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SnapStream Media Joins DVD+RW Alliance

Company to Incorporate Rewritable DVD Technology Into PVR and Streaming Products (October 01, 2001)
SnapStream Media announced that it has become a member of the DVD+RW (Digital Versatile Disk plus ReWritable) Alliance, a group of companies committed to the DVD+RW format.

SnapStream's PVS software allows consumers to turn their PCs into personal video recorders with the enhanced functionality of being able to watch digitally-recorded television programs using PCs, home networks, LANs or Pocket PC PDAs.

By joining the Alliance, SnapStream plans to market, develop and produce DVD+RW products in the 2001-2002 time frame and will lend its name and logo to promotional materials related to the new recording format.

About DVD+RW

The DVD+RW format is capable of recording up to 4.7 gigabytes of digital video, images or data. This equates to roughly the storage capacity of seven CD-R/RWs and the potential to store thousands of digital photographs or approximately two hours of digital video. In addition, the DVD+RW format supports write once DVD+R capability. To date, more than 40 companies support the DVD+RW format.

About The DVD+RW Alliance

Hewlett-Packard Company, MCC/Verbatim, Philips Electronics, Ricoh Company Ltd., Sony Corporation and Yamaha Corporation, the developers, promoters and leaders in CD-R and CD-RW technology, are developing the next generation of optical storage technology with the DVD+RW format. The companies promote the universally compatible, rewritable DVD format that enables true convergence between personal computing and consumer electronics products. DVD+RW discs written on a DVD+RW recorder can be read and played on the vast majority of existing and future DVD-Video players and DVD-ROM drives. Dell Computer Corporation and Thomson Multimedia (NYSE: TMS), manufacturer of RCA entertainment products, recently joined the companies to actively support and promote DVD+RW. More than 40 additional companies have formally pledged support for DVD+R and DVD+RW technology. Further details about the DVD+RW Alliance and supporting companies can be found at .

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