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AltaVista Adds U.S. & Canadian Television Listings From TVGrid.Com
November 4, 1998

Cambridge, Mass. (November 4, 1998) — TVGrid.Com (http://www.tvgrid.com), the most comprehensive and accurate personalized television listings service on the Internet, today announces an exclusive four-year agreement with Compaq's AltaVista Internet Guide, (http://www.altavista.com), and OneZero Media, (http://www.getwild.com), the producers of "Wild Wild Web" and AltaVista's Entertainment channel. Users can access their personal listings by visiting AltaVista and clicking on "Entertainment" and "TV Listings."

Under the agreement TVGrid.Com becomes the exclusive TV listings content provider to both OneZero Media's GetWild.com and Compaq's AltaVista Internet Guide. Through the partnership a customized TV listing solution for AltaVista and OneZero Media is featured within AltaVista's Entertainment channel and GetWild.com.

Superior Information & Product

AltaVista and GetWild.com users now have easy access to TVGrid.Com's superior TV listing product. TVGrid.Com offers the most comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date listings and channel line-ups available. The site features up to six weeks of listings and exact channel lineups for more than 57,000 U.S. ZIP codes and nearly 1 million Canadian postal codes. TVGrid.Com also offers an e-mail reminder service, built-in links to show-specific content, advanced search capabilities, and personalization options for users. Future integration will include relevant television listings highlighted in AltaVista search results.

"Being selected as the exclusive TV listing partner by leading Internet brands such as AltaVista and OneZero Media firmly validates that our TVGrid.Com product is superior to the others," said Stewart Ugelow, TVGrid.Com CEO. "Our integrated turnkey solution is the best option available for any Web site looking to add the best television listings to its offerings and position itself for the convergence of television and the Internet."

AltaVista, the most powerful and useful guide to the internet, is one of the top destinations on the Web. GetWild.com is the companion Web site to the CBS/Eyemark television show, "The Wild Wild Web," and the exclusive co-producer and content provider to AltaVista's Entertainment channel.

"We examined the different options for TV listings and none had the comprehensive and up-to-date information that TVGrid.com has," said Alan Chebot, CEO of OneZero Media. "As we continue to grow, we will look for partnerships with similar growing brands."

About AltaVista Search

Compaq's AltaVista is the most powerful and useful guide to the Internet. A forerunner in Web search technology, AltaVista is setting new standards, from indexing the entire Internet to providing the Web's first instant language translation capabilities. With an extensive line-up of innovative content and services, AltaVista is one of the top destinations on the Web. For more information, visit AltaVista's flagship site located at http://www.altavista.com

About OneZero Media, Inc.

OneZero Media, Inc. is a leading producer of transmedia programming that utilizes the unique strengths of the Internet and television to create meaningful electronic commerce revenue opportunities. It specializes in building both television and Internet content around traditional entertainment categories such as music, film, pop culture and sports, creating one of the largest point of purchase selling opportunities on the Web. The company is based in Boston, MA.

"Wild Wild Web" is a 30-minute weekly entertainment show about the Internet, produced by OneZero Media and distributed by CBS/Eyemark, Inc. for syndication in 148 markets in the U.S. Currently the show airs in 88 percent of the U.S. Television market, reaching 85 million U.S. households, and 2 million viewers per week.

About TVGrid.Com

TVGrid.com is a division of Student Net Publishing LLC, which was founded by college students at Yale and Columbia Universities in 1995 and is backed by MediaOne Group (NYSE: UMG). TVGrid.Com features up to six weeks of listings and exact channel lineups for more than 57,000 U.S. ZIP codes and nearly 1 million Canadian postal codes, making it the most comprehensive and accurate personalized television listings service on the Internet. TVGrid.Com is available at http://www.tvgrid.com and distributed through partnerships with Web sites including Compaq's AltaVista Internet Guide (NYSE: CPQ) and MediaOne's high-speed Internet access service MediaOne Express.