Pace Signs New Deal With NET Servicos in Brazil to Deliver Digital TV Services
SALTAIRE, England, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
Pace set to help NET's Transition to Advanced Digital
Services;Partnership Marks One Million Set-Top Box Milestone
Pace plc today announces that it has signed a deal to expand its two year
partnership with NET, the largest multi-service cable company in Latin
America. Under the deal, Pace will develop new platforms to enable NET to
deploy advanced digital services to its customers. Pace has also reached a
significant milestone by shipping one million of its SD Zapper set-top boxes
With their extended partnership, NET will work with Pace, the leading
developer of digital TV technologies for the payTV industry, to roll-out
three new platforms for 2011. These will include the SD set-top box, a high
definition (HD) interactive set-top box and a HD PVR. These platforms will
support NET's transition to complete digitised television services for its
subscribers through an HD interactive set-top box. The Pace design means that
users can quickly and easily upgrade to PVR capabilities by simply inserting
a hard disk drive into their existing device.
Mathias Hautefort, President Pace Europe, commented that: "As a pioneer
in the fast-developing Latin American market, Pace has been able to work with
operators such as NET to define the development of payTV in the region. This
expanded partnership with NET is a major success for Pace. We are delighted
at their decision to work with us to develop and deploy digital services
across Brazil via devices that put end users' need for simplicity and
user-friendliness at their core."
Jose Felix, President of NET Servicos, added: "There is an increasing
demand for HD television in Brazil and we needed a solution that would match
this and support future customer requirements to scale-up as new services
come to market. We selected Pace to support our project as Pace has a proven
track record of delivering industry leading technology solutions and
expertise in our market - both essential to positioning ourselves at the
forefront of innovation."
The solution integrates the Nagra Conditional Access system, OpenTV
Middleware and Teleidea EPG application. The HD set-top box family is fully
interactive and means NET's subscribers can enjoy state-of-the-art payTV
applications such as Video on Demand, HD 3D and interactive games.
About Pace plc
Pace plc (LSE:PIC) is a leading technology developer for the global payTV
industry, working across satellite, cable, IPTV and terrestrial platforms.
Pace has one of the world's most experienced specialist engineering teams,
developing intelligent and innovative products and services for both payTV
operators and retail markets across the world.
Pace employs over 2000 people in locations around the world, including
France, the USA, India and China. Pace's international headquarters are in
Saltaire, West Yorkshire, UK. For more information on Pace, please visit
NET Servicos is Latin America's largest multi-service cable company,
offering pay TV, broadband internet access and voice services through a
single cable. NET Servicos' network provides services in 93 cities, including
Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre, Curitiba,
Florianopolis, Manaus, Brasilia and Goiania. According to 2010 2ST quarter
results, the company has 4,2 million pay tv clients, 3,5 million broadband
customers and 3,1 million fixed telephony lines.
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