Lodgenet to Time-Shift New Showtime Kirstie Alley Series

Breakthrough Agreement Enables Guests in More Than 500,000 Guest Rooms to Watch Fat Actress Episodes the Day After They Air

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. and LOS ANGELES, March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — LodgeNet Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:LNET) , one of the world’s largest providers of interactive television systems and broadband services to hotels, and Showtime Networks Inc. today announced that LodgeNet will time-shift episodes of the new Kirstie Alley comedy series Fat Actress, making each episode available on a pay-per-view basis through LodgeNet’s TV On-Demand service the day after it airs on SHOWTIME. The episodes will be available in more than 500,000 guest rooms across the United States.

“This achievement represents the first time we have distributed a first- run TV series on a day-after, time-shifted basis,” said Rob la Bastide, Vice President Programming & Content Management for LodgeNet. “Through our established relationship with Showtime Networks and the satellite distribution capabilities of our LodgeNet Media Management System, travelers can catch up on previous episodes of this popular new series — even if work or travel cause them to miss the latest episode.” la Bastide added that all Fat Actress episodes are enhanced with LodgeNet’s PowerPlay(SM) media playback controls.

“Showtime has proven itself to be an industry leader with this milestone agreement, realizing that it can effectively cross-promote and build its program audience as LodgeNet continues to further enhance the guest room experience with quality programming,” continued la Bastide.

“Viewers are thrilled to see Kirstie Alley back in primetime, and we foresee a large and loyal following for this new series,” said Tony DiBella, Vice President Special Markets for Showtime Networks. “We are pleased to be working with LodgeNet to meet the desires of Fat Actress fans who don’t want to miss a minute while they’re on the road.”

Airing Mondays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on SHOWTIME, Fat Actress stars two-time Emmy(R) Award-winning actress Kirstie Alley as a woman struggling to find work and love despite not meeting Hollywood’s age and weight standards. The series debuted March 7.

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 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 interactive guest pay rooms and serves 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 Showtime

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Viacom Inc., owns the premium television networks SHOWTIME(R), THE MOVIE CHANNEL(TM) and FLIX(R), as well as the multiplex channels SHOWTIME(R) TOO(TM), SHOWTIME(R) SHOWCASE, SHOWTIME EXTREME(R), SHOWTIME BEYOND(R), SHOWTIME NEXT(R), SHOWTIME WOMEN(R), SHOWTIME FAMILYZONE(R) and TMC xtra. SNI also offers SHOWTIME HD(R), THE MOVIE CHANNEL HD(R), SHOWTIME ON DEMAND(R) and THE MOVIE CHANNEL ON DEMAND(TM). SNI operates and manages the premium television network SUNDANCE CHANNEL(R), which is a venture between NBC Universal, Robert Redford, and Showtime Networks Inc. All SNI feeds provide enhanced sound using Dolby Digital 5.1. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME(R) PPV. Additionally, the advertiser-supported television network SHOWTIME is available in Turkey through a joint venture with UK-based Zone Vision.

LodgeNet and PowerPlay 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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