WorldNow's National Network Surpasses 100 Local Television Station Web Sites

- WorldNow Expands Its Reach and Reinforces

Dominance in the Media/Web Convergence Space -



Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from WorldNow

    NEW YORK, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- WorldNow, the leading provider of
 Internet technology solutions for local news and information providers,
 announced today its national Network has successfully launched over 100 local
 television station Web sites. WorldNow surpassed the 100th mark with the
 launch of New York Times Broadcasting's http://www.whotv.com (WHO-TV) in Des
 Moines, IA, Raycom Media's http://www.wflxfox29.com (WFLX-TV) in West Palm
 Beach, FL and Meredith Broadcasting's http://www.kvvu.com (KVVU-TV) in Las
 Vegas, NV.
     The WorldNow Network, the largest Network of news and information
 destinations in the world, now totals 102 live television station Web sites
 with over 125 under contract. Those 125 affiliates include 35 stations in the
 top 50 markets, 85 stations in the top 100 markets and 118 stations in the top
 150 markets. The Network represents over 15 stations groups, two-thirds of
 which are group-wide partnerships, and is larger than all of its competitors
 combined.
     By launching over 100 stations, WorldNow has created the largest, most
 comprehensive Network of its kind. Its vast coverage allows for the
 development of network-wide advertising programs that reach an unprecedented
 number of U.S. markets.
     In addition, by seamlessly launching over 100 Web sites on the same
 technology platform, WorldNow has illustrated a groundbreaking achievement in
 distributed applications. This achievement, from a sheer mass perspective as
 well as a technological viewpoint, has never before been achieved.
     WorldNow's integrated technology platform, site-management tools, training
 and support and unique revenue programs enable its affiliate stations to build
 leading Internet businesses that leverage and enhance their strong station
 brands.
     "Launching over 100 Web sites marks an important milestone for us," stated
 Gary Gannaway, Chairman and CEO of WorldNow. "We've always been committed to
 providing superior technology solutions that enable local media companies to
 dominate their markets. Having over 100 local broadcast Web sites running
 successful, dominant businesses on the Internet reinforces the power of our
 solution and solidifies our leadership position in the media/Web convergence
 space," he said. "It's a position we intend to keep," he added.
     "It's an honor to have http://www.kvvu.com contribute to WorldNow's
 milestone of launching over 100 Web sites," said Chuck Cordray, Vice
 President, Meredith Broadcasting Interactive.  "Because of the technical
 expertise and broad range of services that WorldNow provides, Meredith
 stations have been able to successfully focus on their core strength --
 providing quality local content to their communities. Now that KVVU-TV's Web
 site is up and running on the WorldNow platform, they're poised for tremendous
 growth and success as well," he said.
     "WorldNow is providing our stations with the technology and resources to
 be leading new media content providers in each of our markets. The recent
 launch of http://www.whotv.com within the WorldNow Network moves us one step
 closer to having all of our television stations on a shared platform," said
 Cynthia Augustine, President, The New York Times Company Broadcast Group. "We
 are now able to leverage our shared content and applications to monetize our
 Web assets and also tap into the national on-line advertising market that was
 never before available," she said.
     "We partnered with WorldNow to enable our stations to build powerful,
 leading Internet businesses," said Eric Braun, Vice President, News, Raycom
 Media. Now that WFLX-TV has successfully launched http://www.wflxfox29.com in
 West Palm Beach, FL, they're able to deliver more local news and information
 than ever before -- anywhere, anytime. That translates into stronger brand
 loyalty which, in turn, translates into increased revenue for the station," he
 said.
     WorldNow's network of partner affiliates currently includes over 125 NBC,
 CBS, ABC, FOX and independent television stations in over half of the top 100
 markets.
 
     About WorldNow
     WorldNow is the leading provider of Internet technology solutions for
 local news and information providers. Through its exclusive partnerships with
 over 125 local television stations, WorldNow has built the largest network of
 local news and information destinations in the world. WorldNow builds and
 supports an integrated, cost-effective software solution that diminishes the
 technological barriers to entry, allowing broadcasters to establish superior
 Internet businesses. WorldNow's singular vision is to enable local
 broadcasters to easily deliver targeted, branded information to anyone,
 anywhere, anytime.  More information is available at the award-winning Web
 site http://www.worldnow.com.
 
 

SOURCE WorldNow
    NEW YORK, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- WorldNow, the leading provider of
 Internet technology solutions for local news and information providers,
 announced today its national Network has successfully launched over 100 local
 television station Web sites. WorldNow surpassed the 100th mark with the
 launch of New York Times Broadcasting's http://www.whotv.com (WHO-TV) in Des
 Moines, IA, Raycom Media's http://www.wflxfox29.com (WFLX-TV) in West Palm
 Beach, FL and Meredith Broadcasting's http://www.kvvu.com (KVVU-TV) in Las
 Vegas, NV.
     The WorldNow Network, the largest Network of news and information
 destinations in the world, now totals 102 live television station Web sites
 with over 125 under contract. Those 125 affiliates include 35 stations in the
 top 50 markets, 85 stations in the top 100 markets and 118 stations in the top
 150 markets. The Network represents over 15 stations groups, two-thirds of
 which are group-wide partnerships, and is larger than all of its competitors
 combined.
     By launching over 100 stations, WorldNow has created the largest, most
 comprehensive Network of its kind. Its vast coverage allows for the
 development of network-wide advertising programs that reach an unprecedented
 number of U.S. markets.
     In addition, by seamlessly launching over 100 Web sites on the same
 technology platform, WorldNow has illustrated a groundbreaking achievement in
 distributed applications. This achievement, from a sheer mass perspective as
 well as a technological viewpoint, has never before been achieved.
     WorldNow's integrated technology platform, site-management tools, training
 and support and unique revenue programs enable its affiliate stations to build
 leading Internet businesses that leverage and enhance their strong station
 brands.
     "Launching over 100 Web sites marks an important milestone for us," stated
 Gary Gannaway, Chairman and CEO of WorldNow. "We've always been committed to
 providing superior technology solutions that enable local media companies to
 dominate their markets. Having over 100 local broadcast Web sites running
 successful, dominant businesses on the Internet reinforces the power of our
 solution and solidifies our leadership position in the media/Web convergence
 space," he said. "It's a position we intend to keep," he added.
     "It's an honor to have http://www.kvvu.com contribute to WorldNow's
 milestone of launching over 100 Web sites," said Chuck Cordray, Vice
 President, Meredith Broadcasting Interactive.  "Because of the technical
 expertise and broad range of services that WorldNow provides, Meredith
 stations have been able to successfully focus on their core strength --
 providing quality local content to their communities. Now that KVVU-TV's Web
 site is up and running on the WorldNow platform, they're poised for tremendous
 growth and success as well," he said.
     "WorldNow is providing our stations with the technology and resources to
 be leading new media content providers in each of our markets. The recent
 launch of http://www.whotv.com within the WorldNow Network moves us one step
 closer to having all of our television stations on a shared platform," said
 Cynthia Augustine, President, The New York Times Company Broadcast Group. "We
 are now able to leverage our shared content and applications to monetize our
 Web assets and also tap into the national on-line advertising market that was
 never before available," she said.
     "We partnered with WorldNow to enable our stations to build powerful,
 leading Internet businesses," said Eric Braun, Vice President, News, Raycom
 Media. Now that WFLX-TV has successfully launched http://www.wflxfox29.com in
 West Palm Beach, FL, they're able to deliver more local news and information
 than ever before -- anywhere, anytime. That translates into stronger brand
 loyalty which, in turn, translates into increased revenue for the station," he
 said.
     WorldNow's network of partner affiliates currently includes over 125 NBC,
 CBS, ABC, FOX and independent television stations in over half of the top 100
 markets.
 
     About WorldNow
     WorldNow is the leading provider of Internet technology solutions for
 local news and information providers. Through its exclusive partnerships with
 over 125 local television stations, WorldNow has built the largest network of
 local news and information destinations in the world. WorldNow builds and
 supports an integrated, cost-effective software solution that diminishes the
 technological barriers to entry, allowing broadcasters to establish superior
 Internet businesses. WorldNow's singular vision is to enable local
 broadcasters to easily deliver targeted, branded information to anyone,
 anywhere, anytime.  More information is available at the award-winning Web
 site http://www.worldnow.com.
 
 SOURCE  WorldNow