For Immediate Release
November 25, 1996
PATXI ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK, INC. (PEN) BRINGS MICHAEL BOLTON, MARIAH CAREY,
ANDRE AGASSI, LUTHER VANDROSS CARLY SIMON AND OTHER LEADING ENTERTAINERS TO THE INTERNET
PEN Announces Joint Venture Partnership With Fan Emporium
Fans of Michael Bolton, Mariah Carey, Andre Agassi, Luther Vandross, Carly Simon, John Mellencamp, Brooke Shields, and others need not look further than the Internet to find out the latest news, buy the latest official tour merchandise or to even chat personally with some of their favorite stars online. That, thanks to an exclusive deal between Fan Emporium, one of America's largest fanclub organizations and Patxi Entertainment Network, Inc. (PEN), a world leader in celebrity-based Internet programming.
"The Internet has become an invaluable marketing tool as well as a direct link to fans of all kinds of celebrity talent," said Joyce Logan, President of Fan Emporium. "Although we have received many offers to develop sites for our celebrities on the Internet, we chose PEN because the quality of their websites and the traffic their network continues to provide is unparalleled in the entertainment industry. We are looking forward to the tremendous benefits that PEN's services will provide our celebrity clients."
While numerous celebrities have experimented with record companies, motion picture studios and television networks establishing their Internet presence, this venture marks the first independent deal of its kind. PEN will be representing the sole Internet presence for these celebrity's fan clubs which will include the construction of individual websites, as well as a homepage located at SUPERSTARS.COM, where up to the minute information including tour dates and personal appearances, biographies, chatrooms, as well as official tour merchandise orders and fulfillment will be provided.
"We're proud of the unique services we've been able to continue to provide for the celebrity community and the fact that a leading fan club company like Fan Emporium has chosen to partner with our company," said Patxi Pastor, President and C.E.O. of PEN. "We are delighted to have been chosen as the sole Internet location for celebrities of this stature."
Located in Connecticut, PEN is one of the world leaders in celebrity-based Internet programming which provides production services, content, special event programming and merchandise fulfillment for its holdings which include SUPERMODEL.COM, SUPERSTARS.COM, DEADTIES.COM, STARFILE.COM and now FANEMPORIUM.COM . It's advertisers, which have seen the value of its combined mark of over seventeen million requests a month, include AT&T, IBM, Microsoft, Yahoo, American Airlines, People Magazine, Sunny Delight, Moet Champagne, Vidal Sassoon, Clearasil, Cover Girl and Nikon.