POPcast Selected by JVC To Create Cutting-Edge Video Community

LAS VEGAS, COMDEX, BOOTH 6135Nov. 15, 2000POPcast Communications Corp.,
a leading provider of personal broadcasting services and broadband-enabling
technologies, and leading consumer electronics manufacturer JVC Company of
America today announced the completion of an agreement to create a cutting-
edge shared video community for users of JVC’s camcorders worldwide.

The announcement was made at the COMDEX/Fall 2000 event, which began Monday
in Las Vegas and continues through Friday, Nov. 17. POPcast’s exhibit is
located within the Intel Pentium Pavilion, booth 6135.

Under the terms of the one-year agreement, POPcast will create and host all
aspects of the JVC Shared Video Community, providing its proprietary
streaming media creation and publishing software, media management toolset
and complete back-end services in return for undisclosed licensing fees and
extensive co-marketing activities. Members of the new community will have
the ability to easily create, publish and share rich-media content on the
Web using POPcast’s complete array of streaming media services and

JVC is excited to partner with POPcast to build a video community on our
website, said Jerry Barbera, Vice President of JVC Company of America’s
Consumer Video Division. By teaming up with POPcast, JVC intends to marry
the high quality videos produced with a JVC camcorder with the broadband
technologies provided by POPcast. This kind of video community will
revolutionize the way we create, view and email videos today.”

We are very proud to be working with JVC, a world leader in both
professional and consumer electronics, to offer their customers the
ability to easily leverage the latest technologies to extend their use of
video content over the Web, said POPcast’s founder and chairman William

Every member of JVC’s Shared Video Community can download a customized
version of the POPcaster video creation and publishing software and use
it to capture, edit, and automatically publish their finished productions
into their free 10MB account. From there, members can instantly share
their personal Webcasts with their friends, family members and colleagues
around the world via POPcast’s Personal Broadcast Network. Free
services provide for encoding at rates as high as 110 kilobytes-per-
second (kbps); members can upgrade their accounts to store 50 megabytes
of content encoded at 220 kbps for only $12.95 per month. Playback of
the encoded content will include a Powered by POPcast graphic linked
to www.popcast.com.

The new community is set to launch on or before Dec. 1, 2000.

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