A&E Television Networks Makes Strategic Investment in Military.com

Jul 12, 2000, 01:00 ET from Military.com

    NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A&E Television
 Networks (AETN) Executive Vice President Whitney Goit II and Military.com CEO
 Christopher Michel today announced a strategic partnership that brings
 investment capital, co-branding, e-commerce, and contextual advertising for
 Military.com on AETN's television and internet properties, including the
 HistoryChannel.com.  Mr. Goit will assume a seat on the Military.com board of
     "Military.com's high-quality standards and leadership in the military
 market make it an ideal partner for AETN," Mr. Goit said. "Our partnership
 with Military.com correlates with our Internet expansion strategy."  Mr. Goit
 oversees three of the company's five divisions: AETN Enterprises, consisting
 of Biography Magazine, home video, consumer products and catalog; AETN
 Interactive, a new division launched in 2000 as an expansion of the company's
 presence in the interactive marketplace; and AETN International, with joint
 ventures in 58 countries.
     "The A&E Television Network's investment, branding and e-commerce
 relationship cements Military.com's position as the premier online destination
 for the military community," Mr. Michel said.
     Military.com will be promoted in AETN network programming on both the A&E
 Network and The History Channel, and AETN's Web sites, www.HistoryChannel.com,
 www.AandE.com and www.Biography.com.  Viewers will be invited to visit
 Military.com for more information about their favorite programs or to delve
 deeper into a particular subject. Military.com will promote AETN's extensive
 library of books, videos and other consumer products.
     The partnership combines the valuable branding of A&E Television Networks
 and the HistoryChannel.com with Military.com's interactive platform for giving
 voice to those who helped make history through military service.  By
 presenting first-hand accounts and putting a human face on history, the
 partners can help audiences understand historical events and appreciate the
 contributions of America's military community.
     About A&E Television Networks
     A&E Television Networks, a joint venture of The Hearst Corporation, ABC,
 Inc. and NBC, is an award-winning, international media company offering
 consumers a diverse communications environment ranging from television
 programming, magazine publishing, web sites, and music CDs to home videos, as
 well as supporting nationwide educational initiatives.  AETN is comprised of
 A&E Network, The History Channel, The Biography Channel, History Channel
 International, AETN Enterprises, AETN International and AETN Interactive.  The
 A&E Web site is located at www.AandE.com and the History Channel site is
 located at www.HistoryChannel.com.
     About Military.com
     Military.com (www.military.com) is the online home for the 80 million
 Americans with close ties to the military: active duty, reservists, guard
 members, retirees, veterans, defense workers, family members and enthusiasts.
 Military.com is the destination site connecting this community and offering
 members meaningful content, resources and services.  As custodian of America's
 military legacy, Military.com collects the stories of the men and women who
 have served.  Military.com gives voice to those who made history and context
 to those who want to learn more.
     Founded by members of the military community and Internet professionals,
 Military.com has offices in San Francisco and Washington, D.C.  The company is
 funded by the Mayfield Fund, U.S. Venture Partners, Broadview International,
 PRIMEDIA Ventures and A&E Television Networks.
     Visit the community at http://www.military.com.

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