Accedo launches IPTV Game Service with Portugal Telecom
Lisbon, Portugal, June 3 2009 – Accedo Broadband has launched an IPTV Game Service together with Portugal Telecom for its leading MEO IPTV service.
Accedo provides the largest available multi-platform portfolio of IPTV content and applications, Accedo Application Portfolio”, containing, for example, IPTV games, quizzes, puzzles, video art, comics, karaoke, lifestyle, niche sports, weather, Web 2.0 and communication services. Accedo’s IPTV gaming services are the most widely deployed IPTV gaming services in the world reaching more than 4 million households in more than 25 countries.
“We are excited to launch this service together with Portugal Telecom.” said Michael Lantz, CEO of Accedo Broadband. “The growth of the MEO service has been phenomenal the last year and we”re very happy to work with Portugal Telecom to bring mass-market IPTV gaming services to Portugal.”
“Accedo’s portfolio of casual IPTV games is impressive and we are happy to work with them as an IPTV gaming partner,” said Vera Pinto Pereira, Director of TV Services at Portugal Telecom. “We believe that casual games on IPTV will drive loyalty among our users.”
Two game services have been launched so far, one targeted at kids and one for the general audience. New games will be launched on a regular basis depending on popularity and user interest.
About Accedo Broadband
Accedo Broadband is a leading provider of interactive content and applications for IPTV and Connected TV. Accedo provides the largest available multi-platform portfolio of IPTV content and applications. Accedo is a privately held company founded by telecom and media entrepreneurs Michael Lantz and Fredrik Andersson primarily backed by Swedish VC Industrifonden. Accedo is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden with branch offices in London, San Francisco and Hong Kong.
Read more about Accedo on www.accedo.tv.
About Portugal Telecom
Portugal Telecom (“PT”) is a leading telecommunications provider with more than 70 million customers in 14 countries, namely in Brazil and Africa. In Portugal, where it retains a clear leading position, the company provides a full range of fixed and mobile telecommunication services, including voice, broadband and television and covers all segments of the market: consumer, residential, SMEs, corporate and wholesale. Its international investments, which are focused on the mobile segment, account for 85% of its customer base and circa 50% of its revenues. It is seen as the Portuguese company which has the biggest national and international projection and has a diversified business portfolio where quality and innovation are decisive aspects, alongside the most advanced international companies in this sector.
Portugal Telecom is listed on the Euronext and New York Stock Exchange. Information may be accessed on the Reuters under the symbols PTC.LS and PT and on Bloomberg under the symbol PTC PL.