September 09, 2011 05:54 ET

PrimeTel Cyprus Deploys Anevia IPTV Time-Shifting Solution

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - Sept. 9, 2011) - Anevia, a leader in video streaming solutions and service infrastructure for live TV and video on demand (VOD), announced today, that it has deployed an IPTV time-shifting solution for PrimeTel.

PrimeTel is the largest private Cypriot telecommunications carrier operating an ADSL platform, a fiber-optic network, a Next Generation submarine cable system and a mobile phone service. PrimeTel offers Triple-Play packages to retail customers, combining broadband Internet, telephony, and IPTV services.

Anevia's ViaDemand is a carrier-grade software solution based on its circular buffer technology for delivering VOD and time-shifting through IPTV networks.

PrimeTel has chosen ViaDemand to offer catch-up TV and Pause TV services to its retail customers. Catch-up TV allows for viewing previously aired television shows from a choice 16 channels. Its Pause TV feature offers the possibility of pausing a live television program and playing back where it was left off; up to 72 hours after being aired. Load balancing of recorded content is managed through the Anevia ViaManager software.

"At PrimeTel we owe our success to the innovative new types of services that we offer our customers," said Hermes N. Stephanou, PrimeTel's Managing Director. "By using Anevia's software we are able to provide our customers with exciting time-shifting features that further enhance their overall viewing experience."

"We are very pleased that PrimeTel has chosen to deploy our solution," said Jerome Goubier, Sales Manager at Anevia. "Time-shifting services such as catch-up and pause TV will create value and generate new revenue streams allowing them to maintain their market leadership position."

About Anevia

Anevia provides video solutions and service infrastructure for the delivery of live TV and video on demand (VoD) services to TV, PC, Internet-connected and mobile devices. With over 1,000 deployments in 70 countries, representing millions of users and over 25,000 live channels, Anevia is a leader in delivering video solutions to telecom operators, broadcast service providers and the hospitality market.

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About PrimeTel

PrimeTel PLC is the largest private telecommunication company in Cyprus that offers and develops Voice, Data and Video services. The company owns and operates a truly regional network, spanning across Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Russia and the United Kingdom, providing city-to-city connectivity, data communications and IP-based services between key European and Middle East markets. PrimeTel in collaboration with Reliance Globalcom have launched a Next Generation submarine cable system named HAWK, connecting Yeroskipos in Cyprus with Marseille in France.

PrimeTel is one of the few telecommunications operators in the region that can provide a full spectrum of connectivity and services.

PrimeTel has recently launched Mobile services and soon will become the first telecommunications company in Cyprus to offer Quad-Play bundled services (Fixed Telephony- Internet-TV- Mobile Telephony).

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