Accedo and ANT partner to bring next-generation applications to the IPTV market

Monday, March 5th, 2007

Accedo Broadband, a leading aggregator of interactive applications for IPTV and consumer electronics, has partnered with ANT Software Limited, the leading provider of digital TV client and consumer electronic solutions and services, to deliver The Accedo Application Portfolio™ on ANT Galio. ANT and Accedo will work together to drive the IPTV service revolution, and create the foundation for next-generation services in the market.

A range of the Accedo Application Portfolio, compatible with ANT software is to be shown on Accedo’s booth 37 and ANT’s booth 138 at The IPTV World Forum in London, 5 – 7 March.

“ANT Galio offers significant advances in speed and functionality,” said Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo Broadband. “ANT shares Accedo’s vision that the true differentiators of IPTV lie in the new applications and services, where interactivity and video are used to create a new personalised TV experience. The ANT Galio platform provides an excellent foundation for IPTV service providers to deliver such next-generation services.”

The Accedo Application Portfolio™ is currently the largest multi-platform collection of games, quizzes, puzzles, karaoke, video art, horoscope, weather, user-generated content and other applications for IPTV and online consumer electronics. ANT Galio enables new service development and implementation with its advanced W3C standards support and display capabilities using HTML, JavaScript and CSS. Galio is able to form the basis of powerful solutions in Cable, IPTV and hybrid TV environments.

“We are excited to be working with Accedo”, said Simon Woodward, CEO, ANT PLC “The Accedo Application Portfolio continues to grow at an impressive rate. The flexibility and branding opportunities that are offered demonstrate a response to an important market need which ANT also recognise.”