Paramount Television and RocketTalk Join to Launch The Star Trek Communicator

From The World of Star Trek Comes an Internet Portal

That Allows Instant Real-Time Multimedia Communications

Apr 18, 2000, 01:00 ET from RocketTalk Inc.

    LOS ANGELES, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Paramount Television and RocketTalk
 Inc. are about to turn science fiction into reality, as the two companies join
 to launch the STAR TREK COMMUNICATOR, a free Internet multimedia messaging
 system powered by the RocketTalk technology.
     The RocketTalk-designed interface for the STAR TREK COMMUNICATOR
 transports viewers into the futuristic universe of the famed television series
 and motion picture franchise, where, once registered, users can send voice and
 text messages or establish instant real-time text and voice communications
 with other Star Trek Communicator users.  An interactive broadcast platform,
 the STAR TREK COMMUNICATOR plays audio/video media for users to watch, talk
 and interact - all at the same time.
     The STAR TREK COMMUNICATOR will initially be promoted through special
 television promotional spots that will air during Star Trek Voyager.  The
 spots will encourage viewers to register to receive their free personal STAR
 TREK COMMUNICATOR software download that is available at
     "We are delighted to unveil the STAR TREK COMMUNICATOR, a fun and exciting
 way for fans to communicate with each other in real time and all for free.
 After more than 34 years of watching this futuristic technology on Star Trek,
 it's thrilling to team with RocketTalk to introduce the STAR TREK COMMUNICATOR
 to fans nationwide," said Rick Berman, Executive Producer, Star Trek Voyager.
     "We are extremely delighted to join with such a prestigious partner in
 Paramount Television in launching our C4 initiative," said Jeff Weiner, CEO of
 RocketTalk.  "Our association with the legendary Star Trek franchise is a
 perfect showcase for RocketTalk's content, community, communication and
 commerce platform."
     "It has been a rewarding experience to be able to work with Paramount's
 brilliant marketing team and the creative men and women of Star Trek Voyager
 whose assistance was immeasurable in developing The Communicator," said
 Jefferson Lanz, Vice President of Business Development for RocketTalk.  "The
 result of our collaborative efforts is a communications system that is certain
 to capture the imagination its users.  This technology is also a fun way for
 users to exchange streaming videos and other media with each other. "
     Paramount Television Group is part of the entertainment operations of
 Viacom Inc.
     Established in 1999 as a free Internet voice messaging system, RocketTalk
 recently expanded its operations to include its C4 initiative which encompass
 community, content, commerce and communication through the company's Multi-
 Media Desktop Communicator interface.
     For further information, please contact, Los Angeles, Steve Syatt or John
 Russel, 818-501-0700, or New York, Blanche Frankel or Robin Lawson,
 212-679-4750, all of SSA Public Relations.

SOURCE RocketTalk Inc.