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TACH: The Best Auto Racing Site on the Internet

18 June 1999


TACH RECEIVES GOLD STAR SPORTS AWARD FROM YAHOO! INTERNET LIFE

July 1999 Magazine Cites THE AUTO CHANNEL for Having "Incredible" and
"Fantastic" Content 
  
        Sometimes hard work and tireless effort does pay off.  Like when 
someone sits up and takes notice of what you've accomplished.  Such is the 
case in the July issue of Yahoo! Internet Life, a leading new media Ziff-Davis 
publication.  The July issue features Yahoo! Internet Life's Gold Star Sport 
Sites; their picks for the Internet's top sports related websites.

        The Auto Channel is named the BEST AUTO RACING SITE.  Other notable
Gold Star winners are ESPN.com, for Best Sports Hub; NHL.com, for Best Hockey 
Site; and CBS.Sportsline.com, for Best Football Site.

        Specifically, the review of The Auto Channel Internetwork states:    
"What’s auto racing without the highlights?  With up-to-the-minute reports
coming in continuously on its Motorsports Wire, and an incredible array of
streaming video at your fingertips, The Auto Channel should be at the top of any
racing enthusiast’s list of favorites.  It’s extremely well organized: You can
search by driver name, circuit, and track.  And because it’s not just a racing
site, there plenty of room for such extras as fantastic video archives for the
auto enthusiast.  View factory footage of Chevy’s latest models, and check out
industry shows.  Or put the pedal to the metal and take in adrenaline soaked
drag racing cybercasts."  

        Bob Gordon, TACH's president, was particularly pleased with the
assessment.  "We've been a prime proponent for the use of streaming media,
especially video, on the Internet since we went on line in January 1996.  We
pioneered live video and audio motor sports broadcasts, were the first to
introduce a new vehicle live on the Internet, the first to present regularly
scheduled automotive TV and radio shows, the first to do live broadcasts from
major automotive expositions, and the first to offer consumers the opportunity
to watch factory footage of new vehicles for each of the last 4 model
years."  

        Gordon then added, "Now that high speed connectivity is becoming more
and more ubiquitous, and our vision of 'TV on the Net' is becoming an accepted
reality, it's ironic that our achievements in this area have been somewhat
drowned-out by all the noise being made on Wall Street by companies like
Broadcast.com, Intervu.com, Globix.com, and RealNetworks.com.  But The Auto
Channel used streaming video before them...before it was cool..., and we're
probably the single largest producer and user of subject-specific streaming
video on the Internet.  Most importantly, we know how to make it work,
everytime, and no one knows how to deploy it better than us.  It's great that
the folks at Yahoo! Internet Life have acknowledged this and recognize the
significance of video content."      

        Currently, The Auto Channel has nearly 1,000 streaming video programs
available for on-demand access by Internet users all over the world, many in
near-broadcast quality 200kbs format.   Some individual programs are 4 and even
5 hours in length.  In addition to TACH's vast library of streaming media
content, visitors to The Auto Channel  will find the Internet's largest
collection of new vehicle reviews; 16 searchable databases, which include the
most accurate and comprehensive price guides; and an amazing four car
compar-a-graph, that allows you to simultaneously compare up to 4 vehicles
head-to-head in over 150 categories.

        The Auto Channel Internetwork can be found at
"http://www.theautochannel.com".  Access to all content is completely free.
   

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