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DVD EXPRESS Signs Deals With Infoseek, MSN

Online video retailer DVD EXPRESS has signed a two-year, $5.3 million partnership with Infoseek, and has entered into an agreement with the MSN network, for which financial were not disclosed.

"With our premier positioning locked-in on Infoseek, MSN, AOL and AltaVista, we are continuing in our leadership position as the dominant force in online DVD movie and DVD-ROM sales," said Michael Dubelko, president and founder of DVD EXPRESS. "This partnership with Infoseek underscores our commitment to aggressively pursuing merchant deals which enable the expansion of our market reach and customer base."

Since the launch of partnerships with AOL and AltaVista in September, DVD EXPRESS said orders have doubled from 10,000 to 20,000 per week.

"The opportunity for our customers to sample and buy videos online has great implications for the depth of their Internet experience and for our commerce initiatives going forward," said Beth Haggerty, senior vice president of strategic partnerships and worldwide advertising sales at Infoseek. "We're pleased to partner with DVD EXPRESS to provide that opportunity."

The pact with Infoseek establishes DVD EXPRESS' presence in the main entertainment areas of the portal. Infoseek visitors will have access to DVD EXPRESS' virtual storefront and searchable database of over 2,800 DVD titles.

Additionally, DVD EXPRESS will feature its virtual storefront in MSN shopping's music and video areas.