Concurrent wins ZON TV Cabo VODMonday, August 25th, 2008
ZON Multimédia, Portugal’s Largest Cable Operator, Selects MediaHawk® to Enhance VOD Service
ATLANTA, GA — Concurrent Computer Corporation (Nasdaq: CCUR), a worldwide leader in real-time Linux®-based computing technologies, today announced that ZON TV Cabo has chosen Concurrent’s MediaHawk Content Delivery System as their VOD solution. The Portuguese cable operator is scheduled to launch its newly expanded VOD service in Lisbon and Porto in the fourth quarter of 2008.
“ZON TV Cabo’s selection of Concurrent to provide its VOD platform is yet another recognition of our leadership position in on-demand technology,” stated Dan Mondor, Concurrent president and CEO. “ZON TV Cabo, a pay TV leader, has worked tirelessly to raise Portugal’s penetration rates to one of the highest in Southern Europe. In Portugal’s highly competitive broadband market, ZON TV Cabo needed to partner with a reliable and innovative VOD vendor to maintain their top market position. We are honored to be their choice as they enhance their video-on-demand offering.”
“Concurrent’s innovative technology, exemplified by the unique resilient streaming feature, was one of many reasons we chose Concurrent’s MediaHawk 4500,” said Andre Almeida, ZON TV Cabo’s head of product development. “The Portuguese cable market has become very competitive, and it was important that we partner with a VOD vendor who could provide us a stable platform which could support the advanced interactive and entertainment features necessary to maintain our status as the number one video provider in Portugal.”
ZON TV Cabo, a subsidiary of ZON Multimedia with over 1.5 million customers, offers pay-TV, broadband Internet and telephony services, and is one of the major cable operators in Europe. ZON TV Cabo is creating a pioneering VOD system that will provide users with an advanced interactive and entertainment experience. Its pay-TV service is available nationwide through cable and satellite platforms, and consists of more than 100 digital TV and radio channels.