SOURCE: GalleryPlayer

July 25, 2005 03:01 ET

GalleryPlayer Creates Media Network; Programming the Finest HD Art and Photography to Residential and Commercial Customers

Announces New Service Offering HD Still Image Channels via Linear Broadcast, VOD and DVR Set Tops to 20 Million High Resolution Displays

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 25, 2005 -- GalleryPlayer (www.galleryplayer.com) today announced GalleryPlayer Media Networks, the first service that programs the world's finest HD art and photography to high resolution displays for homes and offices via linear, VOD and DVR as well as the Internet. GalleryPlayer Media Networks, currently in a VOD trial with a major cable operator, has begun market tests with its collection for linear broadcast channels.

With GalleryPlayer Media Networks, cable and satellite companies can tap into a vast array of never-before-available content to create customizable and/or localized VOD and linear HD broadcast channels for their viewers including: fine art, travel, science, nature, sports, entertainment and much more. Viewers will also be able to build and store their own personalized collections or play-lists via DVR.

GalleryPlayer Media Networks provides audiences with access to the world's finest art and photography by carefully selecting the best images from among content partners including: National Geographic, The Time-Life Picture Collection, The Andy Warhol Foundation, Corbis, George Eastman House, Artist Rights Society, and other major museums, brands and collections. GalleryPlayer Media Networks programming can be instantly configured for any size display without any loss of resolution, presentation or image.

"MSOs have a voracious appetite for HD content. Imagery of this kind has been untapped to date, and with GalleryPlayer Media Networks they can offer it in stunning high-resolution that brings new depth and value to their viewers," said Craig Husa, GalleryPlayer CEO.

GalleryPlayer Media Networks also recently announced funding from Menlo Ventures (www.menloventures.com), one of Silicon Valley's oldest venture partnerships, to accelerate its expansion into both commercial and residential markets.

GalleryPlayer Media Networks had its initial entry into the consumer market through a premium partnership with Microsoft to deliver its service to the worldwide installed base of Windows Media Center Edition (MCE) systems, and will be available on all Windows XP platforms in September.

GalleryPlayer Media Networks includes proprietary and patent-pending HD technology systems and tools used for scanning, developing, curating, protecting, building and delivering high impact HD images. Its proprietary technology includes a comprehensive DRM (Digital Rights Management), which protects the intellectual property of the imagery for content owners over the internet

About GalleryPlayer Media Networks

GalleryPlayer Media Networks programs the world's finest HD art and photography to high resolution displays for the residential and commercial markets through a variety of distribution platforms including Cable and Satellite, Internet and Private Networks. GalleryPlayer Media Networks has global partnership agreements with first tier branded content owners, and offers a level and quality of high resolution that has never been available to the mass consumer market. Gallery Player Media Networks transforms HDTVs and flat panel displays into a digital canvas that offers viewers a new way to experience the world's finest imagery. For more information visit www.galleryplayer.com.

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