IBChannel.com Gears Up for New Web Site Launch

Signs Agreement with CBSMarketWatch.com

Irvine, California, UNITED STATES

IRVINE, Calif., March 9, 2000 (PRIMEZONE) -- Interactive Business Channel (IBC), www.ibchannel.com, is pleased to announce today that it has signed an advertising agreement with CBSMarketWatch.com (Nasdaq:MKTW) and is now a featured advertiser on its home page.

Brian Hill, Vice President and Chief Software Architect of IBC remarked, "We are initiating a strategic marketing campaign on high profile financial mediums in order to gear up for the launch of the all new IBChannel.com -- 'The premier business and finance portal.' The all new IBC site has been in construction under tight secrecy for over six months. New features include major content and partnership expansions including Audio/Video, B2B, Wireless, Investor Education, Trading and Research -- including after hours resources, Mutual Funds, Market Analysts, News, Quotes and IPO's."

About IBC

IBC (www.ibchannel.com) is the premier business and finance portal providing investors with a one stop destination for business and financial information including free news, quotes, charts, commentary from top analysts and online corporate profiles and research. Interactive Business Channel Inc. develops and invests in new technology companies and new technology incubators. Its portfolio companies include Medcom USA, Usurf America, and most recently Xpedian Inc.