LOS ANGELES, April 3, 2005 —
Expanding The Tennis Channel Reach to Include Luxury Cruise Ship VOD Distribution, Move Widens Network Programming Availability to Influential Fan Base.
The Tennis Channel, a cable television network devoted to tennis and other racquet sports, has entered into a programming licensing agreement with Insystcom, Inc. (PK: ISYJ), a firm that provides interactive entertainment solutions to the cruise ship and luxury resort industries. The deal makes The Tennis Channel programming available to passengers on Oceania Cruise Lines using the SeaLynx™ modular interactive television delivery system.
The Tennis Channel joins Oceania’s Cruise’s video on demand offering, which includes programming from E! Entertainment Television, The Style Network and Zone Workout Series to name a few.
“The addition of The Tennis Channel’s comprehensive tennis lifestyle programming to the Oceania Cruise Line VOD offerings allows us to further customize the Oceania Cruise Line luxury vacation and exceed guest expectations for a relaxed, customized, luxury experience,” stated Wilbur L. Riner, Sr., chairman and CEO of Insystcom, Inc.
“Our deal with Insystcom will provide a great opportunity to expand the reach of our exciting, behind-the-scenes programming to a complementary demographic,” said Adam Weene, vice president, strategic planning and business development, The Tennis Channel.
Insystcom, Inc. (PK: ISYJ) (www.insystcom.com) provides interactive information and entertainment solutions, such as Video on Demand, E-mail, and Internet services to the cruise ship and luxury resort industries. The SeaLynx™ and ResortLynx™ Infotainment Systems go beyond current Video on Demand technology providing a highly customized solution to the cruise ship and resort industries. By using VDSL technology, both SeaLynx™ and ResortLynx™ devices stream broadband media content to cruise ship staterooms and resort suites addressing the specific needs of the cruise ship, resorts, and guests alike. The SeaLynx™ and ResortLynx™ Infotainment Systems far exceed simple Video on Demand by offering broadband services, such as E-mail and Internet access, as well as e-commerce and billing capabilities into each stateroom and suite television.
In addition to the Oceania and Silversea vessels already enjoying the SeaLynx™ Infotainment System amenities, the ResortLynx™ Infotainment System is being offered at the five (5) Divi properties located in Aruba - The Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort, The Divi Village Golf and Beach Resort, The Divi Dutch Village Resort, The Divi Aruba Beach Resort, and The Divi Tamarijn Beach Resort, as well as the Divi Flamingo Beach Resort on Bonaire as well as the LaCabana All Suite Beach Resort also located on the island of Aruba.
The Tennis Channel (www.thetennischannel.com) is the cable television network devoted to tennis and other racquet sports, and provides unparalleled coverage of the game, its elite championships and its superstar athletes. The network’s comprehensive coverage includes telecasts of the US Open Series, ATP Masters Series, top-tier WTA Tour championship competitions, Davis Cup by BNP Paribas, Fed Cup and Hyundai Hopman Cup. The Tennis Channel also showcases instruction from the finest teachers, legendary matches, in-depth profiles of the greatest players, analysis and news, the latest on equipment, and tennis getaways.