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SageTV Media Server for Windows Home Server Announced

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SageTV Media Server software now available for Microsoft Windows Home Server offering always on digital entertainment for TV, PC and Mac screens anywhere

SageTV LLC, a leading developer of digital entertainment and Placeshifting solutions, today announced the release of SageTV Media Server for Microsoft Windows Home Server.

Everyone wants to enjoy all their favorite digital entertainment including live TV on any screen, anytime, anywhere. “Windows Home Server helps provide always available, protected digital media libraries,” said Mike Machado, CEO of SageTV. “With SageTV Media Server on Windows Home Server we add the ability stream anything, including live TV (with optional tuner), from the Windows Home Server to any PC or Mac screen at home or anywhere over the internet with SageTV Placeshifter.” The SageTV Media Extender adds the ability to bring digital content from the Windows Home Server to the TV screen.

“The SageTV Media Server is an excellent example of how Windows Home Server can serve as a ‘digital hub’ for home entertainment,” said Steven VanRoekel, director of Windows Server Solutions at Microsoft Corp. “We’re excited that SageTV is supporting the Windows Home Server platform to make compelling digital entertainment capabilities available to consumers.”

Digital Media Libraries and DVR for Every TV and PC Screen
SageTV Media Server software with optional TV tuner provides a complete DVR, Online Video, Music and Photo experience for any Windows-based, Mac or Linux screen at home or away from home.

With a SageTV Media Server on the home network, the SageTV Media Extender provides a low cost set-top solution that brings the full SageTV DVR, Online Video, Music and Photo experience to the TV screen at the press of a remote.

Always On, Anywhere
An always on Windows Home Server with SageTV Media Server allows any Windows-based, Mac or Linux computer with SageTV Placeshifter media player to access the Windows Home Server digital media library anytime, anywhere over a broadband or home network connection. The new SageTV Placeshifter version adds support for an animated digital entertainment experience.

Exchange with Portables
SageTV Media Server software has built in digital media converters that make it easy to exchange digital media with portable devices including Zune, iPod™, iPhone, Motorola RAZR™, Sony PSP2 and other popular portables. With SageTV’s season recording capabilities and optional tuner it’s easy to keep your portables updated with the latest episodes of your favorite TV shows automatically.

SageTV Media Server software for Windows Home Server is also designed to support the AMD LIVE!™ Home Media Server solution. The AMD LIVE! Home Media Server solution is designed to help consumers easily access, share and enjoy their PC files, photos, movies and music throughout the home network and on the go.

“Working closely with both SageTV and Microsoft has helped us optimize the AMD LIVE! Home Media Server solution to enable OEMs to deliver a platform that can exceed consumer expectations,” said Jochen Polster, AMD’s director of cross-divisional solutions. “With the SageTV Media Server software running on an AMD-powered Home Media Server, consumers are able to not only store and protect their digital memories seamlessly, they can get more enjoyment from their digital entertainment experiences.”

The SageTV Media Server software for Windows Home Server will be available for free 21 day trial download as an easy to install add-in at http://www.sagetv.com/whs. SageTV Media Server will be available for purchase at $79.95 and is also available for bundling with OEM systems including free trial. SageTV Media Extender is available starting at $109.95. Please contact SageTV at oem@sagetv.com or 310-417-5028 or visit http://www.sagetv.com/whs for more information.

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About SageTV
SageTV, LLC is a pioneer in DVR, home media center and home media server technologies that combine television, video, music, photos and online content into a complete, easy-to-use home media experience controlled from an existing PC or home server. SageTV Media Center, the company’s flagship product, can be deployed on either Windows, Mac or Linux and supports multiple tuners, networking and intelligent recording. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Inglewood, CA.

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