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Friday 09 February, 2001

West 175 Media Grp


West 175 Media Group Inc
9 February 2001

9th February 2001

For Immediate Release

                           West 175 Media Group Inc

Board Changes

West 175 Media Group Inc. ('West 175'), the media group listed on AIM,
announces that Rohan Courtney has resigned as executive chairman and director,
with immediate effect.

Rohan Courtney was appointed non-executive chairman of West 175 when it joined
AIM in 1996 and became full-time executive chairman in November 1998.  Rohan
Courtney presided over several critical rounds of capital raising and UK
acquisitions, enabling John McEwen to concentrate on the acquisition of
companies elsewhere by West 175. Together, both these responsibilities have
contributed significantly to West's growth as an international media company.

With greater opportunity emerging for West 175 in the North American and New
Zealand markets and based on differences of opinion over the strategic
direction of the Company, Rohan Courtney has tendered his resignation.  The
Board has appointed John McEwen to serve as executive chairman, based on his
experience and knowledge of and familiarity with the markets where continuing
growth is anticipated. John McEwen is the founder of West 175 and has been its
Chief Executive since that time.

Rohan Courtney has offered his support as this transition is implemented. The
Board of West 175 thanks Rohan Courtney for his significant contribution to
the company over the last five years and wishes him well in the future.

John McEwen will serve as chairman of the Board and chief executive officer.
During the last twelve months, West 175 has established strong management
teams in the USA and in New Zealand, and intends to appoint a suitable
individual to head the UK operations within this year.

Charles Sebag-Montefiore, who is based in London, has been appointed
non-executive deputy chairman.

The directors and senior management of West 175 believe the mix of businesses
within the West 175 group and these appointments will position the company to
take full advantage of the globalisation of media properties.


Charles Sebag-Montefiore, Deputy Chairman, West 175 Media Group Inc.
Tel: 020 7355 1200

Peter Binns / Paul McManus, Binns & Co. PR Ltd,
Tel: 020 7786 9600