Steeplechase Media, Big Entertainment Form Alliance

Boca Raton, FL-based Big Entertainment Inc. signed an e-commerce marketing
agreement with Steeplechase Media Inc., a
Hollywood-based interactive TV content developer.

BigE will make available entertainment-related
merchandise through a link that Steeplechase will integrate into its various
interactive TV and broadband projects. Financial terms of the agreement were
not disclosed.

Owners with interactive television systems, such as the Microsoft WebTV
Network Plus, the WebTV for Windows feature of Windows 98 and other
distribution platforms that adhere to the Advanced Television Enhancement
Forum (ATVEF) standards will be able to buy movie and TV-related merchandise
simply by accessing the BigE link on all of Steeplechase Media’s enhanced
shows and networks. BigE links will also be part of Steeplechase Media’s
broadband content initiatives.

“We’re always looking for new and easy ways to reach movie and TV fans across the country,” said Mitchell Rubenstein, chairman and CEO of BigE. “This
partnership with Steeplechase will help us achieve this goal by creating an
easy to use connection between TV shows and networks, new broadband content
and services and our online studio store.”

Specific interactive TV projects featuring the BigE link are expected to be
announced shortly.

Big Entertainment owns, an online studio store offering
thousands of entertainment products from Hollywood studios, TV networks, and
popular culture.

Steeplechase Media Inc. was formed to create content and technology for
PC/TV convergence. The company is headed by Larry Namer, founder of
Entertainment Television Inc., Comspan Communications, Movies USA Magazine,
and several other new cable networks; and Rick Portin, executive vice
president, who has a 25 year background in the area of television production
with E! Entertainment Television and Viacom.

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