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Monsoon Multimedia Unveils SociableTV

January 8, 2009

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ — [CES] — Monsoon Multimedia, an
innovative digital video solutions provider, today announced SociableTV, a
social web service that allows viewers to watch live TV from HAVAs all over
the globe while communicating with friends.

SociableTV is a social web portal site that lets HAVA owners share their
live TV viewing experience (e.g. sporting events) with multiple friends.
Monsoon’s technology enables friends to watch and experience live television
as if they are sitting on the sofa next to each other — without having to
download anything.

“Today’s consumer is now viewing content wherever they want, the next step
is to enable them to do it together and create a ‘living room’ social
environment,” said William Loesch, CEO of Monsoon Multimedia. “Monsoon’s
SociableTV supports the social web movement because consumers not only want
their content wherever they go, but they also want the ability to watch the
Super Bowl or a rugby game with their friends, regardless of their location.”

SociableTV combines the existing HAVA family of products, software and
Internet browser technology, with a worldwide network of HAVA owners to bring
viewers programs that they cannot find on their local cable and satellite TV
system, including sports and news from around the world.

Pricing and Availability

SociableTV will be available at no cost from Monsoon Multimedia at
SociableTV.com in Q2 of 2009. The HAVA product line is available nationwide
through Best Buy, direct from Monsoon at http://www.myhava.com and through
select etailers and retailers nationwide.

About Monsoon Multimedia

Monsoon Multimedia provides advanced, standards-based multimedia products
and technologies for the PC and Consumer Electronics industries. Monsoon
licenses highly optimized multimedia solutions comprised of applications,
drivers, frameworks, middleware and reference designs. Our customers and
partners are retailers, semiconductor companies, PC manufacturers, software
suppliers and consumer electronics companies. Founded by the founders of
Dazzle and Emuzed, the company has offices in California, India and Russia.
For more information, please visit http://www.monsoonmultimedia.com.

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     FortyThree, Inc.
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     anders@fortythreepr.com

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