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Former Streets Online Chairman and CEO, John Croft, Joins Home Entertainment Software Company

Home Media Networks Ltd, developer of PC software that allows the user to watch, record and pause TV, play DVD videos, and listen to MP3 music files through one interface, has recently appointed John Croft as its Chief Executive Officer

“What Home Media Networks Ltd is doing is truly exciting. I believe it will affect how we all live our lives and enjoy our leisure time in the future – I simply couldn’t resist getting involved,” said Croft. “ShowShifter is a great piece of software which is very compelling visually, its unique selling points are obvious at first glance.”

Croft has valuable experience in building business and is helping to put together a strong team of industry professionals to steer the company in the future. Before joining Home Media Networks Ltd, he was founding investor of successful online shopping mall, Streets Online, joining the company in November 1998 as Chairman. Prior to Streets Online, Croft was Managing Director of networking and communications company Sonoma Systems (recently bought by Nortel Networks and formally known as Retix,) and before that was Sales Director for six years at telecommunications giant Racal and Sales and Marketing Director at NCR Corporation.

Home Media Networks Ltd, and its breakthrough technology ShowShifter, is a groundbreaking application that can turn a normal home or work PC into a ‘personal entertainment manager’ allowing the home user to consumer numerous existing media types through a normal home PC.

About Home Media Networks Ltd

Home Media Networks Ltd is a start-up company focused on the fast growing digital entertainment sector, producing software that runs on standard PC platforms to allow the user to watch, record and pause TV, play DVDs, and listen to MP3 music files. Its solution, ShowShifter, allows the user to pause a TV show to be replayed later and can be controlled remotely using a standard infrared remote control. Through unique FarView technology interaction works equally well close up or at a distance from the screen. Showshifter is a replacement for TV, VCR, DVD and CD players in a traditional household, thus introducing numerous cost savings for the consumer. Home Media Networks Ltd has offices in the UK in Edinburgh and Crawley.

ShowShifter can be downloaded from

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