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TANDBERG Television Compression and On-Demand Solutions Honored by Cable and Satellite International Awards at IBC


Southampton, UK, September 15th, 2006 - TANDBERG Television (TAT.OL) today announced that its market-leading digital compression and on-demand technologies have collected two prestigious Cable & Satellite International Product of the Year Awards at a ceremony held earlier this week at IBC in Amsterdam. The TANDBERG RX1290 multiformat professional receiver won the award for best satellite contribution / distribution / transmission solution, while the TANDBERG zBand™ content delivery platform picked up the prize for best content-on-demand solution. The double success builds on TANDBERG Television’s six nominations for the awards - the most for any company at this year’s event.

“We are excited that Cable & Satellite International’s prestigious judging panel has chosen to recognize our engineering excellence and best in class technology. These awards reinforce TANDBERG Television’s reputation as the world’s leading provider of compression and on-demand solutions,” says Eric Cooney, President and CEO of TANDBERG Television.

The Cable & Satellite International Product of the Year Awards 2006 have gained a reputation as one of the most comprehensive and competitive technology awards anywhere in the world. They are judged by a panel of CTO’s and senior technologists from broadcasters and operators from around the world, as well as a number of industry analysts and journalists. The awards are designed to reward technical and product marketing excellence in the cable, satellite, terrestrial broadcasting, IPTV and mobile TV sectors. This year more than 120 entries were received from over 60 companies - the judges chose TANDBERG Television’s solutions because they demonstrated the spirit of true innovation and the first to market achievement that these awards were founded to recognize.

The RX1290 is TANDBERG Television’s latest professional receiver and the world’s first professional multi-format MPEG-2/MPEG-4 AVC decoder designed for the high-end contribution market. The RX1290 is capable of processing and decoding more video formats than any other receiver on the market and enables operators in the video contribution and distribution market to take advantage of the bandwidth savings of new advanced compression standards.

The zBand content delivery platform is a server/client solution for on-demand media that ingests, packages, schedules and delivers movies, video and data content from the network head-end to the hard drive on a network-connected device. The zBand™ push on-demand solution is powering over 30 on-demand services including Moviebeam™ in the US and ReelTime Media Ltd. in Australia.

About TANDBERG Television

Whether it’s advanced compression systems, on-demand or interactive television, TANDBERG Television (TAT.OL) delivers the technology and expertise that is moving digital video forward. The company’s award-winning solutions are used by the world’s leading network operators, broadcasters and content owners to deliver new viewer experiences and advertising opportunities. With a broad suite of open, standards-based products, TANDBERG Television offers the highest quality digital TV solutions including IPTV, HDTV, video-on-demand, advertising on-demand, and interactive TV applications to customers in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa. For more information, please visit


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