Edgeware Powers COMSTAR Time-Shift TV Service in Russia

Monday, March 22nd, 2010 
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STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Edgeware, the technology leader in distributed video delivery, today announced that COMSTAR-UTS (LSE: CMST), the leading provider of integrated telecommunication services in Russia and the CIS, has deployed Edgeware’s next-generation video delivery solution to power its Time-shift TV service in Russia.

In the first phase, COMSTAR will offer Pause Live-TV to its more than 133 000 IPTV subscribers in Moscow using the Edgeware platform distributed into multiple sites in the region.

COMSTAR, a leading supplier of integrated telecom solutions in Russia and CIS, operates an extensive multi-service network across Russia and Europe and was the first Russian operator to launch commercial IPTV services in 2005. By making use of Edgeware’s distributed delivery architecture, COMSTAR is able to roll out new and attractive services such as time-shift TV while allowing for future scalability.

“By working closely with Edgeware and our integration partner, Smartlabs, it has been possible for COMSTAR to evaluate, deploy and now launch its initial service of Pause Live-TV easily and rapidly to its customer base in Moscow,” said Victor Belov, director, service platforms and networks for COMSTAR. “We are now looking at how we can extend this service across our whole infrastructure.”

“By deploying Edgeware’s platforms and advanced technology, forward looking organizations like COMSTAR now have the opportunity to deploy a full range of highly scalable video based services across all 3 screens,” said Joachim Roos, CEO of Edgeware AB. “By effectively transitioning their existing VOD based services to add timeshift and Pause Live-TV, they have set the stage for fully integrated internet TV and Video services that can scale across the whole subscriber base and deliver content to their TV, computer and mobile devices.”