LodgeNet Announces Top On Demand Movies in the Hospitality Market for 2009

The Hangover is Number One Title

41 Titles - Each Earn More Than $1 Million - A LodgeNet Record

Jan 29, 2010, 11:18 ET from LodgeNet Interactive Corporation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LodgeNet Interactive Corporation (Nasdaq: LNET), the leading provider of media and connectivity solutions to hospitality, healthcare and other guest-based businesses, today announced The Hangover is the number one on demand title for 2009.  The hilarious film stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Heather Graham, Justin Bartha and Dan Goldberg, directed by Todd Phillips and distributed by Warner Bros. Digital Distribution.

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The top selling on demand theatrical movie titles in hotel guest rooms during 2009:

  1. The Hangover   (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  2. Taken   (20th Century Fox)
  3. Paul Blart: Mall Cop   (Sony Pictures Television)
  4. Angels & Demons   (Sony Pictures Television)
  5. The Proposal   (Disney)
  6. Gran Torino   (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  7. Inglourious Basterds   (Weinstein Company)
  8. Quantum of Solace   (MGM)
  9. X-Men Origins: Wolverine   (20th Century Fox)
  10. The Ugly Truth   (Sony Pictures Television)  

In 2009 more than 320 movie titles were ordered on LodgeNet systems, with 41 of those titles each generating $1 million or more in sales revenue. This is the highest number of yearly million-dollar performers in the company's history.

LodgeNet also announced that Warner Bros. Entertainment was the top-performing studio for 2009.

"We would like to congratulate Warner Bros. Digital Distribution on the outstanding performance of their releases on LodgeNet systems last year," said William M. Coleman, Vice President Studio Relations and Film Licensing Worldwide for LodgeNet.  "With The Hangover and Gran Torino, along with many other solid performers, Warner Bros. helped us deliver entertaining and thought-provoking in-room choices for a broad range of hotel guests."

"2009 was a great year for our movies and clearly the titles resonated with travelers," said Andy Mellett, Senior Vice President, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution.  "LodgeNet did an amazing job promoting them and we look forward to continuing our great relationship in 2010."    

About LodgeNet

LodgeNet Interactive Corporation is the leading provider of media and connectivity solutions designed to meet the unique needs of hospitality, healthcare and other guest-based businesses.  LodgeNet Interactive serves more than 1.9 million hotel rooms worldwide in addition to healthcare facilities throughout the United States.  The Company's services include: Interactive Television Solutions, Broadband Internet Solutions, Content Solutions, Professional Solutions and Advertising Media Solutions. LodgeNet Interactive Corporation owns and operates businesses under the industry leading brands: LodgeNet, LodgeNetRX, and The Hotel Networks. LodgeNet Interactive is listed on NASDAQ and trades under the symbol LNET.  For more information, please visit www.lodgenet.com.

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