Accedo brings Funspot® Game Service to Sharp AQUOS Net TV
Stockholm – 6 August, 2008 – Accedo Broadband today announced that it has added its Funspot® casual game service to Sharp AQUOS Net connected TVs. Users of Sharp AQUOS LCD TVs equipped with the AQUOS Net feature are able to enjoy a selection of casual games from Accedo’s Funspot® range. All games will be enjoyable in the comfort of the living room with the simplicity of remote control interaction and extraordinary HD graphics.
“Funspot® from Accedo is a very powerful proposition for interactive casual games in front of the TV. We will continue to expand and develop the service offering from the initial launch based on user demand and behavior,” said Michael Lantz, CEO of Accedo Broadband. “The flexibility and convenience of the user experience delivered by the AQUOS Net platform are ideal for a seamless integration with Accedo’s Funspot® gaming solution. The close integration of widget functionality and possibilities for both full screen and half screen execution show Sharp’s deep understanding for interactivity in the future living room.”
Funspot® contains a range of casual games in a number of categories such as arcade, puzzles, board, strategy, card and quizzes. All the Funspot® games are created for the best possible user experience on the TV with a remote control and a ten foot user interface.
Launched in North America in January 2008, AQUOS Net is a revolutionary service that provides customized Web-based content as well as real-time customer support directly on the AQUOS television. AQUOS Net is a gateway, available through the Ethernet jack on Sharp AQUOS SE94U series televisions, to several unique services. By integrating broadband Internet access on the AQUOS Net enabled TV, users can view independently supplied Web-based content that can be viewed in full screen or split screen.
“With AQUOS Net, Sharp is opening up a world of display possibilities for consumers,” said Bob Scaglione, senior vice president and group manager, Product and Marketing Group, Sharp Electronics Corporation. “AQUOS Net provides the ultimate in convenience and usability, and we are very excited to add the Funspot® game service to our range of available services for our users. Services like Funspot® show the flexibility and power of our solution.”
Funspot® is available now on AQUOS Net connected televisions in the United States.
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.
For more information, visit www.accedo.tv.
Funspot® is a registered trademark of Accedo Broadband AB.
Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, solar energy solutions and mobile communication and information tools. Leading brands include AQUOS” Liquid Crystal Televisions, 1-Bit” digital audio products, SharpVision” projection products, Insight” Microwave Drawers”, Notevision” multimedia projectors and Plasmacluster” air purifiers. For more information visit Sharp Electronics Corporation at www.sharpusa.com.
AQUOS is a registered trademark of Sharp Corporation.