Accedo and maxdome Partner to Deliver Next Generation SmartTV apps
Stockholm and Munich, 2 May 2012 – Accedo, leading enabler of Smart TV and IPTV applications, and
maxdome, Germany’s leading video-on-demand provider, today announced a partnership to develop next generation
SmartTV apps for multiple platforms.
The first official app being developed under the partnership will be the Panasonic VieraConnect application that was
launched on 29th March 2012. The application, which gives viewers access to a vast catalogue of 45,000 video titles,
including films, series, comedy shows, documentaries, music, children’s programmes, and many more, has been made
available this month on 2012 Panasonic Viera TVs.
The two companies are also working together to develop next generation Video-on-Demand (VOD) apps for other
platforms and these are expected to launch in 2012 across a number of different devices globally.
“We are thrilled to be working with maxdome, which is not only the largest VOD provider in Germany, but also a very
innovative company with a clear vision of the future OTT market.” commented Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo.
“Smart TV opens up a wealth of opportunity to engage with the customer in a new and exciting way, as well as to
extend our reach in the living room,” commented Rene Rummel, Head of Product Management and Business Development,
maxdome. “Accedo was a natural choice for us to partner with on this project, given the company’s extensive
experience in this field.”
Accedo is the leading enabler of Smart TV and IPTV applications. 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 by telecom and media entrepreneurs Michael Lantz and Fredrik
Andersson. Accedo Broadband is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden with branch offices in London, Madrid,
Sunnyvale, Hong Kong and Sydney.
A ProSiebenSat.1 Group company, maxdome is Germany’s largest video download site and offers a wide variety of
feature films, series, comedy shows, music and cartoons – a total of more than 45,000 titles of the best
entertainment. Videos can be downloaded from maxdome individually, for rental, with a purchase option, or by
subscription. As with a DVD, the program can be viewed as often as desired.
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