Newsplayer Group PLC
24 September 2003


Wednesday, 24 September 2003



                            Newsplayer Group PLC
     Announces new distribution partnership with KPN Royal Dutch Telecom


Newsplayer Group PLC ('NPG') today announces that it has signed a new agreement
with leading Dutch telecommunications company, KPN, to license its extensive
streaming media archive of fully searchable video footage.


KPN will pay licence fees to NPG for the Newsplayer, PureWorldCup, Screenplayer
and VideoTV streaming archives, which it will make available to its ADSL
subscribers.


The historical entertainment footage, which covers major news events, great
sporting moments, Hollywood documentaries and chart-topping music, will
constitute part of a free, new content service offered by KPN. The service,
which will be launched in October 2003, will be free from advertising, allowing
customers unhindered access to a video rich area.


Subscribers will have unlimited access to the service and will be able to
search, play and create play-lists of favourite clips. The service will also
include 'spotlights' on select moments and figures in history from across the
archives. Users will be able to view the archives at 300 kbps using the
Microsoft Media player format.


Commenting, Paul Duffen, CEO of NPG, said:


'We have been steadily building our archives of digital video content to the
point where we believe we have one of the most comprehensive collections
available. This agreement with KPN highlights the leading role that NPG will
play in the broadband video-on-demand world as it continues to develop.'


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Enquiries:

Sandy Markwick                      NPG                     020 7927 6699

Philip Ranger/Nicola Davidson       Merlin Financial        020 7606 1244


About Newsplayer Group plc


Newsplayer Group plc (NPG) builds partnerships with distributors and content
owners to bring high-quality video, TV and film content to new audiences via
digital channels. NPG is becoming the partner of choice for the digitisation and
distribution of broadcast content to business, educational and consumer
audiences. Revenues are generated from the licensing of content to third
parties, from subscription and pay-per-view fees paid by consumers and from
shared advertising revenues. www.npg-plc.com


NPG has a range of on-line channels including:


   ???  Newsplayer.com - newsreel video footage from 1896 to 2000 from the
      archives of ITN and Reuters
   ???  VideoTV- a music video channel featuring over 3500 chart-topping hits
   ???  PureWorldCup - Highlights from 40 years of the world cup football
      tournament
   ???  FrostTV - hundreds of landmark interviews conducted by Sir David Frost, a
      director of NPG, over 40 years
   ???  Screenplayer - Showbiz footage and biographies of the Hollywood Stars of
      the 20th Century
   ???  UcreateTV - online video editing application


About KPN Royal Dutch Telecom


KPN is a leading telecommunications company in the Netherlands, with an emphasis
in mobile telephony and Internet services. KPN supplies a complete range of
Telecommunications and Information and Communication Technology services to
customers in the Netherlands, and Western and Central Europe (either direct or
in co-operation with partners). KPN concentrates on growing its business in four
key market segments: mobile services, fixed services, IP/data services and
Internet, call center and media services. After its recent acquisition of German
operator, E-plus, KPN now has 8 million mobile customers in Europe. For
additional information, please visit the KPN web site at www.kpn.com.








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