SOURCE: Metabeam

November 14, 2007 10:00 ET

Metabeam® Selects NetBlender™ DoStudio MX to Premiere New Class of Metamenu™ Authoring Automation Tools for HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc

Partnership Will Make Advanced and Networked Media Applications Easier to Produce; First Plug-In, "Beam," Will Enable Viewers to Send Video Clips to Their Mobile Devices

MANHATTAN BEACH, CA and BARCELONA, SPAIN--(Marketwire - November 14, 2007) - Metabeam (www.metabeam.com) announced today at the Expert Series training seminar that it will join the NetBlender (www.netblender.com) Blend/In developer partnership program to create network-enabled modules for DoStudio MX, the industry-first visual authoring tool for HD DVD and Blu-ray disc. Metabeam modules will automate several authoring tasks including "Beam," a first-of-its-kind integration that will enable content producers to distribute mobile content to viewers, as well as letting viewers send video clips to their mobile device from an HD DVD menu.

"We are pleased to welcome Metabeam to the Blend/In program," said John Harrington, NetBlender CEO. "Metabeam is a recognized innovator in digital media, HD DVD and Blu-ray, and their participation is beneficial to DoStudio MX and the industry as a whole. We strive to attract partners like Metabeam who will develop applications that realize the full potential of the network-connected features of HD DVD."

Metabeam delivers social media applications and networked entertainment technology to the world's leading digital media artists. Metabeam's flagship solution, Metamenu™, is featured today, along with its other products, on HD DVD and Blu-ray titles, including Academy Award® winner "Crash," "Lord of War," "The Punisher," "Saw," and "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," and more.

"Joining NetBlender's Developer Partner Program supports our common goal to enrich the experience of the entertainment viewing audience," said Chris Brown, CEO of Metabeam. "'Beam' is one of several applications resulting from our vision to create a connected digital media environment where artists have a platform to deliver consumers the highly creative, personalized content they demand, and consumers feel empowered to easily use rich interactive applications without frustrating limitations."

Certified Blend/In partners receive support from NetBlender's development staff and a built-in distribution channel. NetBlender will market and sell the plug-ins through the DoStudio website at http://dostudio.netblender.com. For more information about the Blend/In program, developers should contact NetBlender at blendin(at)netblender.com, or visit www.netblender.com.

About Metabeam

Metabeam® conceives, develops, produces and promotes new forms of entertainment that empower audiences with superior ease-of-use and command over viewer experience. Founded in 2005, the company delivers entertainment technology to the world's leading digital media artists. Metabeam invented the Metamenu™ system, a production method and consumer interface that sets a digital media design standard for mobile and next-generation home media. The Metamenu method is currently contributing to the production of multiple projects on DVD-ROM, HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc. Hollywood has chosen Metamenu technology for a diverse set of blockbuster titles including Academy Award® winner "Crash," and science fiction classic "Terminator 2."

Located in Manhattan Beach, CA and Seattle, Wash., Metabeam is privately held.

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