Widescreen Movies Plus High-Definition Video-On-Demand
and Satellite Programming Through
SIGNETURE HDTV SM Systems
SIOUX FALLS SD, June 21, 2005 – LodgeNet Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: LNET), the world’s largest provider of interactive television and broadband solutions to hotels, today announced industry-first licensing agreements that will add digitally delivered widescreen theatrical movies and premium high-definition entertainment options to the high-definition broadcast content already delivered through the company’s SIGNETURE HDTV SM systems.
“Ask any consumer to define a ‘WOW’ television experience and they’re likely to talk about digitally delivered widescreen movies, high-definition video-on-demand (VOD) and high-definition satellite programming – the very content that has not been available from hotel entertainment providers because of the piracy concerns of the content owners,” said Scott C. Petersen, President & CEO for LodgeNet. “We have pro-actively addressed the security issues of digital content owners by working closely with LG Electronics on its development of the industry standard Pro:IdiomTM content protection technology, and we’re proud to announce those efforts are already helping us take guest room HDTV content well beyond the local broadcast programming we’ve been delivering for two years.” Petersen identified the following agreements:
LodgeNet Entertainment Corporation (www.lodgenet.com) is the world’s largest provider of interactive television and broadband solutions to hotels, including resort and casino hotels, throughout the United States and Canada as well as select international markets. These services include on-demand movies, music and music videos, on-demand videogames, Internet on television, and television on-demand programming, as well as high-speed Internet access, all designed to serve the needs of the lodging industry and the traveling public. LodgeNet provides service to more than one million interactive guest pay rooms and serves more than 6,000 hotel properties worldwide. LodgeNet estimates that during 2004 approximately 275 million travelers had access to LodgeNet’s interactive television systems. LodgeNet is listed on NASDAQ and trades under the symbol LNET.
LodgeNet, the LodgeNet logo, and SIGNETURE HDTV are service marks or registered trademarks of LodgeNet Entertainment Corporation. Pro:Idiom is a trademark of LG Electronics Inc. Other trademarks may be claimed as the property of others.
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