Vestel USA Announces Internet.TV

Vestel USA, Inc. Thursday announced the Vestel Internet.TV
with built-in set-top box functionality to provide home consumers with
Internet access, e-mail and shopping via their televisions.

Vestel
Internet.TV is based on the Microsoft TV platform. Through the TV’s remote
control and a wireless keyboard, Vestel Internet.TV is designed to enable TV viewers to
have one-click access to Web-based applications and content such as e-mail,
online shopping, stock quotes, sports, news and weather forecasts — all
while they simultaneously view television programs.

“As a leading service design manufacturer of Information Appliances, we are
planning to deliver a rich television and Web experience to millions of TV
viewers,” said Selcuk N. Caglar, president and CEO, Vestel USA. “Vestel will
leverage the functionality and familiarity of Microsoft TV, as well as its
broad industry acceptance to further drive consumer adoption.”

“It is rewarding to see Vestel’s vision come to fruition,” said Phil Goldman,
general manager, TV Platform Group at Microsoft Corp. “Television viewers
will be able to reap the benefits of enhanced television, enjoying the
ability to shop and stay in touch with family and friends via the Internet as
well as experience more engaging, interactive programming, all on their
television.”

Vestel Internet.TV delivers personalized, interactive television viewing by
allowing users to communicate through email, browse the Web, conduct searches
and access interactive content. Consumers connect a telephone line to the
Vestel Internet.TV to surf the Web while viewing television. Vestel
Internet.TV is DVD ready, features advanced 3D graphics capabilities and
includes parental blocking capabilities to restrict access to non-desirable
Web sites. Vestel Internet.TV supports both PAL and NTSC picture formats and
a variety of languages.

Vestel’s Internet.TV is set to be available in the second quarter.

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