Accedo and SoftAtHome partner to deliver a home-store, open-standards appstore solution
Extended collaboration between Accedo and SoftAtHome to meet operators’requirement for a wide catalogue of apps designed for TV
TV Connect, Olympia, London, March 18, 2014 – Accedo, the global market leader in TV application solutions, and SoftAtHome, a provider of home operating platforms enabling convergent services for the digital home, today announced the extension of their partnership to develop an end-to-end Appstore solution.
Thanks to SoftAtHome’s SOP platform, this new home-store gives access to HTML5-based apps. Operators and their subscribers can easily access a deep catalogue of leading apps from Accedo’s extensive portfolio, including social media, video-on-demand, photo sharing, and casual games, amongst others.
With this home-store, operators will be able to address the wide range of differing subscriber requirements, enabling them to customise their environment and user experience, and eventually monetize home devices through applications.
“We are working closely with SoftAtHome, as a leading digital home software provider, in a global partnership, to deploy integrated end-to-end solutions for operators,” said Elin Askfelt, VP EMEA of Accedo. “This home-store solution will enhance end-user experience and eventually all home devices will become fully customizable with the end-user’s preferred services.”
“The close working relationship with Accedo, to deploy our joint solutions for two major European players, has kept our product portfolio on the leading edge of innovation from the app perspective,” added Arnaud Bensaïd, Vice-President Marketing of SoftAtHome. “By integrating Accedo solutions to our SOP6 operating platform, we are offering our operator customers the ability to monetize new services. Thanks to Html5 open-standards, this home-store will be ready for any future evolutions.”
Accedo (Stand 139) and SoftAtHome (stand 45) will demonstrate the new home-store solution at TV Connect 2014, March 18-20, London.
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, New York, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Sydney, Santiago de Chile, and Cologne.
SoftAtHome is an operator-backed software company delivering the best of connectivity, Pay TV and digital services to the home. Through its SOP product SoftAtHome empowers operators to compete against local competition and global players alike by leveraging the ecosystem to deliver outstanding services. SOP is central to delivering standard based cost-effective solutions that are simple and long lasting. SoftAtHome solutions are already deployed on over 17 million Home Gateways and Set Top Box throughout the world in multiple broadband and broadcast deployments. The company is headquartered in France with development and sales teams also in Belgium and the UAE. For more information, visit our website at www.softathome.com or follow us @SoftAtHome.
For Press Information Contact:
Marta Twardowska for SoftAtHome
M: +31 621-184-585
Helen Weedon for Accedo
M: +44 7733 231922