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Macrovision® Signs Copy Protection Agreement With SEGA Europe


SafeDisc® Encryption Technology To Appear On SEGA’s Forthcoming PC Titles

London, August 12, 2004

Macrovision® Corporation (Nasdaq: MVSN), the leader in copy protection, has signed an agreement with SEGA Europe under which the software publishing giant will use Macrovision’s SafeDisc® advanced security solution on its forthcoming PC CD-ROM titles.

SafeDisc is the leading PC game protection solution available to interactive entertainment publishers, offering multi-level encryption which can be efficiently integrated by the software developer deep within the code of a game without affecting the game’s performance. These layers ensure that the robust security can remain intact far beyond standard copy protection schemes which simply ‘wrap’ each game in an encrypted ‘sleeve’.

“We had no hesitation in reaching this agreement with Macrovision,” says Mark Simmons, Head of Operations, SEGA Europe. “We need to feel confident that our PC games are secure and Macrovision’s SafeDisc solution offers unrivalled protection.”

“We are delighted that SEGA Europe has chosen Macrovision’s SafeDisc security solution within its forthcoming titles,” adds Martin Brooker, European Director of Sales, Macrovision. “We believe that our security is the most sophisticated and secure out there, we’re thrilled that SEGA Europe agrees.”


Notes for Editors:

About SEGA
SEGA Europe Ltd. is the European Publishing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. SEGA Europe’s web site is located at

About Macrovision
Macrovision develops and markets digital product value management solutions for content publishers, software publishers, and enterprise IT departments. Macrovision’s content protection technologies are embedded in over 8.5 billion DVD, VHS, and CD units representing over $115 billion of protected entertainment content.  In addition, over 280 million DVD devices and 130 million digital set-top boxes contain Macrovision’s technology. Our software solutions are deployed on more than 500 million desktops worldwide, and over $70 billion of software has been FLEXenabled™. Macrovision has its corporate headquarters in Santa Clara, California, key development labs and sales/service centers in Schaumburg, Illinois and the United Kingdom, and other international offices in Amsterdam, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Taipei and Seoul. More information about Macrovision can be found at

© Macrovision 2004. Macrovision and SafeDisc are registered trademarks of Macrovision Corporation. All other product names and trademarks used are the registered property of their respective companies.

This press release may contain “forward-looking” statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. A number of factors could cause Macrovision’s actual results to differ from anticipated results expressed in such forward-looking statements. Such factors are addressed in Macrovision’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (available at Macrovision assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

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For more information, contact:

Simon Mehlman
Macrovision Europe
+44 (0)7812 146 530

Miao Chuang
Macrovision Corporation
+1 (408) 562 8451

Simon Byron, Public Relations for Macrovision Europe
Barrington Harvey
+44 (0)7801 932746

Stefan McGarry, Public Relations
SEGA Europe Ltd
Tel: +44 (0) 208 996 4456