News | July 14, 2008

eSignal Selects Oval Next Corp. As Reseller In Japan

HAYWARD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--eSignal, a division of Interactive Data Corporation (NYSE: IDC) and a leading provider of streaming, real-time financial market data, news, analytics and decision-support tools for professional and individual traders, today announced an official reseller arrangement with Oval Next Corp., a specialist in Japanese commodities and news.

Under terms of the agreement, Oval Next is licensed to resell eSignal's FutureSource® Workstation, LiveCharts®, Market-QSM and QuoTrek® services in Japan. The eSignal-Oval Next partnership will provide users of these offerings in Japan with sales and support services in their local language for eSignal's products.

"eSignal is a global leader in providing financial market information, and we are proud to represent the FutureSource Workstation, LiveCharts, Market-Q and QuoTrek products in Japan," said Oval Next Corp. president Shuji Sakamoto. "This relationship should not only benefit each of our companies but the Japanese trading community that we serve."

"Oval Next has more than 25 years of success in providing market data in the vibrant Japanese market," said Chuck Thompson, president of eSignal. "We look forward to working with Oval Next to take advantage of the strong demand for international market data and related technical analysis tools in the world's second largest economy."

eSignal's innovative suite of products provides Japanese traders with tools and resources designed to help traders as they seek to successfully navigate the world's financial markets. FutureSource Workstation supplies the commodities, financial futures and foreign exchange trading community with real-time market data and decision support tools. LiveCharts is an easy-to-use, java-based application that provides a window into financial markets by presenting streaming charts, portfolios and real-time news on any Web browser. Market-Q is a powerful desktop workstation that delivers quotes, charts and news to financial professionals. QuoTrek delivers global, real-time quotes, charts and news to a software application that users can download to their wireless, Internet-ready PDAs, such as Palm®, Pocket PC, BlackBerry® and smart phones.

"The agreement with Oval Next Corp. greatly enhances our ability to provide highly relevant, localized sales and support services to users in Japan," added Thompson. "This relationship represents an important step in our strategy to expand our business outside of North America by enabling us to cost-effectively deliver a broad range of global market data products and services in Japan."

About Interactive Data:

Interactive Data Corporation (NYSE: IDC - News) is a leading global provider of financial market data, analytics and related services to financial institutions, active traders and individual investors. The Company's businesses supply real-time market data, time-sensitive pricing, evaluations and reference data for millions of securities traded around the world, including hard-to-value instruments. Many of the world's best-known financial service and software companies subscribe to the Company's services in support of their trading, analysis, portfolio management and valuation activities. Through its businesses, Interactive Data Pricing and Reference Data, Interactive Data Real-Time Services, Interactive Data Fixed Income Analytics, and eSignal, the Company has approximately 2,300 employees in offices located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. The Company is headquartered in Bedford, Mass. Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO - News; LSE: PSON - News), an international media company, whose businesses include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education, and the Penguin Group, is Interactive Data Corporation's majority stockholder.

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About eSignal:

eSignal (, Interactive Data Corporation's (NYSE: IDC - News) desktop solutions business, is a leading global provider of financial and business information to professional traders and active individual traders. Building on a legacy of 25 years of delivering time-sensitive financial information, eSignal provides streaming, real-time market data, news and analytics. eSignal's suite of products includes eSignal®, Advanced GET®, QuoTrek®, FutureSource®, MarketCenter LIVESM, QCharts®, LiveCharts®, Market-QSM and the Web portals,® and

About Oval Next Corp.:

Oval Next Corp. provides all real-time Japanese commodity futures exchanges' market data, and is a major Japanese local market news vendor. Forex Margin trading quotation data at TFX are also provided. Oval Next Corp. also provides Back-office systems and software for local FCM entities. e-profit® (Quotation, news and analysis desk-top services), real-time quotation data feed service of Japanese local commodity futures markets and Win-Station® (Quotation, technical analysis and back-testing simulation) are Oval Next's major product line-ups.

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