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Macrovision buys Mediabolic in $43 million deal

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 03 Jan 2007 14:01 User comments (2)

Macrovision buys Mediabolic in $43 million deal Macrovision, a company that specializes in mainly Digital Rights Management (DRM) / Content Protection technology, has acquired Mediabolic, a company that develops software for home entertainment networks. The deal is worth $43 million. Macrovision said Mediabolic's entertainment networking technology will boost its content delivery and protection services.
"Mediabolic's software is a strong fit with our roadmap to help content owners transition from the world of physical media to the digital world," Macrovision CEO Fred Amoroso said. Mediabolic develops software that connects televisions and other home entertainment devices to PCs to share multimedia.

Mediabolic once received investment from Intel.

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2 user comments

13.1.2007 15:05

Sounds intresting but am not sure what to think about this.

210.1.2007 13:57

I hope Macrovision goes bankrupt. I am a "law-abiding citizen" who doesn't steal media content in any form. However, I buy/rent videos and play them on my "seasoned" DVD player. These jacka$^^&&% have put new copyguard type content on many of the movies. So, now I get to watch wavy colored lines pop up about every two-three minutes of the movie. Macrovision could have designed the crap to be compatible with older players but didn't!!! Macrovision - phfft.

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