On Command Signs with Best Western

24th Nov 2003

PRNewswire-FirstCall DENVER Nov. 21 :

On Command Corporation (BULLETIN BOARD: ONCO) , a leading provider of
in-room interactive entertainment for the hotel industry and its guests,
announced today an agreement with Best Western International, Inc.,
whereby the hotel chain will market and sell On Command`s video-on-demand,
pay-per-view equipment to its 2,200 independently owned and operated

Best Western International is the world`s largest hotel company operating
under a single brand name. The agreement covers more than 2,200 domestic
U.S. hotel properties and encompasses more than 180,000 rooms. The parties
intend to enter into a second agreement to cover Best Western hotels in
Under terms of the deal, Best Western International has a three-year
exclusive right to distribute to U.S. Best Western-branded hotels On
Command`s video-on-demand digital in-room entertainment systems, which
include On Command`s Roommate(TM) and MiniMate(TM) platforms and
Canvas(TM) software.

“This is an important step for Best Western and On Command,” said Stephen
Guillot, vice president of system sales for On Command. “The majority of
BWI properties do not offer any form of on-demand in-room entertainment.
With On Command`s digital system and satellite update capability, we bring
the full benefits of increased revenue from hundreds of movies, short form
television shows and music programming to BWI hotel operations.”

On Command`s proprietary Canvas software and menu system bring a number of
key benefits to the on-demand, pay-per-view system. Launched in February
of this year, and now operating in nearly 200,000 hotel rooms, Canvas
provides a user interface that improves menu system navigation and speed
of presenting content to the hotel guest. The system also operates On
Command`s Motion Control technology, which enables hotel guests to pause,
rewind, fast forward and save movies, which creates a better environment
for watching movies on-demand.


“We evaluated several options for our hotels,” said Rich Bennett, managing
director of Best Western Supply. “On Command has the most advanced menu
system software in terms of communicating all on-demand services available
to hotel guests. We are extremely excited that we have found a
video-on-demand technology solution that meets our brand standards for
years to come.”
About On Command
On Command Corporation (http://www.oncommand.com/) is a leading provider
of in-room entertainment technology to the lodging and cruise ship
industries. On Command is a majority-owned subsidiary of Liberty Satellite
& Technology, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: LSTTA, LSTTB) .

On Command entertainment services include: on-demand movies; television
Internet services using high-speed broadband connectivity; television
email; short form television features covering drama, comedy, news and
sports; PlayStation video games; and music-on-demand services through
Instant Media Network, a majority-owned subsidiary of On Command
Corporation and the leading provider of digital on-demand music services
to the hotel industry. All On Command products are connected to guest
rooms and managed by leading edge video-on-demand navigational controls
and a state-of-the art guest user interface system. The guest menu system
can be customized by hotel properties to create a robust platform that
services the needs of On Command hotel partners and the traveling public.
On Command and its distribution network services more than 1,000,000 guest
rooms, which touch more than 300 million guests annually.

On Command`s direct served hotel properties are located in the United
States, Canada, Mexico and Spain. On Command distributors serve cruise
ships operating under the Royal Caribbean, Costa and Carnival flags. On
Command hotel properties include more than 100 of the most prestigious
hotel chains and operators in the lodging industry: Accor, Adam`s Mark
Hotels & Resorts, Fairmont, Four Seasons, Hilton Hotels Corporation,
Hyatt, Loews, Marriott (Courtyard, Renaissance, Fairfield Inn and
Residence Inn), Radisson, Ramada, Six Continents Hotels
(Inter-Continental, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn), Starwood Hotels &
Resorts (Westin, Sheraton, W Hotels and Four Points), and Wyndham Hotels &



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