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[via press release from TV Guide]

TV Guide Channel Renews Signature Series �WATCH THIS!� and Signs a New Co-Host

LOS ANGELES -- TV Guide Channel�, a leading entertainment network providing original programming to over 80 million homes, has renewed its signature series WATCH THIS! for a second season and signed Nikki Boyer (former host of �Perfect Proposal�) to co-host with veteran host John Henson.

Updates for this season of WATCH THIS! include a new set, updated graphics and added show segments that continue to guide viewers to the hottest shows on primetime television. The new show segments include in-studio interviews with industry experts on the latest TV trends, and �The Watch List,� which takes a look at the top entertainment news stories while Henson provides his comedic twist. The show also includes a look at the hottest entertainment stories of the day, celebrity interviews, the latest TV shows released on DVD and the hosts� top picks of the night.

Boyer lends her sassy commentary to each segment with Henson. She is a �modern renaissance girl� who began her career on the WB�s �Kids Club.� At the young age of 15, she won three Emmy Awards. She made the move to Hollywood in 1998 where she began singing and writing with her band, The Spirit Theory. In 2003, she continued her television career as the host of the popular show, �Perfect Proposal� on TLC.

Airing every Monday and Wednesday thru Friday at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT, WATCH THIS! breaks down the nightly programming schedule into easy-to-follow guidance blocks. As always, Henson continues to bring his irreverent brand of humor to this one hour guide of what�s best in prime-time television.

About TV Guide Channel

TV Guide Channel reaches nearly 80 million homes and is the premier television entertainment network for viewers seeking the latest information on the best programs, hottest stars and latest trends on television. Headquartered in the heart of Hollywood at its TV Guide Studios, the network combines original programming with comprehensive program listings information - all of which deliver on viewers' need for an entertaining and easy guide to what's on TV. TV Guide Channel is owned and operated by TV Guide Networks, Inc., a subsidiary of Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc.

About Gemstar-TV Guide

Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. (the �Company�) is a leading media, entertainment and technology company that develops, licenses, markets and distributes products and services targeted at the video guidance and entertainment needs of consumers worldwide. The Company's businesses include: television, digital media and publishing properties; interactive program guide services and products; and technology and intellectual property licensing. Additional information about the Company can be found at www.gemstartvguide.com.

This news release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance or results and involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, including risks and uncertainties related to the timely availability and market acceptance of products and services incorporating the Company's technologies and content; our investments in new and existing businesses; the impact of competitive products and services; and the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the most recent reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, each as it may be amended from time to time. The Company assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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