Sierre Energie Deploys Anevia Flamingo Gateways to Retransmit TV Channels as Part of its IPTV Service

Anevia enables Swiss Operator Sierre Energie to deliver 90 channels as part of its Vario TV service with the Flamingo DVB to IP gateway.

Paris, France, March 28, 2007 --( Anevia, the French IPTV specialist for Triple Play solutions has been selected by the Swiss Cable Operator Sierre Energie.

Sierre Energie just released its FTTH service under the brandname “Vario” providing their customers with 90 worldwide TV channels (French, German, Italian, English & others) through their IP set-top box.

“We chose the Anevia Flamingo gateway because of its professional design and technical ability to retransmit a high number of channels as well as its excellent reliability,” said Arthur Clivaz, Sierre Energie CFO.

The Anevia Flamingo is the only 1RU appliance in the market able to receive multiple TV channels and retransmit them over IP. Satellite, Terrestrial or Cable channels, encrypted or free-to-air can be streamed. This DVB-to-IP gateway has already been selected by other leading telecom operators for their IPTV service.

“We are very happy to be chosen by one of the most advanced FTTH operators in Europe. This new customer strengthens Anevia’s position as a key player in the IPTV market,” said Damien Lucas, CEO and co-founder of Anevia.

Sierre Energie is scheduling the launch of HDTV services for Summer 2007 and is currently testing the Anevia Flamingo for DVB-S2 satellite reception and IP streaming of HD channels.

About Sierre Energie

Sierre-Energie SA provides electricity and communications services to households and small companies located in the canton of Valais (the Matterhorncanton) in the French part of Switzerland. Sierre-Energie also operates the cable network of Télévision Sierre SA and is now developing a FTTH network to provide advanced IPTV services to its customers including services such as VoD and nPVR that are not available on standard cable networks.

About Anevia

Anevia is a telecom equipment supplier, specialising in the video element of Triple Play - Video on Demand, IPTV and digital recording. 

Unlike traditional electronic solutions, the originality of Anevia’s approach is in its innovative software solution which combines broadband and broadcast television. As a result, Anevia has developed the TOUCAN VOD/nPVR servers and the FLAMINGO DVB-to-IP gateways which are compact, cost effective and fast to deploy.

Set up in 2003 by former members of the VideoLAN team that developed the VLC media player, Anevia is a French company, whose main investor is CDC Enterprises Innovation. Anevia’s products have been selected by a large number of telecom, xDSL and FTTH operators, broadcasters and system integrators worldwide.

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