Paul G. Allen and Digeo Team Win Emmy for Best TV User Interface Design

Moxi Media Center Receives Coveted Technology Award From the National

Television Academy



Nov 16, 2004, 00:00 ET from Digeo, Inc.

    KIRKLAND, Wash., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Digeo, Inc., the developer of the
 Moxi(TM) Media Center software platform, today announced that it was awarded
 an Advanced Media Technology Emmy for its innovative Moxi(TM) Media Center
 User Interface, called the Moxi Menu.  The award was presented by the National
 Television Academy as part of its annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards
 yesterday evening in New York.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20041116/SFTU079 )
     Over the last three years, principal investor and Digeo, Inc. chairman
 Paul G. Allen participated with the company's team of engineers and designers
 from its Kirkland, Wash. and Palo Alto, Calif. offices in the development of a
 sit-back TV interface capable of handling cable's expanding menu of content
 and services.
     With the Moxi Menu, the antiquated programming grid of the past has been
 discarded and replaced with an interface that enables viewers to quickly
 browse, search and manage all types of digital entertainment from television
 programs and movies to music, photos and games.  Dozens of patents from Paul
 Allen and the Digeo team have been filed covering the innovation of this
 breakthrough interface.
     "We're thrilled to be recognized by the Academy for the work that we're
 doing to dramatically change and improve the TV viewing experience," said
 Jim Billmaier, chief executive of Digeo. "With the Moxi Menu, Paul challenged
 us to develop an entire new navigation system that provides consumers with a
 fun and easy way to quickly find whatever type of program they're looking for.
 We believe that the Moxi Menu is the best TV interface available and this Emmy
 validates our approach."
     Digeo's Moxi Media Center is currently being deployed in more than 25
 markets through industry leading cable providers including Adelphia and
 Charter Communications, Inc.  The company also has deployment commitments from
 Comcast Corporation and Sunflower Broadband.
     Designed for casual browsing and rapid search, the Moxi Menu allows
 viewers instant access to current and future program listings whether from
 live broadcast, on-demand programming, or recorded shows. The Moxi interface
 is both easy-to-learn and fun-to-use, giving viewers a much higher level of
 choice, convenience and control.
     Other unique features of the Moxi Menu include:
 
     -- Performance-tuned for speedy surfing through hundreds of channels and
        dozens of categories
     -- Offers powerful tools where viewers can search through any programming
        -- live or recorded -- by simply using part of a title or keyword
     -- Allows for rapid browsing by category: HDTV, Movies, Sports, Kids,
        News, Music, Games, Photos
     -- Includes mini-TV window and Moxi Flip Bar enabling viewers to browse
        for program information or simply set programs to record without
        leaving the current show.
 
     About Digeo, Inc.
     Digeo, Inc., provides media center software and services that inspire
 consumer loyalty, generate new incremental revenue, and position cable as the
 leading source for home entertainment. The Moxi(TM) platform from Digeo powers
 a new generation of media centers through which cable operators can deliver
 high-revenue services and applications-such as digital video recording (DVR),
 high-definition TV, and on-demand and pay-per-view content-to the whole home
 at a competitive cost per TV. The multi-TV architecture and breakthrough user
 interface of the Moxi platform provide all Moxi applications including DVR,
 DVD, information on demand, jukebox, photos, games, and more from any cable
 access point in the home using existing wiring. Digeo has also developed an
 innovative chipset that integrates essential media-center functionality and
 can substantially reduce future set-top box production costs.
     Additionally, Digeo offers the Digeo(TM) iTV service to over one million
 subscribers, which is the most widely deployed cable iTV service in North
 America.  With Digeo iTV, cable operators can increase the value of their
 existing digital set-tops by offering field-tested services that have
 demonstrated increased customer satisfaction and churn reduction, and
 effective cross-selling of video-on-demand (VOD) and pay-per-view (PPV)
 offerings.
     Moxi(TM) Media Center customers include Comcast, Charter, Adelphia and
 Sunflower Broadband.  Digeo is primarily backed by Paul Allen's Vulcan Inc.
 The company has offices in Kirkland, Wash., Palo Alto, Calif. and Longmont,
 Colo. For more information, please visit www.digeo.com.
 
     NOTE:  Digeo and Moxi are trademarks of Digeo, Inc. All other product or
 service names are the property of their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE Digeo, Inc.