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LodgeNet Featuring Turn-Key High Definition TV Solution
With EasyHD Service at HITEC 2007
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Complete Solution To Plan and Deliver HD Technology and Content for Hospitality Industry
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LodgeNet LaunchPad Enables Easy Connectivity for Guests with
Personal Entertainment and Productivity Devices
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SIOUX FALLS SD, June 25, 2007 – LodgeNet Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: LNET) announced today that its EasyHDTM solution – a comprehensive program of consulting, project management, installation, service, marketing opportunities, financing, furniture options and more – will be featured at HITEC 2007, June 26-28 in Orlando, FL. 

“Hoteliers understand the power of HDTV for connecting, informing and entertaining their guests with a superior interactive television experience,” says Scott E. Young, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer for LodgeNet. “But they also realize that the HDTV migration can be a challenge. It can be expensive and confusing, and mistakes are time-consuming and costly. LodgeNet is here to help them streamline and simplify the process from beginning to end.” 

Turn-Key Solution

LodgeNet’s EasyHD program is an end-to-end solution, providing world-class expertise and reliable service to hoteliers migrating to HDTV. Hardware selection, project management, installation and ongoing maintenance are all components of the EasyHD solution. Additional features include:

  • Tailoring and marketing opportunities that enable hoteliers to uniquely identify their HD solution. 
  • Post-installation service and support from a 24x7 help desk and a dedicated North American field service network to facilitate manageable, productive migration to HDTV. 
  • Furniture options that can be complementary assets to the brand identity or functional resources that contribute to an aesthetically pleasing environment by concealing wiring and cabling. 
  • Financing options available.
TV Compatibility Program

Another key component of EasyHD is the industry’s first TV Compatibility Program, which identifies HD display models supporting LodgeNet interactive system functionality, as well as Pro:IdiomTM security for HD premium satellite and HD video on demand content. More than 40 HD compatible models from five leading manufacturers have been designated as LodgeNet HD compatible since the program was launched in 2006.

Connectivity Solution

EasyHD also helps hoteliers accommodate the growing number of guests who bring portable media devices with them. As part of its EasyHD solution LodgeNet offers the LodgeNet LaunchPadTM, an easy-to-use connectivity panel that transforms the hotel room into a personal technology hub capable of emulating the at-home experience.

“EasyHD supports every major aspect of a hotel’s transition to future-facing, in-room interactive entertainment systems,” concludes Young. “It’s about seamlessly integrating HD technology and content for an experience that engages the guest but is still easy to use. And it’s built on a solid foundation – on leveraging our experience, resources and relationships to bring real value to hoteliers as they position their properties to be competitive today and in the future.”

Hoteliers attending HITEC 2007 are invited to learn more about EasyHD in Booth 961 at the Orange County Convention Center. 

About LodgeNet

LodgeNet Entertainment Corporation is the leading provider of media and connectivity services designed to meet the unique needs of hospitality, healthcare and other visitor and guest-based businesses. LodgeNet serves more than 1.8 million hotel rooms representing 9,300 hotel properties worldwide in addition to healthcare facilities throughout the United States. LodgeNet's services include on demand movies, games, television programming, music and information, along with subscription sports programming and high-speed Internet access.  LodgeNet Entertainment Corporation owns and operates businesses under the industry leading brands:  LodgeNet, LodgeNetRX, On Command and StayOnline. LodgeNet is listed on NASDAQ and trades under the symbol LNET. For more information, please visit www.lodgenet.com.

LodgeNet and the LodgeNet logo are registered trademarks of LodgeNet Entertainment Corporation. 

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Contact:

Ann Parker
Director of Corporate Communications
605-988-1000
LodgeNet Entertainment Corp 
communications@lodgenet.com
www.lodgenet.com

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