|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Bob Griffin, Griffin Public Relations & Marketing
ImOn.comTV™ TO POWER ROCKWINDOW
Major Los Angeles based
ImOn.comTV is a turnkey
SAN CARLOS, CALIFORNIA, December 13, 1999 — RockWindow Television Network (www.rockwindow.com), a start-up Web-based classic-modern rock music network based in Los Angeles, California, has purchased an ImaginOn (NASDAQ: IMON) (www.imaginon.com) ImOn.comTV Internet television station to webcast music, music videos, news and celebrity interviews, beginning in Spring 2000.
Founded by Internet, radio, television, and music industry veterans whose experience covers everything from business development, production, programming, and talent, RockWindow Television Network intends to launch the first Internet Webcasting network that combines classic and modern music styles in a total interactive rock experience. The network will feature the full and seamless integration of interactive Web functionality with television quality video, audio and broadband content. Initially, the network will be made available through ISPs to consumers who have 28.8 or 56kbps dial-up connections. Consumers will see the RockWindow Media Console in their browser and play back music and video content that has been automatically pre-downloaded, allowing RockWindow to deliver VCR-quality video via modem connections.
According to Marcus Hause, Chief Executive Officer of RockWindow Television Network, Inc., ImOn.comTV was selected to serve as the engine for the RockWindow Media Portal because it is the first solution that delivers a superior quality of interactive video to an unlimited number of viewers. "We are creating a new kind of media, the world's first Internet television network that seamlessly integrates the Web with broadcasting. ImOn.comTV is the only completely turnkey product that allows us to achieve this goal."
ImOn.comTV enables any website to provide suitably connected Web users Internet television featuring viewer-directed branching video fully integrated with Web research. The ImOn.comTV product can put any traditional broadcaster, corporation or content owner into the Internet television business, literally overnight. The product is sold in a variety of configurations, based on the number of Internet file servers required and is customized for each licensee. ImaginOn also offers a host of pre-and post-launch services to ImOn.comTV licensees.
"The ImOn.comTV product is a TV station in a box — software on a server
— that will, we believe, become a standard for Internet television," ImaginOn
Chief Executive Officer David Schwartz said today. "Farsighted entrepreneurs
like RockWindow Television Network understand that the distinctions between
"broadcast" and "Webcast" are disappearing. All content will soon
"ImOn.comTV brings three things to market that makes Internet television a turnkey solution: viewer-directed seamless branching, instant Web page access, and automated, simultaneous Web research of the topic that is on the TV. These benefits are unique to ImaginOn. We believe this is the turnkey product that will help move the Internet into the next era in its history," Schwartz said.
RockWindow (http://www.rockwindow.com) is the first and only Internet broadcasting site devoted exclusively to classic and modern rock and roll music. Pre-production for the company's program line-up is underway; the network is expected to launch in January 2000. For more information on RockWindow Television Network, contact Monica Prasad at (310) 792-9999 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ImaginOn, Inc. is an information technology company focused on developing and marketing broadband Internet television products. ImOn.comTV, ImaginOn's Internet television product, is a licensed turnkey package that enables any Website to present an interactive television console within a standard browser window on any suitably connected computer. The ImOn.comTV virtual console offers its users video on demand, video that branches under user command, automated Web searching, and many additional features customized for individual licensees. The company's objective is to deliver Internet television to anyone and everyone who wants to communicate, entertain, inform, educate or market in a new way for a new era of interactive communications.
IMON.comTV and sellONstream are trademarks of ImaginOn.com
and are also protected under U.S. Patents.
Except for the historical information presented herein, the matters set forth in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially. These risks include acceptance of ImaginOn software by developers and users, the successful development of competitive software to ImaginOn’s, competitive pricing pressures for ImaginOn software and services, and the availability of financing to complete management's plans and objectives. In addition, other risks are detailed in the Company's periodic reports and in its Form S-3/A-2 registration statement declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 26, 1999. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. The Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
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