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"COME ON DOWN" TO LYCOS GAMESVILLE AND PLAY THE PRICE IS RIGHT™ - ONLINE
The Only Online Place to Play the Game Show Favorite
WALTHAM, Mass. - June 17, 2002- Terra Lycos (NASDAQ: TRLY), the leading global Internet network, today announced the launch of the online version of the popular game show The Price is Right™ on Lycos Gamesville. Lycos Gamesville, in conjunction with FremantleMedia, the production arm of the RTL Group owned by Bertelsmann, is the first and only site to host an online version of the game where users can play the game show favorite.
The online The Price is Right has the look and feel of the popular television show, which has been named the number one greatest game show of all time by TV Guide.
Online contestants square off against each other in Contestants Row to advance to popular pricing games, such as Plinko and Cliff Hangers. Afterward, the contestant who spins the highest on the Big Wheel without exceeding $1.00 advances to the Showcase. Contestants can win money by earning entries, based on their game performance, into both daily and weekly sweepstakes.
According to The Lycos 50, The Price is Right is one of the top five most searched for classic game shows for the first three months of 2002.
"We are excited to bring online game players the most authentic game show experience available anywhere with our true-to-life version of The Price is Right," said Meredith Hanrahan, vice president of entertainment for Terra Lycos. "We are also pleased to now offer our advertisers a new fun and interactive way to showcase their products directly to consumers in the same successful way that The Price is Right has been doing for 30 years."
"Working with Lycos Gamesville to bring The Price is Right online is a win-win for us," said Norman Basch, executive vice president, Interactive for FremantleMedia. "Not only was Lycos able to translate The Price is Right game show experience into a fun and engaging online game, but through the Terra Lycos network, we are now able to deliver the game to the millions of avid game-players on the Internet."
The new game show genre offering complements Lycos Gamesville's already robust game inventory and long history and expertise in free real-time games, where people can compete to win cash prizes. Other categories of games include cards, bingo, casino, puzzle and word.
About Terra Lycos
The Terra Lycos network of sites includes Terra in 17 countries, Lycos in 26 countries, Angelfire.com, Atrea.com, ATuHora.com, Azeler.es, Bumeran.com, Direcciona.es, Educaterra.com, Emplaza.com, Gamesville.com, HotBot.com, Ifigenia.com, Invertia.com, Lycos Zone, Maptel.com, Matchmaker.com, Quote.com, RagingBull.com, Rumbo.com, Tripod.com, Uno-e.com and Wired News (Wired.com), and others.
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