Senate expected to debate Net gaming ban plan
The Senate is today expected to debate a plan to prohibit Australian Internet casinos from operating overseas.
The Federal Government’s online gaming bill would ban Australians from accessing locally-based Internet casinos.
The Senate is to consider an amendment that would extend the ban overseas.
It would allow other nations to ask the Federal Government to ban Australian Internet casinos from operating in their country.
Democrats’ Senator Lyn Allison supports the plan.
She says many countries, including Denmark, Canada and parts of the United States, are considering taking up such a ban.
“We should leave it up to those countries to determine whether they want our service providers or not,” she said.
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ValCom Signs Deal to Air Interactive Game Show
LOS ANGELES, June 26 /PRNewswire/ — Vince Vellardita, President and CEO of ValCom, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VCMI; Frankfurt: XETRA VAM) an Entertainment company, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an exclusive agreement with ANteve Television Network of Jakarta, Indonesia. Under the terms of this agreement ValCom will license the television format rights and produce Satellite Bingo throughout Indonesia and eight other countries in the area, reaching a potential viewer-ship base in excess of 49.5 million households. The country of Indonesia has a population of 264 million. ANteve Television Network will begin broadcasting this one-hour interactive game show on September 1, 2001. The show will remain as a one hour once a week show until October 1, 2001. As of this date, the show will be aired as a half hour five days a week. This game show will be live, interactive and for the first time in this market, be available for the home participants to play along, with the show, to win cash and other prizes.
ANteve Television Network (http://www.anteve.uninet.net.id) is an internationally recognized television network known for its high quality production and broadcast content. With offices in Jakarta, Indonesia and long standing relationships in other countries, the company is able to produce and distribute content virtually anywhere in the world inexpensively. The company has been in business since 1990 and has established itself as an entertainment leader. ANteve is known for an impressive history of success having produced top rated programs. ANteve Television Network has the depth and the resources to develop virtually any type of production. The management has the proven strengths in marketing, production and distribution to provide programming to a versatile market.
“We are very excited to work with one of the top television networks in South East Asia like ANteve Television Network. This joint venture is certainly a significant step forward and a substantial milestone for ValCom; and we remain confident that Bingo will be well received by major sponsors,” comments Mr. Vellardita, the company’s president. “This will potentially generate revenue for ValCom and expand the company’s business plan. We have been working hard for a long time to establish a television format that major sponsors are very interested in supporting, and this licensing agreement with ANteve Television proves and crystallizes our company’s business model. Future plans are to produce and deliver a US version, which will be at low cost with high rewards,” says Vellardita.
ValCom is a vertically integrated entertainment conglomerate that includes television production for network and syndication, motion pictures, and real estate holdings. ValCom owns 30 acres of land located on both the east and west coast, and approximately 300,000 square feet of commercial buildings, which consists of ten film and production sound stages. The company recently purchased Half-Day Video, Inc. bringing in over 2 million in annual revenues, with over a million in television/film equipment available for rent. The company has contracts in place to utilize the sound stages with Paramount Pictures for the hit CBS series “JAG” and Saban Entertainment for the Fox Family popular show “Power Rangers.” Valencia’s clients include: Warner Bros., Universal, HBO, Twentieth Century Fox, Disney, CBS, and the USA Network.