Glowpoint, Inc.

October 12, 2005 08:24 ET

Court TV Signs Multi-Site Agreement to Integrate GlowPoint's IP-Based Broadcasting Services

HILLSIDE, N.J.--(CCNMatthews - Oct 12, 2005) -

Glowpoint, Inc. (OTC: GLOW.PK):

Initial Installations to Include Court TV Studios in New York, Major Metropolitan Courthouse and Prosecutor Ken Starr's Office at Pepperdine University School of Law

Glowpoint, Inc. (OTC: GLOW.PK), the world's leading broadcast quality IP-based video communications service provider, today announced that CourtTV® is the latest national broadcaster to integrate GlowPoint's IP-based two-way broadcast solution for content delivery across its cable channel and web site. The GlowPoint implementation will be used for obtaining both live and taped content delivered from various locations across the United States.

Court TV, which provides a window on the American system of justice through distinctive programming, is currently seen in more than 85 million homes across the United States and internationally. Some of the expected implementations of the GlowPoint IP-broadcast solution include:

-- NY Headquarters - Permanent GlowPoint connection circuits will be installed in the CourtTV studios in New York to support remote content signal acquisition.

-- Field Location Installation - A permanent GlowPoint connection will be installed in a courthouse in a major metropolitan city to tap live into high-profile legal proceedings.

-- CourtTV® Extra - GlowPoint will host footage accessed through the broadband streaming play and subscription service at

-- Federal Proceedings - GlowPoint's remote event solution will be installed at the office of Kenneth W. Starr at Pepperdine University School of Law for his editorial commentary on the upcoming Supreme Court Justice Senate confirmation hearings.

-- Event Coverage - Court TV will also use GlowPoint's portable IP-broadcast solution technology for coverage of legal proceeding and trials in other locations to capture and air real-time interviews and commentary.

"Our use of GlowPoint's IP-based video communications services is an important part of delivering high quality content in the fast paced world of legal proceedings," said Robert Pumo, SVP Broadcast and Technical Operations at Court TV. "The flexibility of a portable broadcasting method combined with the cost efficiency and guaranteed reliability of IP for live or taped footage is an asset to our news delivery system."

"Having our IP-based broadcasting solution integrated into a news and entertainment network such as Court TV is a significant step for our broadcasting business," said David Trachtenberg, chief executive officer at GlowPoint. "While we have seen important inroads in the sports broadcasting market, our growth in the entertainment and news sector reflects that newscasters are recognizing the benefits of IP-based broadcasting for their content delivery."

GlowPoint has developed the first complete standards-based IP video communications solution designed to meet the specific needs of television broadcasters. The bundled offering combines state-of-the-art audio/visual communication systems with GlowPoint's patent-pending advanced IP-based two-way video applications and network services. With a 24/7 network operations center, advanced management tools and available on-site support, GlowPoint is the world's leading provider of IP-based broadcast services for major networks and live broadcast events. The combined solution provides on-demand broadcasting, with always-on network connectivity, and reduces transport costs by up to 80 percent as compared to satellite feeds.

About Court TV

Court TV® provides a window on the American system of justice through distinctive programming that both informs and entertains. The Court TV® Networks are comprised of Court TV News(SM), which provides live gavel-to-gavel trial coverage in daytime; and Court TV: Seriously Entertaining(SM) in primetime, featuring investigative drama, expert reality and relevant non-fiction series. Court TV Networks is 50% owned by Time Warner, and 50% owned by Liberty Media Corp, and is seen in 85 million homes. ( or AOL Keyword: Court TV)

About GlowPoint

Glowpoint, Inc. (OTC: GLOW.PK), is the world's leading broadcast quality, IP-based video communications service provider. GlowPoint offers video conferencing, bridging and IP broadcasting services to enterprises, SOHOs, broadcasters and consumers worldwide. The GlowPoint network spans three continents and has carried over 23 million IP video minutes, with an average of more than 20,000 video calls per month worldwide. GlowPoint is headquartered in Hillside, New Jersey. To learn more about GlowPoint, visit us at

"GlowPoint" is a registered trademark of Glowpoint, Inc. in the United States and certain foreign countries. All other marks are trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

The statements contained herein, other than historical information, are or may be deemed to be forward-looking statements and involve factors, risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results in future periods to differ materially from such statements. These factors, risks and uncertainties include market acceptance and availability of new video communication services; rapid technological change affecting demand for our services; competition from other video communications service providers; and the availability of sufficient financial resources to enable us to expand our operations, as well as other risks detailed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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