Stockholm – November 11, 2010 – Accedo Broadband, the leading provider of app stores and applications for IPTV and Connected TV, today announced that Viasat, the leading free-TV and pay-TV operator in Scandinavia, has selected Accedo to help develop, test and launch its Viasat OnDemand application for the LG NetCast platform.
Viasat OnDemand is already available for consumers to watch via the Internet on their computer or through mobile phones or the Viasat OnDemand box in the households of Viasat’s satellite TV subscribers. By extending this service to offer it as OTT to Connected TVs, consumers will be able to catch up from the comfort of their living rooms on their home TVs.
“Viasat has taken a strong position in Scandinavia with their Viasat OnDemand service which has been a pioneer in the catch-up TV space” commented Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo Broadband. “We are thrilled to launch the Viasat OnDemand application for LG’s smart-TV platform since it represents a very innovative way to bring a strong consumer proposition using an OTT platform.
The applications include a large catch-up TV library from Viasat’s leading TV-channels, a VOD service and live streaming of major sport events such as the Barclays Premier League and the UEFA Champions League. The integration uses Viasat’s existing Irdeto back-end, which is well prepared for integration with connected devices.
“With their expertise and experience from both operator middlewares and Connected-TV solutions from the major consumer Electronics manufacturers, Accedo was a logical choice for us” commented Martin Lewerth, Chief of Staff Pay-TV, MTG. “Their pragmatic approach and dedication to deadlines made it possible for us launch a high quality application in a very short time.”
The Viasat application is now available on the LG NetCast platform.
About Accedo Broadband
Accedo Broadband is the leading provider of applications for IPTV and Connected TV. Accedo Broadband provides the largest available application store for IPTV and Connected TV containing, for example, IPTV games, quizzes, puzzles, video art, music, karaoke, lifestyle, niche sports, weather, social media and communication services. Accedo’s Funspot gaming service is the most widely deployed IPTV gaming service in the world.
Accedo is a privately held company founded by telecom and media entrepreneurs Michael Lantz and Fredrik Andersson primarily backed by Swedish VC Industrifonden. Accedo Broadband is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden with branch offices in London, San Francisco and Hong Kong.
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