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To: scott who started this subject5/5/2004 4:46:10 PM
From: John Hayman
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Gemstar posts narrower first-quarter loss
Wednesday May 5, 4:10 pm ET

NEW YORK, May 5 (Reuters) - Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc. (NasdaqNM:GMST - News), a provider of television programming guides, on Wednesday posted a smaller first-quarter loss as it saw contributions from a number of its business units offset by legal expenses.
Los Angeles-based Gemstar posted a net loss of $39.8 million, or 9 cents per share, compared to a year-earlier loss of $45.4 million, or 11 cents per share. Revenue rose to $195.2 million from $178.4 million a year earlier.

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To: LLLefty who wrote (6476)8/10/2004 6:34:07 PM
From: LLLefty
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It's post time.

To put the following in some perspective, TVG's"handle" for the 2004 second quarter is the highest yet recorded (by the ORegon racing commission which operates pari-mutuel traffic for publicly-owned, US-based Advance Deposit Wagering platforms).

$88,552,031 in Handle Highest Single Quarter Ever for TVG

Los Angeles, CA -- Highlighted by record wagering totaling $5.2 million on Kentucky Derby day (May 1) and $3.2 million on Belmont Stakes day (June 5), TVG Network posted the highest quarterly handle in company history during the second quarter of 2004, which ended June 30.

For the second quarter of 2004, TVG's handle was $88,552,031, a 45% increase from the second quarter of 2003. For the first six months of 2004, TVG's handle was $131,001,353, a 52% increase over the same period in 2003....

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From: Bob Fairchild10/4/2004 8:09:17 PM
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Could anyone help me with the following. I received my claim form for the class action suit the first week of September and according to the form, had to be mailed no later than Sept. 23, 2004. Unfortunately I did not retrieve this mail until this weekend as I was on vacation for the last month. Does this mean that I do not qualify for this settlement or are there still some options available to me. I am a Canadian investor but held shares of Gemstar during the period in question.

Thanks in advance
Bob

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To: Bob Fairchild who wrote (6479)10/5/2004 11:41:52 AM
From: Trio
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Though I'm not an attorney, most of the time you do nothing. It usually is a notice that informs you of being a member of the class and that you are being represented by the lead counsel. It also asks if you wish to participate financially, and advises you that you can participate separately at your own expense with your own attorney. Probably the best advice is ask an attorney to review the docs.

TRIO

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From: Trio10/6/2004 10:42:01 AM
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Anyone know what's up with GMST? Plus.41 on 1.7 mm shares is notable. I can't find anything in the news.

TRIO

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To: Trio who wrote (6481)10/6/2004 3:51:15 PM
From: John Hayman
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News has been better...but who knows??
Beats going down!

John
Long gmst

Interactive Program Guides to be the Killer Application for Enhanced TV, Says In-Stat/MDR

In-Stat/MDR - October 5, 2004

In-Stat/MDR reports that Interactive Program Guides will be the "killer application" for enhanced interactive television services. The analysts portray IPGs as entertainment portals for TV viewers, and forecast the worldwide IPG market value at nearly USD 1 billion by 2008.


According to In-Stat/MDR, IPGs will help end-users to find a TV program, movie or sporting event from among listings of thousands of available options, and then make it easy for them to select the program for viewing, tag it with a reminder for later, or even set up a recording to capture the show for time-shifting on a Personal Video Recorder.

“Consumers use Internet portals to navigate the World Wide Web, and TV viewers will need powerful IPGs to help them find what they want to see on TV. Owners of High Definition TV sets are searching for HDTV programming, Video-On-Demand services are adding hundreds of new viewing choices, and Personal Video Recorders need program listings to find and capture popular shows,” says Gerry Kaufhold, a Principal Analyst with In-Stat/MDR. Gemstar-TV Guide, Microsoft, Tribune Media Services, and others, have the resources to drive this complex market forward. However, In-Stat/MDR doesn’t expect the value of the market to explode overnight. According to Kaufhold, “Growth in each of the key areas will bring in incremental revenues, and it will take shrewd business sense to turn the IPG market into a long-term, sustainable business.”

In-Stat/MDR has also found that:
Three key ingredients are needed for a successful IPG: an IPG application, access to detailed TV program listing data bases, and a way to get the data delivered out to the IPG so it can be used.
As more digital TV networks become available in a greater number of geographic regions, the opportunities for IPGs will expand around the world. Europe and Asia are expected to become major markets for IPG products.
Three key companies will ultimately have the staying power to succeed over the long term in the global IPG space: Gemstar-TV Guide, Microsoft and Tribune Media Services. There will still be sustainable business models for a host of smaller companies who can identify and command key niche opportunities.
Consumer Electronics Products are becoming targets for embedded IPGs that have program listings delivered using broadcast datacasting services, or wireless broadband connection services. Personal Video Recorders will drive this segment.
TV Guide is still in a position to define the agenda for the IPG market. Their large installed base, key customer relationships, and the power of TV Guide’s brand name will keep them in command for the immediate future. Microsoft, Tribune Media Services, and others, will be able to mount effective competition, and drive the industry forward.

The report, Interactive Program Guides (IPGs) – the “Killer App” for Enhanced TV (#IN0401193MB), provides in-depth discussion and analysis of the worldwide market for IPGs, with the market segmented into "network connected" IPGs and Consumer Electronics IPGs. The report provides detailed annual forecasts for the number of active "network connected" set top boxes using IPGs, and estimates for the annual value of recurring IPG fees, for four geographic regions. The report also provides detailed annual unit shipment forecasts for Consumer Electronic equipment that will provide one-time set up fees to IPG companies, and estimates the annual value of one-time set up fees for four geographic regions. The report concludes with a comparison of the annual value between the two main market segments.

> Story on Analyst Firm Website

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From: John Hayman10/7/2004 8:01:57 AM
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Wed 8:03pm GMST [$$] Murdoch Sets Off a Gemstar Rally - The Wall Street Journal Online

Anyone subscribe to WSJ.....??
John
Long gmst

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To: John Hayman who wrote (6483)10/7/2004 8:38:32 AM
From: NY Stew
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WSJ article posted on Yahoo:

finance.messages.yahoo.com

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From: John Hayman10/8/2004 8:19:59 AM
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snip> From PC World.
John

Remember This Name: Gemstar-TV Guide didn't have an official presence here at the show, but several vendors such as Hitachi and Panasonic announced products that incorporate the company's electronic program guide. The free guide service updates the device using either terrestrial TV signals (no wires required) or a Net connection. TiVo, which charges a monthly $13 for guide information, better watch its back. --Tom Spring

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To: NY Stew who wrote (6484)11/2/2004 4:26:13 AM
From: Selectric II
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-OT- Politics: Is Kerry a Navy hero? Not in the U.S. Naval Academy's home town of Annapolis, MD.

Annapolis is the state capital of one of those "liberal eastern" states. It's also a one-paper town, the Annapolis Capital Gazette, which has a liberal editorial page. It's also the home of the US Naval Academy.

The Annapolis Capital Gazette today endorsed Democrats in 7 of 9 contested races, with one very notable exception: George Bush for President.

ANNAPOLIS.com/cgi-bin/read/2004/11_01-06/OPN'>http://www.hometownANNAPOLIS.com/cgi-bin/read/2004/11_01-06/OPN

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