TVersity, the Leading Solution for Accessing Media on Game Consoles, to Surpass 2M Downloads and Launch its 1.0 Version

Jul 08, 2008, 01:00 ET from TVersity Inc.

    NEW YORK, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- TVersity Inc., the pioneer in enabling
 access to personal and Internet media on game consoles and TV connected
 devices, is launching today its 1.0 version and announcing that its media
 server software has surged past two million downloads.
     TVersity made its first software release on May of 2005 and has worked
 ever since to support additional connected devices and additional media
 formats. With its 1.0 release, TVersity is featuring a completely new
 graphical user interface, emphasizing ease of use, as well as enhanced
 support for new sources of content and new devices.
     "Informal surveys conducted by various independent gaming communities
 suggest that TVersity is being used by 40%-50% of game console owners that
 have interest in accessing media on TV," said Ronen Mizrahi, President and
 CEO of TVersity Inc. "This new software release will allow us to reach non
 tech-savvy audiences and help us further substantiate our position as the
 leader in delivering home and Internet media to game consoles as well as
 other connected devices."
     Since May 2007, PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)) users have been able to
 stream media content (photos, videos, and music) stored on Digital Living
 Network Alliance (DLNA)-enabled devices, including PCs, onto their PS3
 system. TVersity enables the connection between PS3 system and a PC, and
 the 1.0 software will enhance the PS3 user's experience with a more
 intuitive interface. TVersity also supports streaming media files from a PC
 to a PSP(R)(PlayStation(R)Portable) system through PSP's Internet browser.
     One of the new features of the software is a built in content guide.
 "TVersity is on the cutting edge of media aggregation software," said Josh
 Krane, Senior Vice President of Interactive and New Media at G4. "G4 has
 always been at the forefront of the new media space. The network was one of
 the first to offer free video podcasts and we currently serve more than 16
 million podcasts per month. G4 viewers are the perfect demographic for
 TVersity -- they are early adopters who want their media easily accessible
 and totally transportable to all of their favorite devices. TVersity works
 extremely well with the Xbox 360(TM), PS3(TM) and PSP(R) gaming platforms,
 which makes it an even better fit for G4's gamer audience."
     In addition to game consoles, DIRECTV set-top-boxes are one of the most
 popular TV connected devices supported by TVersity. Romulo Pontual EVP of
 Engineering and CTO of DIRECTV said: "We are pleased that TVersity has
 optimized its product around the industry accepted and open DLNA and UPNP
 Based protocols adopted by DIRECTV. Now our customers can use their DIRECTV
 box to enjoy all forms of personal and Internet media on their TVs using
     TVersity is also announcing today its partnership with "The
 TVersity platform has reached the point where effective Internet media
 search and discovery are crucial for its success," said Mr. Mizrahi of
 TVersity. "Our partnership with will allow us to bring some of the
 Ask innovation in web search to our platform and through our platform to
 game consoles and other connected devices."
     "A pioneering company like TVersity is a great addition to's
 growing partner network," said Andrew Moers, Senior Vice President &
 General Manager, Partner Network. "The promotion of through
 TVersity's software will introduce the Ask search experience to even more
 consumers across the web, allowing people to stay connected to the world of
 search on multiple platforms to help them get the answers they seek
 anytime, anywhere."
     On the mobile device front, Blackberry(R) phones (OS V4.3 or higher)
 are the recent most addition to the lineup of devices supported by
 TVersity. Owners of the latest Blackberry(R) Curve(TM) and Pearl(TM) models
 can now watch live and on demand Internet streams on their phone and stay
 connected with their music, photo and video collection on the go.
     TVersity's two million downloads milestone, which comes only six months
 after reaching one million downloads, confirms increased consumer interest
 in a single solution that enables personalized access to digital media
 across devices.
     TVersity is available now for free download at
     About TVersity Inc.
     TVersity is empowering individuals to organize and personalize their
 home and Internet multimedia collection (audio, video and images) and is
 enabling universal access to it anywhere (at home or on the go) anytime and
 from any device. TVersity is a privately held company in Tenafly, NJ. For
 more information about TVersity, please visit

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