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Macrovision’s TotalPlay™ CD Accelerates the Digital Music Revolution


SANTA CLARA, Calif. January 26, 2006-Macrovision Corporation (Nasdaq: MVSN). While consumer demand for digital music continues to grow, Macrovision’s TotalPlay™ CD accelerates this trend by engaging a new generation of digital music consumers.

TotalPlay CD encourages millions of consumers to put a CD into a PC for the first time by making the CD-to-PC-to-Portable experience simple and consistent. TotalPlay CD makes the CD a vital part of the portable digital revolution, instead of the part that’s being left behind. TotalPlay CD allows consumers to burn copies, share their music with friends, and create compilations. It offers a rich, graphical PC experience that gives content owners the ability to include extras like lyrics, album art, unlockable web downloads, video, games, photos and other exclusives.

Macrovision recognizes that today’s consumers use their music in an increasing variety of ways. We also believe that software can and should be created to support the evolving needs of these consumers, respect their rights, and secure their content. “We continue to partner with the music industry to bring an enhanced CD-experience to all consumers,” says Fred Amoroso CEO & President of Macrovision.

Like all of Macrovision’s family of CD solutions, TotalPlay CD provides a stable computing experience, and does not install spyware of any type. In fact, TotalPlay CD has been certified as spyware-safe by a leading member of the Anti-Spyware Coalition, and has been reviewed by trusted third-party security firms to minimize any consumer security vulnerabilities. Macrovision is a Gold-Certified Microsoft partner, and TotalPlay CD is Designed for Windows XP. We believe that TotalPlay CD provides a secure environment for both consumers and content owners, enabling the digital music marketplace. The end user license agreements (EULAs) transparently reveal the full functionality of the product, and a clearly marked uninstaller is readily available should consumers change their mind once the product is installed.

Macrovision is committed to the rights of the consumer, privacy and security. In response to marketplace needs and consumer requirements, we are engaged with customers to transition their new album releases to our latest technology, TotalPlay CD, in pursuit of the best possible consumer experience.

Macrovision is committed to offering consumers the highest-quality software possible. Towards this end, TotalPlay CD is being continually reviewed by the world’s most reputable independent software testing organizations based on industry-accepted standards and we look forward to working with other parties in the future.

About Macrovision

Macrovision provides distribution, commerce and consumption solutions for software and entertainment content to the home video, PC games, music, cable/satellite, consumer software, and enterprise software industries. Macrovision holds a total of 222 issued or pending United States patents and 1,204 issued or pending international patents, and continues to increase its patent portfolio with new and innovative technologies in related fields. Macrovision is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, U.S.A. with other offices across the United States and around the world. More information about Macrovision can be found at

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