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[January 22, 2013]

Cinram Joins the One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc(TM)

NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2013, 2013 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) -- One-Blue, LLC, today announced that Cinram Group, Inc. has joined the One-Blue Blu-ray DiscTM (BD) product licensing program as a licensee. Cinram signed a BD-ROM Movie Disc and/or Data Disc License Agreement that grants the company access to important patents essential to the Blu-ray DiscTM standard from leading licensors, including CyberLink, Dell, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, JVC Kenwood, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Pioneer, Philips, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Taiyo Yuden and Yamaha.

"Cinram is a much anticipated addition to the One-Blue BD-ROM/Movie Disc licensing program," said William J. Lenihan, Director of IP Licensing of One-Blue.

One-Blue administers the licensing program for patents essential to Blu-ray DiscTM products and is the joint licensing agent of its licensors. For hardware and software products, the product license covers Blu-ray DiscTM, DVD and CD essential patents; for disc products, the product license covers Blu-ray DiscTM essential patents.

One-Blue's innovative approach to patent pooling includes per-batch licensing, pre-netting, and product-based royalties. Representing 15 licensors from among the world's global consumer electronics manufacturers, One-Blue operates a pool of more than 10,000 essential BD patents and to date has executed 76 Registration and/or License Agreements.

Any company interested in obtaining licenses for one or more Blu-ray DiscTM products under the One-Blue product licensing program, or for more information about the One-Blue licensing program and related royalty rates, should contact One-Blue, LLC at http://www.one-blue.com/.

About One-BlueAs the one-stop shop representing the Blu-ray DiscTM industry's leading technology providers, One-Blue, LLC provides patent licenses from the leading Blu-ray, DVD and CD product IP holders. One-Blue creates a level playing field by guaranteeing strong patent enforcement for licensees and licensors and ensure competitive parity for all Blu-ray DiscTM providers. One-Blue's patent pool is built upon industry best practices to help all parties lower royalties, transaction costs and streamline the patent licensing process.

Contacts: Andrew MacLellan Ashley Teitelbaum 617-897-8270 212-223-3190 andrew.maclellan@porternovelli.com ashley.teitelbaum@one-blue.com SOURCE: One-Blue, LLC To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2013/22/c7645.html SOURCE: One-Blue, LLC http://www.one-blue.com

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