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USA Video Interactive to Produce 'Behind the Scenes' Webcast from the U.S. Coast Guard Eagle During OpSail2000CT.

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MYSTIC, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 7, 2000

To kick off OpSail2000CT, an event that expects to draw over 250,000 enthusiasts per day from July 12th to July 15th, USA Video Productions, a subsidiary of USA Video Interactive (OTC BB: USVO; CDNX: US;, will be producing webcast footage aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Eagle during the tall ships parade on July 12th. The webcast will feature commentary from various dignitaries from the United States Coast Guard, Connecticut State government, and distinguished guests.

As some of the world's most celebrated sailing vessels make their way into New London Harbor on the morning of the 12th, USA Video will be producing behind the scenes footage from aboard the Eagle, that will be broadcast beginning on July 15th using USA Video's patented Video-on-Demand(TM) technologies. Viewers will be able to access the webcast through links at both, and The footage will include the preparation of the ships for sailing in the parade, footage of the parade from the Eagle as it sails into New London Harbor, and commentary from various dignitaries.

"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring this prestigious event and its distinguished attendees to the world using our cutting edge technologies. By webcasting as well as using traditional media platforms, OpSail has the ability to reach thousands more viewers from all parts of the world, which has a large educational and emotional impact for those in areas where many of these vessels have historical ties," said Edwin Molina, President of USA Video Interactive. "Through this extraordinary example of the convergence of television and Internet broadcasts, OpSail2000CT will create a widespread, multicultural experience, and USA Video Interactive is proud to play an important role in this."

About OpSail2000CT

OpSail2000CT, declared by Governor John G. Rowland as Connecticut's "Official Millennium Event," is a four-day festival that will take place in New London, Groton and surrounding communities July 12-15, 2000. OpSail2000CT is part of Operation Sail, a national celebration of the millennium and America's 224th anniversary. New London has been chosen as one of only eight official port cities to host this event, the largest gathering of tall ships in world history. Some 40 international tall ships, under full sail, will form the majestic Parade of Sail in Niantic Bay from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. America's official tall ship, and pride of New London, the U.S. Coast Guard barque Eagle will lead the flotilla. The parade will pass Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford, the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, Waterford and Ocean Beach in New London, and into New London Harbor between 10:30 and 2:00 p.m. Footage of this parade event along with behind the scenes interviews and commentary will be available for viewing on the USA Video Interactive - OpSail2000CT webcast on July 15, 2000 beginning at 1 p.m. that day.

About USA Video Interactive

USA Video Interactive is an international designer and supplier of high-tech Internet streaming video and Video-on-Demand(TM) systems, services and innovative end-to-end solutions. The USA Video Interactive technology gives users full-motion video; the unique flexibility of standard, VCR-like controls of play, fast-forward, reverse and pause; and the convenience of a standard internet-browser format for access. It provides video images significantly faster and at a higher degree of resolution than with previously available methods; significantly overcomes bandwidth restrictions; and eliminates the blockiness and slowness of current technologies -- all at a lower cost and at or near broadcast quality. For more information on USA Video Interactive, visit

USA Video Interactive Corporate Headquarters Office: 70 Essex Street; Mystic, CT 06355; (800) 625-2200; (860) 572-1560. Canada Office: 837 West Hastings Street; Suite #507; Vancouver, B.C. V6C 3N6. Trading symbol on the US NBQ: USVO; Trading symbol on The Canadian Venture Exchange: US. Standard & Poors Listed. CUSIP 902924208; USA Video, USA Video Interactive, Video-On-Demand and Video Yellow Pages are trademarks of USA Video Interactive. The Canadian Venture Exchange (CDNX) has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. For more information contact: Tony Castagno, Media Relations, 860-572-1560; Kevin Yorio, Investor Relations, 860-572-1560;
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