Delivering on the Datacast Promise for Local Broadcast Affiliates; accessDTV, Triveni Digital Join Forces to Offer End-to-End Solution

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from accessDTV

    RALEIGH, N.C., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Digital
 television (DTV) broadcasters looking to capitalize on the growing datacasting
 market opportunity now have a new option for delivering data services over the
 airwaves, thanks to a strategic alliance announced today between accessDTV and
 Triveni Digital.
     AccessDTV, the leading provider of digital media receiver solutions that
 deliver integrated DTV services to the PC, has partnered with Triveni
 Digital to provide digital broadcast stations with a local turnkey
 datacasting solution.  By combining accessDTV's digital media receiver with
 Triveni Digital's SkyScraper server technology, broadcasters now have the
 power to deliver data services -- such as local news, weather, sports and
 program related content to viewers in their markets.
     "This alliance solves the 'last mile' problem for the consumers," said
 Dewey Weaver, CEO and president of accessDTV.  "We are already providing
 viewers with better video and audio brought about by digital television, now
 we can optimize DTV's bandwidth by providing enhanced data services."
     AccessDTV and Triveni Digital will meet with local broadcasters regarding
 datacasting opportunities at the National Association of Broadcasters
 conference in Las Vegas next week in the Interactive Living Area, E-Topia
 Exhibit Hall, Sands Lower Level, Booth E5011-G.
     "As broadcasters are anxious to take advantage of datacasting
 opportunities, we are integrating Triveni Digital's SkyScraper system with the
 award-winning receiver solution from accessDTV," said Mark Simpson, president
 and CEO of Triveni Digital.  "As a continuing example of our dedication to
 open systems, our Skyscraper technology is a perfect complement to accessDTV's
 digital media receiver as well as other DTV receivers available to consumers."
     Datacasting is quickly emerging as one of the hottest areas in digital
 television broadcasting.  Local stations view it as a new revenue stream that
 can potentially offset the required investments in digital television
 technology.  Cahners In-Stat group predicts that the rise in datacasting will
 fuel a rapid growth (50+ percent annually) in the PC DTV tuner market during
 the next two years.
 
     About accessDTV
     AccessDTV, founded in May 2000, develops technology that extends the
 flexible PC platform to deliver digital television (DTV) services, including
 high definition (HDTV), and analog TV.  AccessDTV sells its digital media
 receiver with integrated services that allow users to tune, view, record,
 pause and replay digital television broadcasts from the PC.  AccessDTV is
 capitalizing on three emerging market trends: the shift to digital television,
 the integration of TV and PC displays, and the increasing demand for
 interactive services.  The company views accessDTV as the first in a series of
 products and services to maximize the digital initiative underway for all
 video and data services.  The interaction and integration of data services
 with video services will provide the core competencies for future enhanced
 services.  AccessDTV's Digital Media Receiver was Best of CES at the
 international Consumer Electronics Show in January 2001.  AccessDTV is based
 in Raleigh, North Carolina.  For more information, call 919.782.9770, or visit
 www.accessdtv.com
 
     About Triveni Digital
     Triveni Digital, Inc., a subsidiary of LG Electronics, develops Digital
 Television systems, focusing on equipment for management of enhanced data and
 metadata in digital broadcast streams.  Triveni's products for ATSC PSIP, data
 broadcasting, stream analysis and monitoring are renowned for their ease of
 use and innovative features.  Triveni's custom solutions business enables the
 rapid deployment of solutions for data broadcast application.  Working with
 leading industry partners, Triveni Digital employs an open and standards-
 compliant approach to the digital television market.  Information on Triveni
 Digital is available at www.TriveniDigital.com or by emailing
 info@TriveniDigital.com.
 
     For more information, please contact:
     Robert Brown
     Ruder Finn Public Relations
     919.791.2081 Work
     919.395.8501 Mobile
 
     Kristi Lee
     National Association of Broadcasters Conference
     E-Topia Exhibit Hall, Sands Lower Level, Booth E5011-G
     919.244.3598 Mobile
 
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SOURCE accessDTV
    RALEIGH, N.C., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Digital
 television (DTV) broadcasters looking to capitalize on the growing datacasting
 market opportunity now have a new option for delivering data services over the
 airwaves, thanks to a strategic alliance announced today between accessDTV and
 Triveni Digital.
     AccessDTV, the leading provider of digital media receiver solutions that
 deliver integrated DTV services to the PC, has partnered with Triveni
 Digital to provide digital broadcast stations with a local turnkey
 datacasting solution.  By combining accessDTV's digital media receiver with
 Triveni Digital's SkyScraper server technology, broadcasters now have the
 power to deliver data services -- such as local news, weather, sports and
 program related content to viewers in their markets.
     "This alliance solves the 'last mile' problem for the consumers," said
 Dewey Weaver, CEO and president of accessDTV.  "We are already providing
 viewers with better video and audio brought about by digital television, now
 we can optimize DTV's bandwidth by providing enhanced data services."
     AccessDTV and Triveni Digital will meet with local broadcasters regarding
 datacasting opportunities at the National Association of Broadcasters
 conference in Las Vegas next week in the Interactive Living Area, E-Topia
 Exhibit Hall, Sands Lower Level, Booth E5011-G.
     "As broadcasters are anxious to take advantage of datacasting
 opportunities, we are integrating Triveni Digital's SkyScraper system with the
 award-winning receiver solution from accessDTV," said Mark Simpson, president
 and CEO of Triveni Digital.  "As a continuing example of our dedication to
 open systems, our Skyscraper technology is a perfect complement to accessDTV's
 digital media receiver as well as other DTV receivers available to consumers."
     Datacasting is quickly emerging as one of the hottest areas in digital
 television broadcasting.  Local stations view it as a new revenue stream that
 can potentially offset the required investments in digital television
 technology.  Cahners In-Stat group predicts that the rise in datacasting will
 fuel a rapid growth (50+ percent annually) in the PC DTV tuner market during
 the next two years.
 
     About accessDTV
     AccessDTV, founded in May 2000, develops technology that extends the
 flexible PC platform to deliver digital television (DTV) services, including
 high definition (HDTV), and analog TV.  AccessDTV sells its digital media
 receiver with integrated services that allow users to tune, view, record,
 pause and replay digital television broadcasts from the PC.  AccessDTV is
 capitalizing on three emerging market trends: the shift to digital television,
 the integration of TV and PC displays, and the increasing demand for
 interactive services.  The company views accessDTV as the first in a series of
 products and services to maximize the digital initiative underway for all
 video and data services.  The interaction and integration of data services
 with video services will provide the core competencies for future enhanced
 services.  AccessDTV's Digital Media Receiver was Best of CES at the
 international Consumer Electronics Show in January 2001.  AccessDTV is based
 in Raleigh, North Carolina.  For more information, call 919.782.9770, or visit
 www.accessdtv.com
 
     About Triveni Digital
     Triveni Digital, Inc., a subsidiary of LG Electronics, develops Digital
 Television systems, focusing on equipment for management of enhanced data and
 metadata in digital broadcast streams.  Triveni's products for ATSC PSIP, data
 broadcasting, stream analysis and monitoring are renowned for their ease of
 use and innovative features.  Triveni's custom solutions business enables the
 rapid deployment of solutions for data broadcast application.  Working with
 leading industry partners, Triveni Digital employs an open and standards-
 compliant approach to the digital television market.  Information on Triveni
 Digital is available at www.TriveniDigital.com or by emailing
 info@TriveniDigital.com.
 
     For more information, please contact:
     Robert Brown
     Ruder Finn Public Relations
     919.791.2081 Work
     919.395.8501 Mobile
 
     Kristi Lee
     National Association of Broadcasters Conference
     E-Topia Exhibit Hall, Sands Lower Level, Booth E5011-G
     919.244.3598 Mobile
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X68227134
 
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