Accedo and Sonaecom launch Clixopedia service for IPTV
Lisbon, Portugal 27 July 2009 – Accedo Broadband and Sonaecom today announced the launch of the innovative Clixopedia service for all Clix TV users in Portugal.
The Clixopedia service connects to the Wikipedia internet encyclopedia and allows users to search and view content directly on the TV interacting with a remote control. The user interface has been completely customised and optimised to a TV experience.
“Clixopedia is a good example of a TV service which is unique for IPTV,” commented Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo Broadband. “We believe that the future of TV lies in connecting the TV experience with the power of internet applications”.
“At Sonaecom, product innovation is always of highest priority,” commented Jo”o Mendes Pedro, Sonaecom. “We are delighted to launch this truly innovative interactive TV service for the benefit of the Clix TV viewers.”
The Clixopedia service is available free of charge for all Clix TV customers from July 2009.
About Accedo Broadband
Accedo Broadband is a leading provider of interactive content and applications for IPTV and Connected TV. Accedo Broadband provides the largest available multi-platform portfolio of IPTV and Connected TV 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 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.
Read more about Accedo on www.accedo.tv.
Clix is the residential brand of Sonaecom, the sub-holding of the Sonae Group for the area of Telecommunications, Media and Software and Information Systems. The company plays an active role in the integrated management of the several business units that compose it, identifying and building on existing synergies and the company’s growth potential. It is the first telco in Portugal to deploy a GB-ethernet core network for supporting ultra-broadband services such as IPTV.
Sonaecom operates in three main business areas: Mobile and Fixed Telecommunications (Optimus, Novis and Clix), Media (P”blico) and Software and Information Systems (WeDo, Bizdirect, Saphety and Mainroad). Sonaecom’s main goal is simple and ambitious: to become the leader in the supply of integrated telecom services in Portugal.
Sonaecom is currently one of the main communications traffic generators in Portugal. Its strategy of having its own national telecom infrastructure was born from the inherent need to guarantee the reliability and quality of its network, minimizing costs associated to traffic management.