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Access Devices Digital Announces Early PVR Launch


LONDON & LAS VEGAS -- March 10, 2005 -- Access Devices, Inc.’s (Pink Sheets:ACDJ) ( London-based subsidiary, Access Devices Digital Limited, developer of DVB (Digital Video Broadcast) and IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) set-top boxes, announces the launch of its Personal Video Recorder (PVR).

Personal Video Recorder Launch Brought Forward

Access Devices Digital’s accelerated product development programme has reduced the time to market for its new PVR product -- now set for UK and European launch in June 2005.

The global market for PVRs is growing rapidly, with triple-digit year-on-year growth.

Access Devices Digital’s PVR builds on the company’s well-established reputation for innovation, quality and reliability -- with the lowest returns in the industry.

-- This is the first UK single-tuner PVR to offer simultaneous ’play and record’ -- a highly desirable feature for users.

-- The PVR is available with and without a conditional access card slot (for subscribers to premium content channels), and is offered in UK and European variants.

-- The PVR is available in a number of design styles to facilitate ’exclusive’ sale under multiple brands.

-- Two launch customers have been signed for the first UK and European deployments.

-- Expressions of interest have been received from further key UK and international brands and retailers.

United Kingdom

-- Access Devices Digital continues to successfully supply white label DVB-T set-top boxes direct to the largest UK and European electrical retailers and supermarkets.

-- The company provides products to large global brands for sale through their own channels, with expressions of interest continuing to arrive from potential customers.

-- Returns of Access Devices Digital products are among the lowest recorded in this industry and continue to strengthen the company’s competitive advantage and perception with key buyers.


-- The first European orders for the company’s DVB-T set-top boxes have been accepted.

-- Distribution under a major international brand is set to start in Finland in Q2 2005.

-- An Alliance Agreement for French, Italian, Spanish, German and Scandinavian distribution is to be signed this quarter with a major international partner.

About Access Devices Digital Limited:

Access Devices Digital designs, controls manufacture, and sells Digital TV (DVB) access equipment and Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) equipment, generically referred to as set-top boxes (STBs). The company has a range of designs, including:

Digital Video Broadcast

-- Digital Terrestrial TV decoder (DVB-T) products for the UK Freeview service and variants for European TV services.

-- Digital Terrestrial TV decoder (DVB-T) products with conditional access (CA) for access to premium TV content, such as that broadcast by TopUpTV in the UK and various developing premium services in Europe.

-- DVB-T Personal Video Recorders -- with and without conditional access - for UK and European markets that are expected to follow the US example and show rapid and substantial growth.

Internet Protocol TV

-- IPTV (Internet protocol TV) products providing video-on-demand over DSL.

-- Combination DVB-T decoder with an IP delivery/return path.

-- Access Devices Digital’s IPTV products enable ’on-demand,’ ’time shifted’ services and true real-time interactivity. The company’s products can seamlessly combine the TV broadcast and IP delivered content to enable broadcasters to develop new services across entertainment and commerce.


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