Accedo and TV Genius link for IPTV apps

Chris Forrester

Accedo Broadband and TV Genius have confirmed a partnership to deliver new IPTV applications to the market.

The TV Genius online TV and video search engine is used by leading brands in the UK and across Europe. By integrating functionalities from its search and recommendations engine with Accedo’s IPTV application portfolio the two companies will be delivering a series of what they describe as next-generation IPTV services. The first applications from this partnership have already been commercially released for the Philips Net TV platform earlier in 2009.

“TV Genius’s innovative platform, with an open web-centric and multi-platform approach, enables us to enhance our portfolio of IPTV applications,” commented Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo Broadband. “We’re very excited to continue to lead application innovation together with TV Genius.”

“Accedo’s global presence, huge application portfolio and focus on IPTV make them our ideal partner for rolling out IPTV applications,” commented Tom Weiss, CEO, TV Genius. “The Philips Net TV project demonstrated how both companies can work together successfully to produce exciting platforms in IPTV and we look forward to a great partnership as we continue to develop new services for this expanding market.”

Applications from Accedo and TV Genius will be presented on Accedo’s and TV Genius’s stands in the IPTV Zone at IBC (#621and #623) from September 11-15.

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.

TV Genius is a TV and video search specialist, powering services for traditional television listings, promoting video on demand content and pure online and video on demand services. Brands including AOL, Sky, What’s on TV and provide services powered by TV Genius to over 8m users per month across the web, mobile, and set top box.