ABC Television Network Taps eMotion MediaPartner(TM) 4.0 For Rich Media Archive

Archive Will Include Content From ABC, And

Touchstone Television Productions, LLC



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from eMotion, Inc

    VIENNA, Va., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- eMotion,
 Inc., the global leader in digital media management (DMM) solutions, today
 announced that The ABC Television Network has selected eMotion's MediaPartner
 4.0 software product as the DMM platform for ABC's new central online store of
 publicity photographs, video promotions and rich media marketing materials.
     The photography unit of the ABC Television Network also supports
 Touchstone Television Productions LLC and various business units of The Walt
 Disney Company.  ABC Television will use MediaPartner 4.0 to store, manage and
 distribute over 50,000 still photographs of programs ranging from sporting
 events to the Academy Awards.  The photo unit will make these shots available
 online to the entertainment media as part of the network and studio's efforts
 at obtaining free publicity for their productions.  The software's flexible
 Web architecture and patented content collaboration tools will also allow ABC
 photographers to upload and share event-specific content from on location
 around the world.
     "We have three staff photographers and anywhere from two to ten
 freelancers who, in any given week, shoot thousands of photographs on the sets
 of ABC programs and at special events," said Ray Slay, executive director of
 photography and new media at the ABC Television Network.  "MediaPartner 4.0
 provides us with the solution that we have been searching for that can manage
 all these photographs in one central location, and will enable my staff to
 have easy access to storing and sending digital media files."
     "This is the first step in an e-commerce initiative aimed at unlocking the
 value of ABC's photo archive.  We plan to use MediaPartner 4.0 to put 40 years
 of content online for editorial use," Slay added.
     MediaPartner 4.0 contains three main features: "Work", a flexible,
 collaborative project management environment; "Store", deep archiving with a
 powerful natural language search engine; and "Send", the ability to distribute
 bandwidth-intensive files easily over the Web.
     "The entertainment industry is a key market for eMotion's digital media
 management solutions. We are delighted that ABC, one of the world's premiere
 broadcasters, has selected MediaPartner 4.0 for their media archiving needs,"
 said Bob Griffin, president and CEO of eMotion, Inc.
     Jon Schupp, Sales Director for eMotion explains  "The demand for an easy-
 to-use application for storing, retrieving and distributing still and video
 promotional content is tremendous and we will continue to position
 MediaPartner 4.0 as the best tool for this important job at every studio."
 
     About eMotion, Inc.
     eMotion, Inc. is the leading provider of digital media management
 solutions in the world today. For advertising, Global 2000 brand-focused
 companies, government media, entertainment and broadcast, eMotion offers an
 impressive array of products and services that power the entire lifecycle of
 media management, from creation and collaboration to searching, storage and
 distribution. eMotion is headquartered in Washington, D.C. with offices in San
 Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, London and Israel.  eMotion, Inc.
 also owns the content communities PictureQuest (http://www.picturequest.com ),
 a leading provider of royalty-free and stock photography, FOOTAGE.net
 (http://www.footage.net ) and FootageQuest (http://www.footagequest.com ) a
 worldwide network of footage sites.
     For more information, go to http://www.emotion.com .
 
     eMotion(R) and eMotion MediaPartner(TM), PictureQuest(SM),
 FootageQuest(SM) and FOOTAGE.net(SM) are trademarks and service marks of
 eMotion, Inc. All other company names and marks are trademarks or service
 marks or registered trademarks or registered service marks of their respective
 owners.
 
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    VIENNA, Va., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- eMotion,
 Inc., the global leader in digital media management (DMM) solutions, today
 announced that The ABC Television Network has selected eMotion's MediaPartner
 4.0 software product as the DMM platform for ABC's new central online store of
 publicity photographs, video promotions and rich media marketing materials.
     The photography unit of the ABC Television Network also supports
 Touchstone Television Productions LLC and various business units of The Walt
 Disney Company.  ABC Television will use MediaPartner 4.0 to store, manage and
 distribute over 50,000 still photographs of programs ranging from sporting
 events to the Academy Awards.  The photo unit will make these shots available
 online to the entertainment media as part of the network and studio's efforts
 at obtaining free publicity for their productions.  The software's flexible
 Web architecture and patented content collaboration tools will also allow ABC
 photographers to upload and share event-specific content from on location
 around the world.
     "We have three staff photographers and anywhere from two to ten
 freelancers who, in any given week, shoot thousands of photographs on the sets
 of ABC programs and at special events," said Ray Slay, executive director of
 photography and new media at the ABC Television Network.  "MediaPartner 4.0
 provides us with the solution that we have been searching for that can manage
 all these photographs in one central location, and will enable my staff to
 have easy access to storing and sending digital media files."
     "This is the first step in an e-commerce initiative aimed at unlocking the
 value of ABC's photo archive.  We plan to use MediaPartner 4.0 to put 40 years
 of content online for editorial use," Slay added.
     MediaPartner 4.0 contains three main features: "Work", a flexible,
 collaborative project management environment; "Store", deep archiving with a
 powerful natural language search engine; and "Send", the ability to distribute
 bandwidth-intensive files easily over the Web.
     "The entertainment industry is a key market for eMotion's digital media
 management solutions. We are delighted that ABC, one of the world's premiere
 broadcasters, has selected MediaPartner 4.0 for their media archiving needs,"
 said Bob Griffin, president and CEO of eMotion, Inc.
     Jon Schupp, Sales Director for eMotion explains  "The demand for an easy-
 to-use application for storing, retrieving and distributing still and video
 promotional content is tremendous and we will continue to position
 MediaPartner 4.0 as the best tool for this important job at every studio."
 
     About eMotion, Inc.
     eMotion, Inc. is the leading provider of digital media management
 solutions in the world today. For advertising, Global 2000 brand-focused
 companies, government media, entertainment and broadcast, eMotion offers an
 impressive array of products and services that power the entire lifecycle of
 media management, from creation and collaboration to searching, storage and
 distribution. eMotion is headquartered in Washington, D.C. with offices in San
 Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, London and Israel.  eMotion, Inc.
 also owns the content communities PictureQuest (http://www.picturequest.com ),
 a leading provider of royalty-free and stock photography, FOOTAGE.net
 (http://www.footage.net ) and FootageQuest (http://www.footagequest.com ) a
 worldwide network of footage sites.
     For more information, go to http://www.emotion.com .
 
     eMotion(R) and eMotion MediaPartner(TM), PictureQuest(SM),
 FootageQuest(SM) and FOOTAGE.net(SM) are trademarks and service marks of
 eMotion, Inc. All other company names and marks are trademarks or service
 marks or registered trademarks or registered service marks of their respective
 owners.
 
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