One Voice Technologies and Warner Home Video Unveil Voice Interactive DVD
SAN DIEGO, CA - One Voice Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: ONEV) and Warner Home Video announced the One Voice special feature that will be included on the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone DVD. The voice interactive DVD-ROM is the first collaboration between Warner Home Video and One Voice. "This was an exciting project for our company. We are very pleased that Warner Home Video, a global leader in this enormous industry, selected One Voice for their first Harry Potter DVD," said Dean Weber, chairman and CEO of One Voice Technologies. "It is gratifying to see our core IVAN technology providing revenues for the company in Q1 2002, especially in a market that is untapped for voice technology. Warner Home Video asked us to develop this in six languages and our outstanding One Voice team delivered." "One Voice is a groundbreaking technology that gives viewers the chance to have an interactive experience with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," said Thomas F. Lesinski, Warner Bros. Home Video Executive Vice President and General Manager, United States. "This outstanding special feature - in which viewers can use their own voices to navigate through the DVD-ROM activities - is truly representative of the unparalleled home video experience that is DVD." The two-disc set will be available on May 28. By speaking directly into their computer's microphone, fans can tour Hogwarts including Hagrid's Hut, the Great Hall and Harry's room, uncover secret spells (hidden features/Easter eggs), view game demonstrations and much more! The navigation commands are available in several languages including U.S. English, U.K. English, French, Spanish, German and Italian. Mike Isgrig, vice president of marketing and sales for One Voice said "The successful completion of this project opens the door to future collaborations with Warner Home Video for additional titles that the studio wishes to expand with interactive, voice DVD technology." Warner Home Video commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Their film library is the largest of any studio, offering top-quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment Company, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.