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Hotel Technology IPTV Company, TiVUS, Announces First Contract In India

TiVUS, Inc. (OTCPK: TIVU), a leading U.S. hotel technology IPTV company, today announced its first contract in the Asia Pacific region with Neesa Leisure Ltd. (NLL), which owns and operates hotel properties in India under the brand name "CAMBAY Hotels & Resorts."

Tivus USA, through a joint venture with Tivus Smartv India Pvt Ltd (TSIL), has been working with NLL for the last year negotiating this contract. TSIL will provide financing for installation in the 10 hotels served under this contract. The installation will begin in the next 30 days with the required management already hired by TSIL for the Asia deployment.

"This contract was won in a very competitive marketplace. It demonstrates the value of our content distribution and the return on investment that TiVUS technology delivers to hotels in the Asia market. This is an exciting milestone for TiVUS. We're committed to further expansion in Asia and look forward to announcing additional contracts soon," commented Shiva Prakash, CEO of TiVUS, Inc.

TiVUS recently announced the start of its operations in the Asia Pacific region, which has provided hotel chains significant growth opportunities. The top ten leading chains have a total inventory of more than 770,000 rooms under management as of 2011 with likely plans for another 1 million rooms in the next 3-4 years. TiVUS is very pleased to be a part of this growth, a lucrative revenue source for the company.

For more information on TiVUS and the company's plans for growth in Asia, keep connected at www.tivus.com or www.tivusconnect.com. You can also follow us at www.facebook.com/TIvusConnect or via Twitter @TivusInc.

About TiVUS, Inc.TiVUS, Inc. is a hotel technology entertainment services company providing internet-based TV and cable programming, interactive game content as well as other goods and services to the hotel/hospitality industry. TiVUS' unique HD IPTV system is a complete hotel entertainment platform that, for the first time in the industry, generates previously untapped income for hotels through ad revenue sharing.

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TiVUS Names Steven D. Truckenmiller EVP

TiVUS, Inc. (OTCPK: TIVU) today announced it has named Steven D. Truckenmiller as executive vice-president (EVP) of channel partners. 

"I am pleased Mr. Steve Truckenmiller has joined TiVUS' management," commented Shiva Prakash, TiVUS' chief executive officer. "Steve is a 25-year veteran of LodgeNet Interactive Corp. (NASDAQ: LNET), and brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and industry relationships to TiVUS. We, of course, believe his unparalleled pedigree will be of enormous value in steering a course for our continued growth.

"As EVP of channel partners, Steve will be responsible for developing industry sales and distribution channels, effectively creating a complete network of partners who sell and service our growing installation base."

Mr. Truckenmiller, a founding shareholder and 25-year veteran of LodgeNet, was named its vice-president of technical services in 1985. He was next appointed vice-president technical development in 1988; and, vice-president guest pay services in 1991. Prior to joining LodgeNet, Mr. Truckenmiller was in the franchised cable television business. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University.

"I look forward to working together with Steve in taking strategic steps to grow market share, establish solid channel partners, and identify potentially suitable acquisitions," Prakash concluded.

About TiVUS, Inc. TiVUS, Inc. is a technology entertainment services company providing Internet-based TV and Cable programming, interactive game content, and goods & services to the hotel/hospitality industry. TiVUS' unique HD IPTV system is a complete hotel entertainment platform that, for the first time in the industry, generates previously untapped income for the hotel through ad-revenue sharing. For more information, please visit www.TiVUS.com and www.TiVUSconnect.wordpress.com, www.facebook.com/TiVUSconnect or www.twitter.com/TiVUSinc.

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TiVUS' Ad-Insertion Attracts Diverse Range of Advertisers

TiVUS, Inc. (OTCPK: TIVU) today announced it has signed-up a wide-range of advertisers for the Company's high-definition (HD) internet-protocol television (IPTV) with ad-insertion, including restaurants, beauty & spa services, local attractions, shopping, and more.

"I am pleased by the response of local merchants who are now benefiting from increased exposure to thousands of new, ready-to-spend hotel guests every week," commented Shiva Prakash, TiVUS' chief executive officer.  "Specifically, we are proud to have such prestigious local advertisers as Hard Rock Café® Philadelphia, Du Jour™ Catering, Breath3™ spa as well as local professional sports teams.

"As our first ad-revenues began last month at our inaugural Philadelphia IPTV with ad-insertion installation, I remain optimistic and still expect our system to be well-booked with advertisers and generating expected revenue by early in the second fiscal quarter.

"TiVUS is now focusing on both ad sales and attracting new hotel customers. We plan to continue to sign-up new advertisers in Philadelphia to soon bring our first IPTV with ad-insertion installation to full capacity," Prakash concluded.

About TiVUS, Inc.

TiVUS, Inc. is a technology entertainment services company providing Internet-based TV and Cable programming, interactive game content, and goods & services to the hotel/hospitality industry. TiVUS' unique HD IPTV system is a complete hotel entertainment platform that, for the first time in the industry, generates previously untapped income for the hotel through ad-revenue sharing. For more information, please visit www.tivus.com and www.tivusconnect.wordpress.com, www.facebook.com/tivusconnect or www.twitter.com/tivusinc.

One of our most important responsibilities is to communicate with shareholders in an open and direct manner. Comments are based on current management expectations, and are considered "forward-looking statements," generally preceded by words such as "plans," "expects," "believes," "anticipates," or "intends." We cannot promise future returns. Our statements reflect our best judgment at the time they are issued, and we disclaim any obligation to update forward-looking statements as the result of new information or future events. We urge investors to review the risks and uncertainties within its filings with the OTC Markets and/or Securities and Exchange Commission.

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TiVUS Offers Free-to-Guest Hotel TV Digital Programming

TiVUS, Inc. (OTCPK: TIVU) today announced that, based on its successful launch of the TiVUS HD IPTV system with ad-insertion in a premier downtown Philadelphia 1408 room hotel, TiVUS will now offer its Free-to-Guest ("FTG") high-definition (HD), digital programming as a discrete product to the hospitality industry. 

"A first in the hotel industry, TiVUS' digital programming includes all premium, HD, and standard definition channels," commented Shiva Prakash, TiVUS' chief executive officer. "The hotel industry has embraced the idea of ad-insertion and its resulting revenue, and TiVUS delivers its entire HD IPTV platform supported via local and national advertising."

Key features of TiVUS' hotel HD IPTV with ad-insertion include:

  • All premium channels, including
  • HD programing and movies
  • Advertiser supported
  • Meets all brand standards
  • Fast return on investment
  • Electronic programming guide
  • Compatible with all middleware

"Ad revenues are the key to the TiVUS system. In this economy, not only are hotel companies seeking to lower their operating cost, advertisers are also seeking to target their advertising dollars more strategically.  The TiVUS system addresses both of these customer needs.  The TiVUS system delivers access to the coveted demographic of hotel visitor to eager advertisers; in turn, these steady streams of advertising revenues are shared with the hotel.

"I look forward to a renewed and invigorated communication process with our valued shareholders and seek to take strategic steps to build shareholder value," Prakash concluded.

About TiVUS, Inc.

TiVUS, Inc. is a technology entertainment services company providing Internet-based TV and Cable programming, interactive game content, and goods & services to the hotel/hospitality industry. TiVUS' unique HD IPTV system is a complete hotel entertainment platform that, for the first time in the industry, generates previously untapped income for the hotel through ad-revenue sharing. For more information, please visit www.TiVUS.com and www.TiVUSconnect.wordpress.com, www.facebook.com/TiVUSconnect or www.twitter.com/TiVUSinc.

One of our most important responsibilities is to communicate with shareholders in an open and direct manner. Comments are based on current management expectations, and are considered "forward-looking statements," generally preceded by words such as "plans," "expects," "believes," "anticipates," or "intends." We cannot promise future returns. Our statements reflect our best judgment at the time they are issued, and we disclaim any obligation to update forward-looking statements as the result of new information or future events. We urge investors to review the risks and uncertainties within its filings with the OTC Markets and/or Securities and Exchange Commission.

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TiVUS' First Ad-Insertion Revenues Begin

TiVUS, Inc. (OTCPK: TIVU) today announced that advertising on the Company's proprietary, satellite based, high-definition (HD) internet-protocol television (IPTV) with ad-insertion has begun generating revenues this month lending strong validation to the Company's novel hotel HD IPTV ad-insertion business model.

"Significantly, we believe current ad-revenue projections reveal TiVUS' first-of-its-kind HD IPTV with ad-insertion effectively renders video-on-demand income, already in decline for over a decade, immaterial," commented Shiva Prakash, TiVUS' chief executive officer. 

"Today it is satisfying to report, however meager initially, our ad-revenues have begun at our inaugural Philadelphia installation. Moreover, at the current pace of ad-sales, I expect this installation to be fully-booked with advertisers and generating expected revenue, which we have always believed was attainable, by early in the second fiscal quarter.

 "We believe strong advertiser demand is the ultimate third-party validation providing proof-positive TiVUS ad-insertion based business model is leading the way forward for the hospitality entertainment industry. As TiVUS IPTV with ad-insertion allows hotels to now migrate away from legacy video-on-demand systems, we believe migration of high-end properties to our system will begin gaining significant momentum.

"Our ad sales team has been working with eager local businesses for the past 6-weeks. During that time, advertisers have been filming commercials, placing ads, and taking advantage of unprecedented e-commerce opportunities. As a result, billing cycles for local advertisers has begun and invoicing has already been underway.  Based on our success here in Philadelphia, we believe TiVUS has forever changed the way hotels fund, implement, and leverage in-room entertainment.

"I now expect to announce some well-known advertisers in the coming days and weeks, as I was just informed last night of new successes by our advertising sales team," Prakash concluded.

About TiVUS, Inc.

TiVUS, Inc. is a technology entertainment services company providing Internet-based TV and Cable programming, interactive game content, and goods & services to the hotel/hospitality industry. TiVUS' unique HD IPTV system is a complete hotel entertainment platform that, for the first time in the industry, generates previously untapped income for the hotel through ad-revenue sharing. For more information, please visit www.tivus.com and www.tivusconnect.wordpress.com, www.facebook.com/tivusconnect or www.twitter.com/tivusinc.

One of our most important responsibilities is to communicate with shareholders in an open and direct manner. Comments are based on current management expectations, and are considered "forward-looking statements," generally preceded by words such as "plans," "expects," "believes," "anticipates," or "intends." We cannot promise future returns. Our statements reflect our best judgment at the time they are issued, and we disclaim any obligation to update forward-looking statements as the result of new information or future events. We urge investors to review the risks and uncertainties within its filings with the OTC Markets and/or Securities and Exchange Commission.

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