Accedo Powers Android TV Everywhere Service for Telecable
Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain, 25th February 2014 –
Accedo, the global market leader in TV application solutions, today announced that it has been selected by Telecable, the quadruple play cable provider in Asturias region and one of the main cable operators in Spain, to power its TV Everywhere service in Spain.
The service is the first fully featured TV Everywhere service in Spain to enable 40 linear channels in addition to video on demand movies and TV shows to be played from Android tablets or smartphones.
The application is powered by Accedo’s TV Everywhere solution, including Accedo’s TV Everywhere reference applications, which are used for rapid multi-platform development with full UI compliance.
“We believe this new service will be a compelling extension for our customers, enabling them to watch great content at anytime, on Android mobile and tablets devices,” commented Jesús Pérez Iglesias, CTO, Telecable. “Accedo’s experience delivering compelling applications to a range of devices made them the natural choice to partner on this project.”
“We are delighted to be working with Telecable and its multiplatform TV Everywhere service,” commented Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo. “Telecable is an innovative company, bringing an advanced TV Everywhere service to the Spanish market, which will considerably extend its reach and portfolio of services to their customers.”
“Spain is one of the countries of the big EU with highest proportion of smartphones in Europe, accounting for more than 63% of mobile users. Despite the recession in the country, this rate exceeds that of the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Germany. We truly believe in the potential for Spain to be on the forefront of the future TV experience” commented Jerónimo Macanás, VP Southern Europe and Latin America, Accedo. “Telecable is embracing the innovation in the TV space and we are thrilled to be working with them for this exciting service.”
Accedo’s VP Southern Europe and Latin America, Jerónimo Macanás, will be joining a panel as part of NAB at Mobile World Congress, to discuss broadcasting via mobile devices. The session takes place at 9.00am on Wednesday 26th February.
Accedo is the market leading enabler of TV application solutions. Accedo provides applications, tools and services to media companies, consumer electronics and TV operators globally, to help them deliver the next-generation TV experience. Accedo’s cloud-based platform solutions enable customers to cost-efficiently roll out and manage application offerings and stores for multiple devices and markets.
Accedo is a privately held company founded in 2004 by telecom and media entrepreneurs Michael Lantz and Fredrik Andersson. Accedo is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden with branch offices in London, Madrid, New York, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Sydney, Santiago de Chile, and Cologne.
Telecable is an integrated telecommunications operator, leader in the region of Asturias (Spain), offering television, mobile, telephony and broadband internet services. It is a key player in the development of Asturian information society, having an 80% market share in pay-TV, 43% in broadband internet, 30% in telephony and 12% in mobile. From the beginning of its activity (1995), Telecable has expanded the services offered based on the technological advantage of the optical fiber, with which walk over 2100 kilometers of Asturian territory.
Telecable effort in innovation has always been very important, trying to anticipate the future and planning and investing in highly differentiating services to lead its evolution.
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