SOURCE: MediaZone

September 18, 2006 08:00 ET

MediaZone to Provide Live Coverage of Motocross of Nations

Broadcast of 2006 FIM Championship Available September 24 on The Moto Channel

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 18, 2006 -- MediaZone, a leading global online broadcaster, today announced that it will be providing live broadband coverage of The 2006 FIM Motocross of Nations competition, featuring International teams from around the world competing for the greatest off-road motorbike title. Avid fans will be able to watch this renowned event live on September 24th at http://Moto.MediaZone.com or http://MediaZone.com/motocrossofnations.

Representing the U.S. and defending their 2005 Motocross of Nations victory and 16th title in the history of the event will be Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart and 2006 Supercross Lites phenomenon Ryan Villopoto. This year's event at the Matterly Basin venue in Great Britain is sure to drive fans wild with the anticipated battle for the top slot between current FIM World Motocross series leader Stefan Everts and Carmichael, who have enjoyed unprecedented AMA Motocross domination this season. Fans can watch the three action-packed races of Motocross of Nations live exclusively online via high-quality streaming, with coverage of the MX1 and MX2 races starting at 12:00 PM GMT.

"The 2006 FIM Motocross of Nations is sure to be an exciting event given the buildup and anticipation as a result of the strong international contingent of riders participating," said Chris Ott, Moto Channel Manager, MediaZone. "MediaZone is thrilled to offer this caliber of an event live to our customers via The Moto Channel."

Motorcycle enthusiasts can experience The 2006 FIM Motocross of Nations event online for $9.99 if purchased by Sept. 21 or $14.99 after Sept. 21. Alternatively, the Moto Channel All Access Pass can be purchased for the discounted price of $29.99 if purchased by Sept. 21 or $49.99 if purchased after Sept. 21. The All Access Pass allows fans to watch not only this year's Motocross of Nations, but also all the other races on The Moto Channel, including the FIM Supermoto of Nations World Championship and the entire 2006 season of FIM Motocross & Supermoto races, for less than $2.00 per race for the entire year. Each Grand Prix race can also be purchased individually for $4.99 per event.

For a complete listing of events and information on The Moto Channel go to: http://Moto.MediaZone.com.

About MediaZone

MediaZone is a leading global online broadcaster specializing in sports, entertainment, lifestyle, and international programming. MediaZone offers both subscription and pay-per-view access to live and on-demand event broadcasts online, helping consumers stay connected with hard-to-find, yet highly relevant programming, while providing media owners with a new channel to distribute and monetize their content libraries. The company is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area with offices in China and Europe. MediaZone is a division of MIH Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Naspers (NASDAQ: NPSN). For more information, please visit MediaZone.com.

About Youthstream

Youthstream is the company that manages the exclusive television, marketing and promotional worldwide rights of the FIM SuperMoto World Championship, the FIM Motocross World Championship, the FIM Motocross of Nations, the UEM Motocross European Championship, and the UEM SuperMoto European Championship.

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