Minerva Networks

Minerva and Accedo Announce Definitive Partner and Resale Agreement

Agreement enables resale of Accedo applications and marks start of collaborative development of applications to support evolving needs of pay TV service providers.

London, United Kingdom, March 19, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Minerva Networks, a leading provider of software solutions for the delivery of television services, and Accedo, the global market leader in TV application solutions, today announced a partner and global resale agreement. Accedo will become a Minerva preferred partner for app stores and applications, and Minerva will resell Accedo’s application services worldwide. Service providers will be able to seamlessly integrate Accedo’s rich application solutions and content with Minerva’s award winning iTVFusion platform to deliver a compelling and intuitive television experience.

“Through this agreement, we’ll be able to offer a feature rich solution that enables pay TV operators to differentiate their service – critical in today’s competitive markets,” said Jean-Georges Fritsch, EVP of Products for Minerva. “We look forward to working with Accedo to leverage our platform across Smart TVs and other connected consumer devices.”

Accedo’s app store includes numerous applications designed for use and consumption on the television set, including casual gaming, news, sports, weather, and social media integration. These applications will be accessible through Minerva’s set-top-box client and deployable across xDSL, FTTH, and HFC networks. The resale portion of the agreement simplifies the licensing process and costs traditionally associated with third-party applications integration..

“Minerva is a strong partner for Accedo, and we look forward to expanding our collaboration across both managed and unmanaged connected device platforms that will increasingly be used to deliver compelling and personalized pay TV services,” said Lawrence Brickman, VP Application Solutions for Accedo.

About Minerva Networks

Minerva is the leading provider of carrier-class solutions for the delivery of television services over IP networks (TV-over-IP). Over 300 operators worldwide have deployed Minerva’s software platform for next-generation TV entertainment and communications services. For more information, visit www,minervanetworks.com

About Accedo
Accedo is the global market leader in 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, Palo Alto, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Sydney.

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