BMC Software Standardizes Installation Processes with Macrovision Solutions; Macrovision's InstallShield Improves BMC Software Customer Experience and Reduces Development Time

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 5, 2006--Macrovision Corporation (NASDAQ:MVSN) today announced that BMC Software(R) has standardized its product packaging on InstallShield, Macrovision's market-leading installation-authoring solution. InstallShield provides software vendors with the tools needed to author reliable installations for error-free deployment across all platforms, operating systems and devices.

"Macrovision's InstallShield provides us with a delivery mechanism that helps us create a fast and problem-free install for our customers and creates a positive customer experience with our products," said Darvey Lavender, corporate architect, BMC Software. "BMC is focused on delivering products that provide the maximum benefit for customers, and Macrovision's expertise in high-quality software installations has helped us deliver on this commitment while also reducing our development time."

InstallShield gives BMC Software the ability to streamline the post-development software lifecycle through the use of professional Windows and multi-platform installation development tools. With Macrovision, BMC Software is able to avoid the development costs associated with installations authored in-house, improve customer satisfaction and decrease installation-related support expenses.

"Customers like BMC rely on Macrovision to help deliver software to end-users flawlessly," said Fred Amoroso, CEO of Macrovision. "Macrovision's leadership in installation development has helped countless software producers and enterprises package their software for delivery, installation and configuration. With so much riding on the first impression, it is crucial that the customer's installation experience be smooth and error-free, and Macrovision continues to deliver the solutions that make this possible."

About Macrovision

Macrovision provides distribution, commerce and consumption solutions for software and entertainment content to the home video, PC games, music, cable/satellite, consumer software, and enterprise software industries, Macrovision holds a total of 220 issued or pending United States patents and 1,200 issued or pending international patents, and continues to increase its patent portfolio with new and innovative technologies in related fields. Macrovision is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, U.S.A. with other offices across the United States and around the world. More information about Macrovision can be found at