Redmond, WA and San Mateo, CA – November 15, 2000 – SpotLife, a leader in
taking Personal Video Broadcasting to the mainstream, today announced an
agreement with Microsoft Corp. under which SpotLife will provide hosting
services for users of Microsoft Windows Movie Maker in North America and
Western Europe. Windows Movie Maker is an easy-to-use feature of the
Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me) operating system that allows
consumers to easily capture, edit and store home movies on their computer
using the Windows Media Format. SpotLife will provide users of Windows Me
with an easy way to seamlessly store and broadcast their video messages,
home video movies or events to family, friends and colleagues around the world.

“Windows Movie Maker was created to satisfy the overwhelming consumer
demand for simplifying the process of creating, editing, storing and
organizing their home movies,” said Jonathan Usher, group manager of the
Digital Media Division at Microsoft. “This new service from SpotLife is a
great complement in that it provides users of Windows Movie Maker in North
America and Europe with an easy-to-use way to store and broadcast their
home videos.”

Using Windows Media, Windows Movie Maker enables consumers to easily edit,
store and share their home videos on their home PC in easy-to-manage file
sizes. Consumers can incorporate slides, background music, sound effects
and voice-over narration into a home movie recorded with either a digital
or analog camcorder. With a few clicks of a mouse inside Windows Movie
Maker, users can easily save their edited home videos right to the Web
using SpotLife services. Windows Me users can then broadcast their home
production on the SpotLife site, where the movie can be shared with family,
friends and colleagues. SpotLife’s services will be available to Windows Me
users by the end of this year.

“SpotLife has seen such explosive growth in the use of the PC to edit home
movies that we identified a need to offer users the opportunity to easily
store and broadcast videos taken with their camcorders,” said Amit Goswamy,
President and CEO of SpotLife. “By providing this new hosting service for
users of Windows Movie Maker, we have increased our depth of service
offerings and made the broadcasting and viewing experience more rewarding
and enriching.”

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Windows Movie Maker enables consumers to turn the PC desktop into an
easy-to-use home movie-editing studio by incorporating slides, background
music, sound effects and voice-over narration into a home movie recorded
with either a digital or analog camcorder. Using SpotLife’s free services,
users can then broadcast their home production on the SpotLife site, where
the material can be shared with family and friends. SpotLife’s service has
made Internet video broadcasting as simple as ‘point, click and broadcast’
and automatically allows customers to broadcast live, recorded or still
images on the Internet, where the material can be shared with family and
friends. The new service from SpotLife further demonstrates SpotLife’s
leadership position within the Personal Video Broadcasting marketplace.

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