March 22, 2000
Bingo.com Featured on “.Com” TV Series on CNBC and Bravo Network
MARINA DEL REY, Calif., March 22, 2000 – Bingo.com Inc. (OTC BB: BIGR), one of the nation’s fastest-growing bingo and entertainment sites, today announced it will be featured on the “.com” television series anchored by actor, Mark Hamill. The cable TV show’s initial airing will be on March 25 and again on March 27 and 31.
The television series, now in its fifth season, explores the latest technological innovations and the rapidly evolving Internet environment. Best known for his role as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars trilogy and among his many television credits, Mark Hamill is the host of the successful “.com” series and has achieved a level of notoriety that spans generations. With the re-release of Star Wars into theaters and on-home video, Hamill has once again become a household name, his face provoking images of technology and the future to fans of all generations.
The upcoming segment entitled “Bingo and Beyond,” airs as a paid program on CNBC, Saturday, March 25 at noon Eastern Time. The program is scheduled to re-broadcast at 8:00 a.m. ET, March 27 and March 31 on the BRAVO network.
“Our segment on ‘.com’ will play a major role in positioning Bingo.com as a leading innovative data accumulator using entertainment and games as a draw. This should assist in developing additional revenue streams by reaching new audiences to further grow our business,” said Shane Murphy, president and CEO of Bingo.com. “The ‘.com’ television series is a valuable opportunity for us as we continue to deploy the resources necessary to strengthen our leadership position in online entertainment through such marketing and promotional activities.”
“I firmly believe this feature will help to enhance our name recognition through our association with the highly visible ‘.com’ series. The combination of Hamill’s notoriety and the show’s tremendous reach of a global viewing audience provides an exciting opportunity for widespread exposure and the added value of attracting more users to our site,” added Murphy.
“.com” is produced by TV Interactive, an independent Internet-based streaming media and television production company, offering the best video on-demand. TV Interactive won three 1998 Telly Awards for excellence in non-network television production.