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(New York, NY - September 1, 2004) -- JupiterResearch, a division of Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM), today announced that it forecasts that overall U.S. cable television subscriber growth will remain flat through 2009, increasing from 73 million households in 2004 to 75 million households in 2009. However, digital cable penetration will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 11%, from 26 million households in 2004 to 43 million households in 2009. To boost migration from analog television, cable operators and multiple system operators (MSOs) will need to focus on those services unique to digital television such as Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) and Electronic Program Guides (EPGs).

MSOs can accelerate digital cable growth by incorporating consumer attitudes toward DVRs into their marketing campaigns. "The good news for operators is that 70% of consumers are interested in DVR features, and over 75% of those interested in DVRs want to record movies," said Todd Chanko, Analyst with JupiterResearch. "MSOs should highlight their movie-centric network lineups alongside their DVR promotions to stimulate DVR uptake," added Chanko.

The JupiterResearch survey conducted for this forecast also found that EPGs were of interest to only 29% of those interested in using DVR service, compared to 37% of current DVR owners who found EPGs to be an important feature. "This demonstrates that some of the unique aspects of DTV are not adequately communicated to consumers. EPGs are an effective navigation tool that should be leveraged by MSOs in wooing potential DTV converts," added Chanko.

The complete findings of this forecast are immediately available to JupiterResearch clients online. For more information on the forecast or JupiterResearch's DTV research service please contact Kieran Kelly, Vice President of Global Sales and Client Service at 1-800-481-1212 or [email protected].

About Jupitermedia Corporation
Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM), ( headquartered in Darien, CT, is a leading global provider of original information, images, research and events for information technology, business and creative professionals. JupiterWeb, the online division of Jupitermedia, operates four distinct online networks: and for IT and business professionals; for developers; and for interactive marketers. JupiterWeb properties include more than 150 Web sites and over 150 e-mail newsletters that are viewed by approximately 20 million users and generate approximately 300 million page views monthly. Jupitermedia also includes: JupiterImages, one of the leading images companies in the world with over 3.5 million images online serving creative professionals with products like Comstock Images, Thinkstock Images, and; JupiterResearch, a leading international research advisory organization specializing in business and technology market research in 18 business areas and 14 vertical markets; and JupiterEvents, which produces offline conferences and trade shows focused on IT and business-specific topics, including Search Engine Strategies and Wi-Fi Planet.

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Lisa DiGiacomo
Marketing and Public Relations Associate
[email protected]

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