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 Topic: PlanetOut and Q Television Form Broadband Video Partnership

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Posted: 22 Nov 2005, 1:35 pm    Post subject: PlanetOut and Q Television Form Broadband Video Partnership Reply with quote

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/051122/sftu033.html?.v=37

Press Release Source: PlanetOut Inc.

PlanetOut Inc. and Q Television Network (QTN) Form Broadband Video Partnership
Tuesday November 22, 9:00 am ET

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PlanetOut Inc. (Nasdaq: LGBT - News), a leading global media and entertainment company serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, and Q Television (OTC Bulletin Board: QBID - News), today announced that QTN original programming will be distributed on PlanetOut Video.

QTN is a groundbreaking 24/7 premium television network organized to create, develop and feature television programming for the LGBT community. Its unparalleled lineup includes a packed Monday-through-Friday slate of live and interactive content, plus sports, news and entertainment.

PlanetOut Video is a broadband entertainment service designed to engage online audiences with LGBT video programming aggregated from TV networks, movie studios, independent film producers and individual artists. The service launched in September on Gay.com and PlanetOut.com, reaching an audience of more than five million people monthly.

"We plan to continue our roll-out of exclusive video content to engage our audience and to keep up with the growing demand from our advertisers for targeted and measurable online video commercials," said Mark Elderkin, president of PlanetOut Inc. "The unique news, talk and variety shows that QTN produces are sure to be a hit with our audience."

QTN will supply highlights of its original programming, including: "Brunch," a morning talk show which stars "Queer Eye for the Straight Girl's" Honey Labrador and former CNN producer/correspondent Scott Withers; "On Q Live," a celebrity entertainment talk show; "Queer Edge with Jack E. Jett, "a live nightly talk show that takes viewers to the farthest reaches of "Queerdom;" "The Reichen Show," an upbeat hour of talk, debate, education, gossip and news hosted by The Amazing Race winner Reichen Lehmkuhl; "Q On the Move," with on-the-go host Nick Oram taking viewers to cities and gatherings all over the planet; "On Topic," a political opinion talk show with Chrisanne Eastwood; "Xcess/Access," a fashion news and entertainment show produced by SIREN Multimedia and starring Honey Labrador and Robbie Laughlin; and "QTN World News," delivering the latest in queer news from around the globe.

"PlanetOut has been a pioneering force in our community," said Alexis Fish, executive vice president of Q Television Network. "The success of their Internet presence has helped pave the way for today's queer networks by showing us how positively the LGBT audience has responded to information and discussions of topics that affect our lives. We are delighted at the opportunity to distribute our exciting QTN programming on the PlanetOut network."

In addition to QTN, PlanetOut has broadband distribution agreements with launch partners here!TV and Sundance Channel.

About PlanetOut Inc.
PlanetOut Inc. is a leading global media and entertainment company serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. PlanetOut's media properties include Gay.com, PlanetOut.com, Kleptomaniac.com and OUT&ABOUT Travel, as well as localized versions of the Gay.com site, in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. In addition, PlanetOut includes the newly-acquired magazines and acclaimed Web sites of LPI and related entities. These properties include The Advocate (www.advocate.com); OUT (www.out.com); The OUT Traveler (www.outtraveler.com); and, HIVPlus (www.hivplusmag.com), as well as other publishing, direct marketing and e-commerce properties, including Alyson Publications, SpecPub, Inc. and Triangle Marketing Services, Inc. PlanetOut, based in San Francisco with additional offices in New York, Los Angeles, London and Buenos Aires, offers FORTUNE 1000 and Global 500 advertisers access to what it believes to be the most extensive network of gay and lesbian people in the world. For more information, please visit www.planetoutinc.com.

About Q Television
This 24/7 premium television network is organized to create, develop and feature television programming for the gay and lesbian community, including live & interactive content every weeknight, plus sports, information and entertainment. While the company expects much of its subscriber base to be comprised of members of the gay and lesbian population, management also believes that quality programming about the gay and lesbian experience, designed to entertain, educate and inform, will attract many other segments of the viewing public. The company's programming is available on a subscription basis to those desiring to subscribe. The network is telecast 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Providing distribution via satellite ensures availability of the network across the United States, including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Q Television Network is the official network of Gay Games® VII. The network is also ad-supported. For further information on programming and subscriptions, please visit www.qtelevision.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
In addition to the historical information contained herein, this press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the potential synergies, accretive nature and financial impact of PlanetOut's recent acquisition of LPI and its related entities, as well as statements containing the words "believes," "anticipates," "expects," and similar words. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the company to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the company's limited operating history and variability of operating results; the company's ability to attract and retain subscribers and advertisers; the company's ability to integrate the acquired assets of LPI and its related entities; competition; timing of product launches; and the company's dependence on technology infrastructure and the Internet. Additional information concerning factors that could affect PlanetOut's future business and financial results is included in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004 and other public filings filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which are available at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.

All figures reported today are unaudited and may be subject to change.
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Source: PlanetOut Inc.
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