(ETM-ENTERTAINMENT-NETWORK) ETM Ticket Machines offer golf courses reservations; automated kiosks provide ''a link to the links'' with booking service for PGA Southern California Section Preferred Tee Times Business Editors COSTA MESA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 9, 1997--ETM Entertainment Network Inc. (ETM) has signed an agreement with PGA Southern California Section Preferred Tee Times to provide reserved tee times at participating golf courses throughout Southern California. PGA Southern California Section Preferred Tee Times, a Southern California-based golf network that offers golfers the convenience of booking tee times for more than 40 different courses with one toll- free phone call, chose ETM to harness the convenience and availability of ETM Ticket Machines, which are located in high- traffic retail locations such as malls and grocery stores. ''The whole exciting concept starts with giving the public a great way to reserve tee times, and eventually golf courses will also be able to promote special programs or events at their facility,'' said SCPGA Preferred Tee Times President Howard Kelly. ''As leaders of fast-growing companies, I've felt that Howard and I were reading from the same page,'' said ETM co-founder Peter Schniedermeier. ''We want to create a new level of customer service for the golf industry and at the same time increase our presence in the marketplace.'' To accomplish this goal, ETM is installing more ETM Ticket Machines throughout Southern California. The growth of SCPGA Preferred Tee Times is evident by its ever- increasing list of participating golf courses. The number of participating courses is expected to reach more than 500 nationwide within the next two years. A new tee time reservation feature will soon be available on its Web site, www.teevision.com According to both companies, the fee to use the new service will be no more than $2 per player. The service will actually be free to members of SCPGA Preferred Tee Times. Golfers will also be offered the convenience of joining the membership through the ETM Ticket Machine. The ETM Ticket Machine provides the public with the best combination of convenience and service. With an ease-of-use similar to a typical ATM, the ETM Ticket Machine's touch screen will allow a golfer to view a golf course and reserve a tee time. Tickets with the reserved tee time are printed right on the spot after a purchase is made with a credit card or smart ATM card. The ETM Ticket Machine also broadcasts the latest promotional information about up-coming events, concerts, and merchandise and other products such as recorded music, clothing and souvenir items available through ETM Entertainment Network. There are 40 ETM Ticket Machines currently installed throughout Southern California. The ETM Ticket Machines are in Hughes Family Markets, Vons Pavilions Markets and Gelsons Supermarkets. The company is introducing ETM Ticket Machines to other cities throughout Southern California. A machine will soon be installed at The Galleria at South Bay, Redondo Beach!! For further information about the company and ETM Ticket locations, call 714/437-0103. For more information about SCPGA Preferred Tee Times, call 714/634-4653. --30--tjm/la* CONTACT: ETM Entertainment Network Inc. Gary A. Bird, 714/444-5667 or Financial Relations Board David Lawton, 310/442-0599 (general info.) Moira Conlon, 310/442-0599 (analyst) Steven Seiler, 310/442-0599 (media) KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT SUPERMARKETS REPEATS: New York 212-752-9600 or 800-221-2462; Boston 617-236-4266 or 800-225-2030; SF 415-986-4422 or 800-227-0845; LA 310-820-9473 Today's News On The Net - Business Wire's full file on the Internet with Hyperlinks to your home page. URL: http://www.businesswire.com Copyright 1997 BusinessWire. All rights reserved.