LodgeNet, NHL Joining to Bring ‘NHL(R) Center Ice(R)’ to Traveling Hockey Fans

Hotel SportsNet(SM) Daily Subscription Service Adds NHL Hockey for Remaining Regular Season Faceoffs Plus Select 1st & 2nd Round Stanley Cup Playoffs

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. and NEW YORK, March 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — LodgeNet Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:LNET) , the world’s largest provider of interactive television and broadband solutions to hotels, and the National Hockey League (NHL) have announced that NHL(R) Center Ice(R), the League’s out of market television package, will be made available in hotels equipped with Hotel SportsNet, LodgeNet’s industry first daily subscription sports service.

Guests having access to the Hotel SportsNet service will be able to view on a pay-per-view basis an entire day’s schedule of NHL Center Ice programming (subject to local blackout restrictions). This will be available for the remainder of the NHL Center Ice 2005-06 schedule which carries through the April 18 season finale, plus select 1st and 2nd round Stanley Cup(R) Playoff matchups.

“With hockey being one of the fastest growing sports in terms of popularity, we are thrilled to add NHL(R) Center Ice(R) to our Hotel SportsNet roster,” said Steven D. Truckenmiller, Senior Vice President Programming & Content Management for LodgeNet. “Guests will be able to follow their teams during the home stretch of this season and into the playoffs, then pick up with the full 2006-07 season of action when the puck drops again in October.”

“NHL fans are loyal, and passionate, and one of the best ways we can reward that loyalty and passion is to help them keep in touch with their favorite teams wherever their travels may take them,” said Leslie Gittess, NHL Vice President, Television and Business Affairs.

Introduced in 2003, LodgeNet’s industry-first Hotel SportsNet service combines landmark programming agreements and patent-pending technology to deliver daily subscription sports programming to guest rooms. LodgeNet plans to have the service deployed to 75,000 to 100,000 guest rooms by the end of 2006.

About LodgeNet

LodgeNet Entertainment Corporation ( http://www.lodgenet.com/ ) is the world’s largest provider of interactive television and broadband solutions to hotels throughout the United States and Canada as well as select international markets. These services include on-demand movies, music and music videos, on- demand videogames, Internet on television, and television on-demand programming, 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 6,000 hotel properties worldwide. LodgeNet estimates that during 2005 approximately 300 million travelers had access to LodgeNet’s interactive television systems. In addition, LodgeNet is a leading innovator in the delivery of on-demand patient education, information and entertainment to healthcare facilities. LodgeNet is listed on NASDAQ and trades under the symbol LNET.

About NHL

The National Hockey League, founded November 22, 1917, is the second oldest of the four major team sports leagues in North America. Today, the NHL consists of 30 Member Clubs based in the United States and Canada and plays to more than 20 million fans each year in arenas. The NHL has perhaps the most diverse player demographic in professional sports with representation from 20 different countries outside North America. Through the NHL Foundation, the League’s charitable arm, the NHL raises money and awareness for Hockey Fights Cancer, Hockey’s All-Star Kids and NHL Diversity, and supports the charitable efforts of all NHL players. For more information on NHL Center Ice and the NHL, fans may log on to NHL.com.

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