Exent Technologies Inc.

November 03, 2005 13:04 ET

Exent Powers Launch of kidsmania for Canada's Largest Internet Service Provider; A Safe, Fun and Educational Online World Featuring Leading Kids Brands

BETHESDA, Md.--(CCNMatthews - Nov 3, 2005) -

Exent Technologies Inc., the global leader in secure digital delivery of games, and Bell Sympatico, Canada's largest ISP, are working together to deliver kidsmania, a new edutainment online service for children aged 3 - 12 years old. The new service offers children and their parents a fun, learning software within a safe and secure environment.

Bell Canada's kidsmania features more than 50 top software titles for kids from leading publishers such as Atari, Scholastic, Encore Software (a Navarre Corporation company) and many others. These include popular brand names such as Clifford the Big Red Dog®, Crayola®, Freddi Fish, I SPY™ and many more favorites. Games are licensed through Exent Technologies' content aggregation services. The kidsmania service is available in both English and French versions and is available for all Canadians at $14.95 a month and $6 a month for Sympatico ISP customers.

kidsmania is powered by Exent's EXEtender™ technology, which securely delivers software titles to subscribers over a broadband Internet connection. The Bell Canada service provides advanced usability features, including parental controls, customized experiences for three different age groupings, and a safe environment from a technology, content and interaction perspective.

"Exent is proud to be part of Bell Canada's pioneering effort to offer a secure online experience for children," said Zvi Levgoren, CEO, Exent Technologies. "Bell is consistently innovating to offer its customers the best possible experience. Both children and parents will enjoy benefits from this kind of service. kidsmania is a fun way to introduce children to the online universe, while parents can ensure their kids are exposed only to safe content."

"Exent's technology platform has allowed Bell Sympatico to deliver kidsmania to our customers in an easy, simple and secure application," said Pat McLean, General Manager, Consumer Internet Services, Bell Sympatico.

More information about kidsmania can be found at www.kidsmania.ca.

About Exent

Exent is the market leader in technology and service solutions for secure digital delivery of gaming and application software for service providers seeking to digitally distribute, manage and monetize a digital, on-demand games and applications service. Exent delivers products and solutions that support video game publishers, broadband service providers, hardware manufacturers, media companies, brand owners, consumer portals, retailers and others.

Exent's technology enables all standard business models -- purchases, subscriptions, rentals and try-before-you-buy -- for applications of any size. Exent's digital rights management solution dramatically lowers software piracy and ensures enforcement of licensing restrictions. Exent's EXEtender™-based products and services are currently in commercial use by Atari, Bell Canada, Comcast, Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom, KPN, RCN, Swisscom, Telefonica, Telstra, Turner Broadcasting, Verizon, Yahoo!, and other leading service providers worldwide.

Major shareholders of Exent include Time Warner, Comcast, Concord Ventures and New Enterprise Associates. The company has offices in Bethesda, Maryland and Tel-Aviv, Israel. For more information visit http://www.exent.com.

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