iM Networks Extends iM IT Ad-Insertion Technology Reach Through Alliance With Spacial*Audio Solutions

Enables MP3 Broadcasters Using Spacial*Audio's 'Streaming Audio Manager' to Be

Part of 'Best of Planet' Programming and Generate Additional Revenue Streams



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from iM Networks, Inc.

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- iM Networks, Inc., the
 leading provider of iM Tuning(TM) services and products, today announced it
 has extended its iM IT(TM) ad-insertion technology reach through a strategic
 alliance with Spacial*Audio Solutions LLC, developers of the revolutionary
 Streaming Audio Manager (SAM).  By integrating iM Networks' iM IT ad-insertion
 technology into its Streaming Audio Manager (SAM), Spacial*Audio makes it easy
 for any MP3 broadcasters utilizing SAM to be part of "Best of Planet(TM)"
 programming and benefit from iM IT ad-insertion technology to generate
 additional revenue streams.
     iM IT, an ad-insertion and e-commerce solution for "Best of Planet"
 stations, provides a highly flexible, software-only solution that enables
 stations to generate non-traditional revenue (NTR) through precisely targeted
 advertisements.  Targeted ads can be inserted over local spots on a per user
 basis, giving advertisers the ability to reach a specific demographic.
 Spacial*Audio joins other companies, in support of the iM IT ad-insertion
 solution like Cablemusic and Beethoven.com.
     In addition, Audiorealm broadcasters utilizing the SAM automation package
 can also be part of iM Networks' "Best of Planet" programming, a collection of
 living radio networks that are made up through the aggregation of high-quality
 stations from across the globe.  Listeners are able to tune in to Internet
 radio streams and listen via their PC, or through an iM(TM)-enabled device,
 away from the PC, with superior sound quality.
     "Our relationship with Spacial*Audio and the Audiorealm family of
 webcasters underscores our commitment to offering Internet broadcasters a
 highly flexible ad-insertion and e-commerce technology platform," said
 Scott Smith, CEO of iM Networks, Inc.  "The alliance also offers Audiorealm's
 webcasters added value through new revenue opportunities, in addition to
 inclusion on the iM Radio(TM) Tuner hardware and software which helps them
 extend their listenership."
     "Spacial*Audio Solutions is dedicated to keeping its software and services
 up to date with the latest and most innovative technologies available today.
 Our relationship with iM Networks is an important step in not only providing
 added support for their unique and innovative iM IT ad-insertion technology,
 but it provides our entire network of broadcasters a definitive advantage in
 obtaining additional listenership, and advertising revenues, as part of the
 'Best of Planet' programming," said Bryan Payne, Managing Partner of
 Spacial*Audio Solutions/Audiorealm.
     SAM allows broadcasters to be DMCA compliant, and provides some of the
 most unique and advanced functions for management, tracking and webcasting of
 streaming content currently available.  Broadcasters can manage multiple
 playlists, jingles, promos, ad scheduling, multiple servers, and more.
 Through the SAM plug-in architecture, broadcasters can talk over music, cross
 fade between songs, and much more.  There is a remote function that allows
 broadcasts to be managed from anywhere in the world.  The system offers
 interaction with listeners via IRC chat or Web site for requests, song/artist
 information and play logs.  Broadcasters are also offered the added value of
 being able to log complete play history for RIAA, BMI, ASCAP, SESAC and Harry
 Fox licensing accountability.
 
     About iM Networks, Inc.
     iM Networks, creators of the iM Tuning technology, delivers the first
 Internet broadcast network bringing "Best of Planet" programming to your
 favorite iM(TM)-enabled devices that allow users to experience Internet
 broadcasts remotely.  iM Networks licenses its iM Tuning Service to OEMs to
 create a broad range of Internet broadcast, or iM-enabled, devices.
 Additionally, the iM Networks ad-insertion solution creates a strong revenue
 engine for "Best of Planet" Internet broadcast partners.  For more
 information, please visit our Web site at www.imnetworks.com.
 
     About Spacial*Audio Solutions
     Spacial*Audio Solutions LLC. Develops software solutions for multi-formats
 streaming content management and delivery, including SAM (Stream Audio
 Manager) and operates the Audiorealm Streaming Broadcast Network with over
 130 active affiliates and growing.  In March 2000, Spacial Audio Solutions
 signed the first webcasting performance license agreement with the RIAA for a
 network of webcasters.  Under the terms of the agreement, enabling any
 individual or entity creating a webcast utilizing Spacial*Audio Solutions'
 proprietary SAM technology, and is an affiliate of the Audiorealm Broadcasting
 Network, to be covered by the license.
     Visit www.spacialaudio.com to learn more.
 
     EDITOR'S NOTE:  iM Networks, iM, iM IT, iM Band, iM Tuning and Best of
 Planet are trademarks of iM Networks, Inc.  All other trademarks and
 registered trademarks are those of their respective holders.
 
 

SOURCE iM Networks, Inc.
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- iM Networks, Inc., the
 leading provider of iM Tuning(TM) services and products, today announced it
 has extended its iM IT(TM) ad-insertion technology reach through a strategic
 alliance with Spacial*Audio Solutions LLC, developers of the revolutionary
 Streaming Audio Manager (SAM).  By integrating iM Networks' iM IT ad-insertion
 technology into its Streaming Audio Manager (SAM), Spacial*Audio makes it easy
 for any MP3 broadcasters utilizing SAM to be part of "Best of Planet(TM)"
 programming and benefit from iM IT ad-insertion technology to generate
 additional revenue streams.
     iM IT, an ad-insertion and e-commerce solution for "Best of Planet"
 stations, provides a highly flexible, software-only solution that enables
 stations to generate non-traditional revenue (NTR) through precisely targeted
 advertisements.  Targeted ads can be inserted over local spots on a per user
 basis, giving advertisers the ability to reach a specific demographic.
 Spacial*Audio joins other companies, in support of the iM IT ad-insertion
 solution like Cablemusic and Beethoven.com.
     In addition, Audiorealm broadcasters utilizing the SAM automation package
 can also be part of iM Networks' "Best of Planet" programming, a collection of
 living radio networks that are made up through the aggregation of high-quality
 stations from across the globe.  Listeners are able to tune in to Internet
 radio streams and listen via their PC, or through an iM(TM)-enabled device,
 away from the PC, with superior sound quality.
     "Our relationship with Spacial*Audio and the Audiorealm family of
 webcasters underscores our commitment to offering Internet broadcasters a
 highly flexible ad-insertion and e-commerce technology platform," said
 Scott Smith, CEO of iM Networks, Inc.  "The alliance also offers Audiorealm's
 webcasters added value through new revenue opportunities, in addition to
 inclusion on the iM Radio(TM) Tuner hardware and software which helps them
 extend their listenership."
     "Spacial*Audio Solutions is dedicated to keeping its software and services
 up to date with the latest and most innovative technologies available today.
 Our relationship with iM Networks is an important step in not only providing
 added support for their unique and innovative iM IT ad-insertion technology,
 but it provides our entire network of broadcasters a definitive advantage in
 obtaining additional listenership, and advertising revenues, as part of the
 'Best of Planet' programming," said Bryan Payne, Managing Partner of
 Spacial*Audio Solutions/Audiorealm.
     SAM allows broadcasters to be DMCA compliant, and provides some of the
 most unique and advanced functions for management, tracking and webcasting of
 streaming content currently available.  Broadcasters can manage multiple
 playlists, jingles, promos, ad scheduling, multiple servers, and more.
 Through the SAM plug-in architecture, broadcasters can talk over music, cross
 fade between songs, and much more.  There is a remote function that allows
 broadcasts to be managed from anywhere in the world.  The system offers
 interaction with listeners via IRC chat or Web site for requests, song/artist
 information and play logs.  Broadcasters are also offered the added value of
 being able to log complete play history for RIAA, BMI, ASCAP, SESAC and Harry
 Fox licensing accountability.
 
     About iM Networks, Inc.
     iM Networks, creators of the iM Tuning technology, delivers the first
 Internet broadcast network bringing "Best of Planet" programming to your
 favorite iM(TM)-enabled devices that allow users to experience Internet
 broadcasts remotely.  iM Networks licenses its iM Tuning Service to OEMs to
 create a broad range of Internet broadcast, or iM-enabled, devices.
 Additionally, the iM Networks ad-insertion solution creates a strong revenue
 engine for "Best of Planet" Internet broadcast partners.  For more
 information, please visit our Web site at www.imnetworks.com.
 
     About Spacial*Audio Solutions
     Spacial*Audio Solutions LLC. Develops software solutions for multi-formats
 streaming content management and delivery, including SAM (Stream Audio
 Manager) and operates the Audiorealm Streaming Broadcast Network with over
 130 active affiliates and growing.  In March 2000, Spacial Audio Solutions
 signed the first webcasting performance license agreement with the RIAA for a
 network of webcasters.  Under the terms of the agreement, enabling any
 individual or entity creating a webcast utilizing Spacial*Audio Solutions'
 proprietary SAM technology, and is an affiliate of the Audiorealm Broadcasting
 Network, to be covered by the license.
     Visit www.spacialaudio.com to learn more.
 
     EDITOR'S NOTE:  iM Networks, iM, iM IT, iM Band, iM Tuning and Best of
 Planet are trademarks of iM Networks, Inc.  All other trademarks and
 registered trademarks are those of their respective holders.
 
 SOURCE  iM Networks, Inc.