SOURCE: The Press Enterprise

April 26, 2007 14:03 ET

The Press-Enterprise Offers Readers Podcast News Service

RIVERSIDE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 26, 2007 -- The Press-Enterprise now offers podcasts through its online news source,, creating a multimedia news-on-demand component. This enables the paper to provide readers with real-time podcasts. Users can download, access and listen to the free podcasts that accompany The Press-Enterprise's news stories from the Web site's local news section.

"This is another important step in the transformation of our business from a newspaper company to a multimedia company, as we strive to better serve the Inland Southern California region," said Ron Redfern, CEO of The Press-Enterprise Company. "The residents in our region expect us to make news, information, advertising and other important areas of content available to them in an easy-to-access format. Offering podcasts is one way we can do that."

The Press-Enterprise Co. has partnered with Podcast News Service to convert print news stories into audio files. Using an automated process, a story is converted and the podcast posted online in approximately two minutes. Breaking news and podcasts are posted daily allowing users to have access to hundreds of stories. Users can listen to individual stories, opt to subscribe to certain subject matters, such as transportation, environment or higher education and/or keep current on city news.

About the Press-Enterprise Company

The Press-Enterprise Company, a Riverside-based subsidiary of Belo Corp., is a multimedia company serving Inland Southern California. The Company publishes news and information in print and online via The Press-Enterprise, the region's largest daily newspaper with 185,000 daily circulation;, the region's largest local online Web site; and, more than thirty micro-local community-based Web sites. Other print and online products include: The Business Press, a weekly business journal; La Prensa and El D, weekly Spanish-language newspapers serving the region's diverse Hispanic community; and, the advertising publications Inland Empire HomeSeller, Inland Empire AutoSeller, Inland Empire Employment and Savings Express.

About Belo

Belo Corp. is one of the nation's largest media companies with a diversified group of market-leading television, newspaper, cable and interactive media assets. A Fortune 1000 company with 7,100 employees and $1.6 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates in some of America's most dynamic markets in Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, the Mid-Atlantic and Rhode Island. Belo owns 20 television stations, six of which are in the 15 largest U.S. broadcast markets. The Company also owns or operates seven cable news channels and manages one television station through a local marketing agreement. Belo's daily newspapers are The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) and the Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, TX). The Company also publishes specialty publications targeting young adults, and the fast-growing Hispanic market, including Quick and Al Día in Dallas/Fort Worth, and El D and La Prensa in Riverside. Belo operates more than 30 Web sites associated with its operating companies. Additional information is available at or by contacting Carey Hendrickson, vice president/Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6626.

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