NETGEAR Launches Best Buy’s CinemaNow On NeoTV Streaming Player, Adds More Channels To Make Your TV Even Smarter

NeoTV Now Offers More Than 15,000 Movies and Shows for Streaming to your TV

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Dec. 5, 2011 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR),a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced it has added a broad range of premium content channels to the NeoTV™ Streaming Player (NTV200), including Best Buy’s CinemaNow. 

With the CinemaNow channel, NeoTV users can choose from a large selection of entertainment content and instantly stream it to their TVs in up to full 1080p HD and surround sound from the comfort of their living room. The addition of the CinemaNow channel provides NeoTV users with access to more than 15,000 titles, including the latest blockbuster movies, classic films, current TV shows and past seasons, and even next day programming. CinemaNow joins a rapidly growing list of free and premium channels already available on NeoTV, including Netflix, Vudu, YouTube, Pandora, Crunchyroll.com, Flingo and hundreds more. 

“Instead of driving to a kiosk or waiting for movies to arrive by mail, NeoTV provides consumers with access to one of the world’s largest collections of premium movies, TV shows, music and web videos–thousands of titles instantly streamed to your TV,” said Damir Skripic, product line manager for connected entertainment at NETGEAR. “Channels such as Best Buy CinemaNow offer an ideal, on-demand streaming experience. All you need is an Internet connection.” 

In addition to Best Buy CinemaNow, new content available through NeoTV includes: 

  • Film Fresh – Great contemporary films from around the world. An extensive library of great works of world cinema, including many smaller American films.
  • Databazaar – Provides users with unlimited streaming of favorite Bollywood movies, TV shows and music videos.
  • Casual Games – Texas Hold’Em, Blackjack, Sudoku, Rockswap Adventures, Connect Four in a Row, Memory, Penguin Shamble and other games.
  • Web TV Channels – Discovery Channel, PBS, G4, MTV Buzz, CNET, Techpodcast, iSkateboard, London Landscapes TV and many others.
  • International Web TV Channels – Deutsche Welle, kanalB, Le Monde.fr, tagesschau and more.


Pricing and Availability
The NETGEAR NeoTV Streaming Player (NTV200) is available now in the United States at $79.99 and can be purchased at major retailers and online stores including Best Buy, RadioShack, Staples, Fry’s, Amazon and Newegg. To learn more about the NETGEAR NeoTV Streaming Player, please visit www.netgear.com/ntv

*NeoTV channel updates are available free of charge. Individual services may require a subscription or a transactional fee.

About NETGEAR, Inc. 
NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy to use home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of big IT. The company also supplies top service providers with retail proven, whole home solutions for their customers. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and Powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 28,000 retail locations around the globe, and through more than 37,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in 25 countries. More information is available at http://www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR athttp://twitter.com/NETGEAR and http://www.facebook.com/NETGEAR

© 2011 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo and NeoTV are trademarks or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved. 

Note: Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput will vary from maximum signal rates stipulated. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Some channels listed above require subscription or pay-per-view fees. 

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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements concerning NETGEAR's business and the expected performance characteristics, specifications, reliability, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR's products and technology are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the following: the actual price, performance and ease of use of NETGEAR's products may not meet the price, performance and ease of use requirements of customers; product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions; failure of products may under certain circumstances cause permanent loss of end user data; new viruses or Internet threats may develop that challenge the effectiveness of security features in NETGEAR's products; the ability of NETGEAR to market and sell its products and technology; the impact and pricing of competing products; and the introduction of alternative technological solutions. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect NETGEAR and its business are detailed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties listed in the section entitled "Part II - Item 1A. Risk Factors," pages 48 through 67, in the Company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended October 2, 2011, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 8, 2011. NETGEAR undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. 

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