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POTENTIAL IS PRICELESS
Q Television Network new advisor,
Michael Marcovsky, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Marcovsky is a pioneer in the cable and cellular communications industries. In addition, he has extensive experience in the Entertainment arena, Pay TV, Internet/E Commerce and Pay-Per-View. Marcovsky’s leadership from 1990-1994 as Chairman and C.E.O. of The Nostalgia Network, Inc. was demonstrated by increasing revenues by 188% in the first year and 268% in the second year as well as doubling the subscriber base. As the Vice President of Program Operations with Warner Cable and QUBE from 1976 to 1978, he played a key role in the earliest stages of development of QUBE, the first bi-directional interactive PPV system. While Vice President of Pay-TV for Buena Vista Distribution, a division of Walt Disney Productions, from 1978-1979, Marcovsky introduced Disney products to Pay Television and laid the foundation for the Disney Channel. From 1979 to 1980, Marcovsky served as President of Golden West Subscription Television and member of the Executive Committee of Golden West Broadcasters, where he spearheaded the company’s entry into the pay television business.
As President and Owner of Marnel Associates, Ltd., (1980-present), a multi-tiered, Los Angeles-based communications firm, Marcovsky developed strategies for entry into new arenas of pay television, cable and pay-per-view for its impressive list of clientele which includes Citibank, CBS, ABC, Cox Cable, Golden West Broadcasters, Playboy Enterprises, Video Cable Communications of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Western International Media and Western International Syndication. As the General Partner of United Cellular Master Limited Partnership (UNICEL), Marcovsky turned his many years of management experience into significant profits for investors in cellular licenses. UNICEL offered cellular interest holders the opportunity to exchange these interests on a tax-free basis for units in a publicly-traded MLP. Within 24 months return ranged from 8:1 to 23:1. Marcovsky’s Marnel Cellular Services managed the cellular systems of Century Communications. An adjunct professor at St. John’s and New York Universities, Marcovsky holds a Bachelor of Science from New York University and an MBA from Fordham University. Experienced in radio, television and film, Marcovsky began his career at WNYU-FM in New York and KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh. He held an executive position with WPIX, Inc. As an Army officer, he was the television advisor to the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces for which he received the Bronze Star. He was also involved in producing a major motion picture from Paramount Pictures, “The Klansman,” and a Cable TV movie “Nashville Beat.”
Q Television Network Makes Announcement
Q Television Network (Pink Sheets: QBID) CEO, Frank Olsen, announced today that Q executives traveled to New York and Seattle 12 days ago and successfully met their three major objectives, which were:
1) Advertising. Olsen stated that a primary goal was to hire an advertising executive who had worked with the major houses to represent Q Television. Olsen was proud to announce that Q Television has hired Scott Seger, who not only has a solid background with major advertising houses but also on Wall Street and in the television industry specifically. "Scott Seger will be managing our new Madison Avenue office and will be hiring an advertising sales staff to assist him. Scott's experience will enable him to assist us in both the advertising and television areas. Scott's resume can be found on our website at www.qtelevision.com.
The Q Television advertising campaign will begin June 21st
2) Carriage. Olsen said the executives also made great inroads in firming up network carriage and making new appointments for carriage. They will be returning to New York at the end of June and have additional meetings scheduled in Connecticut. "Q Television is definitely on the move."
3) Finance. Olsen further stated that "Q executives signed an agreement to secure interim financing which should be sufficient to ensure its initial launch to the public." Such financing is primarily for the purpose of obtaining new programming, additional carriage and hiring key personnel. "I am sure this is good for the shareholders and it is wonderful for Q Television as we can show the carriage companies that we are a sound, viable company."
Q executives were also pleased to announce the acquisition of a
large movie package to add to their programming library.
Olsen also commented on Viacom's VIA announcement that they will be coming out with their own gay channel early in 2005: "We welcome Viacom to the gay playing field. The Q Television Network will provide news, information and entertainment for and by the gay community, but our objective is to be fun, not controversial. We believe that gay programming should be invited into people's homes by request and that is why we insist upon being scrambled. As you know, the way to be invited is to contact your local cable and satellite companies and ask them to carry Q Television in your area."
Safe Harbor Statement
As a cautionary note to investors, certain matters discussed in this press release may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such matters involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including the following: changes in economic conditions; general competitive factors; the television network's ability to execute its business model and strategic plans; and the risk described from time to time in the company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
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WALL STREET TUNES INTO Q TELEVISION NETWORK; SUCCESSFUL INDUSTRY LAUNCH GENERATES INTEREST FROM CARRIERS, ADVERTISERS AND INVESTMENT LEADERS
Q Television Network (Pink Sheets: QBID) announces details surrounding the results of its industry launch, which began June 1.
Within the first day of the network's availability on Intelsat America's 7, 129 degrees West, Channel 1, Q Television received considerable response from potential carriers and advertisers seeking more information regarding the network and its anticipated public launch.
As a result, network executives will travel to New York City June 6 - 11 to meet with private equity funds, hedge funds and securities dealers. All of these firms have indicated a strong interest in the upcoming launch and the opportunity for equity participation.
In addition, the executives also have appointments scheduled with cable companies and advertisers to present the current direction of Q Television Network.
"We anticipated that the soft launch would generate lots of inquiries regarding the availability of Q Television for carriage and advertising," notes president Frank Olsen. "Yet we were amazed how quickly everything has moved forward within the past 24 hours."
Move Over Fab 5: Q Television Has Arrived; New Gay Family Television Network Showcases its Unique Perspective Prior to Public Launch May 26, 2004 06:00:00 AM ET
Q Television Network (Pink Sheets: QBID), headquartered in California, announces the launch of a subscriber channel for the gay and lesbian community in July 2004. An industry soft launch for carriers and advertisers begins June 1, 2004.
"It has taken more than seven years and millions of dollars to arrive at this day," says president and chairman Frank Olsen. "Clearly, the time to launch this network is now, and I am confident that the gay and lesbian community will embrace the unique perspective we offer as a family channel."
In a pre-public move to preview a sample of its programming to cable and satellite industry professionals, as well as potential advertisers, Q Television Network will offer a compressed daily broadcast that includes featured programs. The sample highlights Q Television's availability for carriage and sponsorship.
As executive vice president Steven Grunberg notes, "This is built by and for the gay community. Rather than a smattering of stereotyped gay characters offered because current market projections indicate it would be profitable, we offer a channel that will unite the gay and lesbian audience through a network that educates, entertains and informs - a network of real value."
Beginning June 1, the network will be available for viewing on Intelsat America's 7, 129 degrees West, Channel 1.
Olsen, an entrepreneur with a significant background in broadcast, was instrumental in the launch of The Movie Channel prior to its acquisition by Showtime. A pioneer in the development of new radio broadcast formats throughout his 40-year career, Olsen helped create African American radio and started the first gay radio stations.
"Just as CNN had tremendous hurdles to overcome, Frank and Q Television Network have had an uphill battle in the launch of Q Television," observes CFO Rene Schenk. "Q Television is positioned to successfully meet the demand that exists for a gay family channel."
Original and Acquired Programming
With a system of production crews throughout the United States, Q Television Network will offer a combination of original and acquired programming, which includes sports, fashion, travel, health & fitness, talk shows, plays, documentaries and movies. Teams of producers and directors will also bring breaking stories of interest to the network's audience via access to bureaus in Washington, D.C., New York, London, Paris, Moscow, Jerusalem and Iraq.
A preview of original programming premiered in May at the National Cable & Telecommunication Association's annual industry conference and was also included in a successful five-hour sample broadcast on May 15, which aired on Cox Cable in Louisiana and Comcast in the Puget Sound Region.
Included in that preview was "I Will, I Do, We Did," an original Q Television documentary exploring gay and lesbian marriage in America that offers an inside glimpse of the challenges faced by this community. Independent films, such as "An Intimate Friendship" and the award-winning "Straightman," are other examples of what will be available on the network, as well as commercial fare such as Bette Midler's "Divine Madness" concert.
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Q Television Network Delivers
Sample Broadcast Viewers Embrace the Nation’s Premiere 24/7 Gay and Lesbian Television Network
NEW ORLEANS—Q Television Network (OTCPK: QBID) announced today the successful completion of its five-hour test broadcast on Saturday, May 15th.
The sample broadcast signal was available throughout all of North America, beginning at 10:00 a.m. PST. In addition, Cox Cable in New Orleans and Comcast in Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia and Everett, Washington offered the broadcast to their viewers. A higher percentage of viewers than expected were offered highlights from the Network including: a first look at their documentary about gay marriage entitled, “I Will, I Do, We Did;” several sneak peeks at motion pictures to be offered as well as specials and documentaries.
“The public has finally gotten a chance to see firsthand the unique programming Q Television Network will deliver for our third quarter launch,” notes President of Programming and Acquisitions Steven Grunberg. “We encourage everyone to call their cable network or digital satellite provider and request Q Television Network.”
Q TELEVISION NETWORK PREMIERES ON COX CABLE NEW ORLEANS
Q Television Network is pleased to announce an official sneak peek at its programming on Cox Cable, Channel 10 only on Saturday May 15th in New Orleans, Louisiana. Available in over a quarter million homes, Q will launch a 5 hour sample broadcast in conjunction with its C-band satellite test (available on Telstar 5, Transponder/ channel 5) commencing at noon central time. This will give the gay and lesbian communities a chance to view some of the wonderful programming ahead when we officially launch.
Interested viewers should contact their cable and satellite providers and request Q Television Network in their homes.
Q TELEVISION NETWORK CONFIRMS SOFT LAUNCH
Q Television Network continues its drive towards its public launch and will air on May 15, 2004 a test of its broadcast signal. This signal will be sent out in analog format and will be viewable to all C-band dish owners. After this test is concluded, network will revert to a digital scrambled signal as it continues towards its regular soft launch to cable, satellite and advertising concerns. Further information regarding satellite and transponder for viewing will be posted in the coming days.
This television network was organized to create and develop a network devoted to providing television programming for the gay and lesbian community. While the company expects much of its subscriber base to be comprised of members of the gay and lesbian population, management also believes that quality programming about the gay and lesbian experience, designed to entertain, educate and inform, will attract many other segments of the viewing public. The company's programming will be available on a subscription basis to those desiring its programming. The network will broadcast 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Providing distribution via satellite ensures availability of the network across the United States, including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
Safe Harbor Statement
As a cautionary note to investors, certain matters discussed in this press release may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such matters involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including the following: changes in economic conditions; general competitive factors; the television network's ability to execute its business model and strategic plans; and the risks described from time to time in the company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings.