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ots Ad hoc-Service: Telegate AG telegate enters exclusive agreement with EPS
Introduction of a New Television Program Service via Telephone and Internet

The sender is solely responsible for the contents of this announcement. ----------------------------------------------------- Munich (ots Ad hoc-Service) - Munich-based service provider telegate AG and Swiss media company Europa Programm Service AG (EPS) have agreed on starting an exclusive cooperation. Under the terms of this agreement telegate will use the television program databases of EPS to offer its clients information services based on this data. "The exclusive marketing rights for the EPS program data are going to compliment our already comprehensive range of services. They will strengthen our position as a European service provider," Dr. Klaus Harisch, Board Member of telegate AG, says. telegate clients can contact the new information service by dialing the information number 11880, or by accessing the new Internet service portal 11880.com. Whether you are looking for a program title, start time, length, or genre, telegate will provide you with reliable program information about more than 100 European TV stations. The Munich-based service offers information even on minute details, such as the topics or guests of talk shows. EPS updates its data every 15 minutes to ensure the information is always accurate. In a next step it is planned to offer the program service via WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) also for mobile telephones. This service is going to be a feature of the new 11880-WAP portal telegate will set up. "We are consequently pursuing our strategy of providing services that are always and from everywhere accessible via telephone and Internet. Information on TV programs is a vital part of this service," Harisch states. EPS was founded a joint venture by five partners holding equal rights. These partners are: Deutscher Supplement Verlag, Bertelsmann, ZDF-Enterprises, ProSieben Gruppe, and Ringier & Swiss TXT. EPS collects program data from about 100 TV stations and in five languages. The data is edited by EPS to be sold for commercial use. Among the covered television stations are all important national broadcasters, such as ARD, ZDF, CNN, BBC World, and others. The joint venture's office is in Switzerland. The Munich-based telegate company was founded in 1996 and has been listed on the New Market of Frankfurt Stock Exchange since April 1999. Last year, the company recorded total revenues in excess of DM 173.3 million. The range of services offered includes numerous facilities, such as directory inquiries for the fixed-line network and all German mobile-telephone networks, call forwarding to around 4,500 service hotlines and telephone and address inquiries by post and fax. 11880.com, the telegate subsidiary founded in January 2000, provides an online directory service. Additional Internet services are being planned. At present, telegate AG employs approximately 2,000 people. For more information: telegate AG Wolfgang Brand Fraunhofer Str. 20 82152 München-Martinsried Tel.: 089/89 96 66-75 Fax: 089/89 96 66-10 e-mail: wb@telegate.de telegate AG Thomas Richter Fraunhofer Str. 20 62162 München-Martinsried Tel.: 089/89 96 66 - 68 Fax: 089/89 96 66 - 10 e-mail: tr@telegate End ----------------------------------------------------- Internet: http://www.newsaktuell.de Original-Content von: 11 88 0 Solutions AG, übermittelt durch news aktuell

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