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NTN's Buzztime Entertainment Invites Cable Operators to Play Along at the National Cable Television Association Show.

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BUZZTIME(TM) Trivia Channel is Open for Competition May 6-8, 2002, in New Orleans New Orleans (ôr`lēənz –lənz, ôrlēnz`), city (2006 pop. 187,525), coextensive with Orleans parish, SE La., between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain, 107 mi (172 km) by water from the river mouth; founded  at the Scientific-Atlanta (#1247), Liberate (#1561) and

ICTV ICTV International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses
ICTV Independent Community Television Alliance
 (#1755) NCTA NCTA National Cable & Telecommunications Association (fka National Cable Television Association)
NCTA National Cable Television Association (now the National Cable & Telecommunications Association) 

Buzztime Entertainment Inc., a leading interactive television content developer and broadcaster and subsidiary of NTN NTN Narrative Television Network
NTN National Trends Network
NTN National Tenant Network
NTN National Trivia Network
NTN Network Terminal Number
NTN National Tax Number (Pakistan)
NTN Network to Network interface
 Communications, Inc. (AMEX AMEX

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: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 DCT (Discrete Cosine Transform) An algorithm that is widely used for data compression. Similar to Fast Fourier Transform, DCT converts data (pixels, waveforms, etc.) into sets of frequencies. The first frequencies in the set are the most meaningful; the latter, the least. 2000 box, the most widely deployed digital cable set top box platform in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. . 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 HTML
 in full HyperText Markup Language

Markup language derived from SGML that is used to prepare hypertext documents. Relatively easy for nonprogrammers to master, HTML is the language used for documents on the World Wide Web.
 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 (1) A general term for (HTML pages) Web pages that are customized for each user; for example, returning different values from a search. Contrast with a "static HTML" page, which is the same for all users. See dynamic Web page.  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 See streaming audio, streaming video and digital media hub.  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 Prediction Games are games which allow users to guess at the outcome of future events. Prediction Games are generally operated online and are free for users to play. Points are awarded to players who most accurately predict the outcome of an event, and those points are converted  -- 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 (company) Microsoft Corporation - The biggest supplier of operating systems and other software for IBM PC compatibles. Software products include MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, Windows NT, Microsoft Access, LAN Manager, MS Client, SQL Server, Open Data Base Connectivity (ODBC), MS Mail,  and the National Football League, and has worked with companies such as AT&T Broadband, Yahoo!, Fox Sports,, Nickelodeon and the National Hockey League National Hockey League (NHL)

Organization of professional North American ice-hockey teams. The league was formed in 1917 by five Canadian teams; the first U.S. team, the Boston Bruins, was added in 1924. It today consists of 30 teams in two conferences and six divisions.
. 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
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