CMT SCORES WITH THE LAUNCH OF “CMT GAMES”

02/01/06

CMT Games and Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. Debut First Title “CMT Presents: Karaoke Revolution Country” in March

NASHVILLE – February 1, 2006 – CMT continues to expand across multiple platforms with the launch of its gaming division entitled “CMT Games,” it was announced by Brian Philips, EVP and general manager, CMT. The division will partner with leading game publishers to develop, produce and promote creative gaming experiences for the CMT audience. CMT Games will ship its first original video game title CMT Presents: Karaoke Revolution® Country March 28, 2006, as the result of a collaborative partnership with Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.

CMT Presents: Karaoke Revolution Country features 35 hit songs* and is the first country music karaoke video game on the market. CMT provided music selection, creative content and direction for the overall look and feel of the game. CMT will leverage its unique marketing capabilities across multiple platforms to include on-air support and online sweepstakes.

“The launch of CMT Games is a key step in broadening CMT’s reach into the explosive world of gaming,” said Philips. “CMT Games is an exciting and logical extension of our music brand, the first of an infinite number of possibilities in this thriving industry.”

“CMT Games is a fantastic example of the ways CMT can connect country music fans to their favorite music,” said Chris Parr, VP, music and talent, CMT. “Karaoke Revolution Country is also the first country music karaoke video game on the market, and we’re thrilled to be able to guide the creation of such a project.”

Designed for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, CMT Presents: Karaoke Revolution Country is an extension of Konami’s hit music video game franchise Karaoke Revolution®. The game also marks the first Karaoke Revolution version designed for a specific music genre. CMT Presents: Karaoke Revolution Country is scheduled to hit stores in late March.

CMT Games is overseen by Paul DeGooyer, SVP, MTV Networks Music and Logo Enterprise Group, who reports to Jeff Yapp, EVP, MTV Networks Music and Logo Group. Tony Calandra, Sr. Director of CMT Interactive Products, will manage the new division and Joseph Varet, Sr. Director CMT Business Development & Strategy will oversee CMT Games’ business partnerships and strategic relationships. Jamie Leece will serve as CMT Games’ executive producer working with independent developers to identify new projects. Marc Nesbitt, Sr. Producer of CMT Games will oversee all project production and creative.

CMT, America’s No. 1 country music network, carries original programming, specials, and live concerts and events, as well as a mix of videos by established country music artists and new cutting-edge acts, including world premiere exclusive videos. Founded March 6, 1983, CMT, owned and operated by MTV Networks, reaches more than 80.9 million households in the United States. Go to country music’s biggest web site at www.cmt.com.

Konami Corporation is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties, specializing in the home video game market. Konami Corporation's action and adventure titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid®, Silent Hill® and Castlevania®, among other top sellers. The latest information about Konami can be found on the Web at www.konami.com. Konami Corporation is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the US and Konami of Europe in Frankfurt, Germany. Konami Corporation, the parent company of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by Konami Digital Entertainment can be found at www.konami.com/gs

*Song list for CMT Presents: Karaoke Revolution Country:

· 9 to 5
· All My Ex's Live in Texas
· As Good As I Once Was
· Boot Scootin' Boogie
· Chattahoochee
· Celebrity
· Crazy
· Does He Love You
· Don't Worry 'Bout A Thing
· Friends in Low Places
· Gone
· Good Ol' Boys
· Goodbye Earl
· Hot Mama
· How Do I Live
· I Like It, I Love It
· I Walk the Line
· I'm Movin' On
· Independence Day
· It's a Great Day To Be Alive
· It's Five O'Clock Somewhere
· It's Your Love
· Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys
· Mud on the Tires
· My Give a Damn's Busted
· On The Road Again
· Redneck Woman
· Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)
· She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy
· Stand by Your Man
· Suds in the Bucket
· The Gambler
· What Was I Thinkin'
· When the Sun Goes Down
· Wide Open Spaces

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