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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Weight Watchers? set to Turn Heads With new TV Ad

Weight Watchers(R) set to Turn Heads With new TV Ad

LONDON, January 1, 2012/PRNewswire/ --

Weight Watchers UK [ ] has joined forces with
Alesha Dixon to create a pop anthem which puts members' weight loss success centre stage.

The song, [ ] which plays out for the
duration of the three minute TV ad, marries members' weight loss insights, all of whom
have successfully lost weight on the Weight Watchers ProPoints(R) plan and is performed by
Alesha Dixon to create an uplifting anthem of confidence and self expression.

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One hundred and eighty Weight Watchers members [ ] feature in the
pop video style ad, in which Alesha plays a cameo role. Alesha Dixon says: "These women
and men are the real stars of the show. We heard their stories and used their words and
emotions to create a vibrant musical expression of personal triumph and success. These
people are a true inspiration."

All the members who lip synch the song lyrics express their own personal stories,
which add an authentic emotion to their performances.

For example Amee, aged 31 from Coventry who has lost 1 stone 11 pounds with Weight
Watchers sings: "I used to be so boring, staying in bed all morning. No longer I'm the one
whose letting me down. Now I'm proud and stepping out of the house."

Sarah-Anne, aged 31 from Kent who lost 1stone 4 pounds with Weight Watchers sings: "My
life revolved around TV. Easier to be someone than be me. Now I know what I want out of
life. In bright colours so my body can't hide."

Every single Weight Watchers member who appeared in the ad agreed that they would
never have had the confidence to do this before they had lost weight.

Emma Hawkins, aged 41 from Port Talbot who lost over 29 pounds with Weight Watchers
said about her involvement in the ad "I used to avoid the camera but now I feel fabulous
in front of it. I can't believe I'm starring in a pop video with Alesha! What a difference
a year makes!"

Weight Watchers' biggest ever ad campaign launches on national TV on 1st January.

The song entitled 'Do It Our Way (Play)' [ ] by Alesha Dixon is
available to download from iTunes [ ] from 1st January 2012.

Andrew Knight, Senior Vice President, Weight Watchers UK says: "This ad marks the
beginning of a new loud, proud and playful Weight Watchers brand campaign. It blends our
members' real life stories and experiences about what losing weight means to them with
Alesha's big personality and voice. It's the biggest expression of weight loss success
we've ever delivered."

Weight Watchers, the game you play to lose weight

For more information on how to Play Weight Watchers visit

Find Weight Watchers on Facebook

Follow Weight Watchers on Twitter

Notes to Editors

* The Weight Watchers ProPoints plan takes all the best nutritional science from
around the world to provide members with a simple to learn, flexible counting system that
helps guide people towards healthier more satisfying food choices. Weight Watchers is the
first organisation to offer a better, more accurate and flexible weight management formula
than the outdated method of calorie counting.

ProPoints plan 2012 has some fab new features to make the plan even more liveable and
even more fun.

NEW - Easy Start meal planners get your weight loss off to a great start.

NEW - Relaxed Counting Days so you can stay in control with our Filling & Healthy
option while taking a break from counting when you're super busy or just letting your hair
down with the girls


Source: Weight Watchers

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Friday, December 30, 2011





For the fifth year in a row, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is organising the Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations on the night of 31 December 2011. Heralding the Western New Year and in anticipation of the Year of the Dragon on the Chinese lunar calendar, the Celebrations will take on the theme "Soaring Dragon with a Happy Heart."

This year's spectacular pyrotechnic show will last for four minutes, greeting the world with "Happy New Year" created by pyrotechnic effects appearing above Victoria Harbour for the first time. A "golden dragon" will also spiral up Two ifc, symbolising a vibrant new year for a happy, healthy and prosperous 2012.

To ensure global audiences can share the excitement in Hong Kong, the HKTB will provide satellite feed of the entire event for use by television broadcasters worldwide. The following are details of the countdown event satellite feed.

1. Event Rundown for the Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations:

Date Time Activity
---- ---- --------
31 Dec 2011 11:59pm o Countdown Celebrations
Officiating Ceremony begins
o Numeric countdown in LED
lights commences on the
facade of Two ifc and
rooftops of the 10
participating buildings for
final countdown
--- ----------------------------
o The numerals "2012" in LED
lights appear on the facade
of Two ifc with new theme
music "Soaring Dragon with a
1 Jan 2012 12 midnight Happy Heart"
o The four-minute
pyrotechnic show commences at
the 10 buildings, with "Happy
New Year" displayed on their
--- ------------------------------

2. Satellite Live Feed Details:

Countdown Highlight (31/12/2011 HK Time 2350 - 2405, GMT 1550 - 1605)

Via IS-9 24C CH-D (Covering The Americas, North America & South America)

-- Programme name: 2012 Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations
-- On-air date & time: 31/12/2011 (HK time: 2350 - 2405) - Free to air
-- Download link: 4173.5 MHz
-- Symbol rate: 6.1113 MS/s
-- FEC:3/4
-- Polarization: Horizontal
-- System: SD NTSC
-- Format: Mpeg 2 4:2:0

-- Encryption System: Free to air signal
Media may visit for animated footage of the pyrotechnic display or download the footage from below FTP site: ftp://nyluk-b@ nylukPassword: et546h908jt4h80

For questions or additional information, contact:
Quinn Doan / Diana Budiman Min Tak / Erica Mapa
Hong Kong Tourism Board Coyne PR
(323) 938-7265
(212) 421-3382 ext. 231
/PRNewswire -- Dec. 31, 2011/

SOURCE Hong Kong Tourism Board

Hong Kong Tourism Board

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Scripps Completes Acquisition of Nine Television Stations From McGraw-Hill

Scripps Completes Acquisition of Nine Television Stations From McGraw-Hill

CINCINNATI, Dec. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) today completed its acquisition of nine television stations from McGraw-Hill Broadcasting. The company announced its intention to acquire the stations on October 3, 2011.

The purchased assets include ABC-affiliated stations in Denver, Indianapolis, San Diego and Bakersfield, Calif., and five stations affiliated with the Spanish-language Azteca America network in Colorado and southern California.

Scripps paid $212 million in cash for the stations in an acquisition that was approved by the Federal Communications Commission earlier this month.

Financing for the transaction was provided by a bank group led by SunTrust Bank.

Scripps ( is a diverse media enterprise with interests in television stations and newspapers that are passionate about the company's long-time vision statement: "Give light and the people will find their own way."

SOURCE The E.W. Scripps Company

The E.W. Scripps Company

CONTACT: CONTACT: Tim King, The E.W. Scripps Company, +1-513-977-3732,

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The McGraw-Hill Companies Completes Sale of Broadcasting Group to E.W. Scripps

The McGraw-Hill Companies Completes Sale of Broadcasting Group to E.W. Scripps

NEW YORK, Dec. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP) today completed the sale of its Broadcasting Group to The E.W. Scripps Company. As previously announced, the purchase price of the nine-station Broadcasting Group was $212 million in cash.

The divestiture of the Broadcasting Group, a non-core asset, was carried out pursuant to the Corporation's Growth and Value Plan, which will create two focused operating companies, McGraw-Hill Financial and McGraw-Hill Education, and is designed to accelerate growth and enhance shareholder value.

"I thank the talented men and women of these stations for their valuable contributions to McGraw-Hill and know they are joining a respected media organization where they will continue delivering news, insights and entertainment," said Harold McGraw III, Chairman, President and CEO of The McGraw-Hill Companies. "Completing this transaction demonstrates good progress on our Growth and Value Plan. As we close out 2011, we are excited about the opportunities ahead."

The Broadcasting Group includes ABC affiliates in Denver, Colorado (KMGH-TV), San Diego, California (KGTV), Bakersfield, California (KERO-TV), Indianapolis, Indiana (WRTV) and Azteca America affiliates in Denver, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, San Diego and Bakersfield.

About The McGraw-Hill Companies:

McGraw-Hill announced on September 12, 2011, its intention to separate into two public companies: McGraw-Hill Financial, a leading provider of content and analytics to global financial markets, and McGraw-Hill Education, a leading education company focused on digital learning and education services worldwide. McGraw-Hill Financial's leading brands include Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, S&P Capital IQ, S&P Indices, Platts energy information services and J.D. Power and Associates. With sales of $6.2 billion in 2010, the Corporation has approximately 21,000 employees across more than 280 offices in 40 countries. Additional information is available at

Forward-Looking Statements:

The forward-looking statements in this news release (identified by the future tense and words like "expects," "targeted" and "projected") involve risks and uncertainties, are subject to change, and actual results may differ materially from the Corporation's expectations, based on various important factors, including worldwide economic, financial, liquidity, political and regulatory conditions; the health of debt (including U.S. residential mortgage-backed securities and collateralized debt obligations), equity and commodities markets, including possible future interest rate changes; the health of the economy and in advertising; the level of expenditures and state new adoptions and open territory sales in the education market; the successful marketing of competitive products; and the effect of competitive products and pricing. Additional factors that could cause results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in McGraw-Hill's 2010 Annual Report on Form 10-K which, along with the Corporation's other filings with the SEC, are available on the SEC's website (

Investor Relations:
Donald S. Rubin
Senior Vice President, Investor Relations
(212) 512-4321 (office)

News Media:
Patti Rockenwagner
Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications
(212) 512-3533 (office)

Jason Feuchtwanger
Director, Corporate Media Relations
212-512-3151 (office)
347-419-4169 (cell)

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Career First for Brad Pitt: Top Money-Making Star of 2011

Career First for Brad Pitt: Top Money-Making Star of 2011

GROTON, Mass., Dec. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Brad Pitt has been voted the Top Money-Making Star of 2011 in Quigley Publishing Company's 80th Annual Poll of Motion Picture Exhibitors. This is Pitt's sixth appearance in the Poll, but his first win. Exhibitors felt Pitt was responsible for more traffic to theatres than any other Hollywood star based on his performances this year in "Moneyball," "The Tree of Life" and "Happy Feet Two." (voice)

The Quigley Poll, conducted each year since 1932, is an annual survey of motion picture theatre owners and film buyers, which asks them to vote for the ten stars that they believe generated the most box-office revenue for their theatres during the year. It has been long regarded as one of the most reliable indicators of a Star's real box-office draw because the selections are made by professionals whose livelihood depends on choosing the films and actors that will bring audiences to their theatres. The Quigley Poll appears annually in Quigley Publishing Company's International Motion Picture Almanac and on our web site: Both list the results of all the Polls since Marie Dressler, Janet Gaynor and Joan Crawford took the top three places in 1932.

George Clooney placed second this year based on "The Ides of March," where he was also the Director, Producer and Co-writer and "The Descendants." Johnny Depp, last year's winner, made it to #3 this year with 2011 roles in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" and "The Rum Diary." Depp has placed in the poll seven times as has this year's #4, Leonardo DiCaprio, who starred in "J. Edgar." Matt Damon, #5, had a very busy year with "Contagion," "The Adjustment Bureau," "Margaret" and "We Bought a Zoo."

2009's winner, Sandra Bullock, placed #6, which marks her fifth appearance in the Poll. She first placed in the survey in 1995. There were two first-timers this year, Bradley Cooper #7 and Ben Stiller #10. Bradley Cooper was in "The Hangover Part II" and Ben Stiller was in "Tower Heist." Robert Downey, Jr. was #8 on the strength of "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" and Meryl Streep was #9 as 'The Iron Lady" and is in the Top Ten for the fourth time.

Tom Cruise has not placed in the Poll since 2006 but he has been in the Top Ten 20 times since 1983, and been voted number one the most of any actor - seven times. Tom Hanks, Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds and Bing Crosby have all won five times. Clint Eastwood has been in the poll 21 times starting in 1968. Currently, Exhibitors appreciate him more as a Director that brings audiences to their theatres. John Wayne, Doris Day and Shirley Temple each finished first four times, but John Wayne was voted one of the Top Ten Money-Making Stars an astounding 25 times from 1949 to 1974. Exhibitors were also asked to name the Stars of Tomorrow for 2011: one actor and one actress who they feel will be Top Money-Makers in the years to come. The 2011 winners are Rooney Mara who played Lisbeth Salander in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," and Jonah Hill who had a breakthrough performance in "Moneyball" and starred in "The Sitter."Top Ten Money-Making Stars of 2011

1. Brad Pitt
2. George Clooney
3. Johnny Depp
4. Leonardo DiCaprio
5. Matt Damon
6. Sandra Bullock
7. Bradley Cooper
8. Robert Downey, Jr.
9. Meryl Streep
10. Ben Stiller

Stars of Tomorrow:

Rooney MaraJonah Hill

Quigley Publishing Company was founded in 1915 and has published the International Motion Picture Almanac annually since 1930 and the InternationalTelevision & Video Almanac since 1955. Historical data, analysis and all of the Top Ten Money-Making Star Polls dating back to 1932 are available in the 2011 edition of the International Motion Picture Almanac and on our web site:

SOURCE Quigley Publishing Company

Quigley Publishing Company

CONTACT: CONTACT: Bill Quigley, +1-978-448-0272, Fax: +1-978-448-9325,

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Ku6 Media Announces Repurchase Program

Ku6 Media Announces Repurchase Program

BEIJING, Dec. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. ("Ku6 Media" or the "Company", Nasdaq: KUTV), a leading internet television company in China, today announced that its Board of Directors have authorized the Company to repurchase up to an aggregate of $3.2 million of its outstanding American Depositary Shares ("ADSs") from time to time following the date hereof, based on market conditions. The repurchases may be effected through open market purchase or block trades, including the use of derivative instruments. The repurchase will be financed totally out of the Company's cash balance.

"This share repurchase program reflects our confidence in the future outlook of our business and the Company's long-term value," said Jeff Shi, CEO of Ku6 Media.

About Ku6 Media Co., Ltd.

Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: KUTV) is a leading internet television company in China. Through its premier online brand and online video website,, Ku6 Media provides video information services and entertainment in China.

As a leading online video portal, provides a video platform for sharing and watching user-generated content. It also provides online video reports and other interactive entertainment programs for its users. For more information about Ku6 Media, please visit

SOURCE Ku6 Media Co., Ltd.

Ku6 Media Co., Ltd.

CONTACT: Ms. Shuangyu Liu, Acting Investor Relations Manager at +86 10 5758 6814, or

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

AT&T Adds MSG HD and MSG+ HD for U-verse TV Customers in Connecticut

AT&T Adds MSG HD and MSG+ HD for U-verse TV Customers in Connecticut

DALLAS, Dec. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --AT&T* U-verse® TV customers in Connecticut now have access to MSG HD and MSG+ HD on their channel lineup. MSG HD is available throughout the state on channel 1708 and MSG+ HD is available in parts of Connecticut on channel 1706, both for HD customers with the U100 package and above.

"After years of seeking access to this programming, we're pleased to bring MSG HD and MSG+ HD to U-verse TV customers," said Dan York, president of content, AT&T. "We're delighted that our U-verse TV customers now have access to these important HD sports channels on reasonable terms. We will continue to work diligently on behalf of our customers to continue enhancing U-verse TV by adding the content they want at fair terms and prices."

AT&T U-verse TV includes many features that enhance the game-watching experience for sports fans, including Total Home DVR, which lets you watch and manage recordings from a single DVR on any connected TV in the house; My Multiview, which lets you watch four of your favorite sports channels on your TV screen at one time; access to an extensive High Definition (HD) channel lineup with access to more than 170 HD channels and growing; picture-in-picture browse capability that lets you preview games on other channels; and the ability to follow your favorite sports teams through the AT&T U-bar.

AT&T U-verse TV is the fastest growing TV service in the country and the only 100 percent Internet Protocol-based television (IPTV) service offered by a national service provider.

Find More Information Online:

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*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T ?DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising.

Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at This AT&T news release and other announcements are available at and as part of an RSS feed at Or follow our news on Twitter at @ATT.

© 2011 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. Mobile broadband not available in all areas. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

Geographic and service restrictions apply to AT&T U-verse. Call or go to to see if you qualify.

AT&T U-verse TV: Residential customers only. Prices, programming, features and offers subject to change without notice. A one-time TV service activation fee of $36 applies. Subscription to appropriate package and HD Technology Fee required to access HD channels. Local HD channels vary by market. Total Home DVR functionality is available on up to 8 TVs, and requires a receiver for each additional TV at $7/mo. Channels/content available for viewing in Multiview are based on TV package and additional programming purchased. AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet Account required for U-bar access.


AT&T Inc.

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Get Real USA Officially Launches Its Film Production Website:

Get Real USA Officially Launches Its Film Production Website:

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Get Real USA, Inc. (Pk:GTRL) announces that has launched the company's film division website. The website is designed to allow viewers the opportunity to see who the executives are, films that are being developed, projects ready to launch and much more. In an effort to allow movie fans to be updated as to the progress off a specific project, a blog and all social networking capability is available.

The site includes a trailers page, investor relations page and even a download page that will give visitors the chance to download specifics related to movie project production.

About Get Real Films
Get Real is engaged in the production of high quality genre films focused on lower cost utilizing highly recognizable talent. The Get Real management team is comprised of talented, well known executives and board members whose expertise spans decades in the industry. The Get Real team is relentless in carrying out their mission of protecting the company's financial investments by focusing on reducing risk and maximizing profitability on every project.

Safe Harbor Statement

The information posted in this release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify these statements by use of the words "may," "will," "should," "plans," "explores," "expects," "anticipates," "continue," "estimate," "project," "intend," and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, general economic and business conditions, effects of continued geopolitical unrest and regional conflicts, competition, changes in technology and methods of marketing, and various other factors beyond the Company's control.

Investor Relations
StockLogiq Corp

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Andrew Polsky Appointed as Vice President of Digital Sales for Spanish Broadcasting System

Andrew Polsky Appointed as Vice President of Digital Sales for Spanish Broadcasting System

MIAMI, Dec. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Spanish Broadcasting System Inc. (SBS) (Nasdaq: SBSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Polsky as Vice President, Digital Sales of SBS Interactive. In this role, Andrew will be responsible for driving the overall growth of SBS's Digital Media business including, www.mega.tvand the twenty one SBS radio station websites. He will ensure that SBS's Digital Media programs are truly integrated into the network's growing "Original Content Strategy." Polsky will be based out of Miami, Florida and will report to Donny Hudson, VP of Consolidated Sales for SBS.

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Prior to joining the SBS family, Polsky served as Digital Sales Manager for CBS Corporation where he was responsible for digital sales on television, radio and interactive division sites for five years. Before his move to CBS Corporation, Polsky was an Interactive Account Executive at The Miami Herald. He also worked at CNET Networks (CBS Interactive) as an Account Manager, managing digital sales for various accounts.

Andrew has a dynamic sales management strategy with a record of achievement and demonstrated success driving multi-media sales growth while providing sales leadership in highly competitive markets.

"Andrew is a great addition to our strong Digital Media team," commented Albert Rodriguez, Chief Revenue Officer of SBS's Consolidated Operations, Executive Vice President and General Manager of MegaTV. "His extensive experience and knowledge of the U.S. Hispanic market will help generate additional growth for SBS's online community and deliver the best applications, services and programs for our valued audience."

"It is truly a privilege to join the SBS family. This new and exciting challenge allows me to combine my experience with an unparalleled portfolio of cross media assets," said Andrew. "I am incredibly enthusiastic about what lies ahead."

Andrew has been recognized by and received awards from many organizations for his leadership. Polsky holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications from Florida International University.

About Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.

Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. is the largest publicly traded Hispanic-controlled media and entertainment company in the United States. SBS owns and/or operates 21 radio stations located in the top U.S. Hispanic markets of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Puerto Rico, airing the Tropical, Mexican Regional, Spanish Adult Contemporary and Hurban format genres. SBS has 3 of the top 6 Spanish-language stations in the nation including the #1 Spanish station in America, WSKQ-FM in New York City (WPAT is ranked #3 and KLAX is ranked #6). The Company also owns and operates MegaTV, a television operation with over-the-air, cable and satellite distribution and affiliates throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. SBS also produces live concerts and events throughout the country and operates, a bilingual Spanish-English online site providing content related to Latin music, entertainment, news and culture. The Company's corporate Web site can be accessed at

Media & Press Contact:

Vladimir Gomez, Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc., Director, Marketing and Communications (305) 644-4817,

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SiriusXM Introduces the Lynx Portable Radio, the First SiriusXM 2.0 Radio that Offers New Features and Expanded Channel Lineup via Satellite and Internet

SiriusXM Introduces the Lynx Portable Radio, the First SiriusXM 2.0 Radio that Offers New Features and Expanded Channel Lineup via Satellite and Internet

Lynx stores up to 200 hours of satellite radio programming for later playback

Replay 5 hours of SiriusXM Internet Radio programming, start shows from the beginning and pause, skip forward and rewind previously broadcast content

Enjoy SiriusXM streamed to Bluetooth® stereo speakers, headphones, vehicle stereo systems or the Lynx LH1 Home Kit

Allows future functionality and feature updates via Wi-Fi®

Lynx now for sale at and and available soon at retailers nationwide

NEW YORK, Dec. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) today introduced the SiriusXM Lynx Portable Radio, the first SiriusXM 2.0 radio that offers new features and receives an expanded channel lineup via satellite and Internet.

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Lynx is the most advanced radio ever from SiriusXM, able to receive the new expanded SiriusXM 2.0 channel lineup of commercial-free music, sports, and comedy that includes SiriusXM Latino, a new suite of Spanish-language programming. Lynx is built with a flexible architecture which allows for new features and capabilities to be added through software updates.

"Lynx gives subscribers the expanded SiriusXM 2.0 content lineup and advanced features, enabling time shifting and storage of content, offering listeners more control over the programming they subscribe to," said Jim Meyer, President, Operations and Sales, SiriusXM. "Lynx will offer even more options to manage our exclusive and expertly curated content through future software updates."

SiriusXM 2.0 is a major upgrade and evolution of SiriusXM's satellite and Internet delivered service that will ultimately span hardware, software, audio, and data services.

Lynx gives subscribers more control over how they listen to SiriusXM satellite radio, allowing them to start a song from the beginning when tuning to a Favorite music channel or store broadcast content to listen to later. Subscribers can also restart their favorite content while connected to SiriusXM Internet Radio via Wi-Fi®. Subscribers can control their listening experience easily using the large touch screen display. Lynx can stream SiriusXM content to Bluetooth® stereo speakers, headphones, vehicle stereo systems or optional accessories for the home, vehicle or portable use. Lynx is based on the Android operating system and is fully updatable via a Wi-Fi connection.

SiriusXM Lynx is available now at or at an MSRP of $249.99. Lynx will be available soon at retail stores nationwide.

Lynx offers key SiriusXM 2.0 features for satellite radio when docked with the optional Lynx LV1 Vehicle Kit or Lynx LH1 Home Kit, including:

-- Tune Start(TM): Automatically starts the currently playing song from the
beginning so listeners will hear the whole song when tuning to any of
their satellite radio music channels saved as a Favorite channel.
-- Radio Replays: Subscribers can build a library of up to 200 hours of
programming from their Favorite satellite radio channels which are
automatically recorded to allow for playback anywhere.
-- Pause, Rewind and Replay: Listeners can replay up to 30 minutes of live
SiriusXM content on the currently tuned channel, and also access replay
content on 5 favorite preset channels currently displayed.
-- Featured Favorites(TM): A dynamic set of presets that can be
automatically added as favorite channels, allowing users to easily
discover new and specialty programming.
-- Show Finder(TM): An easy-to-use electronic programming guide offering a
complete list of what's on over the next 7 days by channel, with the
ability to set reminder alerts when favorite shows are being broadcast.
Lynx also offers SiriusXM 2.0 features for listening to SiriusXM Internet Radio via Wi-Fi networks at home, office or accessible hotspot, including:

-- Start Now allows subscribers to go back 5 hours to select and listen to
previously broadcast programming.
-- View program information, album art and read artist bios.
-- Rewind to hear programming again or skip forward to hear what's playing
-- Pause live radio and pick up right where the listener left off
-- Access to Show Finder(TM), the electronic programming guide.
The SiriusXM Lynx LV1 Vehicle Kit gives subscribers everything needed to listen to satellite radio in the vehicle. Drivers and passengers can browse and quickly tune channels with a convenient rotary control knob. An Aux-In Cable is included to facilitate audio connection in vehicles that have audio systems with an auxiliary input connection. The LV1 can also connect to Bluetooth Audio-enabled systems, or through the vehicles existing radio using SiriusXM's PowerConnect transmitter. The vehicle kit also charges Lynx while docked. The Lynx vehicle kit is available at an MSRP of $69.99.

The SiriusXM Lynx LH1 Home Kit gives subscribers everything needed to listen to SiriusXM satellite radio or Internet radio in the home or office. Subscribers can connect to a home audio system with easy, do-it-yourself set up and stream SiriusXM from Lynx to the home kit with Bluetooth. The Lynx home kit is available at an MSRP of $69.99.

Lynx receives the new array of channels, added to the already ground-breaking and award-winning SiriusXM programming lineup. The expanded channel selection includes new commercial-free music plus new sports and comedy channels including channels created with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, ESPN SportsCenter, and Upright Citizens Brigade, as well as Carlin's Corner featuring albums, concerts and comedy from the archives of the legendary George Carlin.

SiriusXM Lynx also receives the full SiriusXM Latino channel lineup. SiriusXM Latino is the most comprehensive Latin programming lineup available to radio listeners, including exclusive commercial-free music channels and a wide variety of music genres, including tropical, salsa, merengue, Latin pop hits, Latin hip-hop, Latin rock classics and more.

Listeners will also get 24/7 news and talk from RadioFormula Mexico, the leading radio broadcaster from Mexico; sexy, smart, refined and exclusive adult programming showcasing Latin talent on Playboy Radio en Espanol; and Spanish-language coverage of world-class professional sports on multiple Deportes en Vivo channels. SiriusXM Latino will also include Cristina Radio from iconic talk show host Cristina Saralegui, and featuring lifestyle, health and family programming for Latinas. Cristina Radio, produced by National Latino Broadcasting, is launching in the coming months.

For more information on the SiriusXM channel lineup in English and Spanish, please visit and

About Sirius XM RadioSirius XM Radio is America's satellite radio company. SiriusXM broadcasts more than 135 satellite radio channels of commercial-free music, and premier sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, weather, and data services to over 21 million subscribers. SiriusXM offers an array of content from many of the biggest names in entertainment, as well as from professional sports leagues, major colleges, and national news and talk providers.

SiriusXM programming is available on more than 800 devices, including pre-installed and after-market radios in cars, trucks, boats and aircraft, smartphones and mobile devices, and consumer electronics products for homes and offices. SiriusXM programming is also available at, and on Apple, BlackBerry and Android-powered mobile devices.

SiriusXM has arrangements with every major automaker and its radio products are available for sale at as well as retail locations nationwide.

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The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in the forward-looking statement: our competitive position versus other forms of audio and video entertainment; our ability to retain subscribers and maintain our average monthly revenue per subscriber; our dependence upon automakers and other third parties; potential economic recessionary trends and uncertain economic outlook; our substantial indebtedness; and the useful life of our satellites, which, in most cases, are not insured. Additional factors that could cause our results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, which is filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and available at the SEC's Internet site ( The information set forth herein speaks only as of the date hereof, and we disclaim any intention or obligation to update any forward looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this communication.

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The Premier Basketball League and @SportsTV Bring Fans Game Coverage in Over 67 Million Homes Nationwide

The Premier Basketball League and @SportsTV Bring Fans Game Coverage in Over 67 Million Homes Nationwide

CHICAGO, Dec. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With the Premier Basketball League's (PBL) season tipping off this weekend in Rochester, NY, fans will be excited to know that games will be easily accessible on major cable and satellite providers throughout the country. With the PBL's partnership with @SportsTV, featured PBL games will be available from the comfort of fans' homes, computers, and mobile devices.

The PBL and @SportsTV have partnered to broadcast games live to over 60% of the country. This coverage allows avid fans to follow their teams even if they cannot make it out to the game. @SportsTV will be broadcast live in all 211 designated market areas reaching 67,177,694 television households.

"We are excited to be the first professional minor league sports organization to have a national television contract going into the 2012 season. During the NBA Lock-Out we were considered at the time by NBA-TV to have PBL games broadcasted on their network. After they previewed a game from last year's finals, the network informed us that we were direct competition to the NBA's D-League. We certainly took this as a great compliment and understood why they chose not to broadcast our games," commented Brij Desai, PBL President and CEO.

PBL games will be featured on television network providers such as Dish Network via Pay Per View and Video On Demand, Punch Television Network, and broadcast groups including Legacy TV, and Omniverse. Additional outlets include PBL apps on all 20+ Android operating systems, Seen On Demand,, iPoint Television and Glory Star.

The Premier Basketball League tips off regular season play on New Year's Eve with the Rochester RazorSharks hosting the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Steamers at 7:05pm EST at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester. @SportsTV will carry 10 PBL regular season games throughout the 2012 season and the network will also carry the PBL Finals complete with translated international simulcasting.

For more information on the Premier Basketball League including team schedules visit and for more information on @SportsTV you can visit For media inquiries please contact Chris Foltz, Vice President of League Development at or by phone at 312-772-4865.

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Members Only Entertainment Releases Lead Single "By Any Means" for Thaddeus David

Members Only Entertainment Releases Lead Single "By Any Means" for Thaddeus David

Seattle hiphop label Members Only releases the lead single for Thaddeus David's impending mixtape Maven.

SEATTLE, Oct. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle hiphop label Members Only is proud to present the debut single "By Any Means" from rapper Thaddeus David, featuring Onry Ozzborn and Parker, in support of his upcoming mixtape Maven.

The Los Angeles based production crew Ski Team delivers a banging, defiant beat that perfectly compliments the message of the song as well as Thaddeus David's ambition that will allow him to succeed "By Any Means" necessary.

January 27th marks the release of Maven, a collection of solo songs Thaddeus David has made over the last two years. A mixture of production from various beat tapes, as well as original production from the Ski Team, Jester, Tele Fresco, DJ Semaj, and Kuddie Fresh, Maven was recorded, mixed and mastered by Parker at Slap Crackle Pop Studio.

Many Seattle hiphop fans probably recognize the lifelong Seattle resident through one of his many aliases, whether it is TH or Young TH in State Of the Artist, or his alter ego Thadwick Tristen Trevor III for The Adventures in a Helluvastate project, which was featured in the Vitamin Water uncapped LIVE series by The Fader.

Members Only is a hiphop label that was formed in 2009 initially as a promotions company, known for their underground parties. Since then, they have left the illegal, prohibition-style parties behind and grown into a full record label, representing State of the Artist and Hi-Life Soundsystem.

Here is a direct download link for "By Any Means" Otherwise, the general public can download the song from the Members Only bandcamp website at

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LG Ultra Definition 3D TV Combines Immersive 3D Experience, Superior Display Quality

LG Ultra Definition 3D TV Combines Immersive 3D Experience, Superior Display Quality

With LG's CINEMA 3D Technology and 8 Million-Pixel Display, 84-inch 3D UD TV Raises Bar for Home Entertainment Experience

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Dec. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics today announced that it will unveil what is believed to be the world's largest Ultra Definition (UD) 3D TV at the 2012 International CES®. Combining LG's passive CINEMA 3D technology and Smart TV functions with UD display technology, the 84-inch class (84.04 inch diagonal) TV breaks new ground in immersive 3D home entertainment.


"The new LG 3D UD TV takes home entertainment to a whole new level by combining a giant Ultra Definition display with our outstanding CINEMA 3D functions and Smart TV features. Simply put, 3D home entertainment just got even better," said Jay Vandenbree, senior vice president, home entertainment, LG Electronics USA.

LG's 3D UD TV boasts an impressively large 84-inch class screen and superb picture quality with 8 million pixels, four times the resolution of existing Full HD TV panels. Combined with LG's Cinema Screen slim and narrow bezel, which reduces the TV's frame to negligible levels, the 3D UD TV provides a most immersive 3D viewing experience. In addition, 3D Depth Control enables users to customize their 3D viewing experience by controlling the 3D effects, while 3D Sound Zooming provides users with immersive 3D sound to accompany 3D visuals.

Through the superior display panel, users can access LG's Smart TV ecosystem, which is composed of over 1,200 apps and gives users access to a growing range of premium content services, including the 3D Zone, where users can select an increasing wealth of 3D movies. The imbedded 2D to 3D conversion engine expands the availability of 3D content to limitless levels. Users can easily browse and navigate through the Smart TV ecosystem using LG's new, ergonomically-designed Magic Remote, which allows users to make commands using the control modes of Voice Recognition, Wheel, Magic Gesture and Point.

*Designs, features and specifications subject to change without notice.
*LG LED TVs are LCD TVs with LED backlighting.
*Internet connection & subscriptions required and sold separately.
*For a small percentage of the population, the viewing of stereoscopic 3D video may cause discomfort such as dizziness or nausea. If you experience any of these symptoms, discontinue using the 3D functionality and contact your health care provider. 3D glasses required and sold separately.

About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. For more information, please visit

About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 93,000 people working in over 120 operations around the world. With 2010 global sales of KRW 55.8 trillion (USD 48.2 billion), LG comprises four business units - Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, and Air Conditioning & Energy Solutions. LG is one of the world's leading producers of flat panel TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators. For more information, please visit

About LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company
The LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company is a top global player in flat panel displays, audio players, video products, monitors, commercial displays and security systems for the consumer and commercial markets. LG's product areas include LCD and plasma televisions, LED LCD monitors, home theater systems, Blu-ray Disc(TM) players, audio components, video players and plasma display panels. While focusing on creating feature-rich devices, the company is also pursuing stylish designs and pushing technological boundaries to improve the home entertainment experience. LG HE company is also a leader in providing commercial (or B2B) products such as digital signage, video conference system and IP security cameras.

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National Property Trust Capitalizes in Digital Music Explosion

National Property Trust Capitalizes in Digital Music Explosion

PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As digital downloads continue to expand and revitalize the music industry, private equity company National Property Trust presents digital music investment opportunities.

According to a December 2011 report from Reuters, the music industry just saw an increase in overall sales for the first time since 2004. The Reuters story attributes part of this success to the popularity of the new album by British soul singer Adele, whose 21 sold more than five million copies, but also to the industry's increased focus on digital downloads. In 2011 the recording industry embraced digital music more than ever before, something that speaks to just how prevalent digital music really is. A nationwide investment group, called National Property Trust, is seeking to capitalize on this, unveiling new investment opportunities in the digital music industry and inviting new investors to take part.

National Property Trust has long been known as a real estate investment group, but, according to one company spokesperson, the investment group's only priority is providing sound investment opportunities to new investors. "The economy has been shaky, and there is not a lot of investor confidence in real estate," the spokesperson notes. "However, digital music is an industry that is inarguably on the rise, and poses incredible opportunities. That's why National Property Trust is unveiling new opportunities for investing in digital music."

Indeed, the company spokesperson notes that National Property Trust's new digital music opportunities are coming at just the right time for investors. Google's new digital music service has announced singles available for a record-breaking 49 cents apiece, something that is expected to ignite new competition in the industry, Music Business Journal says. "There has never been a better time to invest in digital music than right now," the spokesperson says, "and there has never been a better time for investors to partner with National Property Trust."

While the company is shifting its focus from its more traditional real estate investment opportunities, not everything at National Property Trust is changing. The company's core values remain the same. This includes an emphasis on clear communication with investors, as well as a strong commitment to taking a service-oriented approach. National Property Trust is currently seeking new investors for digital music endeavors, as well as for medical supplies and also real estate projects.


The National Property Trust is a private equity company committed to personal investments and products. The company offers investment services for assorted markets and industries. These include real estate investment, helping businesses start-up or become public, asset acquirement, penny stocks, and multitude of additional services. For more information about the company, its mission, and its range of investment services, visit

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Multiband to Present at the Sidoti & Company, LLC Semi-Annual New York Micro-Cap Conference

Multiband to Present at the Sidoti & Company, LLC Semi-Annual New York Micro-Cap Conference

-- Leading Home Service Provider for DIRECTV to Present on January 9, 2012 --

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Multiband Corporation, (NASDAQ:MBND), a leading Home Service Provider (HSP) for DIRECTV and the nation's largest DIRECTV Master System Operator (MSO) for Multiple Dwelling Units (MDU's), today announced that James Mandel, chief executive officer, will present at the Sidoti & Company Semi-Annual New York Micro-Cap Conference at 2:40 p.m. ET on Monday, January 9, 2012 in the Estate 2/Edison room at the Grand Hyatt New York Hotel. Multiband management will be available during the day for one-on-one meetings. To schedule a meeting, please contact your Sidoti representative.

A copy of the investor presentation that will accompany management's group presentation will be available at the Multiband Corporation corporate website ( prior to the presentation.

Sidoti & Company, LLC

Sidoti & Company, LLC Micro-Cap Conference is one of the largest micro-cap focused investor events in the U.S., with over 400 institutional investor attendees at the previous micro-cap conference. For more information or to register for the conference, please visit

About Multiband Corporation

Multiband Corporation (Nasdaq:MBND) is the largest nationwide DIRECTV master system operator in the Multiple Dwelling Unit (MDU) market and one of the largest full-service home service providers (HSPs), handling around 20% of all DIRECTV's installations, maintenance and upgrades for residents of single-family homes. Multiband is a full-service operator for a number of other providers within the footprint as well, offering solutions for watch, talk, surf and security, and is equipped with a retail store and an online store to strive to be a customer's "one source solution" for all electronic needs. Additionally, Multiband is a leading provider of software and integrated billing services to MDUs on a single bill, including video, voice, data and other value-added local services, both directly and through strategic arrangements. Multiband is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and has offices strategically placed around the continental United States.

Company Contact

Contact: James Mandel, CEO for Multiband Corporation at (763) 504-3000

Investor Contact

Cameron Donahue, Hayden IR, (651) 653-1854 or

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International Entertainment News to Send Daily Email Reminders to Enter the 2012 HGTV Dream Home Giveaway to Send Daily Email Reminders to Enter the 2012 HGTV Dream Home Giveaway

NEW YORK, Dec. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting today, viewers can enter twice daily for a chance to win the spectacular 2012 HGTV Dream Home and in a new move to help fans remember to enter, will send daily email reminders to those who want to submit the maximum number of entries. Online visitors to can sign up to receive email prompts to enter daily at and Viewers can enter for a chance to win the HGTV Dream Home 2012 from Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 9 a.m. ET through Friday, February 17, 2012 at 5 p.m. ET.

The HGTV Dream Home Giveaway 2012 will offer fans the chance to win a spectacular custom-built home in Midway, Utah, a 2012 GMC® Terrain® and $500,000 cash. The giveaway prize package, valued at more than $2 million, will be awarded to one lucky viewer in March. Until then, online users can see a photo gallery and a 360-degree virtual tour at On Monday, January 2, at 1 p.m. ET/PT, HGTV will unveil the fully-furnished modern western ranch house, designed to appeal to outdoor enthusiasts during the one-hour special, HGTV Dream Home 2012.

In addition, fans of HGTV Dream Home can now explore past homes like never before with the HGTV Dream Home app now available in the Apple App Store(TM) for download on Apple iPad®. The free app offers 360-degree room tours, photo galleries and videos from the past five HGTV Dream Homes, including the slope-side homes in Winter Park, Colorado and in Stowe, Vermont to the sunny beaches of Islamorada, Florida with stops in Sandia Park, New Mexico and Sonoma, California.

The application is now available through the online iTunes store and can be downloaded by clicking the following link:

iPad® is a trademark of Apple Inc.

About HGTV Dream Home 2012
Nestled on the banks of the Provo River, the newest HGTV Dream Home offers easy access to incredible Deer Valley and Park City, home of the Sundance Film Festival. Located in one of the hottest areas for outdoor aficionados, the 16th HGTV Dream Home is nearly 4,000 square feet with amazing mountain views. It features five covered decks with connecting boardwalks, an outdoor living room and hot tub, and a changing room with fishing accessories. The house includes three bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, a dedicated entertainment room and a gourmet chef's kitchen. During the winter, homeowners and visitors can ski and snowboard in unparalleled Utah powder. Activities such as water sports, golf, hunting, mountain biking, hiking and fly fishing also are available throughout the year.

About HGTV
HGTV, America's leading home and lifestyle brand, is one of cable's top-rated networks and is distributed to more than 99 million U.S. households. HGTV's website,, is the nation's leading online home-and-garden destination that attracts an average of 4 million unique visitors per month. The HGTV HOMEconsumerproducts line currently includes exclusive offerings of paint, flooring, soft goods and other home-oriented products. The HGTV Magazine, a new home and lifestyle publication, is published in partnership with Hearst Magazines.

About ( is America's leading home and garden web site and is a leading source for home-related media content. The site, which attracts more than 4 million people each month, features industry-leading content, including information about HGTV's on-air programs and award-winning articles, videos and tips on any home topic from interior decorating to gardening to holiday celebrations. The site also features the HGTV Market Place, an online shopping experience that allows users to buy things they love from their favorite shows. Site visitors also can interact with through the site's message boards, blogs, Facebook and Twitter.



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Verizon Maintains Network Leadership With Advanced Wireline and Wireless Technologies and Expanded Infrastructure Capabilities

Verizon Maintains Network Leadership With Advanced Wireline and Wireless Technologies and Expanded Infrastructure Capabilities

Accomplishments in 2011 Set Stage for Future Innovations That Benefit Businesses and Consumers

NEW YORK, Dec. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon maintained its network leadership position throughout 2011 by further deploying new wireline and wireless technologies, expanding capabilities in network infrastructure and advancing strategic network projects -- all supporting such high-performance services as the award-winning FiOS and Carrier Ethernet, plus industry-leading cloud solutions.

These operational and technological accomplishments helped reinforce the company's commitment to meeting customer demand by increasing the capacity, speed, resiliency and efficiency of Verizon's global network, which stretches more than 670,000 route miles, including terrestrial and undersea cable, and spans six continents.

"From local to global, Verizon's continued investment in networks and leading-edge technology is driving unsurpassed reliability and a superior consumer experience," said Tony Melone, chief technology officer for Verizon. "In addition, our world-class networks are enhancing, and even changing, business models for industries that use these networks.

"Our network strategy focuses on advancing technologies and expanding our network reach in a way that energizes future innovations, as we have seen in areas such as 4G LTE, 100G optical and FiOS," he said.

100G Technology Sets Verizon Apart

Marking two industry firsts, Verizon deployed 100 Gbps (gigabits per second) technology on portions of its European and U.S. networks.

The company has the first standards-based, multivendor 100 gigabit Ethernet link on its IP backbone on a portion of the company's European long-haul network, increasing capacity and performance for multinational business and government customers.

On its U.S. backbone network, Verizon deployed 100 Gbps technology on an ultra-long-haul optical system between New York and Chicago, helping deliver better efficiencies and scalability.

This advanced technology also significantly reduces latency - the time it takes for data sent from its entry point in the network to reach its destination-- as well as provides greater capacity per fiber and helps control costs.

What's After 100G?

In another industry first, Verizon and NEC Corporation of America jointly completed a field trial transmitting high bit-rate technologies, including 100 Gbps, 450 Gbps and 1T (1 terabit or 1,000 Gbps), coexisting on the same fiber. The trial, which measured the quality of the signal for all channels as well as the intensity of the optical signal, showed these "superchannels" are able to carry higher capacities while improving spectral efficiency without sacrificing distance.

Unmatched Enterprise Cloud Services

Verizon acquired Terremark, which offers an unmatched combination of global data centers, cloud solutions and IT consulting services. World-class IT services and cloud offerings -- including virtualization, collocation, managed hosting, application management, storage and cloud computing services -- will help customers operate more nimbly and take advantage of better cost economies.

The company also acquired CloudSwitch, an innovative provider of cloud software technology that helps customers simplify moving to the enterprise cloud as well as helps boost industry adoption.

As a result of these acquisitions, Network World magazine ranked Verizon among the 10 most powerful cloud companies in the magazine's year-end list.

Leading the Way with Verizon Wireless 4G LTE

As of December 2011, Verizon Wireless has deployed its 4G LTE network in more than 190 markets across the U.S., covering more than 200 million people.

Verizon and SpectrumCo LLC -- a joint venture between Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks -- entered into an agreement in which Verizon Wireless will acquire 122 Advanced Wireless Services spectrum licenses covering 259 million points of presence.

The cable companies and Verizon Wireless also will become agents to sell one another's products and, eventually, the cable companies will have the option of selling Verizon Wireless' service on a wholesale basis. In addition, the cable companies and Verizon Wireless have formed an innovation technology joint venture for the development of technology to better integrate wireline and wireless products and services. This acquisition of spectrum is an important step toward meeting the consumer demand for additional mobile services.

FiOS Experience is One of the Best

Verizon conducted the first-of-its kind demonstration over its high-bandwidth FiOS network of a full-resolution high-definition 3D transmission via a premium TV service provider. Verizon and Panasonic -- a leader in Full HD 3D technology -- streamed Full HD 3D, currently the highest-possible resolution of 3D video, via Verizon's 100 percent fiber-optic FiOS TV service.

The Federal Communications Commission's report on residential wireline broadband service, "Measuring Broadband America," confirmed that Verizon FiOS Internet delivered 114 percent of its advertised upload and download speeds during peak periods, the highest of any Internet service provider tested. The report also cited the company's impressive symmetrical FiOS Internet speeds, which exceeded promised speeds and provided upstream speeds averaging four to six times faster than those of the closest competitor -- an important advantage for today's increasingly interactive Internet.

Leveraging the strength of the Verizon FiOS network, the company also announced several new entertainment experiences, including accessing FiOS TV on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system; Google Apps for Verizon; MY FiOS app; and expanded programming for ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN Buzzer Beater, MTV Networks, truTV HD and BET HD. These enhancements continue to break down old technology boundaries and free consumers to enjoy entertainment on their own terms.

Undersea Cables Provide Much-Needed Capacity

The submarine cable SEA-ME-WE4 was upgraded to 40 Gbps, enabling Verizon customers that do business in Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East to take advantage of the additional capacity, improved performance and increased scalability.

In addition, the $700 million Europe India Gateway cable, one of the most advanced submarine cable systems in the world, was activated, offering additional diversity and capacity to meet critical communications needs of multinational companies.

International Expansion Benefits Global Customers

Verizon announced a new network alliance with Dialog Axiata PLC, which made possible the expansion of Verizon's Private IP network capabilities to Sri Lanka, a growing global commerce center.

The company also completed a fiber-optic network expansion project in Singapore, greatly increasing the company's network coverage and doubling capacity for enterprise customers, many of which are expanding operations in the Asia-Pacific region.

Moving to IPv6

With the depletion of IPv4 addresses, Verizon expanded its Internet Dedicated service in Asia-Pacific and Europe and Private IP services globally to carry traffic using the next-generation Internet Protocol, IPv6. As a result, Verizon enterprise customers can exchange IPv6 traffic in multiple formats across both the company's global public Internet backbone and private IP network. This transition helps Verizon's business and government agencies continue to experience uninterrupted Internet service.

Verizon Network Provides Foundation for Award-Winning Solutions

With its world-class network providing the principal foundation, Verizon received numerous industry awards and honors recognizing the strength of its networking solutions. This year, Verizon was positioned in the Leaders quadrant by industry analyst firm Gartner in the report, "Magic Quadrant for Global Network Service Providers.(1)" And for the third consecutive year, Verizon achieved the Metro Ethernet Forum's highest honor of 2011 Global Service Provider of the Year for the company's comprehensive, international Carrier Ethernet portfolio and ongoing service innovation.

"As we look ahead, we're confident we have the experience, the expertise and the strategic vision to ensure continued leadership in the business of networks and technology, whether it's FiOS, cloud services, LTE or other advanced technologies," said Melone.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with more than 107 million total connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500. A Dow 30 company with $106.6 billion in 2010 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 195,000. For more information, visit

VERIZON'S ONLINE NEWS CENTER: Verizon news releases, executive speeches and biographies, media contacts, high-quality video and images, and other information are available at Verizon's News Center on the World Wide Web at To receive news releases by email, visit the News Center and register for customized automatic delivery of Verizon news releases.

(1) Gartner Magic Quadrant for Global Network Service Providers by Neil Rickard, Robert F. Mason, March 31, 2011. The full report can be accessed at:

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in our research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. This Magic Quadrant graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research note and should be evaluated in the context of the entire report. The Gartner report is available upon request from Verizon.

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HGTV Dream Home Giveaway 2012 Entry Period Has Begun

HGTV Dream Home Giveaway 2012 Entry Period Has Begun

Fans can enter online at and

NEW YORK, Dec. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The sixteenth annual HGTV Dream Home Giveaway is open for entries and runs through Friday, February 17(th), 2012 at 5 p.m. ET. One lucky, randomly-selected winner can look forward to living in a custom-built fully-furnished modern western ranch home in Midway, Utah. The giveaway prize package, valued at more than $2 million, also includes a 2012 GMC® Terrain® and $500,000 cash.

(Photo: )

During the giveaway entry period, fans may enter once per day on as well as once per day on HGTV's, or as often as they wish by regular mail. Online users can see a photo gallery and take a 360-degree tour of the home now at or discover more information about Midway, Utah and the nearby Park City, Deer Valley and Salt Lake City communities on HGTV's HGTV Facebook and Twitter followers can get up-to-the-minute details as well.

To view videos detailing the HGTV Dream Home as well as other multimedia content, please click:

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Rentrak Announces Top DVD Sales and Rentals for Week Ending December 25, 2011

Rentrak Announces Top DVD Sales and Rentals for Week Ending December 25, 2011

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rentrak Corporation (NASDAQ: RENT) today announced the top ten DVD sales and rentals for the prior week based on estimated consumer spending.

According to the company's Retail Essentials and Home Video Essentials tracking services, the top ten selling DVDs and the top ten most-rented motion pictures, per data collected for the week ending December 25, 2011 include:

Rentrak Top 10 Selling DVDs*

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1 The Hangover Part II Warner Bros. (NYSE: TWX) 3
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2 Rise of the Planet of the Apes FOX (NASDAQ: NWS) 2
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3 Dolphin Tale Warner Bros. (NYSE: TWX) 1
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4 The Help Disney (NYSE: DIS) 3
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5 The Smurfs Sony (NYSE: SNE) 4
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6 Kung Fu Panda 2 Paramount (NYSE: VIA.A and VIA.B) 2
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7 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II Warner Bros. (NYSE: TWX) 7
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8 Cowboys & Aliens Universal (NYSE: GE) 3
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9 Mr. Popper's Penguins FOX (NASDAQ: NWS) 3
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10 Colombiana Sony (NYSE: SNE) 1
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*Week ended December 24, 2011

Rentrak Top 10 Renting DVDs

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1 Rise of the Planet of the Apes FOX (NASDAQ: NWS) 2
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2 Colombiana Sony (NYSE:SNE) 1
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3 Cowboys & Aliens Universal (NYSE: GE) 3
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4 The Help Touchstone (NYSE: DIS) 3
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5 The Hangover Part II Warner Bros. (NYSE: TWX) 3
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6 Kung Fu Panda 2 DreamWorks (NASDAQ: DWA) 2
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7 Mr. Popper's Penguins FOX (NASDAQ: NWS) 3
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8 Warrior (2011) Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) 1
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9 Super 8 Paramount (NYSE: VIA.A and VIA.B) 5
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10 Friends with Benefits Sony (NYSE: SNE) 4
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About Retail Essentials®

Retail Essentials measures weekly consumer sales activity on standard DVD and Blu-ray Disc titles in the U.S. brick-and-mortar channel. No other service provides faster access to in-depth market data and weekly estimations of gross consumer spending. Rentrak delivers sell-through data broken down by DVD title, format, category, genre, TV market and more, within 72 hours after the close of each business week. Clients can access current, weekly, and historical title sales data to competitively benchmark industry performance.

About Home Video Essentials®

Home Video Essentials is Rentrak's exclusive rental point-of-sale (POS) tracking system, which calculates title-level performance via rental transactions on over 65,000 DVD and video game properties in the brick-and-mortar, by-mail/online subscription and kiosk channels across North America. Rentrak is the world's largest processor of rental data, measuring in excess of one billion transactions each year from more than 5,000 storefronts, over 40,000 kiosks and over 24 million by-mail/online disc rental subscribers within 72 hours after the close of each business week. Clients are able to identify consumer trends, quantify performance, and benchmark findings against the broader business sector.

About Rentrak Corporation

Rentrak (NASDAQ: RENT) is a global digital media measurement and research company, serving the most recognizable companies in the entertainment industry. With a reach across numerous platforms including box office, multi-screen television, and home video, Rentrak has developed more efficient metrics to be used as database currencies for the evaluation and selling of media. Rentrak is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, with additional U.S. and international offices. For more information on Rentrak, please visit


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Rentrak Announces Major Contract Expansion With Raycom TV Across 17 Key Markets

Rentrak Announces Major Contract Expansion With Raycom TV Across 17 Key Markets

--Unique Census-Based TV Ratings Service Allows Raycom To Focus on Selling Local Television's Strengths--

PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rentrak Corporation (NASDAQ:RENT), the leader in multi-screen media measurement serving the advertising, television and entertainment industries, today announced a long-term contract expansion with Raycom TV for Rentrak's StationView Essentials local market census-based ratings service across 17 of the largest Raycom television markets.

This more comprehensive contract includes the integration of the Polk Automotive and Political Segmentation information with Rentrak's household and advanced Demographics Ratings. These allow Raycom to sell not only the size of their audiences, but also their "strength" of a particular Auto purchaser or Political segment. Rentrak's ability to provide insights into viewers' consumer purchasing information, in addition to gross ratings points in these key categories, creates expanded revenue opportunities for Raycom's stations.

Raycom signed with Rentrak in 2010 for service in two TV markets, Charlotte and Birmingham. Raycom's success in these initial markets resulted Raycom's decision to expand its relationship with Rentrak across many of their largest TV markets. Raycom is one of the nation's largest local television broadcasters, with stations in 18 states covering approximately 13% of the U.S. population.

"We believe Rentrak's measurement can change the way our industry does business because there are significant advantages for both buyers and sellers of ad time," commented Paul McTear, President and CEO at Raycom. "We need to take the focus from measurement issues and put it back on the efficiency and effectiveness of local television."

"Rentrak offers several important attributes our industry has been looking for in local measurement, including stability of data, consistency in methodology between markets, and daily ratings even in the smallest markets," added Billy McDowell, VP Research at Raycom.

Rentrak's CEO Bill Livek declared that "Raycom's greatly expanded partnership with Rentrak is further compelling evidence that local television stations are generating competitive advantages by adopting Rentrak's census-based currency across their Sales, Programming and Promotions disciplines."

As the census-based television ratings currency, Rentrak provides daily measurement of all TV networks nationally and at a granular level in all 210 media markets nationwide and is the only fully-integrated system of detailed satellite, telco and cable TV viewing data commercially available that incorporates information from over 19 million televisions.

About Rentrak Corporation
Rentrak (NASDAQ: RENT) is a global digital media measurement and research company, serving the most recognizable companies in the entertainment industry. With a reach across numerous platforms including box office, multi-screen television and home video, Rentrak has developed more efficient metrics to be used as database currencies for the evaluation and selling of media. Rentrak is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, with additional U.S. and international offices. For more information on Rentrak, please visit


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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

CSC Signs Three-year Contract with The University of Texas at Arlington to Provide Services at College Park Center

CSC Signs Three-year Contract with The University of Texas at Arlington to Provide Services at College Park Center

NORTHRIDGE, Calif., Dec. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CSC, the world leader in providing crowd management services, is pleased to announce its three-year contract with The University of Texas at Arlington to provide event staffing at College Park Center, a new $78 million, 7,000-seat events venue.


CSC will provide event staffing with upward of 40 employees for various College Park Center events, including basketball and volleyball games, commencement ceremonies and concerts. CSC has previously worked with UT Arlington to provide commencement staffing.

The development of College Park Center has triggered renewed interest in downtown Arlington, enhancing desirability for the city and University while ensuring job creation. UT Arlington enrollment reached an all-time high this fall of 33,439, a 34 percent increase over the past five years.

College Park Center formally opens Feb. 1, 2012 with a ceremonial ribbon cutting and men's and women's basketball games. The center was designed by HKS Inc., architects of the new Dallas Cowboys stadium, and features split-bowl seating that puts more fans near center court.

About CSC

CSC is the world leader in crowd management and guest services for the entertainment and sporting event industries. With more than 44 years of experience, CSC has garnered a loyal and esteemed client base, including more than 100 stadiums and arenas, over 90 universities and colleges, more than 20 convention centers, and numerous clients in the MLB, MLS, NBA, NFL, NHL, and NASCAR. CSC also provides services for the world's most prestigious special events, including College Bowl Games, Final Four Tournaments, US Open Tennis, 29 Super Bowls, 7 Olympic Games, 4 Presidential Inaugurations, 2 Papal Visits, and 2 FIFA World Cups. CSC operates more than 45 branch locations throughout the United States and Canada.

About UT Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington is a comprehensive research institution in the heart of North Texas. Visit to learn more.

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Hauppauge Digital Reports Fiscal 2011 Fourth Quarter and Year End Results

Hauppauge Digital Reports Fiscal 2011 Fourth Quarter and Year End Results

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Dec. 28, 2011 Hauppauge Digital Inc. (NASDAQ: HAUP), a leading developer of digital video TV and data broadcast receiver products for personal computers, today reported financial results for the fourth fiscal quarter and year ended September 30, 2011.


Net sales were $10.3 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 compared to $11.6 million reported for the previous year's fourth fiscal quarter.

The Company incurred a net loss of $2,075,730 for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 compared to a net loss of $1,524,352 for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010. Net loss per share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 was $0.21 on a basic and diluted basis, compared to a net loss per share of $0.15 on a basic and diluted basis for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010.


Net sales were $42.3 million for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2011 compared to $56.9 million reported for fiscal year ended September 30, 2010.

The Company incurred a net loss of $5,849,072 for fiscal year ended September 30, 2011 compared to a net loss of $1,846,560 for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2010. The results for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2010 reflected a reduction in accrued expenses fees of about $2.25 million for settlements and changes in estimates. Net loss per share for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2011 was $0.58 on a basic and diluted basis, compared to a net loss per share of $0.18 on a basic and diluted basis for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2010.


Ken Plotkin, Hauppauge's Chief Executive Officer stated, "Fiscal 2011 was a challenging year for the Company. Sales into Europe, which historically has been our strongest region for our TV tuner products, slowed dramatically. The slowdown affected southern Europe, including Spain and Italy, but also included previously strong markets, such as Germany.

"In 2011, we began transitioning our product portfolio from lower-end TV tuner products to higher-end video recorder, video streaming and digital TV tuner products with the introduction of 'Colossus', a high definition video recorder, 'Broadway', our live TV streaming products for the iPad and iPhone, our HD-PVR Gaming Edition, and our WinTV-DCR-2650 dual tuner CableCARD receiver. The WinTV-DCR-2650 allows a PC user in the United States to connect to their digital cable TV signal and watch or record up to two programs at a time.

"We believe the repositioning of our product offerings will result in future benefits for the Company.

"In recognition of the impact of the sales transition, during the second half of fiscal 2011, the Company implemented an expense reduction plan in order to bring the overhead expense level more in line with our current sales. We have closed some offices and reduced personnel levels in other offices.

"The Company believes that the effect of this expense reduction plan coupled with the sales transition of our product portfolio will have a positive effect on our operations starting with the first quarter of fiscal 2012."


Hauppauge Digital Inc. is a leading developer of TV receivers, video recorders, Internet video streaming devices and other products for the personal computer market. Through its Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc., Hauppauge Digital Europe Sarl and PCTV Systems Sarl subsidiaries, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets products which record video from cable TV, satellite set top boxes and video game consoles, plus analog, digital and other types of TV tuners and devices that allow PC users to watch television on a PC screen in a resizable window. Certain of the Company's products also enable the recording of TV shows to a PCs' hard disk, receiving of digital TV data transmissions, and the display of digital media stored on a computer to a TV set and other mobile devices via a home network. The Company is headquartered in Hauppauge, New York. with administrative offices in Luxembourg, Ireland and Singapore, sales offices in Germany, London, Paris, The Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Singapore, Taiwan and California and research and development centers in Hauppauge, New York, Braunschweig, Germany and Taipei, Taiwan. The Company's Internet web site can be found at

This news release contains forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the federal securities laws. The events described in forward-looking statements contained in this may not occur. Generally these statements relate to business plans or strategies, projected or anticipated benefits or other consequences of our plans or strategies, financing plans, projected or anticipated benefits from acquisitions that we may make, or projections involving anticipated revenues, earnings or other aspects of our operating results or financial position, and the outcome of any contingencies. Any such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections of management. We intend for these forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe-harbor provisions for forward-looking statements. Words such as "may," "will," "expect," "believe," "anticipate," "project," "plan," "intend," "estimate," and "continue," and their opposites and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. We caution you that these statements are not guarantees of future performance or events and are subject to a number of uncertainties, risks and other influences (including, but not limited to, those set forth in "Item 1A-Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2011), many of which are beyond our control, that may influence the accuracy of the statements and the projections upon which the statements are based. Any one or more of these uncertainties, risks and other influences could materially affect our results of operations and whether forward-looking statements made by us ultimately prove to be accurate. Our actual results, performance and achievements could differ materially from those expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether from new information, future events or otherwise. All cautionary statements made in this news release should be read as being applicable to all related forward-looking statements wherever they appear.

[Financial Table Follows]


Three months ended
September 30,
2011 2010
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Net sales $10,276,534 $11,599,662
Cost of sales 7,434,039 8,196,541
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Gross profit 2,842,495 3,403,121

Selling, general and administrative expenses 3,924,731 3,762,993
Research & development expenses 1,040,842 1,200,254
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Loss from operations (2,123,078) (1,560,126)
Other income :
Interest income 1,881 1,037
Foreign currency 8,723 14,132
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Total other income 10,604 15,169
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Loss before tax provision (2,112,474) (1,544,957)
Current tax provision 58,964 45,748
Deferred tax benefit (95,708) (66,353)
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Net loss ($2,075,730) ($1,524,352)
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Net loss per share-basic and diluted ($0.21) ($0.15)

Weighted average shares-basic and diluted 10,122,344 10,072,625


Twelve months ended
September 30,
2011 2010
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Net sales $42,343,059 $56,918,617
Cost of sales 29,262,521 38,486,848
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Gross profit 13,080,538 18,431,769

Selling, general and administrative expenses 14,486,996 15,579,080
Research & development expenses 4,258,023 4,458,915
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Loss from operations (5,664,481) (1,606,226)
Other income (expense):
Interest income 10,450 5,373
Interest expense - (4,340)
Foreign currency 6,268 227,902
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Total other income (expense) 16,718 228,935
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Loss before tax provision (5,647,763) (1,377,291)
Current income tax provision 197,309 205,022
Deferred tax provision 4,000 264,247
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Net loss ($5,849,072) ($1,846,560)
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Net loss per share-basic and diluted ($0.58) ($0.18)

Weighted average shares-basic and diluted 10,108,670 10,066,637


September 30, September 30,
2011 2010
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Current Assets:
Cash and cash
equivalents $4,080,537 $7,057,904
receivables, net
of various
allowances 3,708,696 4,403,194
Other non trade
receivables 2,408,326 2,355,834
Inventories 10,092,224 11,450,565
Deferred tax
asset current 1,127,641 1,310,204
Prepaid expenses
and other
current assets 992,258 980,087
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Total current
assets 22,409,682 27,557,788

assets, net 3,186,430 3,941,266
Property, plant
and equipment,
net 368,703 544,959
Security deposits
and other non
current assets 112,813 106,241
Deferred tax
asset non
current 789,297 610,734
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$26,866,925 $32,760,988
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Liabilities and
Equity :

Accounts payable $6,674,900 $7,306,221
Accrued expenses
-fees 4,082,719 4,955,540
Accrued expenses 11,417,895 10,266,495
Income taxes
payable 242,201 252,090
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Total current
liabilities 22,417,715 22,780,346

Common stock $.01
par value;
10,882,823 and
respectively 108,828 108,423
Additional paid-
in capital 18,187,595 17,739,330
Retained deficit (6,899,958) (1,050,886)
Accumulated other
loss (4,541,707) (4,410,677)
Treasury Stock
at cost, 760,479
shares (2,405,548) (2,405,548)
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equity 4,449,210 9,980,642
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$26,866,925 $32,760,988
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