CoreMedia collaborates with Microsoft for convergent content services

April 24, 2006

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HAMBURG -- CoreMedia, the technology leader for DRM, today announced collaboration with Microsoft to create an interoperable, trusted platform for seamless exchange of premium protected content between mobile and PC platforms.

CoreMedia now offers an unmatched end-to-end DRM solution by supporting the Windows Media Digital Rights Management (DRM) suite. This support provides key tools for service providers looking to launch mobile music offerings based on Windows Media DRM 10, and enables OMA 2.0 protected content to be exported from mobile handsets to the PC and played using Windows Media Player.

CoreMedia has integrated the Windows Media DRM SDK into its comprehensive content protection technology and its leading DRM product. As a key component for service delivery platforms, this solution enables content providers and network operators to deliver flawless, convergent content services. Musicload, the vertical for music downloads of T-Online has already selected CoreMedia's Windows Media-powered solution to enable delivery of music tracks not only over the Internet, but also to mobile devices. This multi-channel delivery is one of the key characteristics of an end-to-end DRM solution.

The collaboration between Microsoft and CoreMedia is unleashing the advantages of convergent and multi-channel content services and creating a seamless user experience. Users will be able to enjoy the advantage of downloading premium content wrapped in OMA, such as music and videos, over the air to their mobile device of choice and know it going to work on their Windows XP-based PC.

By providing support for OMA DRM 2.0 in Windows Media Player, CoreMedia delivers a key component for a trusted content delivery platform that also includes support of Windows Media-enabled content. Network operators and content providers will benefit from this collaboration, which offers an attractive interoperable content solution for their customers.

"Our work with CoreMedia further advances the flow of premium digital content to mobile handsets and Windows-based PCs" said Chad Hodge, group program manager of the Windows Digital Media Division at Microsoft Corp. "By working together we are delivering an end-to-end solution to power backend services to mobile handsets with PC interoperability delivered via the industry leading Windows Media Player."

CoreMedia AG

Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT)

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