LodgeNet Named Exclusive Provider of Interactive TV Services for CSM Lodging

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. and MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — LodgeNet Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:LNET) , one of the world’s largest providers of interactive television systems and broadband services to hotels, and CSM Lodging, a division of CSM Corporation, a diversified real estate development and acquisition company, today announced a long-term agreement designating LodgeNet as the exclusive provider of interactive TV services for all CSM owned and managed hotels. CSM Lodging owns and operates 34 hotels nationwide under franchise agreements with Marriott, Hilton and Carlson.

Under the agreement, LodgeNet will install all CSM properties with its sigNETure TV(SM) marketing and entertainment system and services including on-demand movies, music, TV programming and special interest videos — all enhanced with LodgeNet’s media playback controls for skip, pause and save functionality — as well as Nintendo GameCube(TM) video games and Internet-enabled services offering e-mail access and an e-mailed receipt for guests checking out from the room. LodgeNet will also provide free-to-guest programming to most properties in the CSM Lodging portfolio.

“We are excited to start the new year by adding more than 30 CSM properties to our family of sigNETure TV customers,” said Steve McCarty, Senior Vice President Sales and Hotel Relations for LodgeNet. “We look forward to serving CSM’s hotels with the people, processes, content and technology necessary to take their guest room television experience to the next level.”

“As the travel industry rebounds, our properties have encountered more travelers with higher-than-ever expectations for in-room entertainment, information and services,” said Mike Gehling, Vice President of Hotel Purchasing and Development for CSM. “The ability to exceed these expectations, combined with a proven record of responsive customer support and field service, make LodgeNet the provider best suited to help CSM achieve its immediate and long-term objectives for revenue and guest satisfaction.”

About LodgeNet

LodgeNet Entertainment Corporation ( http://www.lodgenet.com/ ) is one of the world’s largest providers of interactive television systems and broadband services to hotels, including resort and casino hotels, throughout the United States and Canada as well as select international markets. These services include on-demand movies, music and music videos, Nintendo(R) video games, Internet on television, and other interactive television services, as well as high-speed Internet access, all designed to serve the needs of the lodging industry and the traveling public. LodgeNet provides service to more than one million rooms, including 985,000 interactive guest pay rooms, in more than 5,900 hotel properties worldwide. LodgeNet estimates that during 2004 approximately 275 million travelers had access to LodgeNet’s interactive television systems. LodgeNet is listed on NASDAQ and trades under the symbol LNET.

About CSM

CSM Corporation, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. CSM Corporation has engaged in the acquisition, development, leasing, management, and ownership of quality real estate assets. The extensive portfolio includes retail, industrial, multi-family residential, and hotel properties across the continental United States. CSM Lodging has been recognized as Marriott’s “Developer of the Year” for their contribution to the tremendous growth and increase in market presence of limited service Marriott hotels.

LodgeNet and sigNETure TV are service marks or registered trademarks of LodgeNet Entertainment Corporation. All rights reserved. Other trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

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