Network Communications, Inc. & Citysearch Announce Launch Of New Real Estate Web Site

The Co-Branded, Powerhouse Portal,, Providing

What Home and Apartment Seekers are Looking For

Aug 21, 2001, 01:00 ET from Network Communications, Inc.

    ATLANTA, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Network Communications, Inc. (NCI), one
 of the world's largest providers of real estate advertising and publishing
 (The Real Estate Book(R), Apartment Blue Book(R)/Apartment Finder Blue
 Book(TM), Unique Homes(R) and others), announced an agreement with Citysearch,
 one of the core businesses operated by Ticketmaster (Nasdaq:   TMCS), to build
 what is being projected as the real estate industry's most comprehensive Web
 presence. The new consumer friendly and innovative real estate Web site,, launches today. provides preferred real estate content including homes
 for sale, luxury properties, apartment homes, proximity searches, enhanced
 listings and advertiser profiles.  Viewers can print a brochure on each
 property and make use of mortgage estimators and mapping tools. is a fresh look into a major change in the online real
 estate space.
     Citysearch, which provides online city guides for 128 cities worldwide, is
 using its systems and development resources to expand and build new sites to
 deliver NCI home and apartment content to users. has been
 integrated as the new Homes & Apartments channel on Citysearch.  Future
 enhancements to the site will include the addition of innovative content such
 as corporate housing, senior communities, relocation information and
 neighborhood reviews.
     "Our relationship with NCI allows us to continue to deliver on our mission
 to offer consumers the best local search with the best local content, and
 further position Citysearch as the best place on the Web for local searching
 about places and events where you live, work or visit -- 'anything, anywhere,'
 "said Steven Trepp, president of Citysearch.
     With built in marketing tools, including NCI's 10 million homes and
 apartments magazines distributed each month to more than 500 markets, NCI and
 Citysearch have the capability to significantly drive targeted traffic to  The site's Web address will be branded on each publication
 for maximum exposure.
     "With our trusted offline brands in real estate advertising and publishing
 along with Citysearch's established online city guides, we believe this site
 will be the leading homes and apartments site on the Web," said Jay McDonald,
 president and chief executive officer of NCI.  "This alliance will take both
 companies to the next level."
     About Network Communications, Inc.:
     Network Communications, Inc. is one of the country's largest privately
 held multimedia communications companies.  NCI is the leading publisher and
 provider of printed and online real estate information in North America.  The
 company distributes more than 10 million magazines each month representing
 more than 500 markets in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.  Network Communications'
 publications include:  The Real Estate Book(R), New Home Finder(TM), Unique
 Homes(R) Magazine, Mature Living Choices(R), Apartment Blue Book(R), Apartment
 Finder Blue Book(TM),, The Luxury Real Estate
 Book(TM) and Commercial and Investment Properties(TM) as well as private label
 magazines for over 30 real estate agencies.  NCI, combined with its Walton
 Press subsidiary is also the largest printer in the state of Georgia, printing
 for over 260 other publishers throughout the U.S.
     About Citysearch:
     Citysearch is a leading local network enabling people to get the most out
 of their city. Providing online city guides for 128 cities worldwide, helps people find and plan what they want to do and then lets
 them take action, offering local transactions such as buying event tickets and
 making hotel and restaurant reservations online.  Citysearch is one of the
 core businesses operated by Ticketmaster.
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