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PixStream And DMX Music Collaborate On Artist Insertion Software.

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WATERLOO, Canada & LOS ANGELES, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 13, 2000


Software enables service providers to offer over 100

digital music channels

PixStream Incorporated, a leading developer of video head-end solutions for service providers, today announced a collaboration with DMX MUSIC, a leader in programming and delivering unique music experiences, to provide artist insertion software for its video networking systems.

Artist insertion enables service providers to insert and display information about a song and artist on their customers' screens when the television is tuned to audio-only channels. The DMX MUSIC digital audio and data signals are gathered via satellite by the PixStream VDS5000 video networking system. The VDS5000 system performs high-quality audio processing including demodulating, descrambling and demultiplexing and adapts the resulting audio signals to a service provider's network. This process enables customers to view information such as the name of the artist, the title of the song, the name of the album and record label on their TV screen as the song is playing.

"With DMX MUSIC signals, PixStream can offer service providers the ability to redistribute over 100 different high-fidelity, CD-quality audio channels and include the important song information on-screen," said Dave Caputo, Vice President of Marketing, PixStream. "Service providers are continually searching for ways to differentiate themselves and artist insertion enables them to expand their TV entertainment service offerings. PixStream is committed to working with companies like DMX MUSIC to provide its customers with the tools necessary to succeed in a competitive environment."

"PixStream is helping to bring the industry's largest selection of digital music channels to service providers through the use of DMX MUSIC broadcast technologies," said Martin Pucher, Vice President of Technology, DMX MUSIC. "Residential customers are demanding new and innovative ways to listen to music. By combining DMX MUSIC channels with PixStream video networking systems, service providers can offer their subscribers a unique listening experience as part of their TV entertainment package."

Artist insertion for DMX MUSIC is part of the PixStream VDSware suite of video network element applications.


DMX MUSIC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Digital, Inc. Liberty Digital recently announced plans to merge DMX MUSIC with AEI Music Network, Inc. to create an international, multi-media, e-business, music entertainment company. DMX MUSIC is a global leader in digital music, distributing more than 100 unparalleled, satellite-delivered programs of non-stop music and over 400 unique digital music mixes via its proprietary on-premise technologies for personalized at-location play. DMX MUSIC is also available to businesses via DMX Axis - a groundbreaking, digital audio and video delivery system that combines the power of the Internet, the latest IBM e-business platforms and Microsoft software. The company distributes its digital music services to more than 5 million homes and 72,000 businesses around the world, with a daily listening audience of 40 million. Liberty Digital, Inc. is traded on the NASDAQ National Market through its Series A Common Stock under the symbol LDIG. For more information about DMX MUSIC, access the company's web site at About PixStream Incorporated

PixStream develops, manufactures and globally markets hardware and software solutions that enable network service providers and enterprises to reliably distribute and manage digital video. PixStream solutions transport high-quality video and audio over broadband networks, optimizing bandwidth and enabling customers to introduce leading-edge video services and applications. Major service providers around the world including Bell Canada, Boardwalk Equities Inc., eircom, ExOp of Missouri Inc., Kingston Vision, NBTel and Telenor have chosen PixStream for their video networking solutions. Founded in 1996, PixStream is based in Waterloo, Canada and has offices in Canada, the United States and Europe. PixStream recently entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. More information is available at

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