NTN's Buzztime Entertainment Invites Cable Operators to Play Along at the National Cable Television Association Show.
NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 6, 2002
BUZZTIME(TM) Trivia Channel is Open for Competition May 6-8, 2002, in New Orleans at the Scientific-Atlanta (#1247), Liberate (#1561) and
ICTV (#1755) NCTA Booths.
Buzztime Entertainment Inc., a leading interactive television content developer and broadcaster and subsidiary of NTN Communications, Inc. (AMEX:NTN), wants cable operators to play along with their TVs at the 2002 National Cable Television Association (NCTA) Show. Working with Scientific-Atlanta, Liberate and ICTV, Buzztime Entertainment has created three compelling opportunities to experience the play-along trivia channel that Susquehanna Communications digital cable subscribers in York, Pa., are already enjoying in their homes, courtesy of the current technical and marketing trial of BUZZTIME(TM).
Buzztime Entertainment, Inc. develops the BUZZTIME(TM) trivia channel, the only 24-hour play-along entertainment broadcast created exclusively for interactive television audiences and designed for massive, multiplayer competition. BUZZTIME features six different trivia channels loaded with content designed for players of all interests and ability levels.
"Through our partnerships, BUZZTIME has access to cable operators using Scientific-Atlanta, Motorola or ICTV-compatible hardware that is installed in digital cable subscriber systems," says Tyrone Lam, president, Buzztime Entertainment, Inc. "NCTA is the ideal opportunity for Buzztime Entertainment to show cable operators how the BUZZTIME(TM) trivia channel adds value by providing a connected, multiplayer experience for consumers using a trivia brand with a loyal 6 million player fan base."
Cable operators and others attending the NCTA convention can play along with BUZZTIME's trivia games and experience how the interactive cutting-edge technologies enable multiplayer competition and rankings among households in the following booths:
Scientific-Atlanta - Booth #1247
Through Buzztime Entertainment's relationship with Scientific-Atlanta, the Buzztime trivia channel has been developed specifically for the Scientific-Atlanta Explorer series set top boxes that are currently deployed in approximately 40% of digital cable customer homes. Buzztime Entertainment has created the only program on the Scientific-Atlanta platform that enables multiplayer competition, making BUZZTIME ready to launch on cable systems currently using the Explorer series set top boxes.
Liberate - Booth #1561
Buzztime Entertainment has developed the BUZZTIME(TM) trivia channel for the Liberate TV Navigator Compact software, which runs on the Motorola DCT2000 box, the most widely deployed digital cable set top box platform in the United States. Liberate TV Navigator Compact software supports a wide range of interactive services on the Motorola DCT2000 set top box, including two-way interactive TV applications. The Liberate software optimizes use of Flash memory, supports HTML forms and frames, and its self-contained processing minimizes network utilization and produces faster and smoother interactivity for the television viewer. BUZZTIME has premier placement in the Liberate booth.
ICTV - Booth #1755
ICTV, creator of HeadendWare(TM), the world's first centralized platform for the delivery of new television services, is supporting a dynamic presentation of BUZZTIME(TM). Using Flash animation and dynamic HTML technologies, ICTV adds motion and audio to BUZZTIME game play, making the already exciting multiplayer competition even more compelling. ICTV is also demonstrating how it can enable streaming media interstitials within the BUZZTIME broadcast.
Buzztime Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of NTN Communications, Inc. (AMEX:NTN), is a leading developer and distributor of interactive television entertainment programming. Buzztime Entertainment Inc. develops the BUZZTIME(TM) channel, the only 24-hour play-along entertainment broadcast created exclusively for interactive television audiences. It features six channels of trivia games for players of all interests and ability levels with massive, multiplayer competition and rankings among households. The company owns the world's largest database of iTV trivia questions and operates an interactive broadcast studio where it produces multiplayer trivia game shows, live sports prediction games -- such as QB1(R) Predict the Play(TM) football -- and live viewer polling across iTV, mobile and PC platforms. With investment from Scientific-Atlanta, Inc., Buzztime Entertainment has partnerships with NTN Communications, Inc., Liberate Technologies, Microsoft Corporation and the National Football League, and has worked with companies such as AT&T Broadband, Yahoo!, Fox Sports, EA.com, Nickelodeon and the National Hockey League. Established in 1999, Buzztime Entertainment Inc.'s interactive television studio and broadcast operations center are headquartered in Carlsbad, California. The company website is located at www.buzztime.com.