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Macrovision Expands the Possibilities with New Release of Digital Media Recognition Solution

Latest LASSO Technology Allows Access to Rich, Descriptive Music and Movie Data Through More Device Types

Company Release - 8/28/2008 8:00 AM ET


Underscoring its commitment to helping consumers better manage and enjoy their digital media content, Macrovision(R) Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:MVSN) today announced the latest version of the LASSO media recognition solution. The new enhancements in LASSO now make it possible for more devices types, such as MP3 players, mobile devices, home CD and DVD players, and automotive entertainment systems, to have access to Macrovision's extensive AMG data solutions database of music and movie information.

In order for their products to be the device of choice, CE manufacturers need easy-to-implement, customizable solutions that add consumer appeal. With Macrovision's LASSO solution, CE manufacturers can embed content identification capabilities directly into digital media devices, in both connected and unconnected situations.

The latest version of Macrovision's LASSO offers CE Manufacturers flexibility to customize the size of the database, by field or category of information, content size and geographic region. This makes it easy for CE manufacturers to implement the AMG data solutions database for almost any device type, regardless of screen limitations.

With the new solution embedded in CE devices, consumers can now search a discography to quickly find all albums released by their favorite artists, as well as identify CD or DVD information by a UPC barcode number to differentiate their media content from other released versions.

"Consumer demands for viewing or listening experience are constantly changing and getting more sophisticated," said Steve Shannon, executive vice president, product management, Macrovision. "At Macrovision, we want to help CE manufacturers deliver an enhanced entertainment experience across a broad spectrum of devices in any environment, both online and off. Our LASSO media recognition solution, coupled with our comprehensive database of media information, is essential in advancing the consumer experience."

The complete solution is designed around providing consumers with a richer entertainment experience on their CE devices. It includes access to AMG's full entertainment database, making it possible for users to easily pull up descriptive and relational data about their favorite content, including album and track titles, artist biographies, cover art, genre information, and similar artists/titles. LASSO is also the industry's only solution to provide this rich level of data for DVD titles.

Macrovision will demonstrate the LASSO technology at the CONNECTIONS EUROPE Summit Series at the Bristol Hotel Kempinski on August 29th taking place in conjunction with IFA in Berlin, Germany. For more information about LASSO, please visit recognition/lasso.htm. (Due to its length, this URL may need to be copied/pasted into your Internet browser's address field. Remove the extra space if one exists.)

About Macrovision Solutions Corporation

Macrovision is focused on providing a brilliantly simple digital home entertainment experience by delivering solutions to businesses to protect, enhance and distribute digital goods to consumers across multiple channels. Macrovision's technologies are deployed by companies in the entertainment, consumer electronics, cable and satellite, and online distribution markets to solve industry-specific challenges and bring greater value and a more robust user experience to their customers. The result of deploying Macrovision's solutions is a simple end user experience for discovering, acquiring, managing and enjoying digital content. Today, Macrovision provides connected middleware, metadata on music, games, movies and television programming, media recognition, interactive programming guides, and copy protection. The company also operates entertainment portals including and Macrovision holds over 3,500 issued or pending patents and patent applications worldwide. Macrovision is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with numerous offices across the United States and around the world including Japan, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, and the United Kingdom. More information about Macrovision can be found at

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Forward Looking Statements

All statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact, including statements that use the words "will" or "is expected to," or similar words that describe the Company's or its management's future plans, objectives, or goals, are "forward-looking statements" and are made pursuant to the Safe-Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from the historical results and/or from any future results or outcomes expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors are further addressed in the Company's most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2008 and such other documents as are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time (available at The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release, except as required by law.

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