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ChannelSpace Announces Strategic Partnerships With Landmark Specialty Publications and Other Leading Collecting Content Providers.

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 7, 1998--

CollectingChannel "Friends" Create Most Complete

Collecting Portal in Web History

ChannelSpace Entertainment, Inc. (CSEI), a provider of affinity portals and original niche-based programming for Internet content aggregators, has signed a series of strategic partnerships that will result in an unprecedented array of content on the newly-launched CollectingChannel (

Through a series of relationships -- with Friends of the CollectingChannel -- CSEI will deliver the most comprehensive collecting-related material available online. Landmark Specialty Publications (a division of Norfolk, VA-based Landmark Communications, Inc.), the leader in collecting publications, is the CollectingChannel's lead content provider and will share from:

-- Antique Trader Publications ( -

publisher of national magazines devoted to collectors of antiques

and collectible toys, records, film, military and postcards. Its

flagship publication is Antique Trader Weekly

-- Tuff Stuff Publications ( - publishers of

magazines and price guides serving collectors of sports,

non-sports and entertainment trading cards and collectibles

-- Beans! Magazine ( - the authority

on beanbag toy collecting

-- Landmark Specialty Books ( - publisher of

40 price guides and reference books covering a broad range of

antique and collectible categories

-- Collector's Super Mall Online ( - the largest Web

site for collectors

"The CollectingChannel is speaking to an audience of loyalists who spend more than $80 billion a year. Our well-known partners demonstrate quality collecting content served on a solid platform," said Barry Friedman, co-founder and president of ChannelSpace Entertainment, Inc.

Another key CollectingChannel Friend, Amos Publishing ( ), will contribute content from:

-- Coin World ( - a weekly publication, the

largest and most informative coin magazine in the world

-- Linn's Stamp News ( - America's most widely read

stamp weekly

-- Scott Publishing Company ( - a division of

Amos Press, an old name in the stamp hobby dating back to 1876,

and a merchandiser of stamp-related products

-- Cars & Parts ( - a nationally distributed

monthly magazine, serving the collector car hobby

-- Moneycard Collector Magazine ( - Amos'

most recent hobby publishing venture, a monthly magazine focused

on pre-paid debit cards and their emergence as a collectible in

the U.S.

Also, the newly designed MaloneysOnline Resource Directory ( has more than 17,000 listings from more than 2,900 categories including: dealers and collectors, experts and buyers, appraisers, collector clubs, periodicals, museum & library collections. Within the MaloneysOnline area, users will be able to register for free to search the complete antique and collectible directory, as well as search through regularly updated resource information with complete descriptions and links to e-mail and web sites.

CollectingChannel will also tap the resources of additional leading collecting brand names including: Antique Networking; Atlantique City, Auction Universe; Bibliofind; Big Reel;; Collector Magazine and Price Guide; Discoveries; The Doll House; Antiques, Inc. (publishers of Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles newsletter and producers of the videos, Collecting with the Kovels: American Art Pottery, I and II); eBay, Maine Antique Digest; MilitaryTrader; Postcard Collector; Reference Desk; and The Internet Antique Shop (TIAS); and Toy Trader.

"This collecting affinity portal we've created is based on bringing people, technology and content together," said Steve Sanford, co-founder and CEO of ChannelSpace Entertainment, Inc. "We've teamed with some of the best technology and content partners in the collecting category, and our offerings only promise to multiply."

About CollectingChannel

CollectingChannel (, CSEI's first affinity portal offers the most complete aggregation of collecting-related content ever available in the history of the Web. The CollectingChannel will deliver the Web's most complete, up-to-the-minute, original audio/video programming, chat, auctions, books, price guides, expert opinions, software, links, magazines, live video conferencing, news, articles and community catering to any and every conceivable collectible category.

By the time the Christmas season nears, the CollectingChannel is slated to contain content from dozens more sources -- a mind-boggling and unprecedented aggregation of content.

About ChannelSpace Entertainment, Inc.

ChannelSpace Entertainment, Inc. (, is a provider of affinity portals and original niche-based programming for Internet content aggregators. This groundbreaking model addresses the question: how do you reach more eyeballs? CSEI's cableTV-like model creates opportunities to leverage and package its own high-level audio/video assets as well as that of existing content providers to increase overall market strength and visibility. The CSEI goal is to be a platform-independent source of enhanced, customized channels to content aggregators of all media forms. CSEI'S distributed technology engine enables the Company to launch new channels at a rapid pace.

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