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Collaboration Leverages Powerful Video Processing and Reliable Playout With World-Class Graphics in Best-of-Breed Integrated Solutions

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — April 18, 2009 — Omneon Inc. and Pixel Power today announced a partnership to integrate more complete solutions for their customers. The two companies’ collaboration enables delivery of best-of-breed platforms that leverage leading broadcast technologies to their fullest capabilities while maintaining the high level of performance typical of solutions from a single vendor.

“Omneon is committed to satisfying the needs of customers and providing the best solutions for their workflows, and our partnership with Pixel Power enables us to offer the best graphics solutions available,” said Geoff Stedman, Omneon senior vice president for products and markets. “In working with such a well-established and accomplished partner, we can give customers the best-of-breed capabilities, performance, and reliability they demand.”

The first product of the partnership between Omneon and Pixel Power was announced March 26, 2009. The new MediaDeck™ GX is a complete channel-playout solution that combines Omneon’s proven video server playout with the world-class graphics technology that serves as the foundation for Pixel Power’s Clarity product line. Also featuring advanced audio processing and the flexibility to operate under the control of the user’s preferred automation system, the MediaDeck GX system offers rich branding and master control functionality, making it easier and more affordable for broadcasters to launch new services or to make incremental additions to their existing channel lineup.

“Our partnership with Omneon enables us to ensure that customers who are looking for integrated solutions get the best technology for their needs,” said James Gilbert, CEO of Pixel Power Ltd. “In bringing together the proven broadcast technologies of Omneon and Pixel Power, this collaboration both enables the development of powerful integrated platforms and provides greater flexibility for deploying our advanced graphics systems in the broadcast workflow.”

The MediaDeck GX system is the first of a number of next-generation solutions being developed by Omneon and Pixel Power. More information about the MediaDeck GX system is available at www.omneon.com.

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About Pixel Power

Pixel Power is a leader in the development and production of SD and HD broadcast graphics systems, news production workflow tools, and live interactive content with more than 2,000 installations worldwide. With a local presence around the world, the company offers award-winning solutions that suit broadcasters, post-production houses, and outside broadcast (OB) trucks of all sizes for distinctive, professional, reliable, and cost-effective on-air graphics. Established in Cambridge, U.K., in 1987, the company also has a wholly owned subsidiary with offices in the USA and a dedicated network of distributors and support offices around the world. More information is available at www.pixelpower.com.

About Omneon

Omneon Inc. is a leading provider of scalable media server and active storage systems that optimize workflow productivity and on-air reliability for the production, distribution, and management of digital media. Omneon is a pioneer in the use of advanced IT technologies and open systems for broadcast applications, producing a modular and expandable video server architecture in the Omneon Spectrum. The company’s MediaGrid active storage system delivers centralized content storage that is scalable in capacity, bandwidth, and media-processing power. The company has an extensive global presence with customers in more than 50 countries on six continents. Omneon is on the Web at www.omneon.com.

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