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[12/11/07 - 10:29 AM]
NBC Universal to Provide TV Content for Sandisk's Web-Based Service Fanfare(Tm)
The service will offer downloads of current TV shows from NBC, USA Network, SCI FI Channel and Bravo as well as vintage library shows from NBC Universal.

[via press release from NBC Universal Digital Distribution]

NBC UNIVERSAL TO PROVIDE TV CONTENT FOR SANDISK'S WEB-BASED SERVICE FANFARE�

SanDisk Collaborates with NBC Universal to Improve Content Protection Solutions Including Watermarking

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. and MILPITAS, CALIF. � December 11, 2007 � NBC Universal and SanDisk� Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a leading developer of portable audio/video players, today announced that hit current TV shows from NBC, USA Network, SCI FI Channel, Bravo, and vintage library shows from NBC Universal will be available on Fanfare�, a dynamic Web-based service. SanDisk's Fanfare service enables consumers to download TV shows and other premium video content from their PC for playback on their TV via the new Sansa� TakeTV� video player. The announcement was made today by Jean-Briac (JB) Perrette, President, NBC Universal Digital Distribution and Sanjay Mehrotra, President and Chief Operating Officer, SanDisk.

Under the terms of the deal, SanDisk plans to use their security expertise in collaboration with NBC Universal to implement a series of measures to protect NBC Universal content, including partnering to explore the implementation of watermarking and filtering technology solutions. A watermark is a unique identifier in content that enables rights management by content owners. Additionally, NBC Universal and SanDisk will collaborate on new consumer content acquisition models, including flexible pricing and packaging. NBC Universal will provide Fanfare BETA users with a variety of attractive ways to purchase and view TV shows, including offering discounts for multiple episode purchases and entire seasons, as well as incentives to purchase a bundle of different TV shows at one time.

NBC Universal content will be available on Fanfare (currently in BETA) in January. Hit NBC shows will be available on Fanfare for consumers to purchase and permanently download and view on a TV via SanDisk's new Sansa TakeTV PC-to-TV video player. Shows will include the Emmy� Award-winning series "The Office," the critically acclaimed drama "Heroes," and Emmy� Award-winning comedy "30 Rock." New episodes will be available on Fanfare the day after they air on the network. Consumers may also purchase NBC Universal's popular series, specials and sports from properties such as USA Network, SCI FI Channel, Bravo, Telemundo, mun2, NBC Sports, and NBC News, including USA Network's Emmy�- and Golden Globe� Award-winning "Monk," SCI FI Channel's Emmy-nominated "Battlestar Galactica," Bravo's Emmy�-nominated "Top Chef," as well as NBC News and NBC Sports specials. Additional series, specials and episodes from NBC Universal's networks will be added to Fanfare regularly.

"Our viewers now have another innovative way to enjoy NBCU's first-rate broadcast and cable content whenever and wherever they choose with Fanfare and Sansa TakeTV," said Perrette. "SanDisk is taking a leadership position within the consumer electronics industry with its commitment to protecting content, which marks an important advance for television entertainment in the digital landscape."

"SanDisk's partnership with NBCU is significant because it gives us the ability to distribute a wide variety of additional premium hit TV content to consumers via Fanfare," said Mehrotra. "SanDisk is committed to providing consumers a vast collection of legitimate content, while protecting the rights of content owners with technology solutions such as watermarking."

The combination of Fanfare with Sansa TakeTV creates a unique, end-to-end entertainment system where viewers can enjoy their favorite shows at their leisure by downloading them from their PC to watch on nearly any TV, at any time. Fanfare video content is a combination of free (ad supported) and paid episodes. SanDisk is in the process of adding new episodes from current partners to the catalog, and expects to acquire additional distribution rights to other premium content and channels.

The Sansa TakeTV device must be purchased to extract content from Fanfare and transfer it to a television for playback. To learn more about Fanfare or to access content for use with a Sansa TakeTV video player, visit www.fanfare.com.

About SanDisk:

SanDisk is the original inventor of flash storage cards and is the world's largest supplier of flash data storage card products, using its patented, high-density flash memory and controller technology. The Company has been the second largest manufacturer of MP3 players in the United States since November 2005. SanDisk is headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., and has operations worldwide, with more than half its sales outside the U.S.

SanDisk, the SanDisk logo and Sansa are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries. TakeTV and Fanfare are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation. All brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective holder(s). SanDisk's product and executive images can be downloaded from http://www.sandisk.com/corporate/media.asp; SanDisk's web site/home page is www.sandisk.com.

About NBC Universal Digital Distribution

NBC Universal Digital Distribution, a division of NBC Universal, drives the company's development of digital content and distribution in the areas of digital business development and sales, digital platforms and wireless products. NBC Universal Digital Distribution manages product strategy and development for NBCU's content efforts by deploying it across multiple digital platforms including mobile, Internet portals, wireless carriers, emerging digital companies and nontraditional customers. In addition, NBCU Digital Distribution spearheads the company's development of industry leading technologies such as interactive television, on demand, electronic sell-through and IPTV. NBCU Digital Distribution also directs and manages the company's cable investments including A&E, The History Channel, History Channel International, The Biography Channel and the Sundance Channel.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including expectations for new product introductions, specifications, content, markets, customer acceptance and customers that are based on our current expectations and involve numerous risks and uncertainties that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate. Risks that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate include among others: market demand for our products may grow more slowly than our expectations or there may be a slower adoption rate for these products in new markets that we are targeting, our products may not perform as expected or be available as expected, no security technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and the other risks detailed from time-to-time under the caption "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, our Form 10-K and our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. We do not intend to update the information contained in this press release.





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· 30 ROCK (NBC)
· BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (SYFY)
· HEROES (NBC)
· MONK (USA)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· TOP CHEF (BRAVO)





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