Star-Studded Excitement of Fifth Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards(R) Featured at www.blockbuster.com Online Highlights Include Video Downloads, Winners' List and Awards Survey



    DALLAS, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- After the telecast of the Fifth Annual
 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards tonight on FOX at 8:00 p.m. (ET), Blockbuster
 will launch a special addition to its web site, www.blockbuster.com, featuring
 video downloads, a complete winners' list and a special survey that viewers
 can answer as they watch the program.
     Fans may directly access the site at www.blockbuster.com/awards to find
 timely information on nominees and winners, as well as special events during
 and after the awards presentations.
     Red carpet celebrity arrivals and interviews at the "VIP post party" can
 be viewed in downloadable video segments featuring John Travolta, Ricky
 Martin, Anne Heche, Ellen DeGeneres, Mariah Carey, Chris Tucker, Cuba
 Gooding Jr., 'N Sync, Usher and Jennifer Love Hewitt.
     An online bonus includes a fun and unique survey Blockbuster created for
 fans to provide feedback on what they like about the show.  Participants can
 give feedback on "Best Musical Performance," "Best Acceptance Speech" and
 other topics.
     The Awards honor the lead and supporting actors and actresses in the top
 performing movies in 1998, as well as music artists based on the top selling
 albums for 1998.  The event is the worlds' largest publicly voted awards show
 honoring fans' favorite stars in movies and music.
     Blockbuster, Inc. is the nation's leading renter of videos and video games
 with approximately 6,300 Blockbuster Video stores in the United States, its
 territories and 26 other countries.  The company may be accessed
 internationally at www.blockbuster.com.  Blockbuster is a subsidiary of
 Viacom, Inc. (NYSE:   VIA), one of the world's largest entertainment companies
 and a leading force in nearly every segment of the international media
 marketplace.
 
 

SOURCE Blockbuster

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