SOURCE: Continental Vista

March 08, 2005 12:46 ET

MSBN Surpasses 2,000 Live Sporting Events Broadcast via Interactive Streaming Video

Continental Vista's Sports Network Heads Into NCAA March Madness as Nation's Most Prolific Interactive Streaming Media Sports Broadcaster

HOUSTON, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 8, 2005 -- Continental Vista, the leading provider of turnkey Internet broadcasting systems for an extensive range of industries, including sports and entertainment, today announces that its MSBN network for interactively broadcasting live and archived sporting events has reached a landmark of more than 2,000 live games that it has broadcast online. MSBN is the largest sports internet broadcasting network featuring a range of university, high school and professional sporting events live on any computer or device with internet connection. MSBN subscribers can view live games or events via high-quality streaming media broadcasts and simulcasts of these games.

More than 20 content providers, including NCAA Division I universities Florida State, Georgetown and Rice, broadcast football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball and other games live to fans worldwide through MSBN's proprietary IPTV platform. MSBN also offers a unique feature of interactive communication allowing viewers to connect with each other via chat rooms and forums, view real-time statistics and tickers, answer polls and surveys, enter contests, purchase merchandise and more, all without missing a minute of the broadcast. In addition, MSBN allows neighborhood fans to enjoy favorite local teams by providing live feeds of sporting events to local venues such as sports bars and restaurants.

"Continental Vista focuses on building networks that offer convenience for users and functionality for content providers," says Greg Demetriades, CEO of Continental Vista Broadcasting Group. "We want to broaden the reach and scope of the provider audience as well as give our viewers the opportunity to watch live games and events that are otherwise missed; such as enabling alumni fans of high schools and colleges to finally revisit the experience of cheering on favored teams."

Continental Vista offers a variety of networks that enhance the broadcast experience through interactivity. MSBN (http://www.msbn.tv) is the largest online, live video broadcasting network for college and amateur sports. First Cut Live (http://www.firstcutlive.tv) features live and archived broadcasts of professional and amateur entertainment events, featuring high-quality streaming media and audience involvement. Lexipont (http://www.lexipont.tv) broadcasting network offers broadcasts of live and archived educational events, such as conventions, seminars and online classes. Politically Yours (http://www.politicallyyours.tv) is a haven for political viewpoints on all ends of the spectrum. It is an easy and popular way for politicians, or any politically involved group, to present its message to a wide array of viewers and audiences, including the interactivity of chat rooms, forums, polls and surveys. Continental Vista Broadcasting Group is also developing Your Devotion (http://www.yourdevotion.com), dedicated to faith based organizations to share their words and events more effectively over the broadcasting internet. Viewers have the opportunity to worship without leaving the home, as well as well as connect with each other during broadcasts via chat rooms.

About MSBN

MSBN Inc., the leader in sports broadcasting over the Internet, is a network of Continental Vista Broadcasting Group. MSBN provides interactive broadcasts of sporting events for more than 20 content providers, which include colleges, universities, high schools and sports organizations. These content providers broadcast their football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball and other games live to fans worldwide through Continental Vista's proprietary technology.

About Continental Vista

Continental Vista Broadcasting Group (www.continentalvista.tv) is the leading provider of turnkey Internet broadcasting systems for an extensive range of industries, including sports and entertainment. It enables clients, known as content providers, to easily broadcast any live or archived event to a worldwide or targeted audience. This allows corporations, universities, associations and other groups to gain exposure, as well as generate revenue through online ticket sales, subscriptions, an innovative advertising program, e-commerce and a number of other revenue streams. The company's subsidiaries include MSBN, First Cut Live, and Lexipont. Continental Vista is located at 10200 Grogan's Mill Rd., Suite 300, The Woodlands, TX.

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