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ZapMedia Announces Content Alliance with MovieFlix.com - Yahoo! Finance

ATLANTA, GA - August 28, 2000 - ZapMedia.com, Inc. (ZapMedia), a leading media convergence technology company, today announced a partnership with Los Angeles-based MovieFlix.com, a leading broadband movie provider on the web, that provides ZapMedia subscribers an expanded library of video entertainment content, creating an unparalleled Internet-driven experience.

“We continue to secure content and distribution partnerships that allow our customers access to premier music, movies and news. The relationship with MovieFlix will further increase the consumer’s product distribution choices. It’s about consumer control and offering our customers a true home theater experience,” said ZapMedia chairman and CEO Ken Lipscomb.”

The new alliance with MovieFlix.com gives consumers a broad array of media options. MovieFlix has developed and maintains a library of full-length movies, short films and independent films over the Internet via streaming video technology. Streaming technology allows for a better picture and sound quality without downloading an entire movie. ZapMedia users will be able to select from 250 on-demand movie titles.

“As a video streaming site for ZapMedia, MovieFlix will provide ZapMedia customers a wide selection of movie titles including Hollywood classics, independent films, short films and television shows in over 28 categories,” said Opher Mizrahi, chief executive officer of MovieFlix.com.

With the click of a button people will receive music, movies, television, the Internet, and email using ZapMedia’s co-branded products and services. This total solution is portable across a variety of consumer electronics platforms, including home entertainment appliances, car stereos, cell phones, and Personal Digital Assistants, and enables synchronization with these devices. Consequently, consumers can access their multimedia assets anywhere, anytime from a “Powered by ZapMedia” device-turning nearly every possible technology appliance type, whether hand-held or installed-- into a universal media player.

About MovieFlix.com

MovieFlix.com is a leading broadband movie provider on the Web. Founded in 1998, MovieFlix.com, a privately held company based in Los Angeles, CA, has developed and maintains a library of full-length movies, short films, independent films, and television shows available over the Internet via streaming video technology from the MovieFlix Web site at www.MovieFlix.com. The entire library is currently available free to any user who registers providing basic demographic information. The current library of over 1200 titles consists of Hollywood classics, independent films, short films and television shows in over 28 categories. MovieFlix has forged strategic alliances with companies including: NBCi (NASDAQ: NBCI), Real Networks (NASDAQ: RNWK), BigStar.com (NASDAQ: BGST) Trimark Pictures (NASDAQ: TMRK), Rogers Communications (NYSE: RG), RoadRunner, Screaming Media (NASDAQ: SCRM), iFilm, StreamSearch among others.

About ZapMedia.com, Inc.

ZapMedia is a privately held convergence technology company bringing the future of customized entertainment to consumers today. With ZapMedia’s co-branded products and services, consumers of all ages can access movies, music, video and the web through existing TVs and stereos. The ZapMedia ecosystem, developed in-house, consists of the ZapStationTM (Device), ZapMedia EngineSM (Software), ZapAccessSM (Service), and the ZapMedia Portal.

August 28, 2000 - Yahoo! Finance

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Entertainment Weekly What To Surf - Entertainment Weekly

By: Caren Weiner Campbell

MovieFlix.com - You can monitor the cinematic universe - literally - at this expansive, well stocked archive of streaming video movies. Founded by L.A. entrepreneurs Opher Mizrahi and Robet Moskovits, the two year old site offers more than 1200 films and TV titles, including such four star fare as His Girl Friday and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. (Don't worry, schlock fans: you can also catch Santa Claus Conquers the Martians). Viewing is free to users who register, and both "narrowband" and "broadband" versions are offered - which means that even with a 56k web connection, you'll get a decent picture of a decent picture. EW grade: A-.

July 21, 2000 - Entertainment Weekly

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Akoo.com Launches Online Film Festivals Powered by MovieFlix.com - Streaming Media Newsletter

By: Greg Frame

Akoo.com has announced plans to launch a series of online film festivals, complete with full-length feature films. All films are free and will be archived on akoo.com for six months. The first of the festivals will be "Mammoth Mutant Monster Fest," presented through a partnership with MovieFlix.com. The festival, which will be available through the month of August, includes seven monster films from the 1930’s through the mid-1970’s. These include Secret of the Loch (1934), Giant Gila Monster (1959), Son of Godzilla (1966) and Godzilla vs. Megalon (1976).

During the month of September, akoo.com will present a "Vintage Cartoon Festival," featuring a selection of Betty Boop, Felix the Cat, and Gumby cartoons. The cartoon festival is followed by the "Cult Horror Classics Marathon" during the month of October, featuring gruesome favorites such as Romero's “Night of the Living Dead” and Murnau's 1922 vampire classic, “Nosferatu”.

MovieFlix.com, a privately held company based in Los Angeles, Calif., has developed and maintains a library of full-length movies, short films, independent films, and television shows available over the Internet via streaming. The entire library is currently available free to any user who registers providing basic demographic information.

July 21, 2000 - Streaming Media Newsletter

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NBCi in Feature Film Licensing Pact With MovieFlix.com - Silicon Alley Reporter/Digital Coast

By: Nick Schifrin

NBCi has licensed 20 full-length feature films from MovieFlix.com, a free Los Angeles-based site that provides classic movies and television programming in streaming broadband video. NBCi will feature the films, which include Night of the Living Dead, Little Shop of Horrors, The Man with the Golden Arm and Dragnet, on a rotating basis.

San Francisco-headquartered NBCi, whose stock was decimated in June, falling 75 percent below its 52-week high, currently netcasts syndicated content from Pseudo.com and Launch.com. MovieFlix has similar agreements with BigStar.com and Akoo.com.

In an e-mail sent to the DCD, Movieflix stated that the deal in part "further proves original content is slowly dying in favor of pre-branded long form programming."

July 12, 2000 - Silicon Alley Reporter/Digital Coast

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NBCi megaplex: Portal lands 20 MovieFlix pics - The Hollywood Reporter

By: Chris Marlowe

NBCi has signed a deal with MovieFlix.com to offer 20 full-length films on its Web site. The titles will include "Dragnet," "Night of the Living Dead" and "The Man With the Golden Arm," which were selected by NBCi from MovieFlix's library of more than 1,200 titles. Licensing, encoding and hosting will be provided by MovieFlix. "Nobody wants to go through all the trouble of doing that," MovieFlix CEO and co-founder Opher Mizrahi said. "We take care of all that and put it into Real streaming formats." Micro-soft Media Player and Quicktime will be supported in the future. Everything MovieFlix offers, including classics, independent films, shorts and television offerings, is free to the consumer. Income is generated by a monthly fee that MovieFlix charges its partner portals and ISPs based on projected bandwidth usage. NBCi will make the 20 titles viewable on a rotating basis via the entertainment section of its Web site. MovieFlix is a privately held company based in Los Angeles.

July 12, 2000 - The Hollywood Reporter

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NBCi MovieFlix in Pact - Variety Magazine

By: Ann Donahue

NBCi has licensed 20 full-length feature films from netcaster MovieFlix.com. NBCi will feature the pics on a rotating basis over the next year. Among those films selected to be streamed include, "Night of the Living Dead," "Little Shop of Horrors," and the "Man With the Golden Arm." NBCi already netcasts syndicated content from Pseudo.com and Launch.com, while MovieFlix has similar deals with BigStar.com and Akoo.com.

July 11, 2000 - Variety Magazine

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MovieFlix.com voted a USA Today Hot Site - USA Today

By: Sam Vincent Meddis

Forget the TV altogether. MovieFlix boasts an expanded library - some 1,200 titles - including Hollywood classics, independent films, short films and television shows in over 28 categories. Broadband and narrowband versions available.

June 30, 2000 - USA Today

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US Site Expands Free Movie Service - Yahoo News

By: Ian Guider

Watching movies over the Internet is about to become easier with the expansion of MovieFlix.com, an on-line movie service.

The redesign and re-launch of the site will allow members of the site to watch a greater supply of full-length moves, short films and television shows.

The site includes more than 1,200 full-length Westerns, silent movies, classic cartoons and action films, with a strong bias for films produced in the 1930s through the 1950s, including titles from Abbot and Costello films and The Three Stooges. The site also includes more recent martial arts films from the 1970s, plus up-to-date entertainment industry news and reviews of upcoming films.

The announcement of MovieFlix.com's re-launch comes just over a month since the first movie to be launched exclusively on the Internet was premiered. With the expected explosion of broadband technology, movies will be delivered at quicker speeds making the experience more like going to the cinema.

Opher Mizrahi, chief executive of MovieFlix, said the company will syndicate its programming and services to other entertainment sites on the Web.

June 26, 2000 - Yahoo News

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MovieFlix.com Announces Major Expansion of Broadband Content At Newly Redesigned Web Site! - MovieFlix.com Press Release

Hollywood, CA (June 26, 2000) – www.MovieFlix.com, a leading broadband movie provider on the Web, today announced a major expansion of broadband content at newly redesigned web site. The re-launch of its Web site www.movieflix.com, will provide members with an even greater supply of full-length movies, short films and television shows, in addition to providing online businesses with the largest supply of video content for syndication.

“With our broadband technology and largest library of unique video programming available on the Net, we are in the perfect position to syndicate our programming and services to top entertainment sites,” says CEO and co-founder Opher Mizrahi.

The newly re-designed MovieFlix site with 1200+ full-length movies will feature Night of the Living Dead, The Chinese Connection, Three Stooges, Superman, Gumby, A Boy and His Dog and others like John Wayne and Hitchcock. In addition, members can easily navigate the much larger database of movies with the site's newly introduced Advanced Search function, which allows them to pinpoint their favorite movies by genre and content type as well as via the New Arrivals and the MovieFlix Top 40 section which is continually updated. The revamped site will also include daily Hollywood headlines, exclusive movie reviews, box office figures, Hollywood trivia and much more.

The new MovieFlix site will also incorporate interactive features including an online movie festival that allows members to vote for their favorite movies and view the results at the MovieFlix Top 40. Another interactive feature incorporated in the new site includes a Quick Vote feature that allows members to vote on questions that other members submit to the site.

As part of the re-launch MovieFlix has partnered with MCI/Worldcom to offer free to its members pre-paid MovieFlix phone cards as well as introduce a DVD giveaway contest for all new members who register.

"MovieFlix.com is continuing to create the best place on the Web for avid movie watchers. The new and improved MovieFlix is the ultimate entertainment portal. Since our initial launch in 1998 we have always stressed rich media content, community and a great entertainment shopping experience. People can get their favorite movies and short films streamed directly into their computer or laptop -- eventually through wireless connections -- without hefty downloads and waiting times. This redesign reflects our deep commitment to the needs of our 100,000+ members," says Vice President of Business Development, Robert Moskovits.

About MovieFlix.com

MovieFlix.com is a leading broadband movie provider on the Web. Founded in 1998, MovieFlix.com, a privately held company based in Los Angeles, CA, has developed and maintains a library of full-length movies, short films, independent films, and television shows available over the Internet via streaming video technology from the MovieFlix Web site at www.MovieFlix.com. The entire library is currently available free to any user who registers providing basic demographic information. The current library of over 1200 titles consists of Hollywood classics, independent films, short films and television shows in over 28 categories. MovieFlix has forged strategic alliances with companies including: NBCi (NASDAQ: NBCI), Real Networks (NASDAQ: RNWK), BigStar.com (NASDAQ: BGST) Trimark Pictures (NASDAQ: TMRK), Rogers Communications (NYSE: RG), RoadRunner, Screaming Media, Yack.com, StreamSearch among others.

June 26, 2000 - MovieFlix.com Press Release

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Peering Into The Broadband Entertainment Future - Global Streams

By: Allan Beebe

First, high speed access is making the Internet increasingly viable as a way to view television programs and movies. Streaming technology means that you don't have to download an entire event before viewing and fatter pipes means better picture and sound quality. For example MovieFlix boasts the largest collection of online feature films available free to consumers. The collection is extensive, to say the least. On our most recent visit, the "Action" category alone contained 108 films tanging in length from 12 to 102 minutes.

June 2000 - Global Streams

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