Pace helps Yes transition to advanced HD digital services in Israel

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 
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Agreement supports the journey to next generation services

SALTAIRE, England — Pace plc (LSE: PIC) today announces that it has signed a partnership deal with DBS Satellite Services (1998) Ltd, ‘Yes’, the Satellite Broadcasting company in Israel. Under the agreement, Pace will provide new platforms to enable Yes to deploy advanced high definition (HD) digital services, including HD Video on Demand, to its customers.

As part of the agreement, Pace, a leading developer of technologies, products and services for global broadband and broadcast markets, has already initiated roll-out of a HD set-top box to Yes customers. The HD set-top box will incorporate advanced services, allowing Yes to upgrade cost effectively in the field. In addition, the set-top box is capable of being interactive and means Yes subscribers can enjoy pay TV applications such as HD Video on Demand over Ethernet connection.

Mark Loughran, Regional Pace President, commented: “This is an exciting time for Yes and Pace to be working together to develop and deploy HD services across Israel via devices which put end users’ needs for simplicity and user-friendliness at their core.”

Ron Eilon CEO of Yes added: “The Yes team is impressed by the professionalism and dedication of the experienced Pace engineering team and view this as the start of strong relationship. There is an increasing demand for VOD and HD television in Israel, and we selected Pace to support our project as Pace has a proven track record of delivering industry leading technology solutions and expertise, both essential to positioning ourselves at the forefront of innovation.”