Taipei, Taiwan----Jan. 8th, 2006----CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), a world leader in digital home solutions, today demonstrated cutting edge HD DVD advanced interactive capabilities using PowerDVD Ultra to stream additional, online bonus content to HD DVD players.
The user experience and interactive features showcased in the CES demo were driven by Universal Studios Home Entertainment and designed by interactive agency, Schematic, utilizing an HD DVD specially authored by Deluxe Digital Studios, a division of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, to showcase the potential for interactive network capabilities resident on all HD DVD players.
The demonstration used Miami Vice from Universal Studios Home Entertainment to showcase the new advanced features as well as a CyberLink's PowerDVD Ultra installed on an Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor based PC platform for playback. This specially authored title includes additional information on navigation and the location of the Deluxe server with the bonus content. Today's demonstration was the first of its kind and it showcases the potential that HD DVD studios have in authoring titles over the coming year to take advantage of the networking capability of the HD DVD players.
The HD DVD specifications feature unlimited possibilities to enhance movie enjoyment from HD DVD titles due to the ability to download or unlock additional bonus content. PowerDVD Ultra fully supports the HDi specification and offers complete playback of the movie and streaming content in one interface.
"Enabling online capabilities to HD DVDs opens new ways to enjoying movies," said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. "PowerDVD Ultra offers new dimension of entertainment – life-like video quality plus up-to-date online content. We are about to witness the next evolution of movie entertainment."
"Intel is excited to be part of a combined effort to demonstrate this tremendous offering for consumers on Intel® Core™2 Duo processor based PC platforms," said Brendan Traw, Intel Fellow and Chief Technology Officer, Intel's Digital Home Group. "Network connectivity with HD DVD titles can deliver consumers new viewing possibilities with additional bonus content, features, and games. This feature is a great step forward in the advancement of digital home entertainment experience."
Key features of PowerDVD Ultra for HD DVD include:
CyberLink Corp is the leader and pioneer in enabling digital multimedia on PCs and CEs. Backed by a group of high-caliber software engineers, CyberLink owns its core codec and a number of patented technologies. Today, CyberLink has built a solid reputation for delivering high-quality, interoperable, and fast time-to-market solutions that keep our OEM partners on the leading edge. Our business partners include leaders in the PC industry: drive manufacturers, graphics-card makers, and top-5 desktop and notebook brands. CyberLink Software Solutions include: complete applications for Blu-ray Discs and HD DVDs, Digital Home entertainment, Mobile TV and eHRD solutions. With customers spanning from multi-national corporations to small/medium-sized businesses, and from power users to home users, CyberLink has enjoyed rapid and consistent growth leading to a record breaking IPO in 2000 on the Taiwan Over The Counter Exchange (OTC: 5203). CyberLink is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: 5203.TW). CyberLink's worldwide headquarters is in Taipei. To keep up with market demands, CyberLink has operations in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region, including Japan. For more information, please visit CyberLink's website at http://www.cyberlink.com
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., is the leading provider of a broad range of entertainment industry services and technologies to major Hollywood Studios and an international client base. Services include motion picture film processing, printing and distribution; EFILM digital intermediates; post production and subtitling services; titles design and digital VFX; DVD compression, encoding and authoring; digital cinema services, digital asset management and digital distribution; and marketing fulfillment services. Deluxe facilities include: Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal, London, Rome, Florence, Madrid, Barcelona, Bangalore and Moosic, Pennsylvania.
Intel, the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies, products, and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live. Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.com/pressroom.
Schematic is a full-service interactive agency focused on improving the digital interfaces between companies and their customers. With offices in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta and Boston, the firm provides user experience, design, technology and marketing solutions for a wide array of platforms, including the Internet, interactive television, set-top boxes, game consoles and mobile devices.
Schematic's clients include ABC, Accenture, Amp'd Mobile, AOL, BMW, CNN, Comcast, DIRECTV, Electronic Arts, ESPN, Fox, Hitachi, Intel, ITV, Microsoft, Motorola, MTV Networks, NBC Universal, The NFL Network, Panasonic, Paul Mitchell, Pfizer, Showtime, Sony, Starz Entertainment, Target, Turner and Warner Bros. For more information, please visit www.schematic.com.
About Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion pictures company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric, with 20% owned by Vivendi.
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