Accedo adopt SVG and creates next generation TV experience

Stockholm, Sweden, 5 September 2008

Accedo Broadband today announced that the company has teamed up with Ekioh, an embedded UI engine developer based in the UK. As a result of the new partnership, the leading Accedo Application Portfolio will support the new and exciting SVG technology that by many industry professionals is seen as the natural successor to current browser technologies.

“Ekioh has managed to build a high performance SVG engine that renders visually stunning and responsive UIs and graphics at impressive speeds. This new engine is outperforming current browser based technology by far”, commented Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo Broadband.

Due to the power of SVG, it is able to finally solve the challenge of creating HD user services for IPTV where guaranteeing a good user experience in terms of performance and responsiveness is usually a problem.

“Partnering with Accedo Broadband will give our customers access to the leading interactive application portfolio for IPTV”, commented Piers Wombwell, CEO, Ekioh. “We are happy as this will reduce the time to market for them to deploy attractive SVG content and applications”.

A number of new application using SVG technology will be presented on Accedo’s stand in the IPTV Zone at the IBC (#126) from 12th- 16th September.

About Accedo Broadband

Accedo Broadband is a leading provider of interactive content and applications for IPTV and broadband enabled consumer electronics. Accedo Broadband provides the largest available multi-platform portfolio of IPTV content and applications, Accedo Application Portfolio™, containing, for example, IPTV games, quizzes, puzzles, video art, comics, karaoke, lifestyle, niche sports, weather, user-generated content and communication services. Accedo offers a turnkey solution compatible with most IPTV platforms including a provisioning solution managed and run by Accedo Broadband, which saves resources and reduces investment needs for the service provider.

Accedo is a privately held company founded by telecom and media entrepreneurs Michael Lantz and Fredrik Andersson primarily backed by Swedish VC Industrifonden. Accedo Broadband is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden with branch offices in London, San Francisco and Hong Kong.

For more information, visit www.accedobroadband.com.

About Ekioh

Ekioh designs and develops user interface software for embedded systems. The Ekioh UI Engine delivers fast, responsive user interfaces, and the Ekioh Browser is an advanced web browser supporting the latest HTML standards.

Based in Cambridge, UK, Ekioh makes it easy to develop compelling user interfaces for consumer devices. The Ekioh team has many years of experience developing user interface software for embedded systems, including JVMs and JavaTV, HTML and SVG.

For more information, visit www.ekioh.com

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