[08/14/06 - 12:00 AM]
On Command and NBC Universal Reach Multi-Year Agreement to Deliver Film and Television Content to Hotel Guests

[via press release from NBC Universal Television Studio]

On Command and NBC Universal Reach Multi-Year Agreement to Deliver Film and Television Content to Hotel Guests

On Command and NBC Universal Reach Multi-Year Agreement to Deliver Film and Television Content to Hotel Guests

Leading in-room entertainment provider reaches distribution agreement to provide programming from NBC Universal, including studio's approval of its HD Technology solution

Denver, CO., (August 14, 2006) � On Command Video Corporation, a leading provider of in-room interactive entertainment for the hotel industry and its guests, announced today that it will make NBC Universal feature films and special events available to hotel rooms in the U.S. and Canada and prime-time TV shows available in the U.S.

Guests staying in rooms served by On Command can enjoy a variety of films from Universal Pictures including "The Inside Man," "The Break Up" and "Curious George." In addition, NBCU has approved On Command's new in-room HD copy protection technology where films from select studios will be shown securely in HD.

On Command will also offer top-rated network and cable television programming from NBCU on an on-demand basis just hours after its original air. Prime-time shows such as "Law & Order: SVU," "Law & Order: CI," "The Office," "Monk" and "Battlestar Galactica" will be made available in the U.S.

"We are very pleased to have partnered with a major TV and film studio like NBC Universal, whose films were consistently ranked among our top revenue in 2005," said Tad Walden, senior vice president of marketing and programming for On Command. "Hectic travel schedules no longer have to be a reason for missing some of the best television programming and this agreement with NBC Universal gives our guests more options to catch their favorite shows in the convenience and comfort of their own rooms."

"As we continually look for alternative ways to reach our audience and distribute our content, we're excited to have On Command as a partner to offer travelers an array of program choices ranging from our feature films to TV series," commented Jean-Briac Perrette, senior vice president, new media and chief financial officer, NBCU Cable.

About On Command

On Command Video Corporation (www.oncommand.com) is a leading provider of in-room entertainment technology to the lodging and cruise ship industries. On Command is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Capital Group (NASDAQ: LCAPA). On Command entertainment services include: on-demand movies; television Internet services using high-speed broadband connectivity; television email; short form television features covering drama, comedy, news and sports; video games; and music-on-demand services through Instant Media Network, a majority-owned subsidiary of On Command and the leading provider of digital on-demand music services to the hotel industry. All On Command products are connected to guest rooms and managed by leading edge video-on-demand navigational controls and a state-of-the art guest user interface system. The guest menu system can be customized by hotel properties to create a robust platform that services the needs of On Command hotel partners and the traveling public. On Command and its distribution network services more than 800,000 guest rooms, which touch more than 300 million guests annually.

On Command's direct served hotel properties are located in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Spain. On Command distributors serve cruise ships operating under the Royal Caribbean, Costa and Carnival flags. On Command hotel properties include more than 100 of the most prestigious hotel chains and operators in the lodging industry including, Accor, Adam's Mark Hotels & Resorts, Fairmont, Four Seasons, Gaylord Hotels (Gaylord Palms, Gaylord Texan, Gaylord Opryland and Gaylord Hotel at Opryland), Hilton Hotels Corporation, Hyatt, Intercontinental Hotels Group (Inter-Continental, InterContinental Buckhead, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn), Loews, Marriott (Courtyard, Renaissance, Fairfield Inn and Residence Inn), New York Palace Hotel, Radisson, Ramada, Starwood Hotels & Resorts (Westin, Sheraton, W Hotels and Four Points), and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.

About NBC Universal Cable

NBC Universal Cable, a division of NBC Universal, one of the world's preeminent media companies, drives the company's cable strategic development and growth including video-on-demand, pay-per-view, HDTV, TV EST (electronic sell-through), TV Wireless distribution and retransmission consent, and oversees the cable distribution, marketing and local ad sales of fourteen properties (Bravo, CNBC, CNBC World, MSNBC, mun2, NBC Weather Plus, SCI FI, ShopNBC, Sleuth, Telemundo, Telemundo Puerto Rico, Universal HD, USA and the Olympics on cable). NBC Universal Cable also directs and manages the company's cable and new media investments including A&E, The History Channel, History Channel International, The Biography Channel, National Geographic International, the Sundance Channel and Tivo.

  [august 2006]  


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