Viaplay Selects Accedo to Extend Leading OTT Service to PS3
Stockholm(16 Nov 2012)
Accedo, the market leading enabler of Smart TV and IPTV apps, has been selected to launch Viaplay across Sony PlayStation 3 gaming consoles.
All PS3 users in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland will now have access to Viaplay through their consoles. Viaplay's complete offering from a large number of local and international content providers will be made available to console users with a PlayStation Plus subscription.
The Viaplay application was developed, tested, and launched for multiple platforms by Accedo, including Smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Philips and Panasonic, as well as for PlayStation 3.
"Viaplay has taken a strong position in Scandinavia with its online service, which has been a pioneer in the VOD industry" commented Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo. "We are thrilled to be working again with Viaplay to launch its service on further OTT platforms, giving many more consumers across Scandinavia access to this service from the comfort of their living rooms."
Viaplay is Scandinavia's leading online streaming service offering the largest supply of premium TV series, movies and live sport. "We have worked with Accedo on a number of successful projects," commented Niclas Ekdahl, CEO, Viaplay. "OTT TV services are becoming increasingly popular with viewers and we are focused on extending Viaplay further to a wider audience."
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, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Sydney.
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Viaplay is Scandinavia's leading online service for TV, Film and Sport. Viaplay offers the latest TV series, thousands of popular movies and world class live sport events incl. English Premier League, UEFA Champions League, NHL and Formula 1. Viaplay is currently available on several internet connected devices incl. computers, smartphones, tablets, Smart TVs, Viaplaybox, Viasat set-top-boxes, Playstation 3 and soon also on Xbox 360. Read more at www.viaplay.com.
Viaplay is part of Modern Times Group (MTG) an international entertainment broadcasting group with operations that span four continents and include free-TV, pay-TV, radio and content production businesses. MTG's Viasat Broadcasting operates free-TV and pay-TV channels, which are available on Viasat's own satellite platforms and third party networks, and also distributes TV content over the internet. MTG is also the largest shareholder in CTC Media, which is Russia's leading independent television broadcaster.