SOURCE: NPOWR Digital Media, Inc.

August 07, 2006 09:00 ET

NPOWR Digital Media Launches stimTV Network Version 1.0

Revolutionary Broadband Internet Television Network Adds New Cinema Channel to Its Already Popular Music Channel

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 7, 2006 -- NPOWR Digital Media Inc. today announced the launch of its stimTV™Network version 1.0, which can be viewed at www.stimtv.com. The new release incorporates many feature improvements to the already popular stimTVmusic™ channel and introduces the network's new stimTVcinema™ channel.

The eclectic stimTVmusic™ channel still features its groundbreaking high-speed video viewing format which blends the fun of channel surfing with the vast control of search capability. The channel continues to offer the same mix of hard-to-find artists and DVDs.

"Everything else is different and better," says stimTV™Network President, Dwight Marcus, "like our improved video quality. Viewers can scrub streaming video like it's their own DVD and connect instantly with their favorite artists and titles. They can download to iTunes, buy physical discs from Amazon and purchase merchandise. Our team has added an abundance of new material since the music channel's Beta launch in December."

Utilizing many of the same groundbreaking features incorporated within the flagship music channel, the network has also introduced its new cinema channel. The much anticipated stimTVcinema™ channel features promotional trailers from both major and independent studios, allowing movie fans to view clips from a number of titles every minute. stimTVcinema™ features new theatrical releases, selections from the studios' large catalogs, and a significant selection of independent and documentary titles.

"The stimTVNetwork has already established itself as an expert in the independent music field. Their proven knowledge of the Indie scene makes stimTVcinema a perfect promotional platform for our independent film titles," said David T. Fannon, Vice President, Screen Media Ventures.

"There's currently a lot of noise regarding major companies jumping on the media-on-the-Internet bandwagon. I agree with Barry Diller who recently warned the industry that just duplicating the standard TV experience on the Internet is not going to cut it. I would add, the current search paradigm will not be able to deal with the tsunami of media hitting the Internet. The stimTVNetwork offers the best presentation modality for Internet video consumption," added Robert Whitmore, CEO, NPOWR Digital Media Inc. Whitmore will elaborate on the future of Internet video search as a presenter at next week's Digital Hollywood San Jose event.

The stimTV™Network blends the ease of channel surfing with the elegance of a unique presentation search engine. The network's channels present a completely personalized stream of short video clips, allowing viewers to opt in for a more in depth viewing of titles as they catch their interest. The network's channels allow viewers to access thousands of video presentations. When a clip of particular interest appears, a click of the mouse shuttles the viewer to the entire selection and additional content. Viewers also have the opportunity to be directed to specified e-commerce sites to purchase products or DVDs, download songs, or order tickets to upcoming concerts and movies.

About the stimTV™Network

The stimTV™Network is the world's first truly personalized viewing experience. Everyone who watches sees something different -- something right for them. It's true unicasting, available to everyone with a broadband Internet connection. stimTV™ fuses browsing with entertainment. A completely new kind of viewing experience, stimTV™ works like automatic channel surfing which has been pre-filtered to deliver a unique flow of personalized content to each viewer. The patented Video Assembly Engine™ selects and assembles short video clips into a high-powered stream of previews from which viewers may opt in to watch longer clips, order merchandise or acquire additional related information. Viewers are able to further fine-tune their stimTV™ experience by creating very brief and completely anonymous profiles which enable the software to deliver a truly tailored stream of videos. stimTV™Network channels include stimTVmusic™, stimTVcinema™ and others to be launched throughout the year. For more information, visit www.stimtvnetwork.com.

About NPOWR Digital Media Inc.

Incorporated in July 2001, California-based NPOWR Digital Media Inc. is fast becoming a leader in next-generation technologies facilitating personalized media viewing via the Internet. The company is utilizing these breakthrough technologies in the progressive launch of the stimTV™Network, a broadband Internet network which delivers an audience-pleasing viewing experience. The stimTV™Network offers an effective e-commerce forum to artists, media content owners, viewers, product purveyors and advertisers. For more information, visit www.npowr.com.

Contact Information

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    NPOWR Digital Media Inc.
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