HOME MEDIA NETWORKS TO REEL THEM IN AT DIGITAL TV EXHIBITION

Award Winning Digital Home Entertainment Software, ShowShifter DVB, Expected To Be Highlight Of Mediacast 2004

Home Media Networks Ltd, developer of network -capable home entertainment software, today announces that it will be exhibiting at the leading event for digital media distribution technology - Mediacast. Home Media Networks will be demonstrating the latest digital version of its award winning media center application, ShowShifter, and its potential for dedicated home entertainment systems on stand D72.


Held from 25 -27 May 2004 at ExCel, London, Mediacast will bring together over 5,000 international operators, content providers, retailers, distributors and installers to discover fresh opportunities, meet knowledgeable people, and hear about the application of cutting -edge technologies from the people who are actually devising them.

ShowShifter enables users to watch, record and time -shift (pause) analogue and digital 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.

"The many reports published, and analysis carried out so far this year all suggest that 2004 will be a critical year in the development of the digital home. It seems that the time for discussing and planning is over; the time for implementation and deployment has arrived," explains Digital TV Group, Director of Public Affairs Richard Lindsay -Davies.

"There is no doubt in my mind that 2004 will be the year when digital TV becomes the defacto standard of choice," explains Home Media Networks CEO, John Croft. "The release of ShowShifter DVB earlier this year has been met with huge excitement from industry veterans and consumers alike, leading to it contributing over half of the 1,000 daily downloads we are currently experiencing. Mediacast is an ideal place to strengthen our existing relationships and forge new ones."

"Over half of the UK enjoy the benefits of digital TV and the time is right for the roll out of new technologies, such as home entertainment networks, personal video recorders, mobile and high definition TV to the mass market," adds Lindsay -Davies.

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 www.showshifter.com.

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