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International Language Versions Of PC Personal Video Recorder (PVR) Unveiled By Home Media Networks


April 22 2002 – Home Media Networks Ltd, developer of network capable home entertainment software today announced that ShowShifter is available in French, Spanish and German versions to help accelerate sales across the continent. ShowShifter allows the user to watch, record and time shift (pause) TV, play DVD videos, listen to CDs and MP3 music files all through one interface, and includes a customisable electronic programme guide.


ShowShifter is a pioneering software application with ‘time shifting’ technology, allowing users
to ‘pause’ live TV and then subsequently resume from where they left off. The TV signal is recorded in real time on the PC hard disk and can then be played back from where the viewer left off while the current live TV is still being recorded. Evaluation versions of English and international versions of ShowShifter can be downloaded from http://www.showshifter.com .


The PVR market has seen increasing interest over the past few months due to a number of high profile multinationals joining the fray, however, the UK’s ShowShifter remains at the forefront of the software PVR market, having already secured several high-profile OEM agreements and a loyal user base.


“Following on from the success of ShowShifter in English-speaking countries we wanted to diversify to offer other territories the opportunity to live the ShowShifter experience,” comments Home Media Networks CEO, John Croft. “The home PC market throughout Europe is migrating towards utilising a PC as the entertainment hub in the home and we wanted to ensure that we remained at the forefront of the industry in all French, Spanish and German speaking countries.”


About Home Media Networks Ltd


Home Media Networks Ltd is a 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 http://www.showshifter.com .


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