ExtraTainment offers daily on-line entertainment
Rotterdam, The Netherlands, July 31 2000



Cool Site Of The Year-nominee ExtraGratis.com becomes ExtraTainment.com
This summer, Cool Site Of The Year-nominee ExtraGratis.com will be even more Extra, as it changes into ExtraTainment.com. ExtraTainment.com will offer cutting edge on-line entertainment on a daily basis. This new website will feature the ongoing adventures of cartoon hit Recycle Dog, plus new cartoon series and a host of expanded features including games, free stuff and merchandise. ExtraTainment.com will be on-line from Monday the 7th of August.

ExtraTainment.com has an advantage over many creators of on-line entertainment, as it offers fresh entertainment content on a daily basis. In addition to the ExtraTainment.com website, the company will also create licensed entertainment for other parties. Entertainment plays a major role in tying consumers to a portal or website. Cartoons, games and free downloads keep visitors coming back.

Though ExtraTainment.com is based in The Netherlands, its entertainment is truly global in scope and appeal, making it an ideal content provider for websites and portals from around the world. In addition to the web, the company also provides entertainment for mobile devices such as WAP, 3G (UMTS; Universal Mobile Telecommunications System), and palmtop computers.

ExtraTainment.com is the brainchild of Dutch cartoonist and web designer Hubert Roth. Roth started ExtraGratis.com in October of 1999 as a platform for his experimental Flash-based cartoons. The daily adventures of his Recycle Dog character soon gained a worldwide cult following, receiving praise for its inventive and humorous concept in many international media. “Rarely have poop jokes been crafted to such technical perfection”, said leading Dutch provider and news source Planet Internet, who called it “one of the best Dutch websites”. Earlier this year, ExtraGratis.com was nominated as Cool Site Of The Year 2000 in the Cartoons category. It is the only Dutch website ever to be nominated at the Cool Site Of The Year awards. This enthusiastic response from fans, press and industry alike convinced Roth to turn his hobby into a business, and ExtraTainment.com was born. ExtraTainment.com employs a team of animators, sound designers, scriptwriters, technicians and a marketing and sales staff. ExtraTainment.com is financed by private venture capital.

To access the site for a preview, you will need a username and password (until August 7).

Web site address: http://www.extratainment.com
Username: test
Password: extratest

The launch of ExtraTainment.com is on Monday, August 7.

Web site address for ExtraGratis.com: http://www.extragratis.com (until August 7)

For examples and downloads of ExtraTainment.com cartoons, logos and banners, go to: http://www.extratainment.com/pressimages.html

For more information please contact Customer Relations Officer Ms. Mijke Niks on +31 (0)10 4390200 or e-mail mijke@extratainment.com.