NEWS Launch Sets New Standard For Compelling Internet Programming


As the biggest event ever held to launch an Internet company,'s iBASH `99 last Friday night unveiled the company's revolutionary full-screen, full-motion, TV-quality video streaming technology to an audience of over 1 million, and defined new standards of success for a live broadband Webcast. Held Friday, October 29, at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino and Webcast live around the world, iBASH `99 featured performances by The Who, KISS, Sugar Ray, Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill, LeAnn Rimes, Chely Wright, Tony Bennett, The Brian Setzer Orchestra, David Spade and Cindy Margolis. The iBASH `99 Webcast signaled the debut yesterday of's 24-hour, on-demand Internet broadcast network. features thousands of programming choices for viewers, including film and television excerpts, music videos, news, sports, historical moments, original programming, viewer home videos, celebrity commentary, live events and more. Selected iBASH `99 performances and behind-the-scenes footage will be available beginning Wednesday, Nov. 3. ""iBASH `99 marks a milestone in Internet programming, and surpassed all of our expectations,"" said Founder and Chairman Michael Fenne. ""The debut of our full-screen, full-motion, TV-quality streaming technology transforms the Internet into a truly compelling destination for entertainment, education and special interests. ""The demand for a first glimpse at during iBASH `99 was so overwhelming, we are only sorry we could not accommodate everybody who wanted to visit. However, we gladly welcome everyone back as has opened its doors to its initial palette of programming."" The Webcast also introduced's unique personalized Internet experience. As each performance was filmed from a variety of camera angles, viewers are able to choose their vantage point. For example, fans of The Who can select among views of Roger Daltrey, Pete Townsend, John Entwhistle or the entire band. The Webcast of iBASH `99 was aired live on Times Square's NBC Astrovision screen in New York. New Yorkers experienced the full video and audio experience, thanks to strategically placed stereos manned by NBC interns throughout Times Square. About Founded in 1996 and with headquarters in San Juan Capistrano, is the first company to offer a total technology system that delivers full-screen, full-motion broadcast-quality video and audio content over the Internet to viewers worldwide. Pixelon's proprietary technology solves the problem of inferior broadcasting over the Internet and opens the door for broadcasting high-quality existing and live-event video programming over the Web. features on-demand programming ranging from music concerts and videos to motion pictures, sports and special interest programming.