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    Macrovision Expands Access to Worldwide Entertainment Data in Latest Media Recognition Solution

    New Database in LASSO can be Localised to Regional Consumer Preferences

    MAIDENHEAD, UK, March 5, 2009 - Macrovision Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ: MVSN) today announced that the newest version of its LASSO media recognition solution has expanded access to deeper entertainment data and more types of data worldwide. LASSO now includes a larger global database supported by both editorial and user-submitted data that can be localized to regional specifics in stand-alone devices. This expanded offering provides consumer electronic (CE) manufacturers with the ability to create devices with richer experiences for consumers by allowing them to further explore and experience entertainment media that is most relevant to them.

    The new version of LASSO uses global data from user submissions compiled against Macrovision's current AMG editorial database of more than 1.5 million pop and classical music albums, 13 million tracks, and 400,000 movie titles. CE manufacturers can then take this database and localize it in stand-alone devices based upon media recognition requests and local user data submissions made in the respective geographic areas. By offering a localised dataset, LASSO can specifically address user preferences and provide a more robust and enjoyable entertainment experience to consumers as they interact with their media.

    "The consumer experience is centered on being able to simply store and replay their content at the highest quality without a lot of fuss," said David Reynaga, Head of Future Products at Imerge, one of the premier manufacturers and developers of movie and music focused entertainment servers. "LASSO offers our customers an easy way to interact with content, find what they are looking for and discover new content."

    In addition, Internet connected LASSO-powered devices now will have embedded linking capability that allows users to easily navigate between artist biographies and album reviews. LASSO also includes the ability to recognize Blu-ray discs and allows consumers to submit DVD information.

    "Extensive media recognition capability in devices such as MP3 players, mobile devices, home CD and DVD players, and automotive entertainment systems is an essential element that makes the device fantastic for a user," said Corey Ferengul, EVP of Product Management and Marketing at Macrovision. "LASSO provides an easy-to-implement solution that further customizes the device to local preferences and allows users to go deeper and experience their media at the next level."

    LASSO includes a software development kit and access to Macrovision's full AMG entertainment database, and can be implemented in both a networked or stand-alone device. It is now available worldwide.

    About Macrovision Solutions Corporation
    Macrovision Solutions Corporation is focused on providing a uniquely simple digital home entertainment experience by delivering solutions to businesses to protect, enhance and distribute digital goods to consumers across multiple channels. Macrovision's technologies are deployed by companies in the entertainment, consumer electronics, cable and satellite, and online distribution markets to solve industry-specific challenges and bring greater value and a more robust user experience to their customers. The result of deploying Macrovision's solutions is a simple end user experience for discovering, managing and enjoying digital content. Today, Macrovision provides connected middleware, media recognition, interactive programming guides, copy protection and rich media, data and metadata on music, games, movies and television programming. The company also operates an entertainment portal which can be found at http://www.allmusic.com. Macrovision holds approximately 4,000 issued or pending patents and patent applications worldwide.

    Macrovision is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with numerous offices across the United States and around the world including Japan, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, and the United Kingdom. More information about Macrovision can be found at www.macrovision.com

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