WebTView and Marvell Collaborate to Enable Revolutionary Over-The-Top Internet Video Streaming Without Picture Freezes or Delays

WebTView Accelerator - an Innovative Solution for OEMs, Retail Chains and Service Providers to Offer Seamless Internet Video Experiences for the Home

Jan 07, 2010, 10:00 ET from WebTView

CES - LAS VEGAS, January 7 /PRNewswire/ -- WebTView, a leader in Internet-based video search and classification, content personalization, and acceleration of Over-The-Top (OTT) video streaming, today unveiled the WebTView Accelerator, powered by Marvell CPU technology. Changing Internet video experiences - the WebTView Accelerator provides seamless online HD video streaming from rich video websites, including Hulu, NBC, Fox, and YouTube, without pictures freezes or delays. The WebTView Accelerator is a key feature on the commercialized WebTVPlug(TM), which discovers, aggregates and accelerates numerous HD Internet videos seamlessly on TV. The WebTView Accelerator enables original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), service providers and retail chains the technology to develop and offer video streaming acceleration-enabled end-devices for the home.

"Marvell's technology enables WebTView to provide the perfect solution for OEMs, retail chains and service providers to deliver a unique value to their customers." said Eli Fux, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of WebTView. "This new breed of plug-based products can ensure the best OTT quality of experience when streaming videos from the Internet to any device in the home with no picture freezes or frustrating delays."

The WebTView Accelerator is designed to resolve broadband bottlenecks and maximize bandwidth connectivity for internet video streaming devices. The WebTView Accelerator can be used as a client-side solution without any change from the content provider's side. Any home device, including PCs, gaming consoles, and broadband TVs, Digital Media Players, mobile devices, and other video streaming devices can seamlessly leverage the product in order to deliver unprecedented quality of OTT streaming from any Internet video content provider.

"We're thrilled to see WebTView leverage Marvell's technology into the accelerator for OTT video streaming. Plug Computing has fast become the solution to power emerging technologies for the connected consumer," said Dr. Simon Milner, Vice President and General Manager of the Enterprise Business Unit, Consumer and Communications Business Group at Marvell Semiconductor. "As a key tool for the always-on lifestyle, and now with new high performance features, the ARMADA-300 family System-on-Chip, at the heart of the WebTView Accelerator, offers highest processing performance and smallest footprint in this exciting new product category."

The Marvell SheevaPlug is designed to enable high-performance, always on, always connected, and environmentally friendly computing readily available for developers and end-users. A Plug computer is small enough to plug directly into a wall socket and is designed to draw so little power that it can be left on all of the time. Unlike other embedded devices in the home, it contains a gigahertz class processor designed to offer PC class performance. Plug computing has been quickly expanding, bringing users new devices, services, and value-added applications as well as delivering advanced avenues for network connectivity.

Availability and Pricing

WebTView will demonstrate the WebTView Accelerator live at the CES 2010 show in Las-Vegas from January 7-10 at Marvell Plug Partners Pavilion (South Hall 3 Upper Level, Booth 30344). The WebTView Accelerator will be commercially available on the WebTVPlug which was recently recognized by Popular Science Magazine as one of the 12 must have products.

About Marvell

Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a world leader in the development of storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions. The company's diverse product portfolio includes switching, transceiver, communications controller, wireless, and storage solutions that power the entire communications infrastructure including enterprise, metro, home, and storage networking. As used in this release, the terms "company" and "Marvell" refer to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries. For more information, visit http://www.marvell.com.

About WebTView

WebTView provides an end-to-end software platform that seamlessly delivers a multitude of real high quality Internet TV content to the end user's TV, PC and mobile devices. The WebTView platform offers service providers and OEMs a cost effective solution that generates additional revenue streams while differentiating them from the competition.

    For Further Information Contact:

    Gilad Brand
    VP of Marketing
    WebTView Ltd.
    Email: gilad@webtview.com
    Website: http://www.webtview.com
    Tel: +972-3-6225525

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