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eWAN1 Global IPtv Service to be Launched in 36 Languages Including Urdu
[March 02, 2006]

eWAN1 Global IPtv Service to be Launched in 36 Languages Including Urdu


SANTA ANA, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- March 2, 2006 -- eWAN1, Inc. (Pink Sheets:EWAN), announced today that subscribers of the Company's new Global Internet Television service, scheduled to launch on April 15th, will be able to access their local TV stations, plus EWAN's initial 75 channels of traditional broadcast television in 36 major languages anywhere on the planet. The Company also announced that among the languages being supported is Urdu, spoken in Afghanistan and parts of Iraq. EWAN considers this a significant addition to the U.S. State Department's ongoing program to provide alternate programming in those countries.



Scott Kettle, EWAN's President, noted: "Our ability to appeal to and accommodate the global customer is what will truly set EWAN's service offering apart from our would-be competitors. Our ability to offer our service in Urdu is particularly compelling in that it directly helps U.S. efforts in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Throughout its history the United States, when occupying another sovereign nation, has always employed the media whether it involved taking control of the local TV and radio stations, dropping fliers from airplanes or utilizing loudspeakers to address urban populations on the streets of major cities. The importance of bringing new media options to bear in these countries is a critical component to the development of democratization and ideals of freedom. We are honored to be able to contribute to the overall effort in providing the programming and medium that we hope will result in a lasting free and democratic society in these embattled parts of the Middle East."

EWAN will be the first to launch true IPTV service on a global basis in the following languages: Urdu, Vietnamese, Ukrainian, Turkish, Thai, Tagalog, Swedish, Spanish, Slovak, Hebrew, Serbian, Russian, Romanian, Punjabi, Polish, Portuguese, Persian, Norwegian, Mandarin Chinese, Korean, Italian, German, Hindi, Greek, French, Finnish, English, Egyptian, Dutch, Danish, Czech, Cantonese, Bulgarian, Bengali, Armenian and Arabic.


Offering consumers 75 channels of "On Demand" content delivered to their television screens via any DSL or broadband connection EWAN in March will roll out the first of a projected 250,000 of its proprietary "Triple Play" set-top boxes to both U.S. and International consumers this year. The set-top box is pre-bundled with a monthly subscription for the channels of content and consumers will be able to order online and from local retail channels. EWAN believes it is the first company with the ability to deliver Internet TV with the clarity of high definition to its subscribers' TV sets. EWAN's wholly owned subsidiary, Direct Connect, will provide traditional broadcast television including such popular programming as HBO, CNN (subsidiaries of Time Warner (NYSE:TWX)), Showtime, (a subsidiary of Viacom International (NYSE:VIA) (NYSE:VIA.B)), ABC (a Walt Disney subsidiary (NYSE:DIS)) and ESPN, allowing subscribers to pick and choose only those channels they are willing to pay for. EWAN's set-top box includes Internet, telephone service (VOIP), data and video capability, and subscribers will be joining a new, private, exclusive TV network at a cost of approximately one-third of that now charged by existing cable or satellite companies.

About eWAN1, Inc.

eWAN1 specializes in broadband network solutions including high-speed Internet access, data, gaming, voice and video services utilizing the most advanced network design and architecture in the industry based on building its telecommunications network "on top" of major metropolitan fiber optic interconnection points within class 'A' carrier facilities and by incorporating the fastest, most reliable, redundant and scalable hardware available. At present, EWAN is the only midsize ISP offering "wire-speed" networking in every device, at every access point.

EWAN's wireless "Triple Play" Digital Media Center connects directly to a television to enable viewing of broadcast and cable television (IPtv), enables video-on-demand of movies and documentaries, features traditional Internet access, telephone service (VOIP) and data and video capability including video conferencing for collaboration, corporate training and professional development. The boxes' new IPtv cache will also feature music channels that will play music and the corresponding video if it is available, as well as provide "time shifted" services such as the ability to record one program while watching another, similar to the offering of TiVo (NASDAQ:TIVO).

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements, which may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Those statements include statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of eWAN1, and members of its management as well as the assumptions on which such statements are based. Prospective investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, and that actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes to future operating results.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, go to the Company's website at: http://www.ewan1.com

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