Accedo helps launch FOXTEL on Samsung Smart TVs in Australia
Sydney, Australia, 9 July 2012 – Accedo, market-leading enabler of Smart TV and IPTV solutions,
have helped FOXTEL launch their first connected TV application in Australia, by designing and developing the FOXTEL
on Internet TV application for Samsung’s Smart TV platform.
FOXTEL on Internet TV lets you enjoy FOXTEL, without the need for installation, a lock-in contract or a FOXTEL
set-top-box. With a compatible Samsung Smart TV and high-speed Internet connection, Australian viewers can now
stream FOXTEL content directly to their Samsung Smart TV.
The application offers Australian viewers direct access to a selection of 30 live FOXTEL channels, including FOX8,
Discovery Channel, ESPN, UKTV and Showtime, as well as FOXTEL’s 8 live Olympic channels and the latest results from
the London 2012 Olympic Games.
“This week’s launch of our FOXTEL on Internet TV application means that Australian viewers can now gain instant
access to a new world of live entertainment direct to their Samsung Smart TV”, commented Jim Rudder, FOXTEL
Executive Director of Product.
Evan Manolis, Group Manager AV at Samsung Electronics Australia, said “Accedo’s extensive experience in developing
applications for our Smart TV and Android powered Galaxy products, make them the natural choice for enabling our
“We’re extremely excited to be working with FOXTEL on this and are very proud of the application we’ve helped
produce for Samsung’s Smart TV line-up here in Australia” commented Matt Kossatz, VP Australia and New Zealand,
Accedo. “We look forward to continuing to work closely with them to roll-out their service across many more
platforms in the future.”
FOXTEL on Internet TV is now available on Samsung Smart TVs (2011 – 2012 models), with varying packages available.
For more information, please visit www.foxtel.com.au/internettv
Accedo is the market leading enabler of Smart TV and IPTV 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, Mountain View, Los
Angeles, Hong Kong and Sydney.
Accedo’s local clients in Australia and New Zealand include FOXTEL, Telstra, Quickflix, Fairfax Digital, ABC, SBS,
TVNZ, Premier Media Group, The Wiggles, Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics.
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