SOURCE: USA Video Interactive Corp.

May 20, 2008 09:00 ET

Gerry Kaufhold, Founder and Analyst at In-Stat's Converging Markets and Technologies Information Research Service, Talks About USA Video Interactive Corp. (OTCBB: USVO) (TSX-V: US)

NIANTIC, CT--(Marketwire - May 20, 2008) - Gerry Kaufhold, founder and Principal Analyst at In-Stat's Converging Markets and Technologies Information Research Service, was interviewed by www.DigitalMediaStocks.com, an investor and industry portal for the digital media sector within Investorideas.com. Digital media companies discussed in the interview include watermarking company USA Video Interactive Corp. (OTCBB: USVO) (TSX-V: US), Philips Electronics, Data Mark Technologies, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corp. company and CBS Corp.'s planned $1.8 billion acquisition of CNET Networks Inc.

Mr. Kaufhold has successfully predicted some notable technology trends, including the growth of CD-ROM drive for personal computers, as well as market shares for worldwide unit shipments of MPEG-related semiconductor devices. Discussing trends moving forward, Mr. Kaufhold notes, "Three key areas of growth for emerging digital content include: Blue Ray Optical Discs and Blue Ray TV and Movie titles coming from the studios, Social Networks with high definition video sharing and electronic delivery of high quality digital media."

Mr. Kaufhold goes on to discuss forensic watermarking technology deployed by several companies, the differentiation of technologies and some of the public companies in the sector.

"There is a small company in Connecticut called USA Video Interactive that I have been talking to for six years. They are a great example of the rest of the industry, in that it has taken them several years to develop their technology, prove it and make it robust enough to start using it. Just recently they signed a deal with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment for high speed internet delivery of electronic files. Fox needs to be able to preview movies to buyers at Target and Wal-Mart and to work around direct theft at the mailroom; they now defend against it with USA Video's MediaEscort that automatically embeds watermarks or SmartMarks into every frame of the video during internet delivery. So if the content leaks out, they know exactly which computer to go and investigate. This is a very solid and robust approach to identifying leaks and theft."

To listen to the entire Podcast/Audio Interview go to: http://s3.amazonaws.com/static.investorideas.com/podcasts/2008/051608a.mp3

For further information about the market USA Video is focused on with its anti-piracy products, please go to: http://blog.usvo.com/.

About USVO:

USA Video Interactive Corp. ("USVO") designs and markets technology for delivery of digital media. USVO developed its MediaEscort™, MediaSentinel™, and SmartMark™ digital watermarking technology to provide a robust means for producers and distributors to invisibly protect their content. USA Video Technology Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of USVO, holds the pioneering patent for store-and-forward video, filed in 1990 and issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office on July 14, 1992; it has been cited by at least 206 other patents. USVO holds similar patents in Germany, Canada, England, France, Spain, Italy, and Japan. For more information, visit www.usvo.com.

USA Video Interactive Corporate Headquarters Office: 8 West Main Street, Niantic, Connecticut, 06357 Telephone (860) 739-8030 Facsimile (860) 739-8070; Canada Office: 507 - 837 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 3N6. Trading symbol on the OTCBB: USVO; Trading symbol on the TSX Venture Exchange US; Trading symbol on the Berlin and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges: USF. CUSIP 902924208. For more information contact (860) 739-8030 or contact@usvo.com.

The press release may contain forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those projected in any forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ from those described.

MediaEscort, MediaSentinel and SmartMark are trademarks of USA Video Interactive Corp. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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Contact Information

  • USVO Investor Relations Contact:
    (860) 739-8030