Ericsson Partners with Evergent to Deliver End-to-End Solutions for Over-The-Top (OTT) Video Services

Menlo Park, CA – May 14, 2015 -Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has selected Evergent Technologies as a strategic global partner to accelerate the delivery of end-to-end solutions for OTT video services. Evergent has integrated its cloud based service management, product management, subscriber management, and billing platform with Ericsson Managed Player, and Ericsson Mediaroom Reach, the highly scalable platform for OTT video delivery to connected devices. The Evergent partnership helps Ericsson extend its strength in providing managed services including content management, product packaging and preparation, digital rights management, service management, subscriber management, and billing through Evergent and advertising insertion for multiple devices and platforms.

“OTT services are gaining in popularity with the consumer because they offer a plethora of choice, and in theory, ease of access to content,” says Thorsten Sauer, Head of Broadcast and Media Services at Ericsson. “Broadcasters, operators and content owners around the world are eager to quickly launch OTT services and looking for an end-to-end solution that is easy to deploy, monetize, manage and scale. We chose Evergent because they have developed a leading cloud based solution that caters to the needs of OTT service providers. The Evergent team brings deep domain expertise and world-class execution capabilities.”

“We are deeply honored that a global market leader like Ericsson chose to partner with Evergent,” says Vijay Sajja, CEO and Founder of Evergent. “Given our highly configurable and scalable carrier grade subscriber management and billing platform, and our team of dedicated engineers and domain experts, we are confident in our ability to accelerate development and launch of OTT services for Ericsson’s global customers”.

Bonnier Group, with leading Swedish TV network TV4 Group and premium pay TV operator C More, recently selected Ericsson to provide a managed over-the-top (OTT) video-on-demand and live television service. Evergent worked closely with Ericsson to deliver subscriber management and billing for TV4.

About Evergent
Evergent is the leading provider of business management solutions that enable business success for cloud video service providers. Evergent’s carrier grade Cloud Business Management suite, available in public and private cloud configurations, enables video service providers to generate more revenue, delight customers and partners and run their back-office efficiently. Evergent’s customers include leading carriers such as SingTel and leading media companies such as Fox and Sony Entertainment Television India. Evergent is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA, and has offices in Hyderabad, India and Mexico City, Mexico. For more information visit: http://evergent.com.

About Ericsson
Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society – a world leader in communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with every major telecom operator in the world allow people, business and society to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future. Our services, software and infrastructure – especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud – are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities.
With approximately 115,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the world’s mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments in research and development ensure that our solutions – and our customers – stay in front.
Founded in 1876, Ericsson has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Net sales in 2014 were SEK 228.0 billion (USD 33.1 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the NASDAQ in New York.
For more information visit: www.ericsson.com.

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Quickplay Powers HOOQ – a Joint Venture between Singtel, Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros. Entertainment – for Over-the-Top Video Service across Asia

TORONTO & SINGAPORE – April 08, 2015 –Quickplay, the global expert in powering premium video to any device, today announced that its managed video platform is powering HOOQ – Asia’s new Over-the-Top (OTT) service from Singtel, Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros. Entertainment. HOOQ, now launched in the Philippines, delivers Hollywood blockbusters and television series, as well as popular local movies and programmes, to customers anytime, anywhere by enabling viewers to stream and download their favourite shows on their device of choice. HOOQ will start off by rolling out progressively in the Singtel Group’s Asian footprint, including the Philippines, Indonesia, India and Thailand.

Quickplay is providing HOOQ with a comprehensive multi-partner turn-key solution that enables service and content providers to deliver a superior unified viewing experience in the home and on the go. HOOQ has selected Quickplay’s managed services to operate the largest subscription based OTT service in Asia, leveraging Quickplay’s advanced virtual head-end, cloud economics and decade of experience in providing complex, multiscreen services for leading providers such as AT&T, Bell, and Verizon.

HOOQ viewers across Asia will enjoy personalized experiences across all devices, platforms, mobile and WI-FI networks. Quickplay will deliver the fully hosted premium OTT video solution, providing the largest library of multi-language content in Asia. The solution initially includes the secure streaming of over 10,000 movies and TV series of encoded and optimized Video-on-Demand (VOD) content and adaptive streaming.

In addition, Quickplay’s managed services include DRM solutions by Microsoft® PlayReady® and Verimatrix, managed user entitlements by Evergent Technologies, and enriched content from premium content providers from North America (Hollywood) and Asia. QuickPlay, in partnership with Evergent, is providing a distinct feature that enables HOOQ to leverage Singtel Group’s extensive telco billing relationships across Asia, enabling consumers to employ a range of payments including mobile post-pay contracts and pre-paid credits. In emerging markets where credit card ownership is limited, this feature is a critical enabler to overall adoption and accessibility.

“We are proud to enable this ground-breaking premium OTT video service for HOOQ,” said Wayne Purboo, CEO and Founder of Quickplay. “This is the largest OTT deployment of its kind in Asia – this level of scale and complexity is unmatched and is a service that Quickplay is uniquely positioned to deliver on. The HOOQ vision of securely bringing premium global and local content to Asian viewers – in the home or on the go – is truly disruptive and well aligned to Quickplay’s goal of enabling superior viewing experiences and providing the greatest choice of premium content to the most viewers, anytime, anywhere.”

“Quickplay was a clear choice for HOOQ when you are building a business that needs to scale up to a footprint covering over a billion people. Their proven market leadership and experience in powering premium video allows us to provide quality viewing experiences and seamless integration especially when working across emerging markets and multiple partners,” said Peter G. Bithos, CEO of HOOQ.

About HOOQ
HOOQ is a regional video-on-demand subscription service by Singtel, Sony and Warner Bros. HOOQ will deliver quality Hollywood blockbusters and popular local programmes to customers anytime, anywhere by enabling them to stream and download their favourite shows on their device or platform of choice. For more information, visit www.hooq.tv.

About Quickplay
Backed by a decade of experience, Quickplay is the global expert in powering TV over any device, allowing premium video service providers to focus on growing their business. Quickplay’s proven services leverage an open platform, cloud economics, and best-of-breed partners so providers can move faster, operate leaner, and offer the best TV experience anywhere. With facilities and experts in Toronto, San Diego, Singapore, Chennai, and Frankfurt, Quickplay enables 700 million people around the globe to fast forward to a next generation of TV with over 700 live channels, 4,000 live events each year, and 2 million securely managed premium content assets. Quickplay has successfully launched multiscreen video services for the likes of Verizon, AT&T, Rogers, Bell and TELUS.

Evergent’s Subscriber and Royalty Tracking Solutions – a big hit at the OTTCON 2013 show

Menlo Park, CA – March 11, 2013 -Evergent just wrapped up a fantastic show at OTTCON! It was great to see strong attendance by all the industry players, especially all the new companies, big and small, that are breaking onto the scene. Everyone wants to join the revolution taking place with how consumers access and consume video entertainment. Thank you everyone for dropping by to see us!

Evergent to exhibit Subscriber Billing and Royalty Tracking Solutions at OTTCON 2013

Menlo Park, CA – March 11, 2013 – Evergent is exhibiting at OTTCON in Santa Clara on March 19-20! Visit us at booth 21 to experience new and exciting ways to monetize video content. See first-hand how enterprise class billing and settlement works seamlessly in an OTT (Over-The-Top) Video environment.

Evergent’s CEO, Vijay Sajja, will be speaking in a conference session on Tuesday, 3/19, addressing the question: “What Does It Takes To Be A Global Services OTT Provider”. Contact Greg Lanz, Director of Sales and Business Development, to learn more and schedule time to meet with the Evergent team, sales@evergent.com.

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