Macrovision Guides on Whole-Home DVR

Digital TV and set-top box manufacturers can more easily deploy whole home access to recorded digital media

April 1, 2009

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WASHINGTON -- Macrovision Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ: MVSN), a digital entertainment technology leader, today at The 2009 Cable Show announced its Connected Platform solution’s support of tru2way technology, the cable industry’s platform for enabling interactive video and content services capabilities in digital TV devices. By deploying the new Connected Platform solution, consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers of set-top boxes and TVs now have the ability to develop tru2way-ready multi-room digital video recorder (DVR) devices that can share recorded television content as well as personal and premium digital content throughout the home.

Today’s consumer has access to a nearly infinite source of available digital entertainment content but once acquired, this content often stays locked in to a single device. The new Connected Platform solution enables manufacturers to provide consumers with whole home access to DVR-recorded content as well as music, video, photos and Internet content from a variety of locations and DLNA-, UPnP- and DTCP-IP-compliant devices via a home data network.

“In response to consumer demand for sophisticated home networking functionality, service providers continue to develop robust multi-room DVR strategies to build and reinforce their subscriber base,” said Kurt Scherf, vice president, principal analyst, Parks Associates. “We recently collected data among U.S. broadband households and of those surveyed, 43% find multi-room DVR features appealing, and 16% are willing to pay extra to receive this feature.”

Macrovision Solutions Corp.

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