SOURCE: D-Link Systems, Inc.

April 21, 2008 06:10 ET

D-Link Partners With Veoh Networks to Bring Internet Video to the TV

VeohTV Service Now Available Directly on TV via D-Link® PC-on-TV; Greatly Expands Web-Based Content Available for Home TV Viewing

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - April 21, 2008) - D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumer and business, and Veoh Networks, the world's most comprehensive Internet television network, today announced that the D-Link® PC-on-TV (DPG-1200) will feature VeohTV, a free service that provides both branded and user-created video content in high-quality for full-screen environments.

Part of the MediaLounge® family, D-Link PC-on-TV is a breakthrough product for the growing media player market that lets users enjoy on their TVs virtually anything they can see on their PCs, including Web-based content such as videos, movies, photos and TV programming.* D-Link PC-on-TV will ship with a link to access VeohTV directly from the television, providing a single interface to search, browse and view thousands of videos found on the Internet. It offers programming from major media companies as well as independently produced content available on sites such as YouTube, Google Video, Veoh.com and MySpace. As with television, the player uses a remote control and displays PC video for a full screen TV experience.

"PC-on-TV is truly unique because it allows users to view and access virtually all of the files and programs from the PCs on their home network, streamed wirelessly to a TV in another room," said Daniel Kelley, senior director of marketing, D-Link Systems, Inc. "The addition of the intuitive VeohTV application enables us to offer our customers an innovative Internet video experience on their television with a tremendous amount of programming and customization to access from the comfort of their couch."

"We're pleased to be part of the D-Link PC-on-TV package and to offer viewers another easy way to experience what Veoh has to offer on their televisions," said Joshua Metzger, SVP of Corporate Development, Veoh Networks. "By partnering with D-Link, we are broadening our ability to extend VeohTV to television sets worldwide and introduce new viewers to VeohTV's vast breadth of content and full-screen, remote-controllable viewing capabilities."

D-Link PC-on-TV comes pre-loaded with VeohTV, which then launches into a channel guide, similar to the kind found in cable systems. Viewers can browse through channels or search by keywords, and watch full-screen video on demand. VeohTV users are able to stream directly from the host site or, as with a conventional DVR, click a button to download permitted videos to their hard drives and watch them at their leisure, either online or offline.

Prior to the introduction of D-Link PC-on-TV, consumers who wanted to watch their favorite videos, movies and photos stored on their PCs on their TVs were limited by proprietary file formats and restrictive methods for viewing the content on the TV. D-Link's new product solves that problem and does it in both the wired and wireless mode. It works both with TVs and projectors, supports streaming video at 640x480 resolution at 30 frames per second, and it allows consumers to easily browse their content with a mouse-like trackball remote control.

Price and Availability

The D-Link PC-on-TV (DPG-1200) is now available through D-Link's network of retail outlets, etail stores, solution providers and distributors, or at the company's online store, www.dlinkshop.com, for the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $239.99.

About D-Link

D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large enterprise business networking. The company is an award-winning designer, developer and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice, data and video communications solutions for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB), and Workgroup to Enterprise environments. With millions of networking and connectivity products manufactured and shipped, D-Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the networking and communications market. D-Link Systems, Inc. headquarters are located at 17595 Mt. Herrmann Street, Fountain Valley, Calif., 92708. Phone (800) 326-1688 or (714) 885-6000; FAX (866) 743-4905; Internet www.dlink.com.

About Veoh Networks, Inc.

Named one of AdWeek's Top 10 Digital Hotlist sites in 2007, Veoh Networks is an innovative Internet Television company that delivers broadcast-quality video programming via the Internet. The Veoh Networks portfolio includes Veoh.com, one of the most popular video hosting services on the Internet, and VeohTV, a free downloadable application that turns online video into Internet Television. Veoh.com has more than 100,000 content publishers -- from CBS, Viacom's MTV Networks, FEARNet, Lions Gate, PBS, National Lampoon, Road and Track and Us Magazine to thousands of independent filmmakers and content producers -- and currently attracts over 28million unique users per month. VeohTV makes it easy to turn any computer into a digital video recorder that allows viewers to watch and record shows from thousands of Internet video sources. For advertisers, Veoh offers compelling ways of engaging with a targeted audience and measuring performance of their ad buys. Veoh Networks is a privately held company that is backed by leading technology and media investors, including Goldman Sachs, Shelter Capital Partners, Spark Capital, Michael Eisner's Tornante Company, Time Warner Inc., Tom Freston and Jonathan Dolgen. The company's principal offices are in Los Angeles and San Diego, California.

*This product does not currently support DirectX applications. D-Link, PC-on-TV, MediaLounge, and the D-Link logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of D-Link Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. All other third party marks mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright © 2008. D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.