Napster Selects Accedo to Help Bring Innovative Music Services to Samsung Apps
Los Angeles August 31 2010 – Accedo Broadband, the leading provider of app stores and
applications for IPTV and Connected TV, today announced that Napster, the pioneer of digital music, selected
Accedo to help develop, test and launch its Napster application for the Samsung Apps.
“Napster is a leader in music streaming services, and their service is perfectly suited for enjoyment on
TV.” commented Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo Broadband. “We are thrilled to launch the Napster
application for Samsung’s latest Connected TV platform. We believe music is one of the most attractive non-video
applications for the TV experience in the living room.”
“With their expertise and experience in the TV apps industry, Accedo was a logical choice when we decided to
launch TV applications” commented James Mitchell, Napster senior vice president & chief technology
officer. “Their pragmatic approach and dedication to deadlines made it possible for us launch a high quality
application in a very short time.”
The Napster application is now available on select 2010 Samsung TVs 40-inches and above, as well as select 2010
Blu-ray players and Blu-ray home theater systems on the Samsung Apps platform. A Napster subscription is
required, but those customers new to Napster can sign up for a free 14-day trial to experience the service in
their living room and on their Web browser.
ABOUT ACCEDO BROADBAND
Accedo Broadband is the leading provider of applications for IPTV and Connected TV. Accedo Broadband provides
the largest available application store for IPTV and Connected TV containing, for example, IPTV games, quizzes,
puzzles, video art, music, karaoke, lifestyle, niche sports, weather, social media and communication services.
Accedo’s Funspot® gaming service is the most widely deployed IPTV gaming service in the world.
Accedo is a privately held company founded by telecom and media entrepreneurs Michael Lantz and Fredrik
Andersson primarily backed by Swedish VC Industrifonden. Accedo Broadband is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden
with branch offices in London, San Francisco and Hong Kong.
For more information, visit www.accedo.tv.