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CNET Receives Five Emmy Awards

Fred Sotherland, Creative Director/Designer, and Jim Mingin, Producer, Win Honors for Outstanding Achievement in Animation, Set and Graphic Design

SAN FRANCISCO, May 29, 1998 -- CNET, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNWK) received five prestigious Emmy Awards for outstanding animation, set design and graphic design at the 27th Annual Northern California Area Emmy Awards ceremony held recently in San Francisco. CNET's Fred Sotherland, senior vice president and creative director/designer, and Jim Mingin, director of production and producer/designer, were recognized for their distinguished contributions to four CNET Television programs: CNET Central, The Web, The New Edge, and Snap! Presents TV.COM.

CNET's three nominations, CNET Central, The Web, and The New Edge, won Emmys in the Best Animation category, with near perfect scores. Snap! Presents TV.COM received the Emmy for Best Set Design and The New Edge won Best Graphic Design. Sotherland and Mingin were presented a total of nine individual Emmy statues in recognition of their achievements in these categories.

"It's truly an honor to have all four of CNET's television programs recognized by our peers," said Sotherland. "Since launching the tech-television genre in 1995, CNET has dedicated itself to assembling the finest production team. I'm proud to be associated with the on-air leaders in creative design."

CNET: The Computer Network is at the leading edge of media companies, integrating television programming with a network of sites on the World Wide Web. In both media, CNET provides authoritative information on computers, the Internet and digital technologies. CNET's Web sites combine breakthrough interactive technology with engaging content and design, and are widely accepted as setting new standards for excellence in the medium.The company's television programming, which airs on USA Network, the Sci-Fi Channel and in national syndication, reaches an estimated weekly audience of over eight million viewers.

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