Packetvideo debuts global developer network to spur development of rich media applications for wireless networks

Program Provides Developers With Tools, Services and Technology to Build Applications on World’s Leading Distribution Platform for Wireless Multimedia

PacketVideo Corporation, the recognized leader in software for the delivery of rich media over today’s wireless networks, today launched the PacketVideo Global Developer NetworkÔ, a comprehensive program designed to empower application developers around the globe to build standards-based rich media applications for any mobile environment. The PacketVideo Global Developer Network is being launched around the world today - from Europe, Japan and Asia, to North America - to rapidly deliver compelling communication, information and entertainment applications to wireless operators for deployments of advanced services over current and next generation wireless networks.

The PacketVideo Global Developer Network will equip members with the technical and marketing resources necessary to successfully define, build, test and commercialize wireless rich media applications on PacketVideo’s leading multimedia delivery platform - PVPlatformÔ. Development on PacketVideo’s MPEG-4 platform ensures application interoperability across all wireless air interfaces and MPEG-4-enabled mobile devices.

“Developers are racing to discover the key applications that will generate revenues and drive the success of this new medium. Our developer network gives members the resources to accelerate their time to market,” said Robert Tercek, president of PacketVideo’s Applications & Services Division. “This program will unleash an explosion of creativity, bringing a wealth of rich media applications to a market that’s primed to go commercial.”

A fast-growing community of world-class developers is already taking advantage of the PacketVideo Global Developer Network. In fact, more than 500 application developers have already expressed interest in joining PacketVideo’s program. PacketVideo is already working with an elite team of more than 20 charter members that include developers creating information applications to enable users to receive news, sports, and other rich information via mobile devices; communication applications to enable users to send multimedia messages, including animated greetings and personalized video messages; and entertainment applications to enable users to access interactive games and on-demand entertainment.

Current charter developers in the program include: Airborne Entertainment (Canada), Anybil Corp. (Korea), Blue Zone (Canada), Cosmic Infinity (Canada), Enorbus (China), Eruptor (United States), (United States), HIPnTASTY (United States), InfoIsLive (Hong Kong), iomo (UK), The Media Studio, Inc. (Japan), ORCA Vision (Japan), Pandora Interactive Studio PTE Limited (Singapore), Portable Internet (United States), Premium Wireless Services/Your Mobile Networks (United States), SoftGame (Australia), SpotLife (United States), UIEvolution (United States), Unplugged Games (United States), Video4i (Singapore), and ZioInteractive (Korea). Additionally, PacketVideo is already collaborating with leading wireless game providers Cash-U (Israel), Digital Bridges (England), Orchimedia (Finland), and PicoFun (Sweden).

According to John Walsh, chief executive officer of SpotLife, the leading provider of integrated personal video solutions and one of the charter members under PacketVideo’s new program, “We recognize PacketVideo’s leadership and experience in delivering a scalable platform that’s optimized for the mobile environment. PacketVideo’s developer network gives SpotLife easy-to-use tools that enable us to build rich and powerful wireless video applications based on the open MPEG-4 standard, ensuring interoperability across all major wireless networks and devices.”

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