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December 5, 2002

Santa Claus To Host Live Webcast Featuring Captioned Video For Disabled At &

From: Internet Wire (press release) - 05 Dec 2002

St. Nick Again To Read Stories, Respond To e-Mail, Friday December 6, 6 PM EST, Using "Webcapting(TM)" In Joint Webcast With From Studios

CHANTILLY, VA -- (INTERNET WIRE) -- 12/05/2002 --, a fast-growing web-based global TV network and streaming video service provider, announced today that Santa Claus had agreed to host the 3rd Annual live "Streaming Santa" video webcast with special 'webcapting' - technology to offer captioned video streaming for the disabled. The holiday event, scheduled for Friday, December 6 beginning at 6 PM EST as a simul-webcast available at and co-promoter, will feature Santa reading holiday stories and interacting with participants around the world by chat, e-mail and phone in different scheduled appearances throughout the evening. Those with disabilities will be able to join in the fun thanks to the webcapt streaming video, a process developed by Captioning for this event is provided and sponsored by Caption Colorado.

"Ho! Ho! Ho! This was a blast the past two years, with kids participating from as far away as India!" remarked Claus. "I can't wait to again talk to everyone around the world at the webcast. Ho, Ho, Ho! - Why, Mrs. Claus is even insisting that all those busy elves take a break to tune in from the North Pole!!!!"

"This had a huge response each of the last two years as an historical first for streaming video and we're provisioning our server to accommodate several million page views based on last years logs and current projections with help of's traffic," stated Dave Gardy, Chairman and CEO of "The wepcapting feature will again make it accessible for those with disabilities. We're pleased that Santa could again participate."

The web cast always holds a special interest for "At, we are always interested in providing a personal Christmas experience," commented Christmas .com CEO Jason Scott. "Unfortunately, too often the community of people with disabilities is overlooked. Thanks to's expertise and our sponsors, this Santa web cast with captioning gives us an opportunity to embrace our visitors with disabilities and make them aware that we cherish their time spent with us at"

The event will be compressed and archived using for viewing later. Participants should have the free Real Player installed prior to the event and should log on by 5:30 PM on the 6th. Questions can be directed to 703-961-9250 before and during the event. The event will be archived at and for later viewing by those who couldn't attend live.

As a leading streaming video applications service provider, is developing a network of video channels that is an affiliation of community-based Internet television stations, each underwritten by a strategic partner, "aimcasting(SM)" to targeted B2B and special interest demographic audiences worldwide. works with strategic partners to develop the latest in live and archived state-of-the art video streaming content applications. was recently named one of the streaming video industry's "Hottest Companies" by Streaming Magazine. is the home of your personal Christmas experience. This consumer-targeted site provides entertainment and convenience services.'s convenience services make the holidays a little easier on each of us allowing us to slow down and enjoy the spirit of the season., Inc. is a privately held corporation based in Virginia. The company was founded in September 1998 to manage and all of its related properties. Corporate information can be found at

Contact: Andrea Gwartney
Company: TV, Inc
Phone: 703-961-9250, ext. 220

Contact: Jason Scott
Phone: 757-558-0700

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