Sep 16, 1997

New WebTV Plus Receiver Features Seagate Disc Drive for Increased Functionality and Interactive Capability

Seagate Technology, Inc., the world's largest supplier of hard disc drives, announced that the new WebTV Plus Receiver unveiled today includes a Seagate disc drive enabling users to access, use and store information from the Internet on their television via the WebTV set-top box. WebTV is the pioneer in delivering entertaining new experiences and information to consumers through the integration of television programming and the Internet.

The ability to get the Internet's rich content onto a disc drive via the television display enables home users to take full advantage of sophisticated features like matching Internet information with television programming for a more rewarding TV experience. For example, this fall the WebTV Plus Network Service will offer cross-over links to web sites for popular TV shows. So viewers can watch a football game and enjoy the NFL Sports web site at the same time, seeing and downloading news about the teams, statistics, game schedules and player stories, all while watching the game on picture-in-picture.

"Seagate is committed to helping people get their information when, where and how they need it, and the digital convergence of television and computing is a major milestone in that direction," said Al Shugart, Seagate chairman and CEO. "WebTV has demonstrated its leadership and innovation in this market, and we are excited about today's announcement as well as continuing to work with WebTV to bring new technologies to the home user."

"Seagate is delivering key technology that is enabling WebTV Networks to enhance the television experience by providing a new level of choice and control to viewers," said Steve Perlman, president and CEO of WebTV Networks. "Never before have television viewers had the opportunity to seamlessly augment television viewing with a whole new world of entertaining and informative content."

WebTV Plus Receiver features a Seagate Medalist disc drive with over 1 Gbyte of capacity, enough to store more than 200,000 pages of information downloaded from the Internet. Seagate's award-winning disc drive products provide the high performance, reliability and value that consumers demand today in the home and at the office, in order to meet their growing appetite for information and entertainment.

Seagate Technology, Inc. (NYSE:SEG) is a leading provider of technology and products enabling people to store, access, and manage information. Seagate is committed to providing best-in-class products to help people get their information when, where, and how they need it. Seagate is the world's largest manufacturer of disc drives, magnetic discs and read-write heads, a market leader in tape drives, and a leading developer of software for information availability, access and analysis. With nearly $9 billion in revenues for its 1997 fiscal year, Seagate can be found around the globe and on the World Wide Web at


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