Accedo and Kasenna integrate applications for next-generation video entertainment services
Kasenna to demonstrate PortalTV™ application with integrated Accedo content at IPTV World Forum in London
Accedo Broadband, a leading aggregator of TV-centric interactive applications distributed over broadband, and Kasenna, the IPTV company™, a leading provider of next-generation IPTV application platforms for video content and service delivery have collaborated to deliver Accedo’s Applications Portfolio™ including Karaoke On Demand to the Kasenna PortalTV application suite.
The Karaoke On Demand application (KaraokeParty) together with selected gaming services from Accedo’s Application Portfolio™ will be demonstrated by Kasenna at the IPTV World Forum, booth 5&6, in London, March 6-8, 2006.
“Kasenna’s market-proven IPTV and VOD solutions and the PortalTV application suite provide an outstanding platform for us to make content from Accedo Application Portfolio™ available. Together we can offer new and exciting video entertainment services to IPTV operators and service providers to help them to create a unique subscriber experience”, says Fredrik Andersson, VP Business Development, Accedo Broadband.
The KaraokeParty application enables IPTV operators and service providers to capitalize on the current Karaoke fever seen in both retail stores with sales of Karaoke DVDs and the sale of karaoke games to popular game consoles. The KaraokeParty implementation is ready for commercial use, and also serves as a demonstration platform to showcase how the use of an IP set-top box in combination with advanced video solution technology can provide subscribers with fun and differentiating entertainment services.
“The Accedo Application Portfolio is presently the largest multi-platform collection of games, quizzes, puzzles, karaoke, plasma art, horoscope and comics for IPTV and connected consumer electronics”, says Robert Hopkins, managing director of Kasenna Europe. “Kasenna’s patented software architecture provides the performance, easy integration and media playback for high-bandwidth and cutting-edge entertainment applications, and by offering innovative and attractive applications we empower service providers to generate incremental revenue and differentiate themselves from the competition through unique content offerings.”
Kasenna PortalTV™ is a customizable turnkey application suite for delivering entertainment services over broadband networks. Recognizing the need for operators to provide differentiated service offerings to their subscribers, PortalTV offers a web services-based entertainment delivery platform which operators can quickly brand as their own and further customize according to their requirements. PortalTV brings the ease, flexibility, and power of web programming to the television world. The result is a revolutionary new way for telcos and other broadband carriers to develop and deploy IPTV.
The PortalTV solution comprises two key pieces, Kasenna MediaBase content delivery platform and Kasenna LivingRoom video services platform, which are fully integrated to create a complete server (IP network), middleware and client (set-top, PC, mobile phone or other device) environment. As the name implies, PortalTV provides access – to operators deploying IPTV services, to subscribers seeking entertainment and information, and to developers creating next-generation applications.
Kasenna, Inc. is a leading provider of VOD programming and next-generation IPTV application platforms for video content and service delivery. Kasenna’s carrier-class solutions enable telecommunications service providers, cable operators, and other industries to maximize their profit by offering new video entertainment services that redefine and enhance the subscriber experience. With its acquisition of ViewNow, Kasenna offers network operators the industry’s only turnkey source of IP video infrastructure, applications, and VOD programming. Kasenna’s patented software technology, built on open standards and an intelligent management infrastructure, has been proven with numerous successful and profitable telco, cable, and enterprise deployments worldwide. Kasenna is privately held with headquarters in Mountain View, California, and office locations worldwide. For more information, please visit www.kasenna.com.
Accedo is a leading aggregator of applications and services to IPTV and consumer electronics devices and offers a white label turn-key solution compatible with most platforms. Accedo Application Portfolio contains a wide variety of applications such as games, quizzes, karaoke, horoscope, plasma art, comics, news and e-mail. In addition to the portfolio, Accedo offers a provisioning platform (AAPS) for distribution of the applications. For more information visit www.accedo.tv.