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Macrovision Signs Tru2way(TM) Implementer's and OpenCable(TM) Contribution Agreements with CableLabs(R)

Company Now Building Tru2way-Compatible Products While Contributing Knowledge and Resources to the Development of Cablelabs' Tru2way Specification

Company Release - 9/16/2008 8:00 AM ET

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Macrovision(R) Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ: MVSN) today announced that it has signed a tru2way(TM) Implementer's Agreement with CableLabs(R). The agreement will permit the company to build products based on CableLabs' tru2way interactive cable architecture. In addition, Macrovision has signed an OpenCable(TM) Contribution Agreement with CableLabs to allow Macrovision to provide additional knowledge, resources and day-to-day support toward the development of tru2way as an industry standard.

In the fierce battle for television viewers, cable operators and service providers are looking for new ways to reduce cost and resources involved with deploying their services. Tru2way, the underlying common platform for both cable service providers and consumer electronics manufacturers, streamlines the creation of new products and services and allows each industry to focus on their core expertise. As a technology provider for both cable and consumer electronic providers, Macrovision is a valuable link between the two industries, connecting both in the effort to create a more enjoyable entertainment experience for the end consumer.

Tru2way technology provides a common platform that enables STB and TVs to directly receive - in one nationally standard way - the wide variety of video-on-demand services, interactive program guides and other interactive features that cable systems currently deliver through many divergent network technologies. With a tru2way-enabled TV, consumers can experience true plug-and-play connectivity and receive interactive cable services without the need for additional equipment, extra wires or multiple remote controls.

"By 2013, we predict that tru2way-capable products could be deployed in at least half of subscriber homes," said Steve Wilson, principal analyst, consumer video technologies at ABI Research. "However, we won't see this change happen overnight. A reasonable and harmonious level of collaboration among industry leaders is necessary. By joining CableLabs to propagate tru2way as an industry standard, Macrovision is contributing to the successful and steady adoption of this technology."

The tru2way specification will be incorporated into the j-Guide, an intuitive guidance solution with advanced interactive features enabling cable subscribers to quickly and easily find and record the programs they want to watch; as well as Passport(R), an interactive program guide (IPG) that enables simple search, navigation functions and easy management of content. In addition, Macrovision's Connected Platform provides the key DLNA technologies for CableLabs tru2way Home Networking Protocol.

"Tru2way delivers a level of simplification and control that will usher in the next generation of capabilities for digital television viewing," said Steve Shannon, EVP of product management at Macrovision. "We are very excited to join CableLabs in its efforts to bring tru2way to more consumers and look forward to building this technological breakthrough into more of our products."

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 http://www.tvguide.com/ and http://www.allmusic.com. 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 http://www.macrovision.com/.

(C)Macrovision 2008. Macrovision is a registered trademark of Macrovision Solutions Corporation. All other brands and product names and trademarks are the registered property of their respective companies.

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 www.sec.gov). 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.

Source: Macrovision Solutions Corporation

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