SOURCE: GalleryPlayer

April 12, 2005 00:01 ET

GalleryPlayer Strikes Content Deal With Pondaray

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SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 12, 2005 -- GalleryPlayer (www.galleryplayer.com) today announced that it has added Pondaray (www.pondaray.com) imagery of the natural world to its ever-expanding list of premium content partners. GalleryPlayer is the first service that delivers super high resolution, museum quality art and photography into the home as both a video-on-demand HD service for cable TV and satellite networks, or via the Internet to any Microsoft Media Center Edition PC display.

GalleryPlayer now has more than twenty signed major license agreements, providing access to tens of thousands of the most popular fine art and photographic images, including National Geographic, The New York Times, The Time Life Picture Collection, The Andy Warhol Foundation, Corbis, Dorling Kindersley, George Eastman House, America 24/7, Art Resource, Artist Rights Society, and other major museums, brands and collections.

Pondaray provides an exciting array of largely unpublished photography and video documenting the world's natural history, diverse peoples, and cultural locales.

"With GalleryPlayer we can digitally reproduce our images with stunning quality and ultra high resolution, and deliver them all the way to the screen in a secure and protected format. Just as important, GalleryPlayer exposes the Pondaray collection to a completely new audience and market that is at its early stage and set for marked growth," said Hugh Bollinger, Pondaray founder and president.

GalleryPlayer security software controls image security, copy protection, and digital rights management (DRM), content and software updates, and gallery and image usage tracking.

"GalleryPlayer is the first company to develop a secure DRM environment that meets the requirements of the top-tier content providers who will drive consumer interest in digital home art galleries and art as a video-on-demand service on cable and satellite," said Tim Dunley, GalleryPlayer vice president of marketing. "The GalleryPlayer distribution network is based on a new standard for the secure distribution of digital content, and offers GalleryPlayer and its content partners with a scalable infrastructure upon which to deliver and monetize its media products."

About Pondaray

Pondaray image sources represent an eclectic mix of outstanding scientists and adventurers in the fields of geographic exploration, ethnography, marine research, genetics, and environmental studies. The result is an immense library of largely unpublished photography and video documenting the world's natural history, diverse peoples, and cultural locales. Pondaray Enterprises is a closely held content services provider and producer of fine photographic wall prints, posters, and note cards offering ...images for your world! For more information visit www.pondaray.com.

About GalleryPlayer

GalleryPlayer is the first digital home gallery service that delivers super high resolution, museum quality art and photography into the home as both a premium, on-demand HD service for cable TV and satellite networks, or through download to any Microsoft Media Center Edition PC display. It offers never-before-available, name-brand content that transforms TV/flat panels into a dynamic digital canvas, and provides viewers with a new way to experience art and a new alternative to regularly scheduled HD programming.

For more information visit www.galleryplayer.com.

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