Prominent Streaming Media Companies Announce New IPTV Solution for Over-the-Top Service Providers

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Fully-compatible system from Acutek Solutions, Dune HD and RealNetworks allows operators to immediately benefit from the fast-growing segment of IPTV and OTT content delivery in consumer, hospitality, education and corporate markets.

This new system is the most cost-effective way for companies to deliver streaming content to consumer TVs without requiring extensive customization or integration.

Acutek Solutions, Dune HD and RealNetworks, Inc. have developed a new comprehensive solution for Over-the-Top (OTT) content providers building Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) services. The new solution will be unveiled at IBC2013. This fully-compatible system allows companies to immediately benefit from the fast-growing segment of IPTV and OTT content delivery in consumer, hospitality, education and corporate markets.

The new solution combines industry-leading Helix encoding and media servers from RealNetworks, interactive middleware from Acutek Solutions powered by Beenius, and high-performance set-top boxes from Dune HD into a comprehensive system designed to reduce the time and cost of distributing digital content for IPTV and OTT services. Broadband providers, content aggregators and hospitality organizations are just some of the industries to benefit from the robust and fully integrated broadcast grade solution.

One of the primary drivers for this new solution is the need for companies to quickly expand into the rapidly growing IPTV and OTT markets. To meet market demand, the solution can be up and running in just 90 days and is available worldwide. “We recognize that the high demand for IPTV delivery systems requires a proven solution, fully supported and ready to deploy,” said Tuan Vo, CEO, Acutek Solutions. “In combining the industry’s most impressive technologies from RealNetworks, Dune HD and Beenius, we’re introducing the highest-quality solution to help customers immediately begin delivering content to IPTV subscribers.”

This new system is the most cost-effective way for companies to deliver streaming content to consumer TVs without requiring extensive customization or integration. “We are excited to play a key role in this solution, which directly addresses the pain points we’ve been hearing from content service providers. The result is a system that’s fully scalable for all sizes of organizations and designed to be flexible to leverage continuous market opportunities,” said Mark Donnigan, General Manager, Americas, Dune HD.

“Helix Broadcaster, part of the Helix Media Delivery Platform, is embedded in this new solution to provide cutting-edge content creation and streaming for IPTV. Our goal is to support customers who want to take immediate advantage of this growing market,” said Mike Womack, Senior Director, RealNetworks Helix Division.

The companies will showcase the new system at this year’s International Broadcasting Convention (IBC2013) in Amsterdam, September 12-17. Information and demonstrations can be found at the following IBC2013 locations:

Beenius            Hall 14, Stand 121
Dune HD            Hall 14, Stand 102
RealNetworks         Hall 14, Stand 107

About Acutek Solutions
Acutek Solutions is a technology integrations and software solutions company that creates strategies and a SaaS platform designed to help organizations be more productive and successful. The company applies deep industry expertise and utilizes a technology solution based on Green IT Framework to provide an environment where business and IT can work together to fulfill all operational needs using a proactive model to ensure efficiency. For more information, visit http://www.acuteksolutions.com.

About Dune HD
Dune HD is a global leader in high definition media players and connected boxes for consumers and operators. Over the past five years Dune HD has received more awards than any other company in the category for universal media players. Dune HD products support a wide number of digital formats, from Internet-based digital streaming and download to disc-based formats such as 3D, Blu-ray and DVD, along with supporting IPTV, VOD and OTT. Designed by world-class engineers, Dune HD media players are enjoyed by more than half a million consumers in more than 60 countries. Learn more at http://www.dune-hd.com.

About RealNetworks
RealNetworks creates innovative applications and services that make it easy for people to connect with and enjoy digital media. RealNetworks invented the streaming media category and continues to connect consumers with their digital media both directly and through partners, aiming to support every network, device, media type and social network. Learn more at http://www.realnetworks.com.

Contacts:
Nita Hermano
Head of Marketing and Operations, Acutek Solutions
919-228-8357
Nita.Hermano(at)acuteksolution(dot)com

Samantha Steinwinder
The Concept Agency for Dune HD
206-713-6983
Samantha(at)conceptagency(dot)com

Jodi Swanson
Director of Marketing, RealNetworks Helix Division
206-892-6452
jodis(at)realnetworks(dot)com

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