BYO Television Now Available in Australia and New Zealand

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EURO World Network’s IPTV Technology Allows Viewers To Control Their Content With A No Hassle, Simple Installation -- Creating BYO TV

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“BYO TV will be a conduit for content – for viewers as well as content owners - acting as that bridge where one simple device can handle a variety of programming needs.” stated Mark Lobwein, Chairman of EWN.

EURO World Network (EWN) and World Media International (WMI) announced today the unveiling of a truly open platform for viewers in Australia and New Zealand. The BringYourOwnTV platform will give viewers the ability to access over 150 IPTV channels of television programming, regardless of their internet or phone provider. Viewers will now be able to view their programming via a proprietary set-top box or through mainstream streaming devices, provided they have an internet connection in their homes.

“BYO TV will be a conduit for content – for viewers as well as content owners - acting as that bridge where one simple device can handle a variety of programming needs.” stated Mark Lobwein, Chairman of EWN.

This service could not be more timely as it comes on the heels of government regulations concerning piracy of television content and copyright infringement laws that were announced this week in Australia.

Tony Ishak, Managing Director of WMI stated, “Proposed new government regulations state the following clearly: the issue of affordability and accessibility of legitimate content is a key factor in reducing online copyright infringement -- a BYO TV operation answers that challenge and is a win-win for content owners and viewers. It is affordable for all and accessible to everyone who has a decent internet connection.”

Further research supports the following. Nielsen’s senior vice president, cross platform audience measurement, Erica Boyd has said: “Our research at Nielsen shows that Australians are consuming more video content than ever before. More content across a number of sized screens and across various digital and native channels. Consumers want to view content anywhere, anytime on the device they want. This is creating a huge opportunity for broadcasters. The highest quality content will be king in this environment.”

The stats don’t lie. There are approximately 220,000 homes in Australia on any given evening that are watching non-mainstream programs, and that number is only going to grow. People simply want to have more choice in how they are entertained.

Lobwein further stated, “Smart technology is the new TV neighbourhood and BYO TV is ready to welcome Netflix in March 2015, and service providers like STAN, StreamCo and Presto, as well as new streaming technologies like ROKU and Amazon Fire on a ‘BYO type’ platform. We designed the technology to be easy, with good looking hardware. The platform is accessible and designed to accommodate international distribution.”

About WMI:
Successfully operating since 1997, WMI has been the leading purveyor and manager of international services to Australia and Asia. WMI specialises in dealing with mainstream platforms Foxtel, Optus, Austar, Selectv as well as successfully launching and operating non-mainstream services via the Mysat satellite DBS platform across Australia and New Zealand for international channel clients. WMI has a proven track record of subscriber growth in the territory by putting into practice its thorough understanding of marketing, customer centre management, billing systems, community engagement, installer services across Australia. WMI currently services three major foreign language groups in Arabic, Greek and Italian. WMI also operates a 24 hr Sydney based AM broadcast radio service.

About EURO World Network:
EURO World Network (EWN) specializes in the distribution of international programming through satellite, cable, IPTV via free to air and subscription management services. Its focus is serving the international community’s unique blend of cultures with multi-platforms, localized content, and ground control of subscription management services, installations services, marketing, local representation and key networks. From Europe to America to Australia and all points in between, EWN tailor delivers to suit all existing and emerging technologies; developing value-add application services to apply new technologies to old procedures. EWN is the partner of choice when it comes to offering timely, reliable, cost-efficient and creative broadcast solutions.

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