Accedo Broadband working with Telstra to develop Live TV Apps for Connected TV
Stockholm, 07 February 2011 – Accedo Broadband, the leading
provider of app stores and applications for IPTV and Connected TV is working
with Telstra to develop BigPond TV applications for multiple TV and blu-ray
The applications launched in January and are delivering seven Telstra BigPond
TV channels to LG and Samsung Connected TV sets and blu-ray players across Australia.
The channels include several designed for sporting fans including football,
rugby league, racing, supercars, and a sports news channel. It also includes a
news channel and a music channel.
The channels are being streamed using Google’s Widevine adaptive streaming
technology, meaning a seamless and truly immersive experience for consumers.
“BigPond TV Channels allows Australian customers to enjoy sports, news,
music and other content from BigPond TV on their IPTV devices delivered straight
into those connected devices. BigPond TV service is available unmetered for most
BigPond broadband customers,” Telstr’s Director of IPTV, Ben Kinealy said.
“Telstra has a strong position in Australia and its innovative approach
means it is always looking for new ways to expand its offerings,”
commented Mark Adams, VP, Accedo Broadband Asia. “We are excited to
deploy one of the first OTT TV applications from a pay-TV operator in the world.”
Accedo and Telstra are working on a number of application projects
and has previously developed an innovative Game Analyser for TV devices,
which is a first of its kind on demand sporting experience. It combines
full match replays with intricate game statistics of all NRL rugby matches.
About Accedo Broadband
Accedo Broadband is the leading provider of applications for IPTV
and Connected TV. Accedo Broadband provides the largest available
application store for IPTV and Connected TV containing, for example,
IPTV games, catch-up TV, VOD, music, sports, lifestyle, news,
weather, social media and communication services. Accedo’s Funspot®
gaming service is the most widely deployed IPTV gaming service in the
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, Sunnyvale, Hong Kong and Sydney.
For more information, visit www.accedo.tv.
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Tel: +44 1570 434632