Entriq, Inc. and FremantleMedia Sign Agreement to Bring 'World Idol' Pay-Per-Video to the Internet

Entriq Supplies Solution That Enables Consumers From Around the Globe to

Download Videos From the 'World Idol' Event for a Fee and Using Windows Media

Dec 22, 2003, 00:00 ET from Entriq Inc.

    SAN DIEGO, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Entriq, Inc., an innovative company
 that provides Pay Media services to leading content providers, ISPs, and cable
 operators around the world, has signed an agreement with FremantleMedia to
 provide content protection, end-user authorization, billing and customer care
 for FremantleMedia's "World Idol" pay-per-video offering on the Internet.
 With the Entriq solution, consumers will have the ability to stream and to
 download videos in Windows Media format from www.worldidol.tv for a fee and
 utilizing a payment system accessible from all relevant territories.  The
 announcement was made today by Jan Steenkamp, Entriq, Inc. and Melissa
 Goodman, Sales and Marketing Manager, FremantleMedia Licensing Worldwide.
     "We are delighted that we could work with FremantleMedia on implementing
 the Entriq solution that had them up and running very quickly," said
 Mr. Steenkamp.  "Our service is a proven platform for high-value content
 owners and service operators to deploy an Internet pay media operation, and
 the 'World Idols' event is a perfect example of just how easy and efficient it
 can be to start capitalizing on high-value media content delivered over the
     "With 11 television broadcasters around the world airing the 'World Idols'
 event and each linking to the worldidol.tv website, we needed to choose a
 solution that would be flexible on implementation," said Ms. Goodman.  "Entriq
 has provided us with an all-inclusive package that supplied all the tools we
 needed to capitalize on this timely, popular world event.  Moving forward, we
 hope to develop additional models and avenues to leverage new revenue streams
 for content using Entriq."
     FremantleMedia created the "World Idol" show to be broadcast in
 11 territories worldwide, starting this month.  Winners from "Idols" series
 around the world, including Kelly Clarkson ("American Idol" winner) and Will
 Young (UK "Pop Idol" winner) who will compete to become the "World Idol."
     FremantleMedia has added pay-per-view video to its official "World Idol"
 website and will include approximately 40 videos that will be made available
 through January 2004.
     Entriq offers clients a full set of technologies to monitor, manage,
 protect and sell Pay Media.  These include billing and customer care, support
 and services for Pay Media, conditional access for streaming media DRM for
 downloaded content, and tools for publishing content online.
     "Entriq's technology is enabling new business models for content providers
 that want to connect with a consumer base that is distributed across the
 world.  Events that have appeal to a dispersed audience base can now be
 monetized efficiently," said Boyd Peterson, The Yankee Group.
     About FremantleMedia
     FremantleMedia is one of the largest international producers of
 entertainment programmes in the world, producing more than 260 programmes in
 over 40 territories a year.  FremantleMedia's international distribution
 division distributes more than 19,000 hours of programmes to 150 countries
 worldwide.  FremantleMedia is the content business production arm of the RTL
 Group, Europe's largest television and radio broadcast company, with interests
 in 23 television channels and 22 radio stations in nine European countries.
 RTL Group is part of Bertelsmann AG, an integrated media and entertainment
 company that commands leading positions in the world's major media markets.
 For further information please see FremantleMedia's website
     About Entriq(TM)
     With 25 years of pay media experience, Entriq Inc. provides the only
 comprehensive management and protection solution for Pay Media worldwide.
 Entriq provides Security, Billing, and Customer Care for both broadcast and
 online media.  Entriq's products and services give content and service
 providers the complete tools needed to manage and protect valuable media
 assets they wish to track and/or sell.  Entriq clients include some of the
 world's largest content, network and service providers in the Pay Media
 industry, including DIRECTV, MTV Networks, M-Net, Shanghai Cable and Canal
     Entriq is a wholly owned subsidiary of MIH Ltd., which operates Pay TV
 companies in Africa, Europe and Asia, as well as technology companies,
 including Entriq and Irdeto Access.  The parent company of MIH is Naspers
 (Nasdaq:   NPSN).  Entriq is based in San Diego, CA and has a regional service
 center in the Netherlands.
     To learn more, please visit www.entriq.com .

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