Icareus EPG Platform to PCCW in Hong Kong

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Helsinki, 15.2.2018, Icareus has delivered its Icareus Playout EPG platform to telecom operator PCCW, the leading PayTV, IPTV and OTT service provider in Hong Kong and elsewhere in Asia. Icareus Playout EPG is used to receive, manage and distribute EPG data to PCCW’s TV services.

Icareus Playout EPG platform was selected because it offers flexible, versatile and economical EPG platform meeting the specific requirements of PCCW. Icareus Playout EPG enables PCCW to receive PSI and EIT information from satellite receivers, manage the channel data and contribute the data as XML to PCCW’s IP based TV platforms. Icareus Playout EPG offers versatile and efficient operational tools and for viewers a high quality TV experience.

Icareus’ systems integrator partner Mediatech is responsible for the sales, integration, installation and delivery of the Icareus Playout EPG platform to PCCW.

Icareus Director Mr Mikko Karppinen comments: “Over the last decade Icareus has had a lot of TV operator and broadcaster customers in Asia, but this is the first time we have an opportunity to work with PCCW. We are excited to work with one of the leading operators and system integrators in Hong Kong and Asia.

Icareus Playout EPG solution offers Trusted Broadcast Technology enjoyed by leading broadcasters and operators globally for over a decade. Icareus Playout EP110 server is a full-scale PSI/SI generator server targeted for operators and broadcasters to manage their DVB multiplexes and channel line-ups. The tested integrations to multiplexes, EPG data providers, network management systems and Icareus Suite enable quick deployment and high reliability. Icareus global reseller and systems integrator partners offer high service levels and peace-of-mind to our customers. Icareus Playout EPG solutions have been deployed in TV broadcasting production since 2004.

Icareus Playout EPG is part of Icareus Playout head-end product family, which also includes Icareus CS DSM-CC Carousel servers for HbbTV and other Interactive TV standards, Icareus Playout SSU servers for boot-loading the TV devices’ firmware and Icareus Playout Compact Lab solution for research, development and testing TV services.   For more information about EPG solution visit: http://www.icareus.com/icareus-playout/#ep

PCCW Limited (Pacific Century CyberWorks) is the holding company of HKT Group Holdings Limited, a Hong Kong based information and communications technology (ICT) company and PCCW Media. PCCW Media is a leading, fully integrated multimedia and entertainment group in Hong Kong. PCCW Media operates the leading pay-TV service in Hong Kong under the Now TV brand delivering both self-produced and licensed content to its customers using advanced IPTV technology. Now TV offers more than 180 linear channels of local, Asian and international programs. Its premium content can also be accessed on-demand and on the go via Now Player app. It is also a leading producer of Chinese language news, financial news and sports programming. . PCCW Media is also engaged in the provision of over-the-top (OTT) video service under the Viu brand in Hong Kong and other places in the region. PCCW is headquartered in Hong Kong and operates in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, mainland China, and other parts of Asia.

For more information visit: http://www.pccw.com , http://nowtv.now.com , https://web.viu.com/ or www.hkt.com

Mediatech (International) Limited is an engineering consultant, solutions provider, and systems curator for the professional video market in Hong Kong and the surrounding regions. Mediatech was founded in 1993 and it is one of the most experienced and versatile providers in the broadcast and ICT industries in the area. Mediatech customers include TV broadcasters, cable operators, telecom service providers, post-production facilities, corporations, and universities. For more information visit: https://www.mediatech.com.hk/

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