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Fox Soccer Channel Teams With Vividas to Offer Broadband Streaming of International Soccer Matches NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Vividas, a leading provider of video streaming technology, today announced the launch of the new Fox Soccer Channel Broadband service (www.foxsoccer.tv), powered by the Vividas Media Platform, a fully-integrated Web-based video and e-commerce platform. The new FoxSoccer.tv site will offer on-demand soccer matches from England's Barclays Premier League, as well as other international competitions to millions of viewers throughout the United States. The new service uses Vividas' innovative full-screen video streaming technology. The site's e-commerce back end also offers consumers easy, instant access to their favorite matches. Fox Soccer Channel Broadband offers up to five soccer matches each week. Users have the option to buy single matches, 10-match packages or season passes giving access to all available games. Prices start at $4.99 per match with a full-season package priced at $49.99. "The new Fox Soccer Channel Broadband website gives U.S. soccer fans the opportunity to see Barclays Premier League soccer matches anywhere, in an easy-to-use, integrated experience," said Iain Molland, CEO of Vividas North America. "Vividas' video streaming technology provides a win-win situation. Soccer fans will have a seamless, high-quality viewing experience, while Fox Soccer Channel receives the industry's highest-rated level of Digital Rights Management (DRM) protection for their content." Vividas video streaming technology ensures a smooth, enjoyable experience for the user. Content plays in full-screen mode directly through the web site, as opposed to a media player on the user's computer. In addition, Vividas provides worry-free DRM for the content provider, as the company encodes content with one of the highest rated DRM protections in the industry. "Vividas' integrated streaming solution is ideal for Fox Soccer Channel's broadband distribution plans," said Edward Derse, Vice President of Interactive Media, Fox Sports International. "Their innovative technology provides highly scalable and cost efficient delivery of full-screen video without the need for downloads and old-style Internet video players. Streaming live soccer is a particularly difficult challenge, and we've chosen Vividas because they have demonstrated their ability to stream matches in high quality at full screen. It's another step forward on the road towards IP-based TV." About Vividas Vividas, a leading developer and provider of online video streaming technology, is changing the video value food chain. Their proprietary technology facilitates the streaming of high-quality video through the internet for a smooth, full-screen viewing experience that does not require software or video player downloads. Vividas' Digital Rights Management (DRM) protection is the highest rated in the industry, safeguarding against piracy and offering video content providers the security to distribute their material through the internet. With over 200 global corporate, sports, and entertainment customers, including companies such as BMW, Fox Sports, Sony Pictures, MoviePol, Eurocinema, Fosters, Granada Media and Zurich, Vividas video streaming technology is used for a variety of purposes including Internet TV, pay-per-view programming, events, corporate communications and more. Vividas is an AIM-traded company. For more information, visit www.vividas.com. About Fox Soccer Channel Fox Soccer Channel offers the most comprehensive coverage of world-class soccer available in the United States, including Major League Soccer, England's Barclays Premier League, Italy's Serie A and the Argentine First Division as well as global tournaments such as the UEFA Cup, UEFA Women's Championship, English FA Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, CONCACAF Champions' Cup and FA Community Shield. The Official Broadcast Partner of the United States Youth Soccer Association, Fox Soccer Channel also televises the United Soccer Leagues, Major Indoor Soccer Leagues and NCAA Division I college soccer matches. The channel reaches more than 32 million cable and satellite households in the U.S. and Caribbean. Fox Soccer Channel is one of 28 national and regional programming networks within Fox Networks Group, an operating unit of the News Corporation (NYSE:NWS). These broadcast, cable, satellite and telephony delivered networks reach more than half a billion U.S. television homes, and represent one of the media industry's most diverse collections of programming operations. Fox Networks Group consists of FOX Sports, Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox Cable Networks and Fox Networks Engineering & Operations. For more information, visit America's most visited online soccer destination at foxsoccer.tv. -0- CONTACT: 5W Public Relations Barry Roesler 212.999.5585 firstname.lastname@example.org