PAX TV Will Broadcast Game Six of the American League Baseball Playoffs on Oct. 17 Through NBC Alliance; Game Six of ALCS to Air on PAX stations in 24 Markets

PAX TV Will Broadcast Game Six of the American League Baseball Playoffs on Oct. 17 Through NBC Alliance; Game Six of ALCS to Air on PAX stations in 24 Markets

Business Editors

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 16, 2000

Paxson Communications Corporation (AMEX:PAX) announced today that in 24 markets PAX TV will broadcast Game Six of the American League Championship Series via NBC affiliate feeds on Tuesday, October 17, 8:00-11:00 p.m. (ET/PT) and 7:00-10:00 p.m. (Central Time) in Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Washington, D.C., Tampa, Cleveland, Miami, Orlando, St. Louis, Portland, OR, Raleigh-Fayetteville, Nashville, Milwaukee, Salt Lake City, Memphis, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Greensboro, Louisville, Providence, Albuquerque, Knoxville, Roanoke and Des Moines.

Due to the level of interest in both the Presidential Debates and the Baseball Playoffs, this is the second time that NBC has offered its affiliates the option of carrying either the playoffs or the debate. On Tuesday October 3, 8:00-11:00 p.m. (ET/PT) and 7:00-10:00 p.m. (Central Time) PAX broadcast Game One of the American League Division Series between the New York Yankees and the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, California to 16 select markets.

The New York Yankees, American League East champions, will host Game 6 of the American League Championship Series vs. the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees lead the best-of-seven series, 3-2. In Game 5 on Sunday night in Seattle, the Mariners staved off elimination by defeating New York 6-2. New York’s Orlando Hernandez will face John Halama of Seattle in Tuesday’s Game Six.

Additionally, from 8:00-9:00 p.m. (ET)/7:00-8:00 p.m. (Central) most of the NBC stations in the selected markets will air the episode of “Mysterious Ways” that is being pre-empted by baseball on PAX.

Dean Goodman, President of PAX TV, said, “This arrangement underscores our mutually beneficial relationship with NBC. It will provide NBC stations and affiliates that wish to air the Presidential Debate the outlet for local baseball fans to watch game six of the playoffs.” -0-

Market PAX TV Station Channel #

1. Chicago WCPX 38

2. Philadelphia WPPX 61

3. Dallas KPXD 68

4. Washington, D.C WPXW 66

5. Tampa WXPX 66

6. Cleveland WVPX 23

7. Miami WPXM 35

8. Orlando WOPX 56

9. St. Louis WPXS 13

10. Portland, OR KPXG 22

11. Raleigh-Fayetteville WFPX 62

12. Nashville WNPX 28

13. Milwaukee WPXE 55

14. Salt Lake City KUPX 16

15. Memphis WPXX 50

16. New Orleans WPXL 49

17. Oklahoma City KOPX 62

18. Greensboro WGPX 16

19. Louisville WBNA 21

20. Providence WPXQ 69

21. Albuquerque KAPX 14

22. Knoxville WPXK 54

23. Roanoke WPXR 38

24. Des Moines KFPX 39

About Paxson Communications Corporation

Paxson Communications Corporation owns and operates the nation’s largest broadcast television station group and PAX TV, the newest broadcast television network. PAX, the national family entertainment network, reaches 81% of U.S. television households via nationwide broadcast television, cable and satellite distribution systems. Through the company’s strategic relationship with NBC, the two networks recently shared the premiere of the new dramatic series “Mysterious Ways” from July to mid-September. The series continues every Tuesday this fall on PAX, together with other original 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) series such as “Twice In A Lifetime,” “It’s A Miracle” and “Encounters with the Unexplained.” For more information, visit PAX TV’s website at www.pax.tv.

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of federal securities laws, that involve risks and uncertainties. All statements herein, other than those consisting solely of historical facts, that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future including such things as business strategy, measures to implement strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expectations is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties and important factors that could cause actual results, events and developments to differ materially from those referenced in, contemplated by or underlying any forward-looking statements herein, including, among others, the continued development and viability of the Company’s television operations, the Company’s ability to manage its growth, the Company’s high level of references to future success and other events may be on forward-looking statements.

Statements herein are based on certain assumptions and analysis made by the Company in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends, current conditions and potential future developments, as well as other factors it believes are appropriate in the circumstances. However, whether actual results, events and developments will conform with the Company’s indebtedness, restrictions imposed on the Company by the terms of its indebtedness and preferred stock, the impact of government regulations, industry and economic conditions, competition, changes in operating expenses, industry and economic conditions and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Consequently, all forward-looking statements made herein are qualified by these cautionary statements and there can be no assurance that the actual results, events or developments referenced herein will occur or be realized.

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