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Scott Greczkowski
07-14-2010, 09:02 AM
XSTREAMHD™ SIGNS DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT WITH LIONSGATE® TO DIGITALLY DELIVER THE LATEST FULL HD MOVIES TO CONSUMERS

XStreamHD Offers Consumers the Ultimate Convenience with Access to Thousands of Cinema-Class Quality Titles in the Comfort of Their Homes

McLean, VA and Santa Monica, CA – July 14, 2010 – XStreamHD, an emerging leader in the delivery and distribution of Full HD entertainment directly to the home, announced that it has entered into a long-term Electronic Sell-Thru and Video-on-Demand home entertainment distribution agreement with Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), the leading next generation studio and distributor of motion pictures. The agreement will enable XStreamHD to offer its customers the ability to digitally purchase or rent, the latest HD releases from Lionsgate, as well as provide access to Lionsgate’s content library of over 12,000 titles.

XStreamHD’s ground-breaking whole-home HD entertainment system delivers Full 1080p HD video and up to 7.1 channels of lossless DTS-HD Master Audio™ directly to the home via satellite, enabling consumers to enjoy the very latest entertainment, in uncompromised Full HD, exceeding the quality of physical media. Additionally, every XStreamHD customer has exclusive multi-room access to Pre-Fetched Entertainment (PFE), which provides unparalleled convenience by automatically delivering just-released HD entertainment directly to each user’s personal library based upon their individual user preferences and advance title selections.

“Our partnership with XStreamHD presents us with a new opportunity to distribute our content in the digital marketplace,” said Lionsgate Executive Vice President of Distribution and Digital Jon Ferro. “Our decision to distribute our titles through XStreamHD reflects our commitment to offer consumers the highest quality home entertainment and access to our enormous library of titles.”

“We are excited to provide our customers with access to Full HD digital cinema, on the DVD release date, from the Lionsgate library of daring, original and high quality titles,” stated George Gonzalez, president and CEO of XStreamHD. “Our customers will enjoy unparalleled digital quality, access and convenience to HD entertainment without the hassles of associated with slow Internet downloads or limited retailer inventory.”

Consumers can pre-order either XStreamHD’s FAST Start or PRO Start packages to receive priority shipment of the first release systems at XStreamHD Home (http://www.XStreamHD.com). The XStreamHD FAST Start package includes one HD Media Server with 1TB storage, one HD Media Receiver, RF One Remote Control, and all of the accessories, including one 3m High-Speed Cat2 certified HDMI cable and two 3m Cat5e Ethernet cables. The PRO Start package includes all of above plus customers will receive an upgraded HD PRO Media Receiver, which replaces the HD Media Receiver. The FAST Start package is priced at only $399 while the Pro Start package will be offered for $499. 2TB and 4TB storage configurations are also available with both starter packages.

About XStreamHD
XStreamHD is leading the HD revolution, setting a new standard for the delivery and distribution of Full HD entertainment throughout the home. XStreamHD provides the first-ever transport network to deliver high-definition movies and music directly to the home via satellite – offering Full HD (1080p) video and up to 7.1 channels of lossless audio. With XStreamHD, consumers can build a customized, unique, and unparalleled in-home entertainment network and enjoy the content they want most including movies, music, electronic games, broadcast HDTV, and more—when it’s most convenient, anywhere in the home, and at the quality today’s home theaters were designed to support. XStreamHD is based in McLean, Virginia. For more information, visit XStreamHD Home (http://www.XStreamHD.com).

About Lionsgate
Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) is the leading next generation studio with a strong and diversified presence in the production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment, video-on-demand and digitally delivered content. The Company has built a strong television presence in production of prime time cable and broadcast network series, distribution and syndication of programming through Debmar-Mercury and an array of channel assets. Lionsgate currently has nearly 20 shows on 10 different networks spanning its prime time production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as "Mad Men," "Weeds" and "Nurse Jackie" along with new series such as "Blue Mountain State" and the syndication successes "Tyler Perry's House of Payne," its spinoff "Meet the Browns" and "The Wendy Williams Show."

Its feature film business has generated such recent hits as Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?, the action film Kick-Ass, which opened at #1 at the North American box office and the critically-acclaimed Precious, which has garnered nearly $50 million at the North American box office and won two Academy Awards®. The Company's home entertainment business has grown to more than 7% market share and is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 12,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate brand remains synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.

cditty
07-14-2010, 09:59 AM
Here is the article from Engadget. They broke it down with some opinion.

Lionsgate first to sign content deal with XStreamHD -- Engadget (http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/14/lionsgate-is-first-sign-content-deal-with-xstreamhd/)

I hope the XStream CEO reads the comments below the article and compares them to what has been posted on here.

He has a great piece of hardware, just needs to make some concessions on the price points.

Ghpr13
07-14-2010, 11:13 AM
IMO, this is the kind of technology that E* and D* should be working on instead of worrying about 3D right now. Both E* & D* have been around a longer time then XStreamHD. They should be able to come up with a way to make this kind of service much more cost convenient for subscribers.
I'm confused by the way technology is preceding these days in A/V. Instead of companies trying to make the best of what's out there today (like current HD broadcast not being in 1080P yet), they want to "jump the shark" and try to push new technology that's has much more limitations on it, IE: 3D, Blu-ray, XStreamHD.
Take Blu-ray. It's still hasn't really become the current standard adapted by the mainstream. Many still feel regular DVDs are sufficient enough.
Maybe, memory is drifting, but to me it seemed that "years ago" if you look back at the audio technology, manufacturers would compete in trying to get the very best specs that their equipment could give. like THD, S/N, Watts per channel, so on. Once they had pretty much hit the top end of what their equipment could do, then they went to work on the next newest technology they could come up with, IE: 8 track tapes, cassettes, Dolby, Quad...etc. Now all of these new technology were winners, but at least the ones that did have potential were continually tweaked and upgraded tell they were at the best they could be.
Maybe I'm just getting old, but it bugs me that I'm still watching programs in SD and up-converted SD to HD, that there's only a handful of movies at 1080P each month on Dish that I can watch via VOD, and both satellite and cable companies are not working to reducing or ending compression on HD broadcast so as a subscriber I can see the best PQ in HD that is possible.
OK...I feel better now!
Ghpr13:)

meStevo
07-14-2010, 07:15 PM
IMO, this is the kind of technology that E* and D* should be working on instead of worrying about 3D right now. Both E* & D* have been around a longer time then XStreamHD. They should be able to come up with a way to make this kind of service much more cost convenient for subscribers.
I'm confused by the way technology is preceding these days in A/V. Instead of companies trying to make the best of what's out there today (like current HD broadcast not being in 1080P yet), they want to "jump the shark" and try to push new technology that's has much more limitations on it, IE: 3D, Blu-ray, XStreamHD.
Take Blu-ray. It's still hasn't really become the current standard adapted by the mainstream. Many still feel regular DVDs are sufficient enough.
Maybe, memory is drifting, but to me it seemed that "years ago" if you look back at the audio technology, manufacturers would compete in trying to get the very best specs that their equipment could give. like THD, S/N, Watts per channel, so on. Once they had pretty much hit the top end of what their equipment could do, then they went to work on the next newest technology they could come up with, IE: 8 track tapes, cassettes, Dolby, Quad...etc. Now all of these new technology were winners, but at least the ones that did have potential were continually tweaked and upgraded tell they were at the best they could be.
Maybe I'm just getting old, but it bugs me that I'm still watching programs in SD and up-converted SD to HD, that there's only a handful of movies at 1080P each month on Dish that I can watch via VOD, and both satellite and cable companies are not working to reducing or ending compression on HD broadcast so as a subscriber I can see the best PQ in HD that is possible.
OK...I feel better now!
Ghpr13:)


Probably more ROI in providing new channels rather than dedicating bandwidth for more PPV... or they'd already have 'extreme' PPV offerings.

Also XstreamHD and 3D don't belong in the same sentence as Blu-Ray, now that blockbuster titles sell millions in that format their opening week.

3D by definition will always be a niche product, due to price and a general stigma created by the current implementation (glasses). This could change at some point as the technology does, and then becomes cheaper.

XstreamHD I think suffers from a stigma of it's own... it's another box, another dish. It'd be pretty happy being as successful as even 3D is right now probably.

Mike0616
07-14-2010, 07:19 PM
Here is the article from Engadget. They broke it down with some opinion.

Lionsgate first to sign content deal with XStreamHD -- Engadget (http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/14/lionsgate-is-first-sign-content-deal-with-xstreamhd/)

I hope the XStream CEO reads the comments below the article and compares them to what has been posted on here.

He has a great piece of hardware, just needs to make some concessions on the price points.



$4-500 (per TV?), $9 / month, and $3-6 / movie sounds a bit on the high side to me, too. BD discs are available at 1080p and rent for less, so this may well be a good idea gone awry by thinking your product is sooooooo superior, only to find out that during a recession is maybe not the best time to be skimming the market.

Are these guys actually shipping anything yet or is it phantom-ware as of today? Also, a 1TB media server sounds nice, but the ISPs for a great deal of people will not support the demands of high-volume downloading of movies. Haven't seen any recent studies, but last I did see, the US is nowhere near Europe or Japan in homes with "true" high speed connections. I would think that if all that capacity were available, IPTV would be more prevalent than it is, and I don't see D* or E* running scared yet.

tomcrown1
07-14-2010, 07:59 PM
$4-500 (per TV?), $9 / month, and $3-6 / movie sounds a bit on the high side to me, too. BD discs are available at 1080p and rent for less, so this may well be a good idea gone awry by thinking your product is sooooooo superior, only to find out that during a recession is maybe not the best time to be skimming the market.

Are these guys actually shipping anything yet or is it phantom-ware as of today? Also, a 1TB media server sounds nice, but the ISPs for a great deal of people will not support the demands of high-volume downloading of movies. Haven't seen any recent studies, but last I did see, the US is nowhere near Europe or Japan in homes with "true" high speed connections. I would think that if all that capacity were available, IPTV would be more prevalent than it is, and I don't see D* or E* running scared yet.

The downloads is firm the satellite system. They do have to lower their prices on the movie rentals by two dollars or not even see year two.

whatchel1
07-15-2010, 09:49 AM
They are using an E* sat, I think they would be better off to cut a deal w/E*. Instead of trying to "reinvent" the wheel they should run this thru E*. Offer the equipment, installation & setup w/ E*. For many it would just mean going into the DPP44 they already have and come out at the other end into the equipment for both services. I won't spend this kind of $$ on equipment like this. It could be another VOOM service in the making. I went w/ VOOM to start w/ and few months later I was transferred over to E* when they went belly up and sold their sat to E*. Sorry XStreamHD not feeling like dropping a bunch of $$ to see this the latest & greatest become still born.

Mike0616
07-16-2010, 07:18 AM
The downloads is firm the satellite system. They do have to lower their prices on the movie rentals by two dollars or not even see year two.

Makes more sense. Yet another "voom"? Gotta love venture capitalists! :D

Ghpr13
07-16-2010, 09:05 AM
Makes more sense. Yet another "voom"? Gotta love venture capitalists! :D

If this is not to far OT, could someone give a quick explanation of what "VOOM" was? I remember seeing commercials for it before I join Dish, but when I subscribe last year "VOOM" was just something the "elders" would bring up now & then on the forum.

Ghpr13:)

vurbano
07-16-2010, 09:37 AM
Good grief. It is so blatantly obvious that this is all being run by Charlie. There are ties at every turn. The advertising.... satguys. the support site I bet will be satguys. Where do you find out about this? from Satguys. All under charlie control. Where does the sat space come from? Charlie. Where will the Dishes come from? Ill give you one guess.

Reigster at SatelliteGuys