|Amazon.com Named Exclusive Retailer for Replay Network's Latest Product, ReplayTV 2020|
Reinforces Amazon.com's reputation as the best place for customers to find and discover consumer electronics
SEATTLE- November 2, 1999 --Leading online retailer Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that it will have exclusive access to Replay Networks' latest product, ReplayTV 2020. Until November 15, Amazon.com will be the only retail location where consumers can purchase this new model.
ReplayTV is revolutionizing the way people view TV by allowing them to pause live TV or create custom theme channels based on favorite actors, directors, or subjects and watch them at any time in any order. This new model doubles the amount of television recording space of Replay Networks' base model, and represents the largest storage capacity for the price among all personal video recorders on the market.
"We are always looking for ways to create more value for customers," said Chris Payne, general manager of Amazon.com's Consumer Electronics Store. "By teaming with Replay Networks, we are continuing our commitment to bringing our customers the latest and greatest in electronics."
"Amazon.com is an ideal place to introduce new products," said Steve Shannon, Replay Networks' vice president of marketing. "It has excellent customer service and detailed information on each product. Because we play in a new category and have an even newer product, we look for ways to inform customers about the benefits and uses of ReplayTV. We couldn't think of any company better than Amazon.com to help us meet those goals."
Amazon.com Electronics features a full range of popular electronics products and brands: everything from the latest digital camcorders to computer peripherals to televisions. To help customers choose from this large selection, Amazon.com Electronics provides detailed buying guides and expert product reviews. These, combined with candid comments and ratings from people who have bought and used the products, make it easy for shoppers to choose the right products for their needs.
ReplayTV is an impressive new technology that has caught the eye of television viewers everywhere. The device automatically finds and records television shows and stores them on a high-capacity hard disk drive. ReplayTV 2020 gives consumers the power to pause live TV, rewind, fast-forward, and instant-replay. And with the free ReplayTV Service, television viewers also receive a nightly updated electronic program guide customized for their programming options (cable, satellite, or antenna) and periodic software updates that provide new features.
About Amazon.com, Inc.
Amazon.com (Amazon.com, Inc. and its subsidiaries) is the Internet's No. 1 music, No. 1 video, and No. 1 book retailer. Amazon.com opened its virtual doors on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection with online auctions, toys, electronics, and free electronic greeting cards. Amazon.com lists more than 18 million unique items in categories including books, CDs, toys, electronics, videos, DVDs, and computer games. Through Amazon.com zShops, any business or individual can sell virtually anything to Amazon.com's more than 13 million customers, and with Amazon.com Payments, any seller can accept credit-card transactions, avoiding the hassles of offline payments.
Amazon.com seeks to be the world's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they may want to buy online. Amazon.com's All Product Search scours the Web to help customers find merchandise that is not available at Amazon.com, Amazon.com Auctions, or Amazon.com zShops, making Amazon.com the shopping destination to find anything.
Amazon.com operates two international Web sites: www.amazon.co.uk in the United Kingdom and www.amazon.de in Germany. Amazon.com also operates PlanetAll (www.planetall.com), a Web-based address book, calendar, and reminder service. It also operates the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com), the Web's comprehensive and authoritative source of information on more than 150,000 movies and entertainment programs and 500,000 cast and crew members dating from the birth of film in 1892 to the present. Amazon.com also operates Amazon.com LiveBid Auctions (http://livebid.amazon.com), the leading provider of live-event auctions on the Internet.
Amazon.com has invested in leading Internet retailers that are improving the lives of customers by making shopping easier and more convenient: drugstore.com, an online retail and information source for health, beauty, wellness, personal care and pharmacy, at www.drugstore.com; Pets.com, the online leader for pet products, expert information, and services, at www.pets.com; HomeGrocer.com, the first fully integrated Internet grocery-shopping and home-delivery service, with operations in Seattle, Portland, Oregon, and Southern California, at www.homegrocer.com; and Gear.com, which offers brand-name sporting goods at prices from 20 to 90 percent off retail, at www.gear.com. Amazon.com also has a minority interest in Della & James, the leading online wedding-gift registry, at www.dellajames.com.
This announcement contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, Amazon.com's limited operating history, anticipated losses, unpredictability of future revenues, potential fluctuations in quarterly operating results, seasonality, consumer trends, competition, risks of system interruption, management of potential growth, risks related to auction services, and risks of new business areas, international expansion, business combinations, and strategic alliances. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com's financial results is included in Amazon.com's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 1998 and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 1999 and June 30, 1999.
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