Accedo and PCCW Partner to Offer Advanced Gaming Services on the now TV Platform
London – March 13, 2008 – Accedo Broadband today announced that Accedo’s diverse selection of TV gaming services will be integrated into the world-leading now TV service from PCCW in Hong Kong. Gamers in the now Game channel will experience a wide selection of casual games from Accedo’s Funspot® range. The selection will be constantly updated based on interest and demand from now TV users.
“Casual gaming remains a core business area for Accedo, and we are happy to work with PCCW to create the most advanced IPTV gaming service in the world. Accedo’s state-of-the-art gaming solution and huge portfolio of IPTV games will make it possible to keep the game channel fresh and attractive for all casual gamers. We will offer a number of advanced features, including a multi-player gaming solution.” says Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo Broadband.
PCCW’s now TV service is one of the leading IPTV services with more than 882 000 subscribers and is known for its innovative features and attractive customer offering. The Accedo Funspot® IPTV game service is available via a number of IPTV operators around the world, as well as through media centers and online consumer electronics.
“We are very excited to add the Accedo game service to our now TV offering,” said Belinda Chan, Senior Vice President, Technology & Operations of PCCW. “We’re continuously extending our offering to make it more compelling to our customers. Accedo’s focus on IPTV and proven expertise in casual gaming make it exciting for us to bring a world-class casual IPTV gaming service to the now TV customers.”
For more information on PCCW and the now TV service, see www.now-tv.com.
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.
To learn more about Accedo Broadband visit www.accedo.tv.