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HOLIDAY INN WORLDWIDE SELECTS THE COMSAT ON COMMAND VIDEO SYSTEM FOR ALL CORPORATE OWNED AND MANAGED HOTELS

 ATLANTA, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Holiday Inn Worldwide today announced that COMSAT Corporation's On Command Video System has been selected as the exclusive supplier of in-room entertainment and interactive services for all corporate-owned and managed hotels of Holiday Inn Worldwide in its Americas Division.
 The six-year agreement covers all 98 hotels and represents over 20,000 rooms in the Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza brands.
 "We have had a business relationship with COMSAT for more than seven years," said Michael Leven, president of the Americas Division, Holiday Inn Worldwide. "We have selected their On Command Video System because of the advanced interactive on-demand services it provides. In addition, COMSAT offers outstanding customer support."
 "Our guests will be pleased with the easy to use features available with On Command," said Steven C. Jacobs, senior vice president, Americas Services. "The flexible architecture of the On Command Video System provides our guests state of the art technology today, as well as uniquely positioning Holiday Inn Worldwide to capitalize on the technology explosion of the 90s."
 "We are very excited about continuing our long-standing partnership with Holiday Inn," said Charles Lyons, president, COMSAT Video Enterprises. "Conversion will begin immediately for all available corporate-owned properties."
 COMSAT Video Enterprises, Inc., (CVE) is a subsidiary of COMSAT Corporation (NYSE: CQ). CVE is the majority owner of On Command Video Corp., providers of advanced video on demand systems. The On Command Video System is installed or under contract to almost 200,000 rooms nationally.
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 /CONTACT: Gayle MacIntyre of Holiday Inn Worldwide, 404-604-2903, or Kathy Egan of Golin/Harris Communications, 312-836-7361, for Holiday Inn Worldwide/
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