Accedo Powers Moviecity Play and Partners for the First Connected TV Innovation Lab in LatAm
Stockholm, Sweden, 31 May 2013 –
Accedo, the global market leader in TV application solutions, today announced that it has been selected by LAPTV, LLC (owned by FOX International Channels and operating under the brand name “MOVIECITY”) to power its Moviecity Play service in Latin America.
Moviecity Play is a video on demand service that thanks to this collaboration is available across Latin America on a wide range of devices, including Smart TVs from all the major manufacturers, leading game console platforms, as well as tablets and mobile devices. It gives users access to a wide range of compelling content, including TV Shows, Movies and “Kids” programming.
The application, developed by Accedo is the next generation of the popular Moviecity Play service, currently available as part of most Pay TV operator offerings in the region.
The application is powered by Accedo’s suite of developer products. Accedo’s Cross-Platform Development Kit (XDK) is used for rapid multi-platform development with full UI compliance. Second Screen capabilities are powered by Accedo Connect™ for seamless TV to Mobile content experience. Moviecity Play also includes Accedo’s Social Integration Toolkit (SIT), meaning users can interact and share content across their social media platforms directly on the TV.
“We believe this new service will be a compelling extension for our customers, enabling them to watch great content at anytime, on any device,” commented Edgar Spielmann, President and CEO, Moviecity. “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 Moviecity and its multiplatform VOD service,” commented Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo. “Moviecity is an innovative company, bringing a compelling TV Everywhere service to the Latin American region, which will considerably extend its reach across the region.”
Accedo and Moviecity are also collaborating to establish Latin America’s first Connected Devices Innovation lab, enabling them to further develop their connected device strategy in the region.
“We truly believe in the potential of Latin America for leading the innovation in the connected TV space due to economic momentum and TV business growth forecast for the coming years,” commented Jerónimo Macanás, VP Southern Europe and Latin America, Accedo. “Moviecity is embracing the innovation in the TV space very quickly and we want to work together with them in order to speed up their innovation success across the region.”
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.
Moviecity, owned by 20th.Century Fox, FOX International Channels and Paramount Pictures is the best premium video entertainment experience in Latin America since it premieres the latest cinematographic releases, original exclusive productions, series, documentaries, concerts and events commercial-free with high audio and video quality. More than 10,000 programs are offered monthly through its six original brands with unique personalities aimed to entertain and meet the needs of all different audiences at home. Additionally, Moviecity offers HD channels, high definition and exclusive 3D contents and Moviecity Play, the on- demand programming service to enjoy the best Moviecity contents on the Internet.
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