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The FoxKids.com to Feature Easy Streaming Media from POPcast and Intel

New York – POPcast Communications Corp., the leading application service
provider in the self-service Webcasting market, FoxKids.com, Inc., and Intel
Corporation announced this week
the completion of a special licensing arrangement that will allow
FoxKids.com users to easily create, publish and share streaming media
content on the Web via the POPcast service.

Part of the agreement will make a customized version of the POPcaster
software (dubbed FoxKids.com Movie Studio) available to FoxKids.com users.
FoxKids.com Movie Studio combines POPcast’s video capturing and automated
video publishing solution with Intel Easy Web Media complete multimedia
authoring technology. This all-in-one tool allows kids to capture video
through a wide variety of capture devices and combine digital video files
with text, still images and audio in their finished presentations. The
complete files can be uploaded to password-protected accounts on
FoxKids.com, where kids can instantly share their personal Webcasts with
their friends and families around the world via POPcast’s distributed
streaming media network.

The new software premiered this month at the Streaming Media East show and
was showcased along with demonstrations of POPcast’s complete streaming
media products and solutions.

“As one of the top online destinations for kids, FoxKids.com is a key
environment for interactive entertainment,” said William Mutual, POPcast’s
Founder and Chairman. “Our relationship with FoxKids.com puts the
easiest-to-use streaming media authoring, publishing and video sharing tool
directly into kids’ hands. It helps us pave the way for mass adoption of
personal Webcasting among this growing category of Internet users.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Intel and POPcast to bring this incredible
tool to our expanding base of kids,” said Adam Chesnoff, COO of FoxKids.com.
” This incredible and innovative best-of-breed product enables us to further
our mission of empowering kids through interactive content and applications.
The FoxKids.com branded version will launch fall 2000 and be packaged with
sponsorship opportunities.”

Los Angeles based, privately held POPcast is a leading application service
provider offering a complete solution for video communication by integrating
easy-to-use authoring tools and front-end publishing services with an
automated back-end media management database and
an efficient Internet distribution network. As a proven leader in producing
Webcasts (built upon a highly successful track-record that includes past
Grammy, Emmy and Tony Awards Webcasts), POPcast continues to provide
reliable, scalable world-class event Webcasting services while pioneering
the world of streaming media as a cutting-edge ASP for all Internet users.

FoxKids.com is one of the fastest growing online destinations for kids,
FoxKids.com is
dedicated to empowering kids through a personalized and interactive
community built by kids and for kids. FoxKids.com targets kids 6-14 through
a unique entertainment environment that is action-adventure driven.
FoxKids.com, Inc. is a Fox Family Worldwide company. It leverages the
offline kid holdings of its parent including the Fox Kids Network, 98
million homes, 14 hours a week; Fox Family Channel, 75 million homes, 63
hours a week; Fox Kids Club, 4.6 million members; Fox Kids Magazine, 13
million readers; and the Saban Entertainment library of over 6,000
children’s programming episodes, including top and evergreen properties and
franchises.

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