Macworld and Soma Media Announce ”MacworldEncore”

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – MARCH 6, 2007 – Soma Media ( ) and IDG World Expo today announced the release of MacworldEncore, the first suite of products enabling people to purchase Macworld Conference & Expo presentations online and on DVD-ROM.

"We are excited to bring our innovative conference proceeding recording and delivery technology to the Macworld audience," said Romy Randev, President of Soma Media. "Providing Macworld's content on DVD and online creates a comprehensive library of the Mac market's best technical presentations."

"Soma Media's Conference Encore product recreates the educational sessions from Macworld Expo's various conference programs with extremely high quality," said Paul Kent, Macworld Conference & Expo Vice President. "Now, both attendees who want to revisit what they learned at the event, and Mac users around the world who want to experience the world class technical content presented at the show, can enhance their Mac skills from the comfort of their Mac, TV or iPod."

The first MacworldEncore DVD-ROM set features more than 80 presentations from January's Conference and Expo in San Francisco. Each presentation includes full-screen PowerPoint slides, live demos and synchronized audio, searchable speaker bios and abstracts, and iPod and iPod video compatibility. The MacworldEncore Online product features the same content and functionality, but further enables people to download presentations individually and immediately from the Web. The cost for individual presentations ranges between $5 and $30, and the DVD-ROM set costs $299.

Both the DVD-ROM and the web versions are now available for purchase at . For a limited time, MacworldEncore is offering a $5 coupon that can be used to download presentations online. (Google Checkout coupon code: macworldencore$5off)

About Macworld Conference & Expo

Owned and produced by Framingham Mass.-based IDG World Expo, Macworld Conference & Expo is the world's most comprehensive Macintosh OS event. Macworld Conference & Expo showcases products and services for professionals involved in media and creative content development for corporate and home applications, as well as prosumers using the Mac at home. Macworld Conference & Expo brings together the loyal base of Mac OS audiences in creative services, education, application development, entertainment, small office/home office and Internet-based environments. Macworld Conference & Expo offers professionals and prosumers alike the opportunity to discover the latest developments and hottest products these markets offer.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo ( ) produces tradeshows and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. IDG World Expo's portfolio of events includes Entertainment For All(TM) (E For All(TM)), Macworld Conference & Expo(R), Next Generation Data Center(TM), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld(R) OpenSolutions Summit(TM), and SaaScon(TM). IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About Soma Media

San Francisco's Soma Media is dedicated to assisting organizations distribute their knowledge and content to a wider global audience via the web and DVD-ROM. Founded in 2000, Soma Media has produced numerous custom web and DVD-ROM based presentation distribution solutions for corporate, professional and non-profit organizations. Soma Media continues to push the bounds of digital media distribution for educational presentation content by making content adaptable to a wide variety of playback devices including television, computers and various portable media players.