SOURCE: GalleryPlayer

March 29, 2007 15:00 ET

GalleryPlayer Announces Retail and Online Launch of New Ready to View SD Cards for All New 2007 Panasonic Plasma and HDTVs

High Definition Art, Photography and Technology Meet on Millions of Screens With the Release of GalleryPlayer's New Ready to View SD Cards: The Art of HD and National Geographic's Wide Angle

NEW YORK, NY and SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 29, 2007 -- GalleryPlayer, the pioneer in HD lifestyle imagery, and Panasonic unveiled today details for the first-ever collection of high definition art and photographic images on secure digital (SD) cards that are compatible exclusively with Panasonic's entire new line of 2007 Plasma and HDTVs. Meeting the demand for new hi-def content, two new GalleryPlayer-branded and Ready to View SD cards, The Art of HD and National Geographic's Wide Angle, are launching online and in retail, turning HD flat panel displays into dazzling showcases for the world's finest and most popular artwork, fine art and photography.

In addition, this exclusive feature will let Panasonic TV owners download hundreds of additional HD images from their favorite artists and photographers onto any SD card memory card through the GalleryPlayer website (www.galleryplayer.com). Much like the iTunes® experience, consumers will have the ability to manage personal playlists and are given the choice to select images from the largest online HD Lifestyle Image Library on the web. This GalleryPlayer exclusive image library contains thousands of HD images and collections, including new collections including The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: The Art of Claude Monet, The Art of Edgar Degas, Explore Hawaii and many more... all of which transform any screen into a personal, passionate, and visually stunning experience.

A year-long multi-million dollar marketing and promotional campaign will kick off GalleryPlayer's Ready to View SD Card product launch to promote the SD card functionality in Panasonic's new 2007 line of Plasma and HDTVs, at select retailers across the country.

"GalleryPlayer is extremely pleased to bring to mass consumers what before today was only available to an elite and limited market. By combining our vast library of HD lifestyle imagery with Panasonic's entire line of superior HDTV products of Plasma and LCD TVs, we have created a visual experience for millions to enjoy," said GalleryPlayer CEO Kevin Akeroyd. "Whether at retail or online, GalleryPlayer is enhancing the value of HDTVs by offering consumers instant access to hi-def content that turns their screen into a stunning expression of interests and passions for parties, family events, or even for pure enjoyment of the HD lifestyle experience."

"Panasonic continues to lead the industry by setting a new standard in providing our customers with the best viewing experience possible with the availability of GalleryPlayer's new Ready to View SD cards, pre-loaded with the world's most stunning art and photography. Our partnership with GalleryPlayer gives consumers more choices for personalization and expands upon the use of our new line of Plasma and HDTVs," said Merwan Mereby, Panasonic's Vice President of New Business Development and Strategic Alliances.

The Art of HD and National Geographic's Wide Angle are expected to be available in retail starting in mid-April at an MSRP of $29.95. To purchase and manage collections online, consumers can visit the following URL: http://www.galleryplayer.com. GalleryPlayer will offer via their website, SD card readers that are compatible with most PCs.

About Panasonic

Based in Secaucus, N.J., Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company is a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. (NYSE: MC), and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Information about Panasonic products is available at www.panasonic.com. Additional company information for journalists is available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.

About GalleryPlayer

GalleryPlayer, Inc. ® is the global pioneer in a new content category for hi-def television, HD Lifestyle Imagery. Meeting the consumer demand for fresh HD content, GalleryPlayer delivers a wide variety of rights-protected, high definition imagery that transforms any screen into a stunning showcase, as well as providing high-class, personal expression to HDTV screens. GalleryPlayer's proprietary, patented technology is designed for the efficient production, presentation, rights management, promotion and cross-platform distribution (via cable, the internet and widescreen DVDs) of HD rights-protected imagery. The company currently has license agreements with over 45 content partners, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Geographic, Time Life, and The New York Times, as well as distribution and delivery agreements with Panasonic, Comcast, Google and others. For more information, visit www.galleryplayer.com.

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