GamePro Magazine and AENTV.com Announce the Production of ‘GamePro Minutes,’ a Daily Internet Webcast of Top Multiplatform Gaming News, Reviews, Interviews and Cheats
LOS ANGELES, CA — SEPTEMBER 21, 2000 –The Alternative Entertainment Network, Inc. (AENTV), the premier creators and producers of original video programming for Internet syndication, today announced a production partnership with GamePro Magazine to produce and Webcast "GamePro Minutes."
GamePro Magazine's audience of over 3 million opinion-leading readers make GamePro the fourth-largest male teen magazine in the country (Teenage Research Unlimited 2000). The magazine is the market leader in circulation with an average circulation of over 500,000 according to BPA. GamePro delivers cutting-edge multiplatform gaming previews, reviews, strategies, cheats, and codes.
The magazine's seasoned editorial staff and producers at AENTV will make GamePro Minutes the authoritative source for video and personal computer gaming information on the Internet.
The daily five-minute online streaming video program will premiere October 1, 2000 at www.aentv.com, www.gamepro.com, as well as on Web sites, portals and search engines that make up the AENTV Internet syndication network.
"GamePro Minutes" brings worldwide Internet audiences up-to-the-minute information about new multiplatform game releases, reviews, interviews and cheats. The content will be based on the reporting from the pages of GamePro Magazine. "Game Pro Minutes" will Webcast original shows 5 days a week with archives available on demand. The daily program will be produced entirely at the AENTV/iNEXTV Internet Media Center in Los Angeles.
GamePro Minutes is the most recent addition to the library of AENTV original content offerings, which include The Hollywood Reporter Minutes, Billboard Minutes, Beck/Smith: Hollywood Exclusive, Chix on Flix (film reviews), A Stars, B-Movies (co-production with TromaFilms), My Star's Garage Sale, and "Our 20th Century" with Leonard Nimoy.
About IDG Games Media Group
IDG Games Media Group, located in San Francisco, is the world's largest interactive entertainment provider for multiplatform gaming enthusiasts and produces GamePro magazine, GamePro.com, and the IDG Games Media Group Industry White Paper.
IDG Games Media Group is a division of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 290 computer magazines and newspapers and 4,000 book titles, and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (www.idg.net), which comprises more than 250 targeted Web sites in 55 countries.
IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide and provides IT market analysis through 49 offices in 42 countries worldwide. Company information is available at www.idg.com.
AENTV is one of the largest on-demand streaming sites on the Internet, as well as the leader in Internet syndication. The company has created
and aggregated hundreds of hours of video programming, featuring such names and recognized brands as the Academy Awards archive library, Sonny and Cher, the Smothers Brothers, The Golden Years of Television and "Our 20th Century," hosted by Leonard Nimoy.
AENTV has also produced exclusive Internet programming from the prestigious Montreal International Comedy Festival and the Billboard Music Awards, and has an exclusive Internet deal with both The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard magazine to produce daily short-form entertainment programs for Internet syndication.
The Alternative Entertainment Network Inc. began operations in 1996 and produces original content from its state-of-the-art iNEXTV/AENTV Internet Media Center in Woodland Hills, Calif. Alternative Entertainment Network, Inc. (www.aentv.com) is an affiliate of iNEXTV Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ampex Corporation (Amex:AXC), and the leader in the production and syndication of streaming video content.
The iNEXTV network of affiliates also includes: EXBTV, www.exbtv.com, Washington, D.C., producer and netcaster of original Internet programming regarding the Executive Branch of government; iSTYLETV, www.istyletv.com, New York, focusing on the lifestyles, passions and pursuits of affluent Web users; TV on the Web, www.tvontheweb.com, Reston, Va., a leading provider of Internet video services; and TV1 Internet Television, www.tv1.de, Munich, Germany, one of Europe's top Webcasters.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties and unforeseen circumstances that could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated. Potential risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks of continuing losses from future operations and risks affecting Ampex's Internet strategy.