Hosts David Spade and Cindy Margolis
The Who, KISS, Faith Hill, Dixie Chicks,
Tony Bennett, LeAnn Rimes, The Brian Setzer Orchestra,
The Offspring and Chely Wright Set To Launch First
Full-Screen, TV-Quality Internet Broadcast Network
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA, October 27, 1999 - David Spade, star of the hit comedy Just Shoot Me, and Cindy Margolis, the most downloaded woman on the Internet, are scheduled to host Pixelon.com's iBash '99 on October 29th at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. iBash '99 celebrates the launch of Pixelon.com, the first full-screen, full-motion, TV-quality Internet broadcast network. The event unites The Who, KISS, Faith Hill, Dixie Chicks, Tony Bennett, LeAnn Rimes, The Brian Setzer Orchestra, The Offspring and Chely Wright in what is believed to be the largest event ever held to launch an Internet company.
iBash '99 will be broadcast live from Las Vegas. Viewers can log on to http://www.pixelon.com to view the event at no charge. Far different from a standard Webcast, Pixelon.com will offer a unique personalized online experience, with each performance broadcast from multiple cameras so viewers have a choice of camera angles from which to view the event. In addition, performances and backstage footage will be archived and available on the day following the event. A viewer only needs to download the Pixelon Player from Pixelon.com in order to view the broadcast.
Pixelon.com will feature a broad variety of programming using its full-screen, TV-quality video and audio streaming technology, including film and television specials, music videos, news, sports, live events and more. Pixelon.com is made possible through the development of its own proprietary capture, encoding, encryption and playback technologies.
Pixelon.com will launch its network with iBash '99 on Friday, October 29th. Tickets are available and on sale to the public for two shows - The Hottest Divas of Country and the reunion of The Who. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit several youth charities in Las Vegas and Orange County, California. Tickets, priced at $10 per show, are currently on sale at the MGM Grand Garden box office and all local Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (702) 474-4000, or purchase via the Internet at http://www.ticketmaster.com. All other performances are available to the public via the live Webcast only.
2:00 P.M. PST - The MGM Grand Garden Arena
6:30 P.M. PST - The MGM Grand Adventure Theme Park
8:00 P.M. PST - The MGM Producer's Pool
10:00 P.M. PST - The MGM Grand Garden Arena
Founded in 1996 and headquartered in San Juan Capistrano, California, Pixelon.com is the first company to offer a total technology system that delivers full-screen, full-motion, TV-quality video and audio content over the Internet to viewers worldwide. Pixelon.com's proprietary technology solves the problem of inferior broadcasting over the Internet and opens the door for broadcasting high-quality existing and live-event video programming over the Web. Pixelon.com features programming ranging from music concerts and videos to motion pictures to sports and special interest programming.
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