SOURCE: Maybach Financial Group

Maybach Financial Group

October 15, 2007 04:06 ET

Entertainment Value: Report on Atari Inc. (NASDAQ: ATAR), Make Music Inc. (NASDAQ: MMUS), and Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI)

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There is no doubt that the Internet will shake up distribution channels and disrupt the status quo in every category of the entertainment industry. But it is only recently that entertainment and media services companies are -- for the first time since the advent of the Internet boom -- approaching the Internet and its many distribution and profit opportunities with prudence. With broadband access and availability still lagging -- albeit with gathering speed -- this is the ideal time for companies to explore their Net readiness in preparation for the changes ahead. Although several top entertainment names -- such as NBC and DreamWorks -- have rolled back or cut their Internet offerings, there is still plenty of Internet activity in the industry. In fact, for the first time, the lull is allowing companies to approach the Internet and its many distribution and profit opportunities with a level headedness that was missing during the heady times of Internet mania.

Companies like Atari Inc. (NASDAQ: ATAR) together with its subsidiaries, engages in the publishing, development, and distribution of video game software in North America. It offers games for various platforms. The company publishes and sublicenses games for the wireless, internet, and other platforms. Its portfolio of games includes action, adventure, strategy, role-playing, and racing. Atari distributes its video game software in the United States, Canada, and Mexico through mass merchants, retail outlets, online outlets, specialty retailers, and distributors.

We can't forget companies like Make Music Inc. (NASDAQ: MMUS) that engages in the design, development, support, and marketing of application software solutions to music educators, music-makers, and the music publishing industry worldwide. The company offers SmartMusic, an interactive, computer-based music learning software system that provides human-like accompaniment in various musical styles performed by orchestras, concert bands, jazz trios, and other musical ensembles. This system also enables the user to start playing at any point in a musical piece, repeat difficult-to-play segments, change instrumentation, adjust the degree to which the accompaniment follows the musician, control tempo, transpose the music into any key, and play with or without repeats or designate sections of the music to cut. Further, SmartMusic includes self-assessment features, and allows the user to record their performance and send it by e-mail. The company also offers SmartMusic Impact, a Web-based solution that allows music educators to easily guide, motivate, grade, and document individual student progress. It sells its software products through traditional distribution channels and its Web sites. MakeMusic has strategic relationships with McGraw-Hill, Hal Leonard Corporation, Conn-Selmer, and Berklee College of Music.

And keeping with the entertainment sector, one cannot forget Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) who provides satellite radio services in the United States. It offers commercial-free music channels that provide a selection of music genres, such as rock, pop, hip-hop, country, dance, jazz, Latin, and classical; and channels of sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, weather, and data content. As of December 31, 2006, the company offered a programming line up of 69 channels of commercial-free music; 54 channels of sports, news, talk, and entertainment; and 11 channels of traffic and weather, as well as informational data services. It also had 6,024,555 subscribers. In addition, the company sells radios and accessories for use in cars, trucks, homes, offices, boats, or other locations primarily through automakers, consumer electronics retailers, and mobile audio dealers, as well as through its Web site. Further, it provides SIRIUS Internet Radio, an Internet service offering a CD-quality, Internet-only version of its service.

When all is said and done, the seeds were laid for explosive growth in the interactive entertainment industry in 1998 and beyond. The marketing efforts of Microsoft, Nintendo, Sega and Sony have created enormous interest in the interactive entertainment category. Consumers are finally ready to start buying.

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