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Gemstar-TV Guide Names Paul Greenberg General Manager, TV Guide.com.



LOS ANGELES Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850.  -- Gemstar-TV Guide International Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. is a media company that licenses interactive program guide technology to multichannel operators, such as cable and satellite television providers, and consumer electronics manufacturers, video recorder scheduling code under brands such as VCR , Inc. (Nasdaq: GMST GMST Greenwich Mean Sidereal Time
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), the leading provider of television information and guidance, announced today that it has named Paul Greenberg general manager, TVGuide.com. Mr. Greenberg joins TVGuide from MusicNet, a leading online music provider where he was senior vice president, Global Business Development and Partner Relations. In the newly created position of general manager at TVGuide.com, he will be responsible for the leadership, strategic development and day-to-day management of the Web site, including editorial, production, marketing and product development. He will report to Richard Cusick, senior vice president and general manager, Digital Media for Gemstar-TV Guide. Ad sales and engineering for the Digital Media group will continue to report into Mr. Cusick.

"TVGuide.com is highly focused on leveraging the power of our content, the strength of our brand and the depth of our technology to become one of the leading online destinations for television information and entertainment content," said Mr. Cusick. "Paul is a strong executive with significant experience in building high-performing online businesses, and I'm delighted to have him leading the online team."

In his previous role at MusicNet, Mr. Greenberg was responsible for negotiating and closing new partnership deals, including recent agreements with MTV MTV
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U.S. cable television network, established in 1980 to present videos of musicians and singers performing new rock music. MTV won a wide following among rock-music fans worldwide and greatly affected the popular-music business.
, Yahoo!, and Virgin. He managed the Partner Relations department, leading the strategic and operational implementation of the MusicNet service for distributors. He also led the Marketing, Public Relations public relations, activities and policies used to create public interest in a person, idea, product, institution, or business establishment. By its nature, public relations is devoted to serving particular interests by presenting them to the public in the most  and International groups.

Prior to joining MusicNet, Mr. Greenberg worked at MTV Networks MTV Networks is a division of media conglomerate Viacom that oversees the operation of many TV network and Internet brands, including the first MTV channel.

The company was established in 1984 after Warner Communications and American Express decided to divest the basic cable
 as vice president, Business Operations Business operations are those activities involved in the running of a business for the purpose of producing value for the stakeholders. Compare business processes. The outcome of business operations is the harvesting of value from assets  for MTV.com, where he developed new content revenue streams, managed integration of major online operating divisions and helped double site revenue and traffic in one year. Mr. Greenberg was also vice president, new business development at the MTVi Group, responsible for developing and executing strategy and partnerships as well as content syndication. Mr. Greenberg holds a Bachelor's degree from Columbia College Columbia College: see Columbia University.  and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School Columbia Business School (part of Columbia University), officially named the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, and also known as CBS, was established in 1916 to provide business training and professional preparation for undergraduate and graduate .

About Gemstar-TV Guide

Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: GMST) is a leading media, entertainment and technology company that develops, licenses, markets and distributes technologies, products and services targeted at the television guidance and home entertainment needs of consumers worldwide. The Company's businesses include: television media and publishing properties; interactive program guide services and products; and technology and intellectual property licensing. Additional information about the Company can be found at www.gemstartvguide.com.

This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including risks and uncertainties related to the transformation of our TV Guide magazine publishing business; timely availability and market acceptance of products and services incorporating the Company's technologies and content; our investment in new and existing businesses, including TV Guide magazine and TV Guide Spot; the impact of competitive products and pricing; ongoing and potential future litigation An action brought in court to enforce a particular right. The act or process of bringing a lawsuit in and of itself; a judicial contest; any dispute.

When a person begins a civil lawsuit, the person enters into a process called litigation.
; and the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the most recent reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, each as it may be amended from time to time. The Company assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Note to Editors: Gemstar, TV Guide and TV Guide Spot are trademarks or registered trademarks of Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries. The names of other companies and products used herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.
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