Anystream and PacketVideo Partner to Deliver Streaming Media to Wireless Devices

Anystream Integrates PacketVideo MPEG-4 Encoder Within

Agility(TM) Architecture



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Anystream, Inc.

    STERLING, Va., and SAN DIEGO, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Anystream, Inc., an
 Internet infrastructure software company specializing in enterprise-class
 streaming media encoding technology, and PacketVideo Corporation, the
 recognized leader in wireless multimedia, today announced a technology
 alliance in which Anystream clients may easily create content for delivery to
 wireless devices.  Anystream will be incorporating PacketVideo's MPEG-4
 compliant codec into its entire Agility encoding product family for commercial
 availability in the first half of 2001.
     "Anystream's goal is to place no limits on the number, and variety, of
 versions that content creators can produce via our massively scalable
 streaming media encoding platform," said Geoff Allen, president and CEO of
 Anystream.  "We believe that consumers desire the richest possible content
 experience, regardless of their Internet device or physical location.
 Existing wireless networks are increasingly being used for IP data
 transmission, and adoption of streaming media over these and forthcoming 2.5G
 and 3G networks is inevitable.  PacketVideo's encoding technology is
 particularly attractive because it is based on the MPEG-4 standard, which was
 designed to enable content companies to encode once -- over multiple bit rates
 -- and distribute everywhere over many mediums, including cable, satellite and
 PacketVideo's specialty, wireless," Allen said.
     PacketVideo's multimedia software platform is an end-to-end solution
 designed to provide multimedia encoding, distribution and decoding services
 that support all major digital wireless telephony standards in use today as
 well as next-generation wireless networks currently being developed.
     "PacketVideo aims to make it as easy as possible for all players in the
 streaming media value chain to produce, package and deliver video for mobile
 consumers," said Robert Tercek, president of PacketVideo's Applications &
 Services Division.  "By working with Anystream, significant amounts of
 PacketVideo encoded content can now be created in a predictable, automated
 fashion, using technology already deployed within some of the world's most
 demanding content and broadcasting environments.  We look forward to exploring
 the ways in which Anystream's streaming media technology can facilitate
 wireless streaming even further," he added.
     Anystream's Agility architecture-based product family includes:  its
 flagship Agility Enterprise(TM) encoding platform, used today by clients such
 as CNN Interactive, Digital Island, NFL Films and Weather.com to automate
 production, management and distribution of streaming media; the Agility
 Workgroup(TM) encoder, delivering streaming production automation to post-
 production houses, independent producers and media professionals; and Agility
 Edge(TM), which brings streaming media encoding to the edge of the Internet
 for CDNs and ISPs.
 
     About Anystream
     Anystream, Inc. (http://www.anystream.com ) is an Internet infrastructure
 software company enabling the convergence of the broadcast and Internet
 content production environments.  Its enterprise-class Agility encoding
 platform automates the creation and distribution of top-quality Internet
 streaming media to any platform or device, regardless of connection speed or
 media format. Anystream's scalable, mission-critical, IP-based software
 architecture was developed from decades of experience in distributed and
 parallel computing technologies and digital video and image processing, and is
 platform-, codec-, and device-independent.
      Anystream, Inc. is funded by the Intel 64 Fund, SCP Private Equity
 Partners, L.P., and Citigroup Investments, Inc.  Anystream, Inc. is based in
 Sterling, VA.
 
     About PacketVideo
     PacketVideo, the recognized leader in wireless multimedia, provides MPEG-4
 compliant software that enables the delivery, management and viewing of video,
 audio and multimedia applications over current wireless networks to mobile
 devices such as telephones and personal digital assistants. PacketVideo's
 pioneering end-to-end solution delivers the highest quality multimedia
 experience possible in every mobile environment, globally.  The company
 markets its software to wireless operators, wireless device and silicon
 manufacturers, and content providers to ultimately enable mobile consumers to
 access a variety of applications, including news and financial stories, sports
 highlights, music videos, weather and traffic reports, and home or work
 security cameras, from any location. To learn more, visit http://www.pv.com .
     Founded in 1998, PacketVideo is a global company based in San Diego,
 California, in the heart of "Telecom Valley." PacketVideo's investors include
 Credit Suisse First Boston, GE Equity, Intel Capital (Nasdaq: INTC), Kyocera
 (NYSE:   KYO), Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:   MOT), Philips (NYSE:   PHG), QUALCOMM
 Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), SAIC Venture Capital Corporation, Siemens'
 Mustang Ventures, Sonera (HEX: SRA) (Nasdaq: SNRA), Sony Corporation of
 America (NYSE:   SNE), Sun Microsystems (Nasdaq: SUNW), Texas Instruments
 (NYSE:   TXN), Time Warner (NYSE:   TWX), and others.
 
     PacketVideo and PacketVideo product names are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of PacketVideo Corporation. All other trade names and trademarks
 are the property of their holders.
 
 

SOURCE Anystream, Inc.
    STERLING, Va., and SAN DIEGO, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Anystream, Inc., an
 Internet infrastructure software company specializing in enterprise-class
 streaming media encoding technology, and PacketVideo Corporation, the
 recognized leader in wireless multimedia, today announced a technology
 alliance in which Anystream clients may easily create content for delivery to
 wireless devices.  Anystream will be incorporating PacketVideo's MPEG-4
 compliant codec into its entire Agility encoding product family for commercial
 availability in the first half of 2001.
     "Anystream's goal is to place no limits on the number, and variety, of
 versions that content creators can produce via our massively scalable
 streaming media encoding platform," said Geoff Allen, president and CEO of
 Anystream.  "We believe that consumers desire the richest possible content
 experience, regardless of their Internet device or physical location.
 Existing wireless networks are increasingly being used for IP data
 transmission, and adoption of streaming media over these and forthcoming 2.5G
 and 3G networks is inevitable.  PacketVideo's encoding technology is
 particularly attractive because it is based on the MPEG-4 standard, which was
 designed to enable content companies to encode once -- over multiple bit rates
 -- and distribute everywhere over many mediums, including cable, satellite and
 PacketVideo's specialty, wireless," Allen said.
     PacketVideo's multimedia software platform is an end-to-end solution
 designed to provide multimedia encoding, distribution and decoding services
 that support all major digital wireless telephony standards in use today as
 well as next-generation wireless networks currently being developed.
     "PacketVideo aims to make it as easy as possible for all players in the
 streaming media value chain to produce, package and deliver video for mobile
 consumers," said Robert Tercek, president of PacketVideo's Applications &
 Services Division.  "By working with Anystream, significant amounts of
 PacketVideo encoded content can now be created in a predictable, automated
 fashion, using technology already deployed within some of the world's most
 demanding content and broadcasting environments.  We look forward to exploring
 the ways in which Anystream's streaming media technology can facilitate
 wireless streaming even further," he added.
     Anystream's Agility architecture-based product family includes:  its
 flagship Agility Enterprise(TM) encoding platform, used today by clients such
 as CNN Interactive, Digital Island, NFL Films and Weather.com to automate
 production, management and distribution of streaming media; the Agility
 Workgroup(TM) encoder, delivering streaming production automation to post-
 production houses, independent producers and media professionals; and Agility
 Edge(TM), which brings streaming media encoding to the edge of the Internet
 for CDNs and ISPs.
 
     About Anystream
     Anystream, Inc. (http://www.anystream.com ) is an Internet infrastructure
 software company enabling the convergence of the broadcast and Internet
 content production environments.  Its enterprise-class Agility encoding
 platform automates the creation and distribution of top-quality Internet
 streaming media to any platform or device, regardless of connection speed or
 media format. Anystream's scalable, mission-critical, IP-based software
 architecture was developed from decades of experience in distributed and
 parallel computing technologies and digital video and image processing, and is
 platform-, codec-, and device-independent.
      Anystream, Inc. is funded by the Intel 64 Fund, SCP Private Equity
 Partners, L.P., and Citigroup Investments, Inc.  Anystream, Inc. is based in
 Sterling, VA.
 
     About PacketVideo
     PacketVideo, the recognized leader in wireless multimedia, provides MPEG-4
 compliant software that enables the delivery, management and viewing of video,
 audio and multimedia applications over current wireless networks to mobile
 devices such as telephones and personal digital assistants. PacketVideo's
 pioneering end-to-end solution delivers the highest quality multimedia
 experience possible in every mobile environment, globally.  The company
 markets its software to wireless operators, wireless device and silicon
 manufacturers, and content providers to ultimately enable mobile consumers to
 access a variety of applications, including news and financial stories, sports
 highlights, music videos, weather and traffic reports, and home or work
 security cameras, from any location. To learn more, visit http://www.pv.com .
     Founded in 1998, PacketVideo is a global company based in San Diego,
 California, in the heart of "Telecom Valley." PacketVideo's investors include
 Credit Suisse First Boston, GE Equity, Intel Capital (Nasdaq: INTC), Kyocera
 (NYSE:   KYO), Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:   MOT), Philips (NYSE:   PHG), QUALCOMM
 Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), SAIC Venture Capital Corporation, Siemens'
 Mustang Ventures, Sonera (HEX: SRA) (Nasdaq: SNRA), Sony Corporation of
 America (NYSE:   SNE), Sun Microsystems (Nasdaq: SUNW), Texas Instruments
 (NYSE:   TXN), Time Warner (NYSE:   TWX), and others.
 
     PacketVideo and PacketVideo product names are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of PacketVideo Corporation. All other trade names and trademarks
 are the property of their holders.
 
 SOURCE  Anystream, Inc.