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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

LBI Media, Inc. Announces Conference Call to Discuss Third Quarter 2005 Results

LBI Media, Inc. Announces Conference Call to Discuss Third Quarter 2005 Results

BURBANK, Calif., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- LBI Media, Inc. will host a conference call to discuss its financial results for the third quarter of 2005 on Monday, November 14, 2005 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time. Interested parties may participate in the conference call by dialing (800) 946-0712 five minutes prior to the scheduled start time of the call and asking for the "LBI Media Third Quarter 2005 Results Conference Call." The conference call will be recorded and made available for replay through Thursday, November 17, 2005. Investors may listen to the replay of the call by dialing (888) 203-1112 then entering the passcode 1827654.

LBI Media, Inc. is one of the largest owners and operators of Spanish-language radio and television stations in the United States, based on revenues and number of stations. The Company owns sixteen radio stations and four television stations serving the Los Angeles, CA, Houston, TX, Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX and San Diego, CA markets. The Company also owns a television production facility in Burbank, CA.

Source: LBI Media, Inc.

CONTACT: Lenard Liberman of LBI Media, Inc., +1-818-729-5300

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Adelphia Files Draft Fourth Amended Plan of Reorganization

Adelphia Files Draft Fourth Amended Plan of Reorganization

Company Working to Address Disclosure Statement Objections

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Adelphia Communications Corporation today filed a draft fourth amended plan of reorganization with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York together with a related draft amended disclosure statement.

These filings represent the company's responses and proposed resolutions to many of the objections that had been filed to approval of the company's disclosure statement. The hearing to consider approval of the disclosure statement commenced on October 27 and 28, 2005 and is scheduled to resume on Thursday, November 10.

It is expected that significant negotiations will continue regarding the terms of the proposed plan of reorganization and disclosure statement as the constituents work through a number of inter-creditor issues, and that it is therefore possible that there will be material changes to the proposed plan of reorganization and the disclosure statement.

On April 21, 2005, Adelphia announced that it had reached definitive agreements for Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) and Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA)(NASDAQ:CMCSK) to acquire substantially all the U.S. assets of Adelphia for $12.7 billion in cash and 16 percent of the common stock of Time Warner's cable subsidiary, Time Warner Cable Inc.

Copies of the draft amended plan and the draft amended disclosure statement are available in the investor relations and press room sections of the Adelphia corporate web site

About Adelphia

Adelphia Communications Corporation is the fifth-largest cable television company in the country. It serves customers in 31 states and offers analog and digital video services, high-speed Internet access and other advanced services over Adelphia's broadband networks.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This report includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements regarding the Company's and its subsidiaries' and affiliates' expected future financial position, results of operations, cash flows, sale of the Company, settlements with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York (the "U.S. Attorney"), sale of Century/ML Cable Venture (the "Joint Venture"), restructuring and financing plans, expected emergence from bankruptcy, business strategy, budgets, projected costs, capital expenditures, network upgrades, products and services, competitive positions, growth opportunities, plans and objectives of management for future operations, as well as statements that include words such as "anticipate," "if," "believe," "plan," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "could," "should," "will," and other similar expressions are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain, and readers must recognize that actual results may differ materially from the Company's expectations. The Company does not undertake a duty to update such forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include whether the proposed sale of the Company's assets to Time Warner NY Cable LLC and Comcast Corporation is approved and consummated, whether the transactions contemplated by the proposed settlements with the SEC and the U.S. Attorney and any other agreements needed to effect those transactions are consummated, the Company's pending bankruptcy proceeding, results of litigation against the Company, results and impacts of the proposed sale of the Company's assets, the effects of government regulation including the actions of local cable franchising authorities, the availability of financing, actions of the Company's competitors, pricing and availability of programming, equipment, supplies and other inputs, the Company's ability to upgrade its broadband network, technological developments, changes in general economic conditions, and those discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2004. Many of these factors are outside of the Company's control.

Source: Adelphia Communications Corporation

CONTACT: Media, Paul Jacobson, +1-303-268-6426, or Investor Relations, Mark Spiecker, +1-303-268-6545, both of Adelphia Communications Corporation

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Monday, November 07, 2005

Nelly Celebrates Birthday in Grand Slam Fashion

Nelly Celebrates Birthday in Grand Slam Fashion

Jermaine Dupri and Ashanti Among Friends That Surprise Hip-Hop Star With a Day Full of Baseball-Themed Events

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Nelly's friends surprised the rap star on his birthday with an entire day of baseball-themed activities. The celebration, held in Nelly's hometown of St. Louis on November 2nd, was led off by a private batting practice session with Hall Of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith, Nelly's favorite baseball player while he was growing up. Later, family and friends gathered at FOX Sports broadcaster Joe Buck's restaurant where sexy "stadium vendors" greeted the All-Star guestlist -- including celebrities such as Jermaine Dupri, Ashanti, Murphy Lee, Ali, and Big Gipp -- with Bud Select beer and ballpark-style roasted peanuts prior to a sit-down "clubhouse meal." The night then kicked into high gear with an exclusive invite-only party at Nectar, one of the Midwest's hottest nightspots. Guests enjoyed Cracker Jack apple martinis while dancing to an eclectic mix of current and old-school hip-hop tunes. Ashanti joined DJ Charlie Chan in leading the guests in a rendition of "Happy Birthday." Nelly capped off the night by thanking guests for attending the party and leading an hour-long impromptu all-star MC session along with the other VIP guests.

In other Nelly news, the hip-hop icon will be re-releasing his multi- platinum, record-breaking dual release Sweat and Suit as one album on November 22, titled SWEATSUIT. The special release will feature #1 hits culled from the two discs along with three brand new tracks including the first new single, "Grillz," featuring Paul Wall, Ali, and Big Gipp (#1 most added song at radio stations this week). Nelly will also be the recipient of Russell Simmons & the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network "Action Award" for his outstanding contributions to the 4Sho4Kids Foundation and leukemia awareness. The ceremony takes place in New York on November 16.

Source: Derrty Ent.; Universal Records

CONTACT: Amit Dhawan, M.D., M.B.A., Managing Partner, SYNERGY for Derrty Ent., Universal Records, +1-314-706-4080

NOTE TO EDITORS: Pictures from the event are available for download from

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The Hip Hop Revolution Will Not Be Televised. You Have to Demand It!(TM)

The Hip Hop Revolution Will Not Be Televised. You Have to Demand It!(TM)

DoD(TM), the First All Video-on-Demand Channel Devoted to Urban and Hip-Hop Content, to Debut on November 11

Channel Will Showcase New Themes Each Month; November Dedicated to 'Mixtapes, the Lifeblood of Hip-Hop'

Coca-Cola, General Motors and Reebok Sign on as Founding Partners

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- DoD(TM), the first-ever all video-on- demand virtual channel targeting the hip-hop and urban market, will launch as a free service on Comcast's ON DEMAND service on November 11, 2005. DoD(TM) is the new grassroots brand and VOD subsidiary of Simmons Lathan Media Group, founded by Media Entrepreneur Will Griffin, in partnership with Hip-Hop Mogul Russell Simmons and Television Pioneer Stan Lathan.

The sponsorship-supported lifestyle channel, featuring original and acquired content, will be available in all Comcast ON DEMAND markets, including Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Philadelphia/New Jersey, San Francisco/Oakland, Seattle and Washington, DC, plus suburban metros. Comcast Digital Cable customers will be able to select the "Urban Beat" option on the ON DEMAND main menu and then choose DoD(TM).

"With over $1 trillion a year in spending power, hip-hop consumers, ages 13-34, have become the driving force of a great movement in popular culture by uniting fans across racial lines," said Will Griffin, CEO of DoD(TM). "With DoD(TM), we are creating a cutting-edge channel that will fill a void and pent-up demand in hip-hop and urban programming. The channel will feature fresh and compelling content aimed to educate, inform and stimulate this powerful and unified base of fans of Hip Hop Culture. Demand it!"

DoD(TM) will feature fresh content with themes that change monthly hosted by their own VJ personalities. Programming will include mix tapes and video mix shows; music- and sports-celebrity-driven documentary series; local market content; short- and feature-length films; "old school" classics; fashion and comedy specials; DoD(TM) video personals; exclusive RBK-produced content; and more.

The month of November is dedicated to "Mixtapes, the Lifeblood of Hip- Hop." DoD's schedule will debut exclusive bios on 50 Cent and Eminem, who began their careers featured on mix tapes. The channel will have RBK-produced content from Jay-Z, Allen Iverson and G-Unit. Also available on DoD(TM) are mix tape sessions with Clinton Sparks, Eminem's DJ; video mix shows that combine mix tapes remixed with music videos and dance battles featuring street style dancing. Additionally, DoD(TM) has joined forces with to bring viewers conversations with hip-hop's most essential figures, including Damon Dash, Paul Wall, Nas, 50 Cent, Beanie Siegel and Juelz Santana.

DoD(TM) will deliver highly targeted advertising and sponsorship opportunities for brands that have a demonstrated history of supporting Hip Hop/Urban culture. DoD(TM) will help brands integrate their marketing messages within the programming. In partnership with Clear Channel Entertainment Properties, DoD(TM) has already signed on Coca-Cola, General Motors and Reebok as founding partners. They will be featured in authentic and innovative branded-entertainment programs, and will be incorporated in cross-promotional DoD(TM) marketing campaigns.

DoD(TM) is hosting invitation-only VIP launch events and sneak preview screenings in the following markets:

Chicago: Nov, 4th Philadelphia: Nov. 11th Where: Harold Washington Independence Seaport Cultural Center Museum Concert Hall 4701 S. King Drive 211 S. Columbus Blvd. Chicago, IL 60653 Philadelphia, PA 19106 Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm (reception) 7:00pm - 8:00pm (reception) 8:00pm - 9:00pm (screening) 8:00pm - 9:00pm (screening)

Washington, DC: Nov. 13th Where: THE ARC 1901 Mississippi Ave. S.E Washington D.C., 20020 Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm (reception) 7:30pm - 9:00pm (screening)

For more information about DoD(TM), visit .

About DoD(TM)

Launched in November, 2005, DoD(TM) is the first all video-on-demand channel devoted to hip-hop and urban programming. Headquartered in Los Angeles, DoD(TM) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Simmons Lathan Media Group (SLMG), which produces and acquires original urban/hip-hop themed media content for distribution across all media. DoD(TM) is a new grassroots brand and direct channel redefining the way urban media content is developed and distributed to the 45.3 million-plus ethnically diverse urban consumer audience. DoD(TM) Founding Sponsors are long-time supporters of the growth of Hip Hop Culture: Coca-Cola, General Motors and Reebok. The company is also backed by Syndicated Communications and Pacesetter Capital Group, the leading private equity funds in urban media. More information may be found by visiting .

For More Information Contact: Will Griffin Ray Yeung / Nancy Zakhary DoD(TM) Brainerd Communicators, Inc. (323) 634-6400 (212) 986-6667

Source: DoD

CONTACT: Will Griffin of DoD, +1-323-634-6400,; or Ray Yeung,, or Nancy Zakhary,, both of Brainerd Communicators, Inc., +1-212-986-6667

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Sunday, November 06, 2005

New Gladiator Mobile Game From Superscape Launches on Alltel

New Gladiator Mobile Game From Superscape Launches on Alltel

HOOK, England, November 7/PRNewswire/ -- Superscape (LSE: SPS), the world's leading 3D mobile games publisher, announces that one of its latest titles, Gladiator, is now available for download from Alltel. Gladiator joins a broad portfolio of sixteen other 2D and 3D games titles from Superscape, which have already been launched on this network.

Gladiator is based on the film of the same name. Players take the character of Maximus the General, the slave turned gladiator, who is forced to do battle with vicious animals, famed warriors and cruel barbarians. A wide range of weapons is available, including hammers, bows, swords, maces, spears and an axe. Training sessions between battles allow players to gain enhanced agility, increased strength and learn new techniques. Boosting the crowd meter unlocks new bonus levels, with the ultimate aim being to win freedom.

Kevin Roberts, CEO, Superscape Group plc said: "This is a multi-layered, sophisticated game which draws upon many of the key themes of the original hit movie. I am delighted that it has been selected by Alltel and am sure that it will prove a big hit with their consumers, who are already enjoying the thrills and action of many other Superscape titles."

These include Evel Knievel 2D and 3D (licensed by Global Wireless Entertainment, Inc), Ivan Ironman 2D and 3D, Alien vs. Predator 2D, Fight Club 2D and 3D, Capone Casino 2D, Australian Safari 2D, AMF Bowling 2D and 3D, Dodgeball 2D, Chess 2D, Swerve Basketball 3D, Harlem Globetrotters 3D and Independence Day 3D.

About Superscape

Superscape is the world's leading publisher of 3D mobile games. The company was the first in the world to develop and launch international standard (JSR 184) compliant solutions for the delivery of innovative games on mass-market handsets. Superscape is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has corporate offices in Hook, Hampshire (UK) and San Clemente, California (USA), together with development and production facilities in Moscow.

Source: Superscape Group plc

Maggie Templeman, Director Corporate Communications, Superscape Group plc, Tel: +44-1256-745769, Email:

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Saturday, November 05, 2005

Film Premiere Highlights for Columbia Pictures' 'Zathura: A Space Adventure'

Film Premiere Highlights for Columbia Pictures' 'Zathura: A Space Adventure'

LOS ANGELES, November 6/PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: PREMIERE OF COLUMBIA PICTURES' "Zathura: A Space Adventure" In Columbia Pictures' sci-fi adventure "Zathura: A Space Adventure," two squabbling brothers are propelled into deepest, darkest space while playing a mysterious game they discover in their old house. Joined by a stranded astronaut they must survive meteor showers, hostile lizard-like aliens, a robot run amok and an intergalactic spaceship battle. Unless they finish the game and reach the planet Zathura, they are doomed to be trapped in outer space forever. "Zathura: A Space Adventure" is based on the best-selling book by the acclaimed children's writer Chris Van Allsburg ("The Polar Express," "Jumanji") with a screenplay by David Koepp & John Kamps. Starring Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo, Dax Shepard, Kristin Stewart and Oscar(R)-winner Tim Robbins. Directed by Jon Favreau ("Elf"). B-ROLL: Cast soundbites, red carpet arrivals, additional celebrity soundbites, premiere b-roll, after-party and movie trailer. "Zathura: A Space Adventure" opens in the U.S. November 11, 2005 For more info contact Alex Ritchie -- Sony Pictures International -- +1-310-244-2078 SATELLITE INFORMATION EUROPE 1st Feed November 7th, 2005 3:30 AM - 3:45 AM London Local (0330-0345 GMT) 2nd Feed November 7th, 2005 7:15 AM - 7:30 AM London Local (0715-0730 GMT) Satellite: Eutelsat W2 @ 16E D9 C3 Downlink freq: 11675.625 V Symbol rate: 5.632 FEC: 3/4 Color: PAL Arqiva Uplink trouble#: +44-(0)-1962-823000 PacTV London trouble#: +44-207-702-1427 Also available at BT Tower on ABQ H3 ex Pacific Television Center London. Request a re-feed via Tower at any time within 24 hours by calling PacTV London: +44-207-702-1427 ASIA / PACIFIC 1st Feed November 7th, 2005 12:30 PM - 12:45 PM Tokyo Local (0330-0345 GMT) 2nd Feed November 7th, 2005 4:15 PM - 4:30 PM Tokyo Local (0715-0730 GMT) Satellite: PAS-2/08C MCPC CH. 4 (169' E) Downlink Frequency: 3901.000 MHz Horizontal FEC: 3/4 Symbol Rate: (Ms/s): 30.80000 Virtual Channel: Virtual Channel: 4, Network ID: 1 Color: NTSC Uplink Trouble# PAS NAPA 707.251.1111 Playout point: PacTVLos Angeles +1.310.287.3800 LATIN AMERICA 1st Feed November 7th, 2005 12:30 AM - 12:45 AM Buenos Aires Local (0330-0345 GMT) 2nd Feed November 7th, 2005 6:15 AM - 6:30 AM Buenos Aires Local (0915-0930 GMT) Satellite: PAS-9/10C MCPC CH. 7 (58' W) Downlink Frequency: 3880.000 MHz Horizontal FEC: 7/8 Symbol Rate: (Ms/s): 27.69000 Virtual Channel: Virtual Channel: 7, Network ID: 5002 Color: NTSC Trouble#: PAS NAPA 707.251.1111 Playout point: PacTVLos Angeles +1.310.287.3800

Source: Columbia Tri-Star

For more info contact Alex Ritchie -- Sony Pictures International -- +1-310-244-2078

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Friday, November 04, 2005

China Digital Media Corporation Reports Record Third Quarter Results

China Digital Media Corporation Reports Record Third Quarter Results

Third Quarter Revenue Increases 130% Leading to 6 Times Increase in Total Net Income before Tax with EBITDA of Nearly 2.5 times Higher

HONG KONG, Nov. 4 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Digital Media Corporation (BULLETIN BOARD: CDGT) , a leading provider of cable and digital television services and contents in China, announced today record financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2005.

Financial Highlights for the Three Months Ended September 30, 2005 Compared to the Three Months Ended September 30, 2004:

* Revenues increased 130% to $2.49 million from $1.08 million * EBITDA improved 143% to $1.71 million from $0.70 million * Total Net Income before tax soared 498% to $3.45 million from $0.58 million

Financial Highlights for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2005 Compared to the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2004:

* Revenues increased 87% to $4.79 million from $2.56 million; * EBITDA improved 106% to $3.40 million from $1.65 million * Total Net Income before tax soared 214% to $4.59 million from $1.46 million

The Company would have reported pro forma total net income before tax of $0.09 per diluted share and $0.12 per diluted share for three months and nine months ended September 30, 2005 respectively, assuming that the reduction in the conversion ratio that was announced on October 29, 2005 had occurred in the third quarter.

The strong revenue growth in the 2005 third quarter was primarily due to the increase in number of TV subscribers, sales of Pay-TV, revenue from commercial accounts of digitalization of television signals, and new sources of advertising revenue from the recent acquisition of Guangdong M-Rider Media Company ("M-Rider").

"Our third quarter results reflect the strong growth that we have been experiencing in adding new commercial and residential subscribers," said Mr. Daniel Ng, Chairman and CEO. "The increase in premium services subscriptions and commercial subscribers in our digital TV operations helped increase our margins substantially. The effect from our acquisition of M-Rider, which only began to contribute to our results late in the third quarter, should enhance our revenue dramatically in the coming years as we begin to increase advertising revenue significantly. We will continue to selectively target acquisition candidates that will enhance the services we provide our customers and drive earnings growth in the future."

Recently, the Company announced that more than 120,000 households have installed its digital television equipment, with over 20% subscribing to receive premium packages of television broadcasting and additional digital set-top-boxes ("STB"). The Company receives a portion of the subscription fees and various services fees from its 400,000 customers in Nanhai, a city near to Guangzhou City.

For more information on the Company, please visit the Company's website at .

To be added to China Digital Media's investor e-mail list, please send e-mail to our Investors Relations at

About China Digital Media Corporation

China Digital Media Corporation (BULLETIN BOARD: CDGT) focuses its business in three main areas: Cable Television Operations, Advertising Sales and Programs Production. Arcotect (Guangzhou) Technology Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of CDGT in China, is the sole contractor and operator of digital television services in Nanhai, a city with 400,000 cable television subscribers. As of today, Nanhai's cable television operation provides 130 television channels which comprises of 38 basic channels and 92 pay channels. The pay channels are categorized into various value added packages. The digital broadcasting system could offer more than 800 digital channels of pay television programs and value added multimedia services. The Group is seeking to establish similar models elsewhere in China.

Certain information contained in these materials is "forward-looking" information, such as projections, estimates, pro formas, or statements of intentions, expectations or plans. All forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside of the control of the company. Consequently, actual results may, and probably will, differ materially from the results contemplated in such forward-looking information.

Source: China Digital Media Corporation

CONTACT: Y. K. Ma, of China Digital Media Corporation, +852-2390-8686,; or Ed Lewis of CEOcast, Inc., +1-212-732-4300, for China Digital Media Corporation

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Tanqueray(R) Becomes First Spirit Brand to Advertise on SIRIUS Satellite Radio

Tanqueray(R) Becomes First Spirit Brand to Advertise on SIRIUS Satellite Radio

Original Track 'Get Your Ice On' Gets Air Time Through Innovative Radio Buy

NEW YORK, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The makers of Tanqueray(R), the best selling imported gin in the United States, have agreed to a ground-breaking two-and-a-half minute media buy with SIRIUS Satellite Radio featuring an original track called "Get Your Ice On." With this inventive execution, Tanqueray becomes the first spirits company to advertise on SIRIUS. Inspired by the brand's spokesperson, Tony Sinclair, the song is also the first track to be released from Tanqueray's new virtual CD which will be launched online in November at

"In keeping with the brand's sharp perspective, we wanted to find a unique and creative way to connect with our consumer," said Chris Parsons, Vice President of Marketing, Diageo NA. "Satellite radio's format allows us to extend our traditional radio buy and take radio creative in a brand new direction."

"Furthermore, under Diageo's mandatory marketing Code, all Diageo advertising and marketing materials will only be placed in communications, whether electronic or print, where at least 70 percent of the audience is reasonably expected to be above the legal purchase age," Parsons added.

"SIRIUS is in a unique position to offer the flexibility to advertisers to try new things" says Sam Benrubi, Senior Vice President of Advertising Sales for SIRIUS. "Whether in length of the ad or its creative aspects, we have the ability to accommodate advertisers who want to break with industry conventions. We welcome Tanqueray's original approach."

The track, "Get Your Ice On," is the first song off of a virtual CD which will be released on the Tanqueray website in early November. The sexy, urban sound was inspired from the popular Tony Sinclair Tanqueray commercials.

"More than just a great piece of music, "Get Your Ice On" also emphasizes the importance of responsible drinking -- but does so in a hip, non-judgmental way," adds Parsons. "Listeners are encouraged to 'Get your think on when you get your drink on'."

The spot will air on Maxim Radio, Cracked Up Comedy, Raw Dog Comedy, OutQ Radio, ESPN Radio, and Sports Byline for a total of 728 spots from October 17th through the week of November 7th. When the spot airs, visual display of Tanqueray branding will appear on all SIRIUS radios.

The spot, created by Grey Advertising and produced by Music Beast with Executive Producer JSchlem, can be downloaded from

From the track:

Ready to Tanqueray with the cocktail shaker Exquisite taste, the best for all the money makers. Sophisticated and smooth like my-man Mr. Tony.


Tanqueray is a dry, crisp, gin with a rich juniper flavor. Known for its iconic green bottle and red emblem, the brand is the number one imported gin in the United States and is one of the world's most award-winning white spirits. Additional information about Tanqueray and Tony Sinclair may be found at


Diageo is the world's leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, wines, and beer categories. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Guinness, Smirnoff, J&B, Baileys, Cuervo, Tanqueray, Captain Morgan, and Crown Royal, as well as Beaulieu Vineyard and Sterling Vineyards wines. Diageo is a global company, trading in more than 200 markets around the world. The company is listed on both the New York Stock Exchange (DEO) and the London Stock Exchange (DGE). For more information about Diageo, its people, brands, and performance, visit us at Celebrating life, every day, everywhere, responsibly.

Always in Moderation.


SIRIUS delivers more than 120 channels of the best commercial-free music, compelling talk shows, news and information, and the most extensive sports programming to listeners across the country in digital quality sound. SIRIUS offers 65 channels of 100% commercial-free music, and features over 55 channels of sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic and weather for a monthly subscription fee of only $12.95. SIRIUS also broadcasts live play-by- play games of the NFL, NHL and NBA and is the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL and NHL.

SIRIUS products for the car, truck, home, RV and boat are distributed by Alpine, Audiovox, Brix Group, Clarion, Delphi, Directed Electronics, Eclipse, Jensen, JVC, Kenwood, Magnadyne, Monster Cable, Pioneer, Russound, Tivoli and XACT Communications. Available in more than 25,000 retail locations, SIRIUS radios can be purchased at major retailers including Best Buy, Circuit City, Crutchfield, Costco, Target, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club and RadioShack. SIRIUS is also available at heavy truck dealers, truck stops and travel centers nationwide.

SIRIUS radios are currently offered in vehicles from Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln-Mercury, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Nissan, Scion, Toyota, Porsche, Volkswagen and Volvo. Hertz currently offers SIRIUS at major locations around the country.

Click on to listen to SIRIUS live, or to find a SIRIUS retailer or car dealer in your area.

Any statements that express, or involve discussions as to, expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions, future events or performance with respect to SIRIUS Satellite Radio Inc. are not historical facts and may be forward-looking and, accordingly, such statements involve estimates, assumptions and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Accordingly, any such statements are qualified in their entirety by reference to the factors discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Among the key factors that have a direct bearing on our operational results are: our dependence upon third parties, including manufacturers of SIRIUS radios, retailers, automakers and programming partners, our competitive position and any events which affect the useful life of our satellites.

Contact: Melissa Woodbury/Matt McQueen Alan Taylor Communications 212-714-1280 ext. 241/ext. 233

Source: Diageo

CONTACT: Melissa Woodbury, +1-212-714-1280 ext. 241,, or Matt McQueen, +1-212-714-1280 ext. 233,, both of Alan Taylor Communications for Diageo

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Garth Brooks Speaks Candidly About His Role From Entertainer, to Father and Fiance in 'GARTH BROOKS UNLIMITED'

Garth Brooks Speaks Candidly About His Role From Entertainer, to Father and Fiance in 'GARTH BROOKS UNLIMITED'

Five Years After Announcing His Retirement, Brooks Tells the Inside Story Behind a Bold New Project that May Turn the Music Industry Upside Down ... Again

The One-Hour Special Premieres November 12 Exclusively on CMT

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Entertainer extraordinaire Garth Brooks speaks candidly about his life since retirement, including his role as "Mr. Mom," his engagement to Trisha Yearwood and his bold plans for the future in GARTH BROOKS UNLIMITED, premiering Saturday, Nov. 12 at 8:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT. The one-hour special also includes an intimate interview with his fiance Trisha Yearwood, who talks about Garth's role as father and future husband.

When Garth Brooks announced his retirement in 2000, he walked away from the most successful career in the history of country music. Now, five years later, Garth reveals who he is today and what he's planning for the future, including the inside story of a new project that may well turn the music industry upside down, again, in GARTH BROOKS UNLIMITED.

CMT, America's No. 1 country music network, carries original programming, specials, and live concerts and events, as well as a mix of videos by established country music artists and new cutting-edge acts, including world premiere exclusive videos. Founded March 6, 1983, CMT, owned and operated by MTV Networks, reaches more than 77.8 million households in the United States. Go to country music's biggest web site at

Source: CMT

CONTACT: Amanda Murphy of CMT, +1-615-335-8408, or; or Nancy Seltzer, +1-323-938-3562, or, for Garth Brooks

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Wednesday, November 02, 2005

HRH The Prince of Wales, Sting & Trudie Styler Support Launch of Soil Association International Campaign in America

HRH The Prince of Wales, Sting & Trudie Styler Support Launch of Soil Association International Campaign in America

NEW YORK, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, November 3rd, The Soil Association, the globally recognized expert in organic and sustainable food and farming, is launching a major international campaign entitled Food For Life with a high-profile awareness and fundraising event in New York hosted by Trudie Styler, with a headline performance by rock star, Sting and addressed by HRH The Prince of Wales.

HRH The Prince of Wales, the Soil Association's Royal Patron and stalwart supporter of organic food and farming will say in a pre-recorded video for the event:

'It has always seemed obvious to me that agriculture is the single, biggest influence on the environment.

I believe it is a matter of urgency to create a network of individuals and organisations across the world who are committed to a better future for food and farming -- one that is based on working in far greater harmony with nature and on producing local food for local markets based on small & family farms, moving away from the intensive, industrialized approach to agriculture.

We are only in the foothills of bringing about the sort of far-reaching changes in agricultural systems and practices that we need, if we are to avert serious problems in the future.'

The Soil Association already has excellent links with key individuals and organisations in the U.S. campaigning for sustainable agriculture. Working closely with U.S. farmers, The Soil Association recently exposed the false promises and high-costs of GM crops in a groundbreaking report, Seeds of Doubt.

The new campaign will include:

* September 2006 United Nations Conference on sustainable food and farming to be held at the UN Headquarters in partnership with the U.S. Rodale Institute and Japanese Shumei organisation.

* Major focus to change international trade law to prioritize Food Security over 'free' trade; key lobbying targets include the World Trade Organization and the G8.

* Alongside key individuals, such as Alice Waters of Chez Panisse, The Soil Association aims to improve U.S. school children's diet and health along the same lines as it has in the UK, where new government policies on school food have eliminated junk food and introduced fresh, local, organic produce.

* Creating a critical mass of informed public support. By building on links established over GM campaign, The Soil Association aims to form a nationwide coalition of farmers and consumers campaigning for safe, secure sustainable food and farming in the States.

Patrick Holden, Director of The Soil Association said:

'The visit of our visionary patron, The Prince of Wales, to the U.S., allied with the celebrity support of Sting and Trudie Styler, provides the Soil Association with a unique opportunity to get our messages across more widely to U.S. audiences and launch our international campaign for sustainable agriculture.

As the Prince of Wales so rightly says, agriculture is the biggest influence on our environment both in developed countries like the U.S. and UK and in the developing world from Africa to Asia. The well- documented negative impacts of industrial agriculture on our vital life-support systems of climate, soils and water underscore the urgent need to get global food production onto a sustainable footing.

We have a strong heritage of campaigning alongside like-minded U.S. individuals and organisations, but now we want to build on that to create a global critical mass. The U.S. as the most powerful trading nation, the home to the UN HQ and other international institutions, is a key fulcrum for achieving positive change. With a burgeoning organic sector facing many of the same pressures we encounter in the UK there is obvious synergy for common-cause.'

The Prince of Wales, who is currently touring the States, will also be visiting U.S. organic farming and local food initiatives.

Patrick Holden is available for interviews in New York and via numbers above from 2nd -- 4th November. He will be joining The Prince of Wales to visit U.S. organic farms in California on 5th November and available for interview via mobile number above.

For further information re: La Dolce Vita New York event hosted by Trudie Styler with a performance by Sting, please contact Melanie Brandman at The Brandman Agency, (212) 683-2442.

Source: The Soil Association

CONTACT: Robin Maynard, +44-7932-040452,, or Patrick Holden, +44-7774-846858, both for The Soil Association

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Vermont Joins Local Coalitions Across America on Campaign to Improve Child Health and Survival Worldwide; Re-Issued Release to Include Additional Partners

Vermont Joins Local Coalitions Across America on Campaign to Improve Child Health and Survival Worldwide; Re-Issued Release to Include Additional Partners

COLCHESTER, Vt., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- A coalition of local media, community and health organizations, universities, and faith-based institutions in Vermont have joined with 30 other communities across the country in an effort to increase awareness of the 11 million children who die each year worldwide (

As part of WGBH/Boston and Vulcan Productions' Rx for Child Survival(TM), a nationwide mobilization campaign created by WGBH/PBS Boston and Vulcan Productions, Vermont Public Television (VPT) and other area organizations will launch its public outreach campaign on Nov. 15 with a special event in its Colchester studio. The evening of discussion and dialogue on key issues around child health and survival will be moderated by Susan Dentzer, Health Correspondent for the PBS program NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and will include a distinguished panel of public and global health experts.

Additional campaign events will take place across the state in the spring of 2006, when the PBS series is scheduled for re-broadcast. Partners participating in the campaign include Senator James Jeffords, Parent to Parent of Vermont, Population Media Center, Rutland Regional Medical Center, University of Vermont College of Medicine/Vermont Children's Hospital, Vermont Children's Forum, Vermont Department of Libraries, and the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program.

Other organizations working with the Global Health Council in community mobilization efforts include the United Nations Vermont Chapter, St. Michael's College and the Vermont Department of Health; along with area faith-based organizations such as the Daybreak Community Church, Malletts Bay Congregational, United Church of Colchester, Islamic Society of Vermont, Holy Cross, and St. Andrews Episcopal Church.

Vermont's political leaders have long been supportive of both global health and children's issues. For many years, Senator James Jeffords has been an advocate for children's health and special education, and Senator Patrick Leahy has led efforts in Washington to increase support and assistance for global health and development programs.

The Rx for Child Survival campaign was created by WGBH and Vulcan Productions to coincide with their far-reaching multimedia project Rx for Survival-A Global Health Challenge(TM) anchored by a six-part television series airing November 1-3, 2005 on PBS stations across the country. Major funding for the project was provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The Merck Company Foundation.

CONTACT: Mariah Richardson-Osgood of Global Health Council +1-202-833-5900, x3213,; or Local Coalition: Elizabeth Ottinger, +1-802-654-3688,

Source: Global Health Council

CONTACT: Mariah Richardson-Osgood of Global Health Council +1-202-833-5900, x3213,; or Local Coalition: Elizabeth Ottinger, +1-802-654-3688,

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