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 June 2013

Nagra And Accedo Partner On Application Store For Next Generation Media Convergence Platform

  • Partnership enables service providers to explore new revenue streams through an “off-the-shelf” application
    store enabled by OpenTV 5, NAGRA’s new media convergence platform.
  • HTML5 and other key Web standards allow for the rapid creation and development of TV applications, managed
    through the award-winning Accedo Application Sphere®.
  • OpenTV 5’s application sandboxing technology enables a secure yet open ecosystem of applications

Cheseaux, Switzerland, and Stockholm, Sweden – September 7, 2012 – NAGRA, the digital TV division
of the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) and the world’s leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen
television solutions, and Accedo, a market-leading enabler of TV application solutions, have partnered to deliver an
“off-the-shelf” application store and a set of applications to pay-TV service providers. The application store is
available on OpenTV 5, NAGRA’s newest media convergence platform, and powered by the Accedo Application Sphere®”
application management system. NAGRA and Accedo will demonstrate the application store and its range of advanced
television applications at IBC 2012 on NAGRA’s stand C81 in Hall 1, of the RAI Exhibition and Conference Center,
September 7-12, 2012, in Amsterdam.

“We’re excited to partner with Accedo on an application store for OpenTV 5 which demonstrates the unique
capabilities and features of one of our most open client device platforms yet,” said Samir Mehta, Senior Vice
President, Digital TV Solutions for NAGRA. “OpenTV 5 is a multi-service, multi-device platform and was built with
flexibility and versatility in mind. It embraces all that the cloud has to offer, including innovative Web
capabilities like HTML5 that accelerate innovation and help service providers deliver a unique and feature-rich TV
experience to their viewers. Together with Accedo, we are opening up the television landscape to enable access to
more of the content consumers want to watch.”

“NAGRA is a leader in deploying innovative and advanced solutions for DTV and the OpenTV 5 platform provides the
ideal environment for Accedo’s application management technology,” said Michael Lantz, Chief Executive Officer for
Accedo. “The increasing popularity of applications combined with the multiscreen and multi-device strategies of
pay-TV service providers today demand a robust and scalable framework to manage TV applications – which is at the
core of Accedo’s Application Sphere®.”

The Accedo application store is accessible through NAGRA’s OpenTV 5 Guide which includes fully integrated
application store capabilities. It can be populated with any kind of TV application – from basic games and news to
advanced video and social applications.

Leveraging the most advanced Web-based application authoring environments – HTML5, SVG, CCS and Javascript, OpenTV 5
accelerates innovation by reducing time-to-market of new features. It enables service providers to have access to a
large body of existing applications as well as a vast network of experienced developers to rapidly create and deploy
innovative applications with superior graphics performance. What’s more, OpenTV 5 provides an unprecedented level of
customizability and openness in a secure environment thanks to its NAGRA SafeApp application sandboxing technology.

Developers have access to all of the underlying OpenTV 5 functionality in both SVG and HTML through OpenTV 5’s
Client Component Object Model (CCOM) API. In addition to the HTML5 environment, NAGRA’s open application development
framework “Ninja” provides many of the common functionalities required for rapid application authoring and
customization. These features accelerate common development tasks such as menus and branding, back office
integration, PVR management, VOD portal listings or online community access. The OpenTV 5 CCOM and Ninja
documentation is freely available at

The Accedo Application Sphere® is a cloud-based, scalable and open application management platform enabling media
companies and operators to manage high performance, multi-tenant application portals and application stores for any
device. It was awarded “Outstanding Technology Innovation” at the 2012 annual Connected TV Awards earlier this year.


NAGRA, the digital TV division of the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S), provides security and multiscreen user experience
solutions for the monetization of digital media. The company offers content providers and DTV operators worldwide
with secure, open, integrated platforms and applications over broadcast, broadband and mobile platforms, enabling
compelling and personalized viewing experiences. Please visit for more information and follow Nagra on Twitter at @nagrakudelski.

About Accedo

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, Mountain View, Los
Angeles, Hong Kong and Sydney.

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Media Contact:
Ivan Schnider
Marketing Communications
+41 79 778 94 12
[email protected]

Christine Oury
Marketing Communications
+1 415 962 5433
[email protected]

Media Contact:
Helen Weedon
Communications Manager, Accedo
+44 1570 434632
+44 7733 231922
[email protected]

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