Paramount Digital Entertainment & Accedo Broadband to launch Telco TV Games
Paramount Digital Entertainment & Accedo Broadband to launch Telco TV Games Games based on Paramount Pictures” movies to be launched with leading networks across Asia
Hollywood, CA and Hong Kong – September 11, 2008 – Accedo Broadband and Paramount Digital Entertainment today announced that they will begin releasing Telco-TV games based on the classic titles “Top Gun” and “Saturday Night Fever.” The strategic deal marks the first time that Hollywood-branded games will be available to the growing Telco-TV and IPTV audiences across Asia. The territories include Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, China, India and Malaysia. Classic movies such as “Top Gun” and “Saturday Night Fever” are examples of titles that appeal to the casual gaming audience and present opportunities to provide additional value on digital platforms that are available in most homes. Subscribers to Accedo’s Funspot® Game channels will be able to play these games with their remote control on their TV and set top boxes.
“As we continue to expand our entertainment offerings throughout Asia, we have found that Paramount Pictures” properties translate well with the casual gaming audience,” states Pradeep Mittur, Paramount’s Vice President of Mobile, Asia Pacific. “We look forward to working with Accedo’s proven expertise in interactive, mobile and IPTV services to help deliver these games in unique ways to consumers.”
“We are excited about developing our relationship with Paramount Digital Entertainment,” says Mark Adams, Accedo’s VP of Business Development for Asia. “They clearly see the huge potential of Telco-TV games and newer platforms. We have the ability to deliver innovative game concepts to demanding subscribers in Asia while they have a library of classic movie brands with timeless appeal across all demographic groups.”
ABOUT PARAMOUNT DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT
Paramount Digital Entertainment (PDE) is a division of Paramount Pictures Corporation. PDE develops and distributes filmed entertainment across worldwide digital distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices, videogames, virtual worlds and emerging technologies.
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. The company’s labels include Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, DreamWorks, MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Digital Entertainment, Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., Paramount Studio Group, and Worldwide Television Distribution.
ABOUT ACCEDO BROADBAND
Accedo Broadband is a leading provider of interactive content and applications for IPTV and broadband enabled consumer electronics. Accedo Broadband provides the largest available multi-platform portfolio of IPTV applications, Accedo Application Portfolio”, containing e.g. IPTV games, quizzes, puzzles, video art, comics, karaoke, weather and communication. Accedo offers a turnkey solution compatible with most IPTV and online CE platforms including e.g. a IPTV multiplayer gaming solution.
Accedo is a privately held company founded by telecom and media entrepreneurs Michael Lantz and Fredrik Andersson and primarily backed by Swedish VC Industrifonden. Accedo Broadband is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden with branch offices in London, San Francisco and Hong Kong.
Read more about Accedo on www.accedo.tv.