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Accedo to power cloud-based Social TV app for Telecable Pay TV in Spain

Asturias, Spain(20 Sep 2012)


Accedo, market leading enabler of Smart TV and IPTV apps, has announced that it has been selected to power social TV applications being launched by Spanish pay TV and triple play services provider Telecable.
The Telecable service enable its viewers to engage with social media directly on the TV, including reading feeds and sharing what they are watching through their Social Media Status Profile. Through the social TV integration viewers can also view and comment on pictures posted to social networks through the TV.
“Telecable's investment in Social TV is a great example of enhancing the viewing experience through attractive social media integration” says Jerónimo Macanás, VP Southern Europe and Latin America, Accedo. “Telecable is the first Pay TV Operator in Spain to integrate social media features and we are pleased to enable this innovative service for them”.
The service is a commercial deployment of Accedo’s Social Integration Toolkit, a software module which gives users the ability to engage with the application via Social Media services such as Facebook and Twitter directly on their TV.
“We are excited to be working with Telecable to make their TV Service Social through deploying TV apps, which integrate with major Social Media platforms" commented Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo. "We truly believe Social TV to be an attractive offering for consumers and expect more Pay TV and media companies to add engaging Social TV functions".
“We are always looking for new ways to offer our customers an appealing and attractive service and we believe that Social TV is an excellent way of achieving this,” commented by Javier Rodríguez, Technology Strategy Manager, Telecable. “Accedo has extensive experience creating Social TV apps and services and we are pleased to be working with them for this new service.
About Accedo 
Accedo is the market leading enabler of TV application solutions. Accedo provides applications, tools and services to media companies, consumer electronics and TV operators globally, to help them deliver the next-generation TV experience. Accedo's cloud-based platform solutions enable customers to cost-efficiently roll out and manage application offerings and stores for multiple devices and markets.

Accedo is a privately held company founded in 2004 by telecom and media entrepreneurs Michael Lantz and Fredrik Andersson. Accedo is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden with branch offices in London, Madrid, Mountain View, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Sydney.

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About Telecable

Telecable is the main telecommunications operator in Asturias, Spain. Headquartered in Gijón, Asturias, it offers to his users pay TV, land line, cellular lines and Internet connection, as well as special services for the business sector.