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Supplier News24 June 2003

LodgeNet To Introduce Nintendo Gamecube Through Its All-New SIGNETURE TV System

Largest Hotel Broadband Provider And World's Most Successful Video Game Manufacturer Mark Ten Years Of Strategic Alliance

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LodgeNet Entertainment Corporation

NEW ORLEANS, LA, June 24, 2003 - LodgeNet Entertainment Corporation, the world's largest provider of broadband interactive television services to the lodging industry, and Nintendo of America Inc. today announced LodgeNet will deliver Nintendo GameCube™ games through its all-new SIGNETURE TVSM marketing and entertainment system, being introduced at Booth 1202 of the HITEC show today through Thursday, June 26.

Nintendo GameCube is the latest generation of Nintendo video games to be featured on LodgeNet interactive television systems during the companies' ten-year strategic relationship. LodgeNet delivered Super Nintendo® games as the lodging industry's first networked video game offering in 1993, and has provided Nintendo® 64 games to hotels since 1998.

"Guests have demonstrated how much they love Nintendo games by purchasing more than a billion minutes of game time on LodgeNet systems," said Steven D. Truckenmiller, Senior Vice President Programming & Content Management for LodgeNet. "We look forward to deploying Nintendo GameCube as the latest milestone in an exceptionally fruitful relationship with an entertainment innovator and valued strategic partner."

"Nintendo knows consumers and the video game industry like nobody else. With our extensive game library, exclusive titles and long-standing game franchises, Nintendo's products deliver to everyone - from the serious game enthusiast to the casual gamer," said Peter Eck, Director of Business Affairs Projects for Nintendo. "The relationship between the two top companies in their fields is undeniably a winning combination. Nintendo is proud to continue working with LodgeNet as we enter our second decade of collaboration."

LodgeNet currently provides Nintendo games to more than 5,000 hotels. The company's video game footprint covers more than 875,000 rooms, representing over 97 percent of its total interactive room base across the United States and Canada.

About LodgeNet - LodgeNet Entertainment Corporation ( is the leading provider in the delivery of broadband, interactive services to the lodging industry, serving more hotels and guest rooms than any other provider in the world. These services include on-demand digital movies, digital music and music videos, Nintendo® video games, high-speed Internet access and other interactive television services designed to serve the needs of the lodging industry and the traveling public. As the largest company in the industry, LodgeNet provides service to 960,000 rooms (including more than 900,000 interactive guest pay rooms) in more than 5,700 hotel properties worldwide. More than 260 million travelers have access to LodgeNet systems on an annual basis. LodgeNet is listed on NASDAQ and trades under the symbol LNET.

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause the Company's actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the following: general economic and business conditions, and trends in the lodging and entertainment industries in particular; changes in hotel occupancy rates, business and leisure travel rates and the "buy rate" of our customers; our ability to access popular movies, video games, music and other content on terms that are acceptable to us; the impact of regulations or competition on our products and services and changes to the competitive environment for our products and services, including the ability of our competitors to deliver on demand guest pay services through the Internet or cable; the occurrence of one or more future terrorist attacks, wars, public health concerns or other domestic or international crises; the ability of our suppliers to provide key components and services necessary for the manufacture and assembly of our interactive systems; uncertainties inherent in our new business strategies, such as our efforts to expand our digital system to a broader segment of our customer base; uncertainties inherent in our efforts to improve operating results by increasing revenue and decreasing costs; our ability to secure additional capital on terms that are acceptable to us and sufficient to execute our business plan, including expanding the installation of our digital system in our customers' guest rooms, and to adapt to technological changes in our industry; changes in the nature of our relationships with hotel chains and their franchisees, including our ability to obtain new customers and to retain existing customers; the outcome of any litigation; the results of our product development efforts relating to the development of new technologies and the enhancement of existing technologies; and other factors detailed, from time to time, in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company's expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

LodgeNet and sigNETure TV are service marks or registered trademarks of LodgeNet Entertainment Corporation. All rights reserved.

Ann Parker
Director Of Corporate Communications
Phone: 605/988-1000
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