April 05, 2006 12:33 ET

Highdeal Introduces Pricing & Rating for Video; Demonstrates Advanced Pricing & Packaging Capabilities at the NCTA National Show In Atlanta

NEW YORK--(CCNMatthews - Apr 5, 2006) -

Highdeal, the world's leading provider of pricing & rating solutions, is introducing revolutionary pricing & packaging capabilities for IPTV and next-generation video services. Available to incumbent cable and DBS providers as well as new entrants, the licensed software solution enables video providers to profit from service innovation.

Features of Highdeal's pricing & rating solution support broadcast, video on demand and IP-based video services. Capabilities include:

-- Full support for 'a la carte' and lifestyle offers

-- Tiered PPV pricing

-- Real-time prepaid and eWallets

-- Network DVR pay-per-use

-- Subscriber-managed, real-time controls

-- Third-party settlement to prevent 'entertainment bypass'

-- Tailored SMB and corporate offers

Highdeal's pricing & rating solution, which was recently selected by a leading North American MSO, leverages existing billing and SMS systems including those from leading cable & DBS billing vendors. Service providers can now introduce new video offers and incorporate third-party services in record time without disruption to their existing operational systems.

"Next-generation video services require a robust pricing and packaging platform that allow product managers to maximize the revenue potential in their offerings and their broadcast partnerships," commented Douglas Lloyd, CEO of IPTV provider PureNet.TV. "Highdeal's solution provides the most comprehensive and flexible video packaging solution available in the marketplace."

"IPTV will be as disruptive to the video industry as VoIP has become to the telecom industry," said Camilla Dahlen, President of Highdeal Inc. "Those who embrace new technologies and rethink the subscriber experience will emerge as the winners. For consumers, this marks the end of the one-size-fits-all offer."

Highdeal, whose customers also include MVNOs, VoIP providers and ASPs, provides integrated simulation capabilities that enable front office staff to analyze the profitability of new offers and the potential effect of cannibalization before going to market.

For a live demonstration of the solution, please visit Highdeal at the NCTA National Show in Atlanta, April 9 - 11, booth #3347. Service providers are also welcome to participate in the Highdeal Pricing Challenge at the event. By submitting their most innovative or challenging pricing & packaging scenarios, registrants may win one of 20 leather-encased USB flash drives. Highdeal will demonstrate the scenario fully implemented in Highdeal Transactive, often within 24 hours.

About Highdeal

Highdeal is the world's leading provider of Pricing and Rating solutions, solving the billing problem brought about by the emerging multiservice revolution. By delivering unconstrained pricing and packaging flexibility, Highdeal enables the rapid implementation of converged services with diverse payments models and multiple partners. With over 140 implementations in more than 40 countries, broadband, mobile and On Demand service providers around the world rely on Highdeal. For more information, please visit www.highdeal.com.

Contact Information

  • Highdeal
    David McNierney, +1 212 332 2144