Accedo Broadband and TV Genius partner to deliver next generation IPTV applications
London, UK, 1 September 2009 ” Accedo Broadband and TV Genius today announced a partnership to deliver new IPTV applications to the market.
The TV Genius online TV and video search engine is used by leading brands in the UK and across Europe. By integrating functionalities from its search and recommendations engine with Accedo’s IPTV application portfolio the two companies will be delivering a series of next generation IPTV services. The first applications from this partnership have already been commercially released for the Philips Net TV platform earlier in 2009.
“TV Genius’s innovative platform, with an open web-centric and multi-platform approach, enables us to enhance our portfolio of IPTV applications,” commented Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo Broadband. “We”re very excited to continue to lead application innovation together with TV Genius”.
“Accedo’s global presence, huge application portfolio and focus on IPTV make them our ideal partner for rolling out IPTV applications,” commented Tom Weiss, CEO, TV Genius. “The Philips Net TV project demonstrated how both companies can work together successfully to produce exciting platforms in IPTV and we look forward to a great partnership as we continue to develop new services for this expanding market.”
Applications from Accedo and TV Genius will be presented on Accedo’s and TV Genius’s stands in the IPTV Zone at IBC (#621and #623) from 11th- 15th September.
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.
For more information, visit www.accedo.tv.
ABOUT TV GENIUS
TV Genius, is the TV and video search specialist, powering services for traditional television listings, promoting video on demand content and pure online and video on demand services. Brands including AOL, Sky, What’s on TV and ITV.com provide services powered by TV Genius to over 8 million users per month across the web, mobile, and set top box.
For more information, visit www.tvgenius.net.