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Macrovision's Passport IPG Solution Takes Latin America Cable Audiences to the Cutting Edge of TV

Latin America Cable Operators Sign Multi-Year Deals With Macrovision

Company Release - 9/18/2008 8:00 AM ET


Macrovision(R) Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:MVSN) today announced that it has signed multi-year agreements for its Passport(R) Interactive Program Guides (IPG) products with multiple Latin America cable system operators. Claro Guatemala, Claro El Salvador, Claro Nicaragua and Claro Honduras - all companies of America Movil, Cablevision S.A. Argentina, Telecentro Argentina and Videomar Brazil have all chosen to provide Macrovision's Passport IPG solutions to their cable viewers, enhancing their overall TV viewing experience.

With DVR and video on demand features starting to change consumer behavior, the ability to increase the consumers' interaction with television is in high demand. Macrovision's Passport products are designed to provide cable operators with more features to draw viewers to their cable services.

"Cablevision S.A. Argentina is expanding its services to include advanced capabilities for organizing, viewing and choosing television programming," said Laura Lozes, Business Intelligence Manager at Cablevision S.A. Argentina. "We've lined up with Macrovision and its Passport IPG products because the company provides an easy-to-view guide as well as the technology behind making television more enjoyable."

"The complete Passport product line offers cable operators a compelling differentiator for their cable system and helps increase their viewers' satisfaction with their services," said Tom Carson, executive vice president of worldwide sales and services at Macrovision. "Our recent wins in Latin America point to the ability of our products to deliver advanced viewing and entertainment applications that are truly of interest to viewers."

The Passport product line is being used by cable system operators around the world, increasing their business opportunities and enhancing their viewers' satisfaction with their cable services. The Passport line includes:

    --  Passport DCT(R), Macrovision's IPG solution for Motorola's DCT
        series of set-tops;

    --  Passport Echo(R), an application suite of high resolution
        graphics and intuitive interface designed specifically for
        HD/DVR set-tops;

    --  Application options such as PassTime(TM) Games and
        PassTime(TM) Puzzlers;

    --  QuickMenu(TM), a configurable menu allows viewers to launch
        cable TV services with a few remote clicks and

    --  An Interactive Video Mosaic application that enables viewers
        to watch multiple scaled video streams on a single channel and
        launch services by high-lighting and selecting channels.

In addition, the Passport DCT and Passport Echo products support Latin American markets with Spanish subtitles, Latin American parental control ratings and the ability to pre-stage set-tops with a Spanish IPG language setting.

Claro Guatemala, Claro El Salvador, Claro Nicaragua and Claro Honduras, Cablevision S.A. Argentina, Telecentro Argentina and Videomar Brazil have all launched Passport DCT, Passport Echo, Passport Games, Passport Puzzlers, QuickMenu as a part of their services. Videomar Brazil has also launched the Interactive Video Mosaic option.

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

(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 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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