Distributors Sign Up To Market Home Media Networks` Award-winning Entertainment Software

Home Media Networks Ltd, developer of network -capable home entertainment software, today announced that it has signed up Arche Technologies and New Magic Australia to distribute ShowShifter in Australasia.

Arche Technologies will sell ShowShifter and ShowShifter DVB in New Zealand and New Magic Australia will distribute ShowShifter DVB with Hauppauge's Nova -t cards to the Australian market.

ShowShifter enables users to watch, record and time -shift (pause) TV, play DVDs, CDs and MP3 music files all through one simple interface. The ability to control ShowShifter with a remote control and its unique Farview interface enables the consumer to use the product from anywhere in the room with a unified interface for all home entertainment components (DVR, DVD, CD, etc. players), as with conventional home entertainment products.

"ShowShifter has become a truly international phenomenon and now boasts over 500,000 users," explained Home Media Network's CEO, John Croft. "The signing of Arche Technologies and New Magic means that we now have distribution routes on the ground in a territory that is rapidly becoming a hotbed of HTPC users."

Arche Technologies, from Auckland, is one of New Zealand's largest locally owned computer companies. Since 1989 it has been building computers for the homes, small offices and learning institutions of New Zealand, building a reputation for consistently high standards of reliability, quality and after -sales service.

Sydney -based New Magic is a recognised leader in the distribution and marketing of multimedia hardware and software. It represents a carefully selected range of innovative, leading manufacturers, catering for both the professional and consumer markets.

Evaluation versions of English and international versions of ShowShifter can be downloaded from

About Home Media Networks Ltd
Home Media Networks Ltd is a company focused on the fast growing digital entertainment sector, producing software that runs on standard PC platforms to allow the user to watch, record and pause analogue and digital TV, play DVDs, and listen to MP3 music files. Its solution, ShowShifter, allows the user to pause a TV show to be replayed later and can be controlled remotely using a standard infrared remote control. Through unique FarView technology interaction works equally well close up or at a distance from the screen. Showshifter is a replacement for TV, VCR, DVD and CD players in a traditional household, thus introducing numerous cost savings for the consumer. Home Media Networks Ltd is headquartered in Edinburgh, UK. ShowShifter can be downloaded from

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