Accedo releases Funspot® – global entertainment service for Media Centers
Stockholm, June 13, 2006 – Accedo Broadband, the leading aggregator of TV-centric interactive applications distributed over broadband, has launched the entertainment service Funspot® for all Microsoft Media Center PCs. Funspot® targets a worldwide audience, and will, as the overall market grows, be available in local versions with relevant local content.
“The Microsoft Media Center framework brings a very powerful proposition for interactive applications in front of the TV. The Accedo Application Portfolio™ is available for all broadband-enabled devices next to the TV set, with remote control interaction and a user interface suited for “10-feet viewing”. It was a natural step for us to be present in the Microsoft Media Center world, when an increasing amount of Media Centers are placed in the living room, next to the TV. Our operator-grade, flexible solution makes the world-wide Media Center roll-out smooth and efficient.”, says Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo Broadband.
Funspot® will initially contain a limited selection of games and puzzles for use on the TV, but the available application offering will grow with interest and requests from consumers all over the world. Accedo has partnered with a range of content and application providers, and will continuously invite more partners to add their applications to the Funspot® offering.
“We believe Funspot® will be one of the most visited non-Microsoft entertainment sites for Media Centers. We have chosen to provide a set of free-of-charge casual games initially to drive traffic and generate consumer interest in this rapidly growing market, but we will in the near future expand the offering with exciting premium games as well as non-gaming applications and content. Our knowledge and position in the IPTV world gives us excellent possibilities of adapting TV-centric content to the Media Center framework”, says Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo Broadband.
For more information, contact Michael Lantz, CEO, see contacts.
About Accedo Broadband
Accedo Broadband is a leading aggregator of content and applications for IPTV and broadband-enabled consumer electronics. Accedo provides the largest available multi-platform portfolio of TV-centric applications, Accedo Application Portfolio™, containing e.g. games, quizzes, puzzles, art, comics, karaoke and music. Accedo is privately owned, with headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden and branch office in London, UK. For more information visit www.accedo.tv.
Funspot® is an entertainment service from Accedo Broadband, available over a number of IPTV and consumer electronics platforms. Funspot® contains a selection of TV-centric entertainment applications and is especially designed for an excellent user experience in front of the TV set. Download the Funspot® settings for Media Center on www.funspot.tv/mce.
Trademark Notice Accedo Broadband, Accedo Application Portfolio and Funspot® are register marks of Accedo Broadband AB. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective holders.