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INSTANT VIDEO TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (IVDO) ACQUIRES TIMESHIFT-TV INC.
TIMESHIFT-TV TECHNOLOGY COMPLEMENTS BURSTWARE(R)
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, AUGUST 3, 1999: Instant Video Technologies (OTC:
IVDO) www.burst.com, today announced that it has acquired Delaware-based Timeshift-TV, Inc., developer of
digital video technology that allows users to personalize their TV viewing experience by adding VCR functionality
to live broadcasts.
This marks the first acquisition by Instant Video Technologies, enabling the company to add time-shifted, real-
time broadcasting capabilities to its intellectual property assets. IVT currently holds patents relating to Faster-
Than-Real-Time(TM) delivery of video and audio over networks--the technology underlying IVT's Burstware(R)
software. It is IVT's intention to incorporate aspects of Timeshift-TV's intellectual property into upcoming
releases of Burstware(R).
"Timeshift-TV's technology puts control over broadcast television scheduling in the hands of the viewer," said
IVT Chairman and CEO, Richard Lang. "The technology dovetails well with IVT's Faster-Than-Real-Time video
and audio burst technology by giving users full, VCR-like control in conjunction with IP network video delivery.
We believe the combination of time-shift functionality and Burstware(R) software will also have particular
relevance in set-top box implementations". According to Lang, Timeshift-TV's technology, which uses only digital
recording media instead of tapes, provides "always-on" cyclical buffering that lets users choose a program
already in progress and watch it from the beginning, while the show continues to be recorded. Viewers can pause
and skip forward or backwards within a broadcast. Timeshift-TV can record several adjacent channels