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Twonky Teams Up With Video Websites and Mobile Apps to Bring Beamable Content to the Masses


July 17, 2012 - SAN DIEGO, CA


NEWS FACTS:

  • PacketVideo announced that its Twonky™ Beam button will be integrated into Bedrocket, Toon Goggles and U-NEXT's video websites and inside Anywhere Artist mobile app SDK. When watching a video on one of these sites users can click on the beam button to wirelessly transfer the video from their smartphone, tablet or PC to their Internet-connected TV.

  • The Twonky Beam button is now available for integration into all websites and mobile apps that want to incorporate beaming functionality.

  • Users can download Twonky's free software to begin beaming. PC users will download Twonky 7, while mobile users will download the free Twonky Beam app from the Android or iOS market.

  • No device set-up is needed, once you have Twonky software it will automatically find your Internet-connected devices without ever needing to set up cables. It's a simple three-step process:
    • Create your Wi-Fi connection
    • Choose which Internet-connected device you want to beam video to
    • Click the video's beam button

  • The Twonky Beam app serves as a remote for the content you're beaming, allowing you to control playback, volume and more all from your tablet or smartphone while watching videos on your TV or listening to music on your stereo.

  • To make sure that a broad selection of videos are easily beamable, Twonky has chosen a variety of content partners:
    • Toon Goggles is a children's entertainment channel that offers child- and parent-friendly clips, trailers, episodes and features.
    • Bedrocket Media Ventures is a leading creator of new online channels, including Network A, Kick, Official Comedy and Look TV.
    • Anywhere Artist is an iOS app platform designed to allow anyone, established or new to the industry, to promote themselves to more than 500 million iOS devices worldwide. The first app to include the beaming feature is now available on the Apple App Market under the name DJ Beam.
    • U-NEXT is a Japanese entertainment service in that offers movies and TV dramas for SVOD (Subscription Video-On Demand). U-NEXT is utilizing the Twonky Beam button to play and beam protected content via DTCP-IP. This feature is currently available for Android platforms with iOS to follow soon.

  • Twonky software and apps will run on PCs and Macs as well as Apple and Android tablets and smartphones. Please contact Kristine Lee with questions or to arrange an interview.

EXECUTIVE QUOTES:

"Our goal in creating the Twonky Beam button is to make it easy for media sites to get their content onto the big screen by using tablets, phones and PCs. We made sure media sites maintain full control over their user experience, while easily creating the ability to integrate our beaming technology. Twonky Beam button is a Web button that allows media sites to expand their reach to home devices and provide a more interesting interactive experience to their users. With Beam Button you are able to play media on the big screen and interact with your site visitor via the tablet or smartphone. Let the multi-screen user experience innovations begin!" -- Osama Al-Shaykh, CTO of PacketVideo

"As content becomes increasingly sharable we want everyone to have the ability to not only share socially, but to share digitally through beaming. By integrating the Twonky Beam button into popular video websites, we are making it easy for everyone to share content from one device to another." -- Jerome Rota, Senior Vice President, Consumer Products and Services at PacketVideo

LINKS:
Click on the link to access information on Twonky.
Click on the link to access the Android tablet demo.
Click on the link to access the iPad demo.
Click on the link to access images.

ABOUT PACKETVIDEO:
Founded in 1998, PacketVideo is the software pioneer powering the world's leading multimedia services on millions of home and mobile devices. For more information, visit www.pv.com. Twonky (www.twonky.com) is PV's line of consumer software.

Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This press release contains "forward-looking statements" for purposes of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurances that forward-looking statements will be achieved, and actual events or results could differ materially from the events or results predicted by such statements. Important factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially are discussed in greater detail in the filings of NTT DOCOMO with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All such documents are available through the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. PacketVideo makes no commitment to update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect subsequent changes in events or circumstances except as may be required pursuant to applicable law.

Kristine Lee
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