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IPTV Americas Taps TANDBERG Television to Launch First MPEG-4 IPTV Service in Latin America


Telcos to Leverage IPTV Americas’ Head-end to Offer

Miami, August 16, 2006 - IPTV Americas today announced that it will launch the first MPEG-4 IPTV solution made available to Latin American telecommunications providers using TANDBERG Television (TAT.OL) compression technologies. By the third quarter of this year, IPTV Americas’ centralized digital head-end in Miami will enable telephone companies (telcos) to offer affordable television services and complete their triple play offering.

Telcos in Latin America have extensive land line coverage with broader reach than existing cable networks, so the ability to offer triple play services presents tremendous opportunity for the telcos to build additional customers and revenue and to reduce churn.

“IPTV presents telcos with a solution to offer triple play with their present network infrastructure,” said Alvaro Gazzolo, chief executive officer of IPTV Americas. “IPTV Americas is dedicated to helping Latin American telcos broaden their business and increase customer satisfaction with affordable IPTV products and services. Only with IPTV Americas’ proven management experience in Latin Americas’ pay-TV industry together with TANDBERG Television’s leading technologies were we able to offer a high quality IPTV solution to our clients and content providers.”

As part of the solution, TANDBERG Television will provide its sophisticated MPEG-4 AVC compression system using TANDBERG EN5930 encoders to IPTV Americas’ headend, enabling telcos to deliver more high-quality content to subscribers.

By handling the delivery of MPEG-4 AVC content through regional fiber optic networks and providing affordable set-top boxes, middleware solutions and conditional access services, IPTV Americas provides an affordable solution to telcos looking to expand their subscriber offerings over DSL networks. Telcos will initially have the opportunity to offer 60 basic and premium video signals to their customers along with additional video-on-demand and pay-per-view services.

“The availability of high quality MPEG-4 AVC compression technology in Latin America underscores our global commitment to the telecom industry to provide technologies that are enabling the IPTV market,” said Al Nunez, senior vice president of sales, TANDBERG Television, Inc. “As one of the leading providers of MPEG-4 AVC encoders, we are pleased that our compression technology is enabling the first MPEG-4 AVC offering in Latin America.”

About IPTV Americas

IPTV Americas ( is the first company to offer IPTV services created specifically for telecommunications providers with DSL services in Latin America. IPTV Americas’ solution allows these telcos to expand into television services and complete the Triple Play offer with a minimum investment. Its head-end (MPEG-4) is located in Miami and is connected to Latin America’s extensive fiber optic network.

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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