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Posted April 30, 2001 By Robyn Greenspan     Feedback

The content management supplier and the entertainment news and celebrity gossip Web site take starring roles.

Vignette Corp. and E! Online secure the leading roles in a venture that pairs the content management supplier with the entertainment news and celebrity gossip Web site.

E! Online features extensive coverage of events such as the Oscar® and Grammy® awards where vast amounts of content must be updated quickly and easily. Site visitors from more than 100 countries rely on the news and information provided by E! Online and Vignette® applications allow global editors to update the site in the most efficient and timely manner. Vignette's open architecture will also enable E! Online to leverage investments in technology well into the future when necessary.

"Last month in our inaugural effort, Vignette's applications allowed E! Online to deliver up-to-the-minute coverage of the annual, highly anticipated Academy Awards® show, hitting a record 18.1 million page views," said Jeff Mayzurk, vice president of technology, E! Networks. "With Vignette's applications, we were comfortably poised to meet this significant demand."

Los Angeles-based E! Online delivers original entertainment news featuring celebrity gossip, movie, television and music information to approximately 4.9 million unique monthly U.S. adult users through an interactive format maximizing the brand awareness and reach of E! Entertainment Television. E! Online, a wholly owned subsidiary of E! Networks, is currently available to 69 million cable and direct broadcast satellite subscribers in the United States.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Vignette powers more than 1,250 leading e-businesses with their customer-driven Internet applications. Vignette's products allow businesses to create and extend relationships with prospects and customers, and to facilitate high-volume transaction exchanges with suppliers and partners, all of which enhances customer satisfaction.

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