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TANDBERG Television to acquire Zetools, Internet TV publishing platform

August 14, 2006

Looking to help customers deliver digital video over the Internet to PCs and to the TV via a special set top box, TANDBERG Television has signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire Zetools Inc., a Los Angeles-based developer of software that enables such functionality. The deal should be completed by Q3 of this year, although no financial details were available.

Since 2001, Zetools has built a thriving customer base of leading media companies, including AOL, NBC Universal, MTV Networks and Viacom. By incorporating its on-demand and interactive technologies with Zetools’ award-winning Internet TV software, TANDBERG Television said it would increase its ability to enable the publishing and distribution of video content across any platform, to any digital device.

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TANDBERG said Zetools’ publishing and management applications simplify the process of creating multi-platform portals, allowing content providers to reach the maximum number of viewers. With Zetools’ MediaModeler, users can automate the formatting, management, programming and publishing of interactive and on-demand video.

Richard Cardran, co-founder and vice president of product development at Zetools, said the combination of Zetools software and TANDBERG Television’s on-demand, interactive systems and asset management solutions will be beneficial to both companies.

For more information, visit www.tandbergtv.com/.

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