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The San Jose Mercury News praises HiP's KPIX Television/Radio site

"Overall, compelling content, unmatched interaction and savvy integration put this site at the front of the Bay Area pack."

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(March 11, 1996) In an article published today, San Jose Mercury News writer, David Plotnikoff reviewed the various web sites of local TV stations. Here's what he said about the PIXPage:

"This site opens with a clean, fast-loading homepage that uses a stylized television remote control as its central navigational metaphor. As for cutting-edge technology, you'll see a video library of archival clips in the VDOLive format, which runs passably only on Windows machines equipped with fast connections such as ISDN lines. You won't see RealAudio feeds (which do work with standard modems) on the pages devoted to the company's two radio stations, KPIX 95.7 FM and 1550 AM.

"News content usually amounts to five briefs straight off regional services and an equal number or stories warmed over from the night before. This site scores high for interaction: every staff member has direct e-mail, there's a separate e-mail form on which users can compose a press release on the spot, and there's a simple bulletin board for feedback about the station.

"On integration, KPIX again scores higher than most, with links to the CBS television network homepage and many other sites. The rotating gallery of political humor links off the political page is a great example of integration that really works. Finally KPIX is very big on live Net cameras, which are a Net-geek fetish of sorts. You can get the view from Nob Hill or the latest snapshot from the top of a Tahoe ski run, another other things. Overall, compelling content, unmatched interaction and savvy integration put this site at the front of the Bay Area pack."

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