Accedo makes History with AETN International
HISTORY™ Quiz Game launched for IPTV
Amsterdam, 10 September 2009 – AETN International, a division of A&E Television Networks, and Accedo Broadband today announced an agreement to launch a new IPTV game inspired by the award winning HISTORY™ channel. HISTORY™ Quiz is a game that will feature questions based on the wide range of topics from programs viewers can find on HISTORY, from ancient civilization to 21st Century technology, science, pop culture and more. Subscribers to Accedo’s IPTV Game channels will be able to play the HISTORY™ quiz via their remote and IPTV set top box.
“This is part of Accedo’s vision for providing value to broadcasters and content owners, while at the same time delivering the best gaming experience possible on IPTV,” said Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo Broadband. “By leveraging our experience with connected TV platforms, we are creating applications that complement the traditional channel experience. HISTORY is the perfect partner for this type of application, as their programming has broad appeal in a number of target groups.”
“Connected TVs allow for people to interact with their television sets and offer a rich complement to the lean back experience. This agreement with Accedo highlights our strategy of forging innovative partnerships worldwide to reach more viewers in different ways,” said Fabienne Fourquet, Senior Director, AETN International Digital Media, AETN International.
Now available in over 140 countries in more than 200 million TV households, HISTORY™ is the only international television network devoted exclusively to historical programming, featuring informative and entertaining series, specials and documentaries. The network is the leading destination for revealing, programs that connect history with viewers in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across multiple platforms. Programming covers a diverse variety of historical genres ranging from military history to contemporary history, technology to natural history, as well as science, archaeology and pop culture.
The first IPTV game based on HISTORY™ content will be presented on Accedo’s stand in the IPTV Zone at IBC (#IP621) from 11th- 15th September.
ABOUT AETN INTERNATIONAL
A division of A&E Television Networks, AETN International markets the quality programming and proven success of HISTORY™, A&E®, BIO™, Crime & Investigation Network™, Military History™, HISTORY HD™, BIO HD™, and Crime & Investigation Network HD™ overseas. Through innovative local partnerships and affiliates, AETN International has expanded the presence of AETN channels and branded blocks around the world. In addition to licensing AETN channels, AETN International handles program sales, format sales and broadband and mobile licensing of content from the A&E and HISTORY catalogues to international broadcasters. AETN channels and programs are now available in more than 140 countries to over 200 million TV households. AETN International has offices in New York, London and Singapore. The AETN International website is located at www.AETNinternational.com.
ABOUT ACCEDO BROADBAND
Accedo Broadband is a leading provider of interactive content and applications for IPTV and Connected TV. Accedo Broadband provides the largest available multi-platform portfolio of IPTV and Connected TV content and applications, Accedo Application Store, containing, for example, IPTV games, quizzes, puzzles, video art, comics, karaoke, lifestyle, niche sports, weather, Web 2.0 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.
For more information, visit www.accedo.tv.