Accedo and Irdeto Partner to Deliver the Ultimate TV Everywhere ExperienceTuesday, December 20th, 2011
Companies to Demo New Platform at CES 2012 Featuring Interactive, Personal and Social User Experiences across Popular Consumer Devices
STOCKHOLM and AMSTERDAM — Leading up to CES 2012, Accedo Broadband, the leading enabler of Smart TV and IPTV applications, and Irdeto (JSE: NPN), a global software security and media technology company, have announced a key partnership to create next-generation TV Everywhere services and experiences for pay TV operators, broadcasters and content providers world-wide.
During the span of the show, the two companies will showcase Irdeto’s newly-launched TV Services platform and suite of reference applications that have been created by Accedo. Through this partnership, Accedo and Irdeto enable the rapid creation, deployment and monetization of multi-screen user experiences across tablets, smartphones, connected TVs and other iOS and Android devices.
“It is clear that television is on the brink of a new era of convenience and engagement – a direct result of consumer demand for a convergent experience across multiple devices in the living room,” commented Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo. “Accedo is committed to delivering a next-generation experience in the living room, and together with Irdeto’s dynamic broadband and pay TV solutions, we can enable operators to seize a competitive advantage by rapidly deploying their TV Everywhere initiatives.”
Accedo’s TV applications and solutions have been deployed on numerous TV platforms from both the managed network and OTT technology ecosystems. Complementing its internal innovation, Accedo works with leading media and service companies, like Irdeto, to bring the best possible application experience for TV consumers.
The Irdeto TV Services platform enables operators and content providers to quickly implement any combination of its modular set of cloud TV services. This innovative platform can be deployed within an existing product portfolio, allowing an operator to capitalize upon the rich API functionality of Irdeto TV Services, Irdeto Broadband solution and Irdeto ActiveCloak dynamic security.
Doug Lowther, EVP, Digital TV, Irdeto said: “Accedo has played an important role in evolving the multi-screen user experience which, powered by our TV Services platform, won much acclaim at this year’s IBC. Irdeto remains dedicated to providing flexible and forward-thinking solutions to our customers that deliver the right content, on the right devices, at the right time. We look forward to working with Accedo on this collaboration to help pay TV operators deliver on the promise of TV Everywhere.”