SnapStream Media relaunches Personal Video Station as Beyond TV

Beyond TV 3 (formerly Personal Video Station) gives users the same great features that they have always enjoyed, plus new ones such as SmartSkip(tm), Canadian TV Listings, ShowSqueeze(tm) and a redesigned user interface.

HOUSTON, January 8, 2004 - SnapStream Media, Inc., a leading developer of digital entertainment products, announced today the relaunch of its award -winning personal video recording (PVR) software. Beyond TV 3 (formerly Personal Video Station) gives users the same great features that they have always enjoyed, and adds a number of new features as well. These new features include SmartSkip(tm), Canadian TV Listings, ShowSqueeze(tm) and a redesigned user interface.


The new SmartSkip(TM) feature makes it simple for users to skip through different segments of a recorded broadcast, such as commercials and other parts of TV shows, at the touch of a button. It functions similar to the chapters feature on a DVD and allows users to make better use of their viewing time.

Beyond TV 3 also expands into the Canadian market in this version with integrated TV listings for the Canadian market. Canadian users now enjoy an integrated and free EPG with features such as the ability to 'record all episodes' and 'record only new episodes' and scheduling remote recordings from any any web browser or WAP -enabled mobile phone.

The ShowSqueeze feature in Beyond TV 3 makes recording management easier for its users, by offering the option to automatically recompress recorded MPEG -2 shows into either Windows Media or DivX format. With ShowSqueeze, users can store two to three times more shows within the same available hard disk space.

Finally, the re -designed Beyond TV user interface (UI) includes a 'Search by Title' feature, new animations and special effects, mouse support and easier configuration - - all within Beyond TV's award -winning ViewScape(tm) interface. And in addition to controlling Beyond TV with a PC remote control or a keyboard, users can now control Beyond TV with a mouse.

SnapStream Media will showcase Beyond TV at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2004 in Las Vegas. SnapStream can be seen at:
- ShowStoppers Media Reception, Thursday January 8, 2004
- Hauppauge Computer Works Booth #20505 (South Hall)
- ADS Technology Booth #19056 (South Hall)

About SnapStream Media

SnapStream Media, Inc., a leading developer of digital entertainment products, was founded in 1999 by Richard Kuo and Rakesh Agrawal. Houston -based and privately held, SnapStream Media's vision is to build high -quality consumer entertainment experiences that leverage PC technology. The company's personal video recording software, Beyond TV (formerly known as Personal Video Station), was called "dazzlingly cool" by the Los Angeles Times, referred to as "an idea whose time has come" by the Associated Press and declared "better than TiVo" by Maximum PC. Interested parties can find more information about SnapStream Media and its products at www.snapstream.com.

For more information, press only:

Christina Lee
SnapStream Media
pr@snapstream.com
Phone: (713) 644 -6240 x28
FAX: (713) 644 -3215

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