SAN FRANCISCO - March 16, 2006 - The Trymedia Games division of Macrovision® Corporation (Nasdaq: MVSN) today announced its partnership with EarthLink (Nasdaq: ELNK), the nation's next generation Internet service provider, to deploy a fully merchandised downloadable games service to EarthLink subscribers and non-subscribers. Found on the myEarthLink portal (http://my.EarthLink.net/), the games channel gives users access to hundreds of downloadable games in a try-before-you-buy format.
"As we are always looking for ways to enhance the myEarthLink portal, enlisting Macrovision for our downloadable games channel is a natural fit," said Tom Andrus, vice president, products and services, EarthLink. "myEarthLink users now have the advantage of a wide variety of game choices and more ways to personalize their Internet experience.
The games which are now available through the myEarthLink Game Channel include core titles like F.E.A.R. and Tribes: Vengeance alongside popular casual games such as Luxor: Amun Rising, Super Granny and Fate. Users download and play full trial versions, and if they elect to purchase a game, it's theirs without further download required.
"Macrovision's fully outsourced solution will give EarthLink subscribers fast, easy access to a continually updated menu of top games," said Fred Amoroso, CEO of Macrovision.
Macrovision provides a complete outsourced online video game store solution, which gives its ISP and portal customers a continuously updated store with games from developers and publishers around the world.
"EarthLink. We revolve around youTM." As the nation's next generation Internet service provider, Atlanta-based EarthLink has earned an award-winning reputation for outstanding customer service and its suite of online products and services. Serving over five million subscribers, EarthLink offers what every user should expect from their Internet experience: high-quality connectivity, minimal online intrusions and customizable features. Whether it's dial-up, high-speed, voice, web hosting, wireless or "EarthLink Extras" like home networking or security, EarthLink connects people to the power and possibilities of the Internet. Learn more about EarthLink by calling (800) EARTHLINK or visiting EarthLink's Web site at www.EarthLink.net.
Macrovision develops and markets content and software value management solutions for the video, music, games and software industries. Macrovision's technologies are embedded in over 9 billion DVD, VHS and CD units representing over $130 billion of protected entertainment content. In the software market, Macrovision licenses software developers the FLEXnetTM universal licensing platform and the InstallShield® suite of software installation, repackaging and update solutions, which are deployed on more than 500 million desktops worldwide. Over 50,000 software publishers and virtually all of the Fortune 1000 companies use Macrovision's technologies to maximize the value of their software. Macrovision is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and has offices worldwide. More information about Macrovision can be found at www.macrovision.com.
About Macrovision's Trymedia Games Division
Macrovision acquired Trymedia Systems in order to offer a robust solution for the secure distribution of PC games across the physical and digital worlds. This acquisition provided the foundation for the newly formed game division within Macrovision. Macrovision's games division is a leading provider of secure digital distribution services and operates the world's largest distribution network for downloadable games. Macrovision's technology solutions provide game publishers, portals and retailers with content protection, eCommerce and distribution services to maximize their PC game sales. The company's game distribution network connects hundreds of publishers and Internet sites with millions of consumers worldwide, offering games to legitimately download, purchase, subscribe to and share. Macrovision's games division is headquartered in San Francisco. Please visit www.macrovision.com/games to learn more about Macrovision's game technology and services.
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This press release may contain "forward-looking" statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. A number of factors could cause Macrovision's actual results to differ from anticipated results expressed in such forward-looking statements. Such factors are addressed in Macrovision's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004 and its latest Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2005, which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (available at www.sec.gov). Macrovision assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.
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