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IBC: Dutch MSO Guides Out ActiveVideo's CloudTV Platform

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Ziggo, the largest cable operator in The
Netherlands with 2.2 million digital TV subscribers, has picked ActiveVideo
Networks' CloudTV virtual set-top box platform to deliver an advanced VOD user
interface from the network.

Under the agreement, Ziggo will use the CloudTV H5 platform
to initially deploy video-on-demand navigation and guide functionality --
including enhanced search, discovery and previews -- to existing set-top boxes.
The deal represents ActiveVideo's first win with a major European operator.

"Service providers deploying advanced navigation,
guides and other content need long-term, flexible solutions that will support
any current or future device," Ronald Brockmann, ActiveVideo's managing
director for Europe, said in a statement. "The selection of CloudTV will
allow Ziggo to deliver rich, engaging services without replacing existing
set-top boxes."

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