertainer (www.intertainer.com) 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 Qwest.

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Louise Rasho
Intertainer
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