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TeliaSonera International Carrier Chosen as VoD Technology Partner for Philips Net TV

Sweden(01 Jun 2010)

TeliaSonera International Carrier has announced that its Media Distribution Service (MDS) has been chosen by Philips Consumer Lifestyle as the technology platform for the new Video on Demand (VoD) services on Philips Net TV - the next wave in the convergence of TV and online services.

Philips Net TV provides easy access to the internet via the TV. It enables consumers to browse websites and access online services on their Philips TV using just their remote control. Philips Net TV brings the TV and internet experiences together in an open, easy to use and standardized environment, creating an enriched interactive TV viewing experience.

With TeliaSonera International Carrier's Media Distribution Service platform integrated, managing the distribution of video content from upload right through to TVs via TeliaSonera's own fibre optic network - Philips Net TV will now also bring digital video stores direct to consumers' homes anywhere in Europe, providing, high quality premium video on demand. Philips Net TV is available on the Philips 7000, 8000 and 9000 series TVs, as well as the Cinema 21:9.

Working with TeliaSonera International Carrier, multiple major VoD partners have already been signed up, including VideoFutur in France and Belgium, Video Land in Benelux and film2home in the Nordics. Other websites available via Philips Net TV include YouTube, TomTom, eBay, MeteoGroup, Funspot, Dailymotion, Screendreams and Netlog, all of which are offered in a simple to use ‘made-for-TV' layout.

Paul Dahlgren, Vice President and Head of Product & Business Management, TeliaSonera International Carrier adds: "With our Media Distribution Service integrated into Philips Net TV, we can work with video content partners to help them bring high quality content direct to consumers TV-set, such as the work that we are doing with film2home in the Nordics, VideoFutur in France and Belgium and VideoLand in Benelux, with more to come on board. These innovations are indicative of the current opportunities that exists to create interactive services on TV, as well as for creating new revenue streams from ad revenues to e-commerce, and points to further potential opportunities in the future for content holders."

Josefine Persson at film2home says: "For our customers in the Nordics, they increasingly want to be able to surf the web and access services, such as VoD, from the comfort of their living rooms as a complement to log on to their computers. We are delighted to be working with TeliaSonera International Carrier and Philips to allow them to do just this, bringing together the effortless experience of watching films with the interactive experience of using the internet."

TeliaSonera International Carrier is the owner and operator of the largest fibre optic network in Europe, serving more than 85% of all European Internet Service Providers. Its Media Distribution Service gives broadcasters and content-holders the ability to distribute and publish their content online, all via TeliaSonera International Carrier's global fibre optic network.