ANYTIME and Accedo Broadband Sign Distribution Deal to Bring Interactive Content to Asian IPTV Market
Singapore, October 10, 2006 – ANYTIME, Asia Pacific’s leading Video on-Demand (VoD) channel, and Accedo Broadband today signed a long-term distribution agreement.
The agreement will see a wide range of games, quizzes, puzzles, mood channels and other interactive content from Accedo Broadband, available on-Demand over the ANYTIME channel.
ANYTIME President and Chief Executive Officer Craig Zimbulis says the agreement adds to ANYTIME’s growing selection of entertainment for its subscribers.
“Games and other interactive content are among the biggest drivers behind on-Demand entertainment today. We are very excited to be entering into a partnership with Accedo, a leading interactive content aggregator and distributor for IPTV and consumer electronics. Their impressive portfolio of interactive content will add a whole new dimension to our existing entertainment offering.”
Accedo is a leading aggregator and distributor of interactive applications and content. It offers a content portfolio compatible with most IP set-top boxes and broadband enabled consumer electronics devices on the market. The company supplies services via leading operators and service providers globally, either via the service provider’s brand or via an Accedo-owned brand.
“ANYTIME delivers premium content to their subscribers, with increased choice and convenience. We’re delighted to be able to add value to their service by offering a selection of Accedo’s interactive content including games through ANYTIME’s new Games Channel, ” said Michael Lantz, CEO of Accedo.
Aside from games, Accedo’s application portfolio also includes a large range of TV-centric applications such as horoscope, karaoke, comics, video art, weather radio, news, messaging and e-mail.
ANYTIME provides companies such as Accedo Broadband, with a streamlined process for getting product to market, giving fast access to new audiences and revenue streams.
About ANYTIME Headquartered in Singapore, ANYTIME is Asia Pacific’s leading Video on-Demand channel delivered to consumers over IPTV, broadband and digital cable networks. With output deals and access to the libraries of four of Hollywood’s leading studios—Fox, Sony, Warner and Universal—and licenses with regional content providers like Celestial Pictures, ICON Film Distribution and Becker Entertainment, ANYTIME has an unsurpassed programming line-up.
When added to proven technology, ANYTIME delivers compelling content with the control and convenience that consumers demand.
ANYTIME has existing carriage deals in Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Thailand, and the rights to license into 14 territories in Asia Pacific.
ANYTIME’s shareholder’s include CPE Holdings Inc. (Sony), Fox Media Services Inc., Intel Capital, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., YTC Group (a Singapore based multinational conglomerate), the Macquarie Bank Group and Coote/Hayes Productions LLC (a U.S. based TV and film production company).
About Accedo Broadband
Accedo is a leading aggregator of interactive content and applications for IPTV and broadband enabled consumer electronics. Accedo provides the largest available multi-platform portfolio of IPTV applications, Accedo Application Portfolio™, containing e.g. IPTV games, quizzes, puzzles, video art, comics, karaoke, weather and communication. Accedo offers a non-branded turnkey solution compatible with most IPTV platforms including a provisioning solution managed and run by Accedo which saves resources and reduces investment needs for the service provider. Accedo is a privately held company founded by telecom and media entrepreneurs Michael Lantz and Fredrik Andersson. Accedo has offices in Stockholm, Sweden and London, UK.
To learn more about Accedo Broadband and how you can improve your IPTV business, please visit www.accedo.tv.