On Command to Bring Live College Football and Basketball Sports Packages to Hotel Rooms

Leading In-Room Entertainment Company Signs Agreement With ESPN to Bring Out-of-Market Football and Basketball Games to Lodging Industry

DENVER, June 21 /PRNewswire/ — On Command Video Corporation, a leading provider of in-room interactive entertainment for the hotel industry and its guests, and ESPN, the Worldwide Leader in Sports, have agreed to an agreement whereby On Command will offer ESPN’s GamePlan and Full Court services to its hotel customers. The agreement also covers ESPN’s other pay-per-view programming including boxing, martial arts and poker championships.

Hotel customers will be able to purchase an entire package of games as well as individual events. ESPN GamePlan and ESPN Full Court games are live and will be subject to normal blackout guidelines on a market by market basis. ESPN carries more than 150 college football games and 450 college basketball games on ESPN GamePlan and ESPN Full Court.

“We are extremely pleased to bring live sports to the hotel industry,” said Tad Walden, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Programming for On Command. “Being able to provide the hotel guest with live out-of-market sports on a pay-per-view basis will be an attractive addition to our already robust content of more than 400 movies and top rated television programs.”

“ESPN is pleased to extend our popular ESPN GamePlan and ESPN Full Court sports packages to the lodging industry,” said Matt Murphy, Senior Vice President, Broadband and Interactive sales. “Sports fans want to watch games live, even while traveling, and making these games available through On Command will ultimately serve the fan.”

About On Command

On Command Video Corporation (www.oncommand.com) is a leading provider of in-room entertainment technology to the lodging and cruise ship industries. On Command is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation (NYSE:L) (NYSE:LMCB) . On Command entertainment services include: on-demand movies; television Internet services using high-speed broadband connectivity; television email; short form television features covering drama, comedy, news and sports; video games; and music-on-demand services through Instant Media Network, a majority-owned subsidiary of On Command and the leading provider of digital on-demand music services to the hotel industry. All On Command products are connected to guest rooms and managed by leading edge video-on-demand navigational controls and a state-of-the art guest user interface system. The guest menu system can be customized by hotel properties to create a robust platform that services the needs of On Command hotel partners and the traveling public. On Command and its distribution network services more than 1,000,000 guest rooms, which touch more than 300 million guests annually.

On Command’s direct served hotel properties are located in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Spain. On Command distributors serve cruise ships operating under the Royal Caribbean, Costa and Carnival flags. On Command hotel properties include more than 100 of the most prestigious hotel chains and operators in the lodging industry including, Accor, Adam’s Mark Hotels & Resorts, Fairmont, Four Seasons, Gaylord Hotels (Gaylord Palms, Gaylord Texan, Gaylord Opryland and Gaylord Hotel at Opryland), Hilton Hotels Corporation, Hyatt, Intercontinental Hotels Group (Inter-Continental, InterContinental Buckhead, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn), Loews, Marriott (Courtyard, Renaissance, Fairfield Inn and Residence Inn), New York Palace Hotel, Radisson, Ramada, Starwood Hotels & Resorts (Westin, Sheraton, W Hotels and Four Points), and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.

About ESPN

ESPN, Inc. is the world’s leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring a portfolio of over 50 multimedia sports assets. The company is comprised of seven domestic television networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic, ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes, ESPNU, ESPN Today), ESPN and ESPN2 HD, simulcast services, ESPN Regional Television, ESPN International (networks, syndication, radio, web sites), ESPN Radio, ESPN.com, ESPN The Magazine, SportsTicker, ESPN Enterprises, ESPN Zones (sports-themed restaurants), and other growing new businesses including ESPN360 (Broadband), ESPN Mobile, ESPN on Demand, ESPN Interactive and ESPN PPV. Based in Bristol, Ct., ESPN is 80 percent owned by ABC, Inc., which is an indirect subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. The Hearst Corporation holds a 20 percent interest in ESPN.

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