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NORTEL SIGNS ON WITH DIGITAL MUSIC EXPRESS; MINNEAPOLIS-AREA CABLE OPERATOR TO LAUNCH LEADING PREMIUM DIGITAL AUDIO SERVICE ON APRIL 1

 LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Nortel Cable Partners, a subsidiary of Top 100 multiple system operator Amzac Cable, has signed an exclusive agreement to launch Digital Music Express (TM) (DMX(TM)) in its three Minneapolis-area cable systems, announced Jerry Maglio, DMX president, residential division.
 Nortel will begin offering DMX to subscribers in its Bloomington, Fridley and St. Louis Park, Minn., systems on April 1. Together, the systems serve nearly 28,000 Minneapolis-area cable households.
 "Premium digital audio represents a tremendous new benefit for both our residential and commercial customers. Before making a decision on a provider, we took a hard and careful look at our cable audio choices," said Nortel General Manager Mark Hammerstrom. "In choosing DMX, the recognized leader in both programming and technology, we've found the best way for us to enter and develop this exciting and potentially lucrative new market."
 With the new affiliation, Nortel joins more than 40 cable operators in more than 350 cable systems nationwide in offering DMX's 30 channels of continuous, commercial-free CD-quality music programming to homes and businesses.
 The flagship product of Los Angeles-based International Cablecasting Technologies (ICT) (NASDAQ: TUNE), DMX was launched in September 1991. Publicly traded on NASDAQ, under the symbol TUNE, the company is backed by some of the cable industry's leading players, including Tele-Communications Inc. (TCI), Scientific- Atlanta, Viacom, KBLCOM, Scripps Howard, Colony Communications, Crown Media Inc. and Shaw Cablesystems of Canada.
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 /CONTACT: Therese Wells, ICT public relations manager, 310-444-1744/
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CO: Nortel Cable Partners; Digital Music Express ST: California, Minnesota IN: ENT SU: CON

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