SOURCE: Kasenna

April 16, 2008 09:00 ET

Kasenna Powers Caribbean's First IPTV Service

VOD, Premium Channels Part of Dutch Carrier Telbo's Triple-Play Service on the Island of Bonaire

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - April 16, 2008) - Kasenna, The IPTV Company™, today announced that Telefonia Bonairiano NV ("Telbo"), the Dutch Caribbean's telecommunications company, has selected Kasenna LivingRoom™ middleware and MediaBase™ video servers. The new video service, called "mitv" is the first IPTV service in the Caribbean island of Bonaire, and is considered to be the showcase model for Telbo partner telecom companies that serve an additional 24 countries.

Telbo's "mitv" service is an integral part of its triple play video, voice and data offering. The carrier is using Kasenna's LivingRoom middleware and MediaBase video servers to deliver an array of video services, including 40 basic and premium video channels (including HBO, Discovery and Fox), Dutch Public Channels (Nederland 1, 2 and 3), as well as international, sports, action, and premium movie-oriented packages. Movies and other content will be delivered via VOD as well as PPV.

"Kasenna's middleware and video servers allow us to rapidly deploy a custom-branded video service offering that excites our subscribers and is a key component of our triple-play service," said Edsel Winklaar, Managing Director of Telbo. "We believe that this IPTV deployment will serve as a model for our partners in other countries."

"Kasenna's LivingRoom middleware integrates fully with its MediaBase IPTV servers to create a turnkey platform that enables rapid and cost-effective deployment of advanced video services," said Majid El-Hoss of Savant Communications, Kasenna partner for the Caribbean region and system integrator for the Telbo project.

"International carriers like Telbo are discovering that our LivingRoom and MediaBase platforms allow them to easily deploy compelling IPTV services," said Vivek Pendharkar, president and CEO of Kasenna. "With a turnkey solution that can be rapidly rolled out and easily customized, Telbo is breaking new ground in the Caribbean market."

About Telefonia Bonairiano

Telefonia Bonairiano NV was established on March 23, 1983 as the only local company offering telecommunication services for the local market on Bonaire. Always seeking new innovative services that add value to its clients' lives, Telbo has evolved from being a local telephony operator, to now offer ADSL2+ based IPTV and Internet access services, as well as the full spectrum of telephony services.

About Savant Communications

Savant Communications N.V. is a Caribbean based technology and project management consulting firm which focuses on the design, development, and implementation of telecommunications network infrastructure and IP-based value-add services, for traditional and next generation carriers in the Caribbean and Latin American markets.

About Kasenna

Kasenna is redefining the business of television. As the acknowledged market leader in IP video delivery, the company has focused on open standards and an intelligent management infrastructure which allow service providers, enterprises, and other organizations to build commercial-grade IP video networks that support new and emerging video services. Kasenna offers network operators the industry's only turnkey source of IP video infrastructure and applications for video services. Kasenna's patented software technology has been proven with thousands of successful and profitable telco, cable, and enterprise deployments worldwide. Kasenna is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and is privately held. For more information please visit the Kasenna website, www.kasenna.com.

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