ADB To Supply Advanced Cable Solution To Cabletel-Eurocom Bulgaria

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010
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CableTEL-Eurocom chooses ADB’s cable set-top solution with Carbo™ user interface & more

GENEVA, Switzerland — Advanced Digital Broadcast (SIX: ADBN), a leading supplier of technology to the global digital television industry, announced today that it has signed an agreement with Bulgarian telecommunication operator CableTEL-Eurocom for the delivery of an advanced cable solution offering its latest TV experience with ADB’s Carbo™ user interface and a multitude of interactive capabilities.

“ADB’s solution helps us stand our promise to offer more advanced and at the same time easy to use services to our subscribers”, comments Istvan Polony, CEO of CableTEL & Eurocom. “We chose ADB due to its reputation of bringing new and exciting solutions to the market and also for its software expertise in delivering user friendly applications such as its Carbo™ interface”.

The ADB solution includes home networking functionalities and will come with an array of advanced applications such as over-the-top video, Video-on-Demand, media player and USB time-shift. These new applications will be made available over time through simple over-the-air upgrades of the installed devices, thus giving a superior lifetime to the entire solution. ADB’s solution for CableTEL-Eurocom will run on the ADB-2840C set-top box, a flexible and cost-effective platform optimized for companies wishing to migrate their subscribers to high definition digital TV, and progressively enhance their services as their market matures.

François Pogodalla, CEO of Advanced Digital Broadcast, comments, “This new agreement marks ADB’s entry into Bulgaria and our continued success in delivering hybrid solutions in Eastern Europe. The platform chosen by CableTEL-Eurocom combines content from both traditional broadcast and broadband networks with advanced interactive services. Our Carbo™ user interface was designed with the consumer in mind, offering ease and speed of use and providing CableTEL-Eurocom’s subscribers with a great TV experience.”