SOURCE: Qtv, Inc.

April 12, 2010 09:00 ET

JENA and Qtv Partner to Bring the Qtv Internet TV Media Player to JENA's Set-Top Boxes and Televisions

Leading Consumer Electronics Manufacturer Partners With Internet TV Software Company to Bring the Unlimited Entertainment Potential of the Internet to the Television, Mobile Phone and Computer

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - April 12, 2010) -  JENA Corporation, a division of JIUZHOU Electric Group Company, Ltd. in China, and Qtv, Inc. today announced at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada, that that they will partner to integrate Qtv's Internet TV media player with JENA's network connected set-top boxes (STBs) and televisions.

JENA™ is a world leader in consumer electronics manufacturing, producing cost effective Set-Top Boxes (DVB-T/C/S/IPTV) and Digital LCD/LED Televisions. The combination of JENA's products and the Qtv media solution will give consumers the ability to enjoy the best of the Internet and their own music, videos and digital pictures on their TV. In addition to having Qtv on their JENA products, JENA customers can also load the Qtv Internet TV Media Player on their mobile phone and computer for a comprehensive three screen media solution. 

The Qtv™ Internet TV media player brings the content and services of hundreds of providers to the television, mobile phone and computer. Users can enjoy YouTube™ videos, Picasa™ and Flickr™ online photo albums, Internet Radio, shopping and more. Qtv is also implementing Widevine® digital rights management (DRM) to ensure that premium content remains secure. The content from all the providers is integrated in a simple-to-use interface that allows users to browse for content by category, genre, provider, favorites, keyword and title. Qtv is also the only solution with Q™ points, enabling users to start watching a video on the TV, pause and then continue watching on their mobile phone or computer. 

"The Qtv media solution adds significant value to our products by giving consumers the content they want, when they want, and where they want it," said Charles Mao, CEO of JENA Corporation, "and we are excited to be partnering with Qtv to create the newest generation of STB and LED/LCD TV products."

"JENA is a world leader in manufacturing Set-Top Box and digital TV products and it is a privilege to be working with them," said Stacy Cook, CEO of Qtv, Inc. "The combination of JENA's hardware and Qtv's media solution will create a powerful new line of affordable interactive TV products that expands peoples entertainment options while helping them manage their entertainment experience."

About JENA Corporation

JENA Corporation is subsidiary of JIUZHOU Electric Group Co., Ltd. in China and focus on for providing end to end digital video networks exclusively in North America.

With advantages of our R&D and manufacturing bases located in Beijing, Shenzhen, Mianyang, and other locations, JENA provides extremely cost effective and reliable digital TV products and solutions for long term partnerships with multiservice carriers and retail partner. JENA's digital vision is to make digital video affordable by each family.

For more information about JENA, please visit www.JENAUSA.com.

About Qtv, Inc.

Qtv is headquartered in Austin, Texas and is a subsidiary of BroadQue International, Ltd., an industry leader in digital convergence solutions. The Qtv Internet TV Media Player is a next generation media solution that directly connects content providers to the consumer's television, mobile phone and computer. The Qtv Internet TV Media Player will be available later this year and in addition to supporting JENA's digital TV products, Qtv will support the PlayStation 2 console, over 1,500 models of mobile phone and all consumer computer operating systems. 

For more information about Qtv, please visit www.Q-tv.com.

About Widevine

Widevine provides digital media solutions for the delivery of digital entertainment to any device. Hundreds of service providers use Widevine's multiplatform DRM and video optimization solutions for securing high quality video and audio. Today, millions of consumers enjoy digital entertainment secured and optimized by Widevine on retail consumer electronics devices and legacy STBs from all major consumer brands. With 60 patents Widevine is an industry leader and innovator of content protection and video optimization technologies.

Widevine is a privately held corporation headquartered in Seattle, WA, whose investors include Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), Charter Ventures, Constellation Ventures, Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd (DNP), Liberty Global (NASDAQ: LBTYA), PaceSetter Capital Group, Phoenix Partners, Samsung Ventures America, TELUS (NYSE: TU), and VantagePoint Venture Partners.

For more information about Widevine, please visit www.Widevine.com.

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