San Francisco, 20th April 2017 – Accedo, the video experience pioneer, today announced that it is partnering with Nokia to deliver best-in-class quality throughout the VR experience by integrating Nokia’s OZO Player SDK into Accedo’s VR solutions and joint customer projects. This partnership will see both companies offering a bundle of joint offerings and solutions to add value to customers.

“As the market matures we recognize the need for strong and compelling end-user experiences,“ commented Tarif Sayed, Head of VR Technologies, Nokia. “By integrating our OZO Player SDK with Accedo’s leadership and experience in application development we can bring to market better, more immersive, VR playback solutions for any customer or platform.”

“As virtual reality becomes more mainstream and creative professionals begin to push the boundaries with storytelling in VR, the quality requirements for the complete life cycle of media content are increasing rapidly,” said Fredrik Andersson, SVP Business Development at Accedo. “Nokia OZO represents cutting edge technology within Virtual Reality / Mixed Reality and we are excited to be working together to enhance the quality of end-to-end experiences.”

Accedo and Nokia will be featuring their VR/MR solutions at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. Executives from both companies will also discuss the next generation VR user experience during a panel discussion on April 26 at 10:00 am. For more information, visit http://www.accedo.tv/meet-us-at-nab-show-2017/.

About Accedo

Accedo (http://www.accedo.tv) is a trusted video experience transformation pioneer improving the lives of video consumers by the hundreds of millions. Over the years, Accedo has earned the trust of over 350 of the world’s leading video service providers – customers to whom two goals are paramount: explore new opportunities to monetise video and transform video services to meet rapidly changing consumer expectations. Accedo customers include: global video service leaders like Netflix, NBC Universal, Spotify, Fox, Disney, Telefonica and HBO, among many others.

The company was founded in 2004 on a simple observation: emerging technologies will transform how people watch television and consume video, but video service providers will struggle to keep up with the complexities of the new landscape.

This insight led Accedo’s founders Michael Lantz and Fredrik Andersson to create a portfolio of experience-centric video solutions that: shorten time-to-market, improve operational agility and boost monetisation capabilities

The company has grown 1000% in 5 years, with 2000 video experience deployments from 18 offices around the world 

About Nokia

Nokia is a global leader in the technologies that connect people and things. Powered by the innovation of Nokia Bell Labs and Nokia Technologies, the company is at the forefront of creating and licensing the technologies that are increasingly at the heart of our connected lives.

With state-of-the-art software, hardware and services for any type of network, Nokia is uniquely positioned to help communication service providers, governments, and large enterprises deliver on the promise of 5G, the Cloud and the Internet of Things. http://nokia.com