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Vision247 wins connected broadcast innovation awards at IBC2012

Vision247 wins two ConnectedWorld.TV awards: • ‘Best New CDN networks and service delivery technologies’ for Vision247’s Freeview connected TV service • ‘Best TV Service Delivery – App

London, UK(13 Sep 2012)

Broadcast specialist Vision247, has been named as a double winner in the ConnectedWorld.TV Awards 2012 for two separate technical achievements supporting television and video consumption. The awards celebrate a pioneering, innovative technology company in the business of providing ‘content everywhere’.

At the awards, presented in Amsterdam during IBC2012, Vision247 saw off considerable competition from more than 100 international organisations to win ‘Best New Content Delivery Network (CDN) and Service Delivery Technology’ for its Freeview Connected TV platform, and ‘Best TV Service Delivery – Applications, Techniques and Toolset’ for its XtremeIPTV platform. XtremeIPTVwas also nominated by the judges and received a special commendation as a technology which could have thebiggest impact on the business of content everywhere’.

Chris Boeree, Chairman of BPL Broadcast Ltd, for IBC Connected World, said: “Connected Technologies are revolutionising the way in which content is being created, distributed and consumed and seems set to transform the global broadcast industry over the coming years.”

The award for ‘Best New CDN, Networks and Service Delivery Technology’ highlighted advances made by Vision247 to manage, manipulate and present streamed and on-demand content. In late 2011 Vision247 became the first company to launch IP-delivered live channels to Freeview HD devices implementing the latest IPTV and MHEG standards. This gave channels access to the UK’s huge Freeview audience at a fraction of the cost of DVB-T distribution and the potential to enrich linear channels with compelling interactive features such as dynamic real-time data and video on demand. The award celebrates this real, market proven convergence of linear channels and on-demand interactivity, all delivered over the internet to the main EPG of the biggest broadcast platform in the UK, being also the biggest singular DTH EPG platform worldwide.

The ConnectedWorld Awards also recognised in Vision247 an innovative technology company which provides the platforms and infrastructure to create the new and secure routes to market required for a sustainable connected content industry. For this reason it was awarded top prize for ‘TV Service Delivery - Applications, Techniques and Toolset’ for the XtremeIPTV™ online video platform for IP television and over-the-top (OTT) internet delivered television.

Vision247’s XtremeIPTV offers easy to use tools which enable content owners to deliver high quality, optimised internet video streaming to new audiences.  Critically, it then enables them to monetise that online video with full content security and any combination of ad funded, PPV, pay-as-you-go and/or subscription based offerings. From audience facing apps, configurable media player to content management, subscription and payment, administration and reporting, XtremeIPTV™ provides connected broadcasters with the most complete, end-to-end solution for any type of IPTV services.

John Mills, CEO, Vision247, said: “It is fantastic to see such industry recognition for the hard work and ground breaking skills and ingenuity of Vision’s engineers. They are driving forward what is achievable through connected viewing, making the latest content easy to access and highly interactive. In this way we are equally supporting and challenging content owners to redefine the viewing experience.”

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About Vision International TV Network

The UK’s first dedicated international language network of channels available via internet connected Freeview HD, mobile apps and browser portal. Located on Freeview EPG, channels 110 (VTN1) and 115 (VTN2), Vision International TV Network currently provides viewers with access to packages of live simulcast and time delayed broadcast, video on demand, and interactive services. Packages include Polska Plus, Hellenic, and TeleFrance on VTN1, and Arabic and Muslim on VTN2. Further international languages packages will launch throughout 2012. Packages include premium subscription and free to air content.

About Vision247

First to market in the provision of functional internet delivered broadcast, Vision247 provides a complete solution to clients wanting to create compelling TV and video services for connected audiences worldwide. The Vision IPTV platform can be customised for clients and supports all current commercial models from subscription, pay-as-you-go to PPV and advertiser funded.