March 07, 2006 09:00 ET

DAVE.TV™ Signs With Collegiate Images to Launch Interactive College Sports Channel

Exclusive Partnership Brings Collegiate Sports, From Basketball to Football to IPTV for the First Time, Using the Cross-Platform DAVE.TV Service

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 7, 2006 -- DAVE.TV™, a global IPTV digital entertainment distribution network, and Collegiate Images today announces the new College Sports Channel that will premiere on the DAVE.TV Service featuring exclusive coverage of a variety of College Sports. DAVE.TV (Distributed Audio Video Entertainment Television) is the first Cross Platform Digital Delivery Ecosystem that consolidates channels of video entertainment from sources around the world into a comprehensive service that delivers them to the PC, TV, portable and mobile devices. DAVE.TV develops IPTV platforms for service providers such as Telcos, CLECs, MSOs and ISPs.

Collegiate Images (CI) is the centralized licensing and rights clearance agency managing the distribution of copyrighted intellectual property content for colleges, universities, conferences, bowl games and broadcast rights holders. It is CI's role to educate the marketplace, to establish value for our partners' moving and still image assets, and to monetize those assets through content licensing across multiple platforms. DAVE.TV's IP broadband rights will enable users to access CI's complete library of college sports games, clips and highlights, exclusively through DAVE.TV.

"College sports is one of the highest rated forms of entertainment on traditional broadcast television and caters to the top consumer demographic," says Rich Routman, Director of Sales and Business Development for Collegiate Images. "We are very excited by the potential for explosive growth and robust capabilities of Internet platforms through DAVE.TV."

The College Sports Channel on DAVE.TV will feature full-length games, video clips and highlights of various college sports games including football, basketball, volleyball and more. The College Sports Channel will kick off this March with DAVE.TV's Interactive previews of the 64 seeded teams in the 2006 Men's Basketball Tournament being held in late March and early April.

"We are very excited to be chosen as the exclusive IPTV partner of Collegiate Images to offer a full slate of College Sports on the DAVE.TV service," states Rex Wong, CEO of DAVE.TV. "DAVE.TV is the perfect IPTV distribution platform to deliver college sports around the world and on multiple devices."

The DAVE.TV Media Center software is available for free download at


DAVE.TV currently delivers over 100 channels of content from publishing sources worldwide, and that number is continuing to grow rapidly. DAVE.TV captures local, national, and international entertainment in the form of music, videos, news, sports, games, and more. Content is broadcast through a virtual broadcast network via the DAVE Media Center™ (DMC™) software. Broadcast and Affiliate Partners in cities throughout the world are able to capture and distribute content in Windows Media format as a DAVE.TV™ Affiliate and DMC Publisher. By distributing protected content with Microsoft Digital Rights Management (DRM) that can be enjoyed anywhere, DAVE.TV is staking its ground in the next generation of media broadcasting. For more information please visit

About Collegiate Images

Collegiate Images was formed by the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) and Convizion, Inc., as an independent, third-party organization of major colleges, universities, conferences, bowl games and broadcast rights-holders. CLC, formed in 1981, is the nation's leading collegiate licensing and marketing representative that assists collegiate licensors in protecting and controlling the use of their logos through trademark licensing.

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