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Friday February 19, 12:02 pm Eastern Time

Company Press Release

ETM Ticket Machines Now Featured in Northern California Safeway Stores

Sports, Entertainment and more at Touch of a Button

COSTA MESA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 19, 1999--ETM Entertainment Network Inc.® has reached an agreement with Safeway Inc. to install an initial 28 ETM Ticket Machines in Bay Area Safeway stores, according to ETM President Peter Schniedermeier. ETM's first retail venture in Northern California means that Safeway shoppers will be able to purchase bread, toothpaste and tickets to a wide variety of venues beginning with The San Francisco Film Festival, and The Red and White Fleet Boat Tours during one trip to the store.

``As ETM continues its expansion across the U.S., with more than 300 ETM machines in nine states, we recognized the importance of grabbing a share of the Northern California marketplace,'' said Schniedermeier who co-founded ETM in 1994. ETM is expanding into Safeway store locations as an extension of their previous relationship with Vons and Vons Pavilions stores in Southern California and Safeway stores in Phoenix.

``Consumers have come to understand that their ticket buying is a cinch with ETM machines. There's access 24 hours a day, seven days a week, ticket buyers can pinpoint specific seating and they can walk away from an ETM kiosk with tickets in-hand.''

Among the 300 ETM ticket machines in the United States, ETM boasts 136 in Safeway stores in Arizona and in Vons and Pavilion stores throughout California and Nevada. Safeway acquired Vons Companies Inc. in April 1997, with Vons becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Safeway, and based on sales, part of the second largest food and drug retailer in North America. Safeway operates 1,381 stores in the United States and Canada

ETM Entertainment Network Inc.®, a California-based entertainment ticketing and marketing company serves major league and college sports, talent and tour venues, amusement parks, and performing arts venues. The company operates the ETM Network, an innovative ticketing and advertising computer network consisting of an e-commerce Web site, a proprietary point-of-sale network of ETM Ticket Machines, an interactive voice response (IVR) ``touch-tone'' telephone system, and a traditional operator-assisted order system. For more information about ETM, call 888/ETM-TIXS or visit ETM's Web site at www.etm.com.


Contact:
     ETM Entertainment, Costa Mesa
     Gary A. Bird, 714/444-5629




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