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PointCast, Inc. to Create PointCast Asia

Magazine article Information Today

PointCast, Inc. to Create PointCast Asia

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PointCast, Inc., a leader in broadcast news via the Internet and corporate intranets, and Hong Kong-based China Internet Corporation have announced their plan to form PointCast Asia, a jointventure company that will create and operate English and Chinese versions of the PointCast Network complete with local, relevant content for the Southeast Asia and Greater China markets. PointCast Asia plans to roll out the English version in mid-1997, with the Chinese version to follow later in the year.

PointCast says that its PointCast Network is the first Internet broadcast network that delivers up-to-the-minute news and information free to anyone with access to the Internet. Since the launch of PointCast Network in February 1996, the company has won over 30 industry awards and honors, including CNET's Best Internet Application, PC Magazine's Technical Excellence award and PC Computing's Most Valuable Product award. The PointCast Network can be downloaded free at http://www.point cast.com.

Both the English and Chinese versions of the PointCast Network for the Southeast Asia and Greater China regions will broadcast the latest news and information via the Internet and corporate intranets, with content provided from leading local content providers. PointCast Asia will operate a Hong Kong-based broadcast facility, managing content acquisition, advertising sales, and marketing throughout Asia. A Southeast Asia office will also be established in Singapore.

China Internet has established a secure and reliable online business information service supported by worldwide leading news and information services, including Bloomberg, Reuters, Dun & Bradstreet, Nikkei, Thomson Financial, First Call, and the Financial Times. …

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