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Brief mention of XENA on a press release for Brilliant Digital which makes XENA Multipath movies on the web.
Brilliant(tm) Digital Entertainment, Inc. (AMEX:BDE; http://www.multipathmovies.com), a leading interactive entertainment content and tools developer, today announced a content license and distribution agreement with @Home Network (NASDAQ:ATHM), the leading provider of high-speed Internet services via the cable infrastructure. The revenue sharing agreement represents Brilliant's first large-scale animated content distribution relationship to tap the rapidly growing broadband market. Pursuant to the agreement, Brilliant Multipath Movie content will be offered to @Home subscribers, enabling them to access Brilliant's interactive digital Webisodes via Brilliant's web site at http://www.multipathmovies.com. @Home's high-speed network allows subscribers to download Brilliant's content at faster speeds than users connected to the Internet via standard modems. The agreement also provides @Home with an exclusive worldwide license to certain scaleable content that has been designed to take advantage of the performance capabilities of high performance Intel Architecture-based microprocessors. Multipath Movie titles and Brilliant's Digital Projector(tm) technology will be a featured product offering on the @Home Showcase. Showcase is a high traffic area on the @Home service that resides only a single click off the service's home page. Brilliant titles are expected to be available during the first quarter of 1999. Suneet Wadhwa, Manager of Media Development, @Home Network, commented, "Brilliant Digital is an ideal content partner as they provide an exciting, cutting-edge form of interactive entertainment that we believe will be of great interest to our subscribers. We look forward to working with Brilliant, leveraging our distribution capabilities with their impressive array of high profile, digital animation. We are also very excited to deliver specially optimized content on the @Home service." Kevin Bermeister, president of Brilliant Digital commented, "Developing distribution through the high-speed @Home broadband service represents an exciting, fast-growing new market for our content. This relationship, with an acknowledged industry leader, is an important step in our plans to position Brilliant Digital as an early participant in the widespread deployment of broadband. "Importantly, our animation software tools and Digital Projector technology have been developed to scale up or down to available bandwidth and processor capabilities, allowing us to support the high-speed benefits of the broadband market as well as the improved graphic rendering of high speed processors. Users of the @Home service will be able to subscribe to free Webisode channels and Webisode pay channels where they can interact each week with their favorite characters including Superman, Xena, Ace Ventura and Popeye." About Brilliant Digital Entertainment: Brilliant Digital Entertainment is the production studio responsible for creating Multipath Movies, a new generation of digital entertainment to be distributed over the Internet, on CD-ROM, as television programming and for home video. Multipath Movies utilize proprietary, technologically advanced software tools to produce three-dimensional, digitally animated stories, each with multiple user-influenced plot alternatives or paths that lead to a variety of distinct conclusions. Brilliant Digital Entertainment (http://www.bde3d.com) has formed strategic alliances with Packard Bell NEC, CompuServe, British Telecom, DVD EXPRESS and @HOME to distribute its technology and Multipath Movie content. Brilliant has signed content license agreements with DC Comics, Morgan Creek Productions, King Features and Universal Studios, Kiss Digital and Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers for the Choose Your Own Adventure series of interactive books. The Company is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA with offices in Bondi Junction and Double Bay, Australia and Middlesex, England. Information about Forward Looking Statements Statements in this news release that relate to future plans, financial results or projections, events or performance are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Act of 1934, as amended. Actual results may differ materially due to a variety of factors including: (i) the commercial success of Brilliant's content with @Home users, (ii) @Home's commercial success, and (iii) the commercial success of the @Home Showcase. Brilliant's ability to complete development of scaleable content designed to take advantage of the performance capabilities of high performance Intel Architecture-based microprocessors is subject to a number of factors and risks including the Company's ability to complete scripting and production of the content and to successfully complete quality assurance testing. Information about certain additional factors is contained in the Company's most recently filed Form 10-KSB report and 10-QSB report and are available from Brilliant Digital Entertainment's Investor Relations department and may be obtained by calling or writing to our investor relations company, Jaffoni & Collins at 212-835-8500 or email@example.com. CONTACT: Kevin Bermeister, President Michael Ozen, Chief Financial Officer Brilliant Digital Entertainment 818/615-1500 or firstname.lastname@example.org David C. 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