Zap2it Helps Consumers Watch TV When and Where They Want New Features Give Users Control of Their Favorite TV Shows



    CHICAGO, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Zap2it today announced the addition
 of two new site features that allow users to watch their favorite shows
 where they want, when they want. As networks make popular shows available
 on their own websites, and as viewers embrace technologies that free them
 from traditional TV schedules, Zap2it is evolving to provide comprehensive
 programming information and useful functionality to its audience of
 high-volume TV viewers.
     The "On Broadband" feature available at http://video.zap2it.com/
 provides easy navigation to full episodes of primetime TV shows available
 for streaming over the Internet. The guide focuses on free offerings from
 the five largest broadcast networks plus the TNT and TBS cable networks.
     In addition to program links, the On Broadband guide provides Zap2it
 users with show- and episode-level descriptions, original air dates,
 episode numbers and photos, when available. The service is powered by the
 industry-leading TV database provided by Tribune Media Services' (TMS)
 Entertainment Products division.
     Additionally, TiVo's Online Scheduling feature is now available to
 Zap2it's passionate TV-viewing audience. Users with broadband-enabled
 TiVo(R) DVRs can remotely schedule recordings of their favorite shows from
 within the Zap2it TV listings grids. This new offering gives Zap2it users
 control over their TiVo boxes from any computer connected to the Internet.
     This marks the latest development in a long-standing partnership
 between TMS and TiVo. TiVo has chosen TMS entertainment data to power its
 popular digital video recorders (DVRs) since their launch in 1998.
 Recently, the two organizations extended and expanded their entertainment
 data agreement to include new TMS offerings including movie and celebrity
 databases and entertainment news. Under the new agreement, TMS will
 continue to develop entertainment solutions for next-generation TiVo
 products and services.
     "Zap2it users have always been selective in what they watch on TV. With
 the introduction of our On Broadband guide and the TiVo Online Scheduling
 feature, they're now in control of where and when they watch," said Rebecca
 Baldwin, Zap2it's General Manager.
     About Zap2it
     Zap2it is the online entertainment destination for TV and movie fans
 who want to stay connected to popular shows, films, events, celebrities and
 other fans. The Zap2it flagship site (http://www.zap2it.com) and extensive
 network of newspaper and media affiliates provide advertisers deep reach
 among a large, influential and engaged audience of TV and movie fans.
 Zap2it is a service of Tribune Media Services, a division of Tribune
 Company (NYSE:   TRB). For more information, visit zap2it.com/mediakit.
     About Tribune Media Services' Entertainment Products
     Tribune Media Services' Entertainment Products division is an
 international leader in entertainment navigation. It provides
 industry-leading databases of TV, movie and celebrity information; guides
 in print, online and on-screen formats; and advertising and marketing
 services to build audiences. For more information about TMS Entertainment
 Products visit TribuneMediaEntertainment.com.
     CONTACT:
     Mark Yamada
     Marketing Manager
     Zap2it.com
     Office: 310.452.6020
     Cell: 310.804.0372
     Email: myamada@zap2it.com
 
 

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