, Inc., a leader in digital home entertainment products, announced the launch of localized French, German, and British versions of its award-winning DVR software, Beyond TV.
SnapStream's European launch allows European consumers to download the English, French or German-language free 21-day trial for Beyond TV and Beyond TV Link and then purchase product in local currencies online. Local microsites have been launched at:
President and CEO Rakesh Agrawal believes that the extensive features for which Beyond TV is known will be very popular with European consumers.
"Beyond TV has been known for years here in North America for its ease of use and power. We're expecting to make a big splash in Germany, France and the UK with features like SmartSkipTM
, which allows users to quickly watch recorded shows by skipping blocks of commercials or other parts of the show, and ShowSqueezeTM
, which saves hard drive space and makes shows portable," said Mr. Agrawal. "We think that our European customers, like our American ones, will be impressed with our DVR products."
SnapStream has partnered with European program guide provider tvtv to offer web-based program guide information for European customers using Beyond TV. Tvtv offers detailed show information and provides web-based remote recording options for customers living in Germany, England, Austria, Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Switzerland.
Initially, SnapStream is only offering its Beyond TV and Beyond TV Link products in Europe. The initial European release of Beyond TV supports analog television and will be followed by software updates that add, among other things, support for popular European digital TV formats DVB-T and DVB-S.