Live TV, VOD and Music Come Together in the Televisa /J. River Software Player


Minneapolis, MN (December 8, 2006): Televisa has officially launched its new digital entertainment services platform, which includes Live TV, video-on-demand (VOD), and music download features provided through the EsMas player, a desktop application developed by J. River. A soft launch has already resulted in 1.5 million downloads of the player since its introduction in August.

Televisa, the Mexico-based media giant, provides premium television programming to a worldwide audience and offers sports, news, music, and ever-popular soap operas called Telenovelas. The new digital initiative is based on empowering the audience with control over content and a more interactive experience.

Live TV offers instant Internet access to Televisa channels, including replay of programming for the previous 14 days. VOD feature includes free previews and a download-to-own option for films and TV programs. Videos utilize a advanced streaming technology to maximize bandwidth availability, and provide instant feeds in high quality. The music service has over 400,000 tracks available for download in the protected Windows Media format.

“This is a dramatically new offering from Televisa,” said Jim Hillegass, CEO at J. River, “It is an unmatched combination of digital entertainment options in an intuitive package with world class programming.”

Anyone can download and try the music and video services, but subscriptions are currently limited to Mexican residents. A free download of the player is available at

About Televisa

Grupo Televisa, S.A., is the largest media company in the Spanish-speaking world and a major participant in the international entertainment business. It has interests in television production and broadcasting, production of pay television networks, international distribution of television programming, direct-to-home satellite services, publishing and publishing distribution, cable television, radio production and broadcasting, professional sports and live entertainment, feature film production and distribution, and the operation of a horizontal internet portal. Grupo Televisa also owns an unconsolidated equity stake in Univision, the leading Spanish-language media company in the United States, and in La Sexta, a free-to-air television venture in Spain.

About J. River
J. River, a software developer, builds digital delivery solutions for corporate partners. This includes streaming, downloading, subscriptions of audio and video content, handheld device support and Digital Rights Management. For more information about J. River's media products, visit

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