Dot COM starring Mark Hamill
News by Al Giovetti

TV Interactive launches second season of .com; Mark Hamill to host. The .com television series has a new programming lineup that should inform viewers on topics that relate to technology and the internet. Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker of the Star Wars movies, will appear as show host, which airs nationally on CNBC Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. EST and Mondays on the Bravo Network at 8 a.m. EST.

Online gambling, online golf vacation planning, how to create your own website, how to use the business wire to get the latest news or plan your life insurance are the subjects tackled in the season premier. Interactive Gaming and Communications ( is the online gaming site featured and the Golf Travel Online site from Virtual Adventures ( is where you can plan your golf vacations. The Webmate Technologies Web site ( explains how to create your own web site. The Business Wire site ( provides the latest business news. Life insurance planning is as easy as playing a game at the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance site at

Electronic mail technology is explained at the USA.NET Inc. Web site at The UB Networks site ( provides information for setting up a multi-node network for use in the office or home. Accutrade ( is a site that explains your online investing options.

"The .com series is about education. We examine the most innovative and advanced technological implementations that are available through the Internet. It's kind of like a sneak peak of what the future will be like, a future that is not too far away," said Vice-President of Programming, Patty Elliott.

Company line: TV Interactive is an independent television production company, not affiliated with CNBC, with headquarters in Fort Lauderdale. TV Interactive utilizes the latest technology available on the Internet for viewers to communicate with the show's producers. Also the company is planning to unveil video clips from the show on their Web site this November. For more information about TV Interactive and .com, please visit or call 954/938-8008.