Accenture Selected by KPN to Deliver Innovative Television Services to the Dutch Market

  Accenture Selected by KPN to Deliver Innovative Television Services to the
  Dutch Market

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- December 11, 2012

KPN (NYSE: KPN), one of the leading telecommunications and ICT service
providers in the Netherlands, has selected Accenture (NYSE: ACN) to develop
and maintain innovative television services based on the Accenture Video
Solution. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Under the agreement, Accenture will improve service performance and deliver
KPN’s interactive TV service to multiple devices (TV, tablets and
smartphones). Using Accenture’s software-based open architecture, KPN is able
to offer a unique viewing experience. This new integrated solution will add
features to the market leading iTV and iTV Online services that KPN offers to
the Dutch retail and wholesale markets.

“We will provide KPN a complete portfolio of innovative digital services that
will enable subscribers to watch TV on more devices,” said Marco Vernocchi,
managing director of Accenture’s Media & Entertainment industry group. “We
believe the Accenture Video Solution deployed by KPN is now one of the
industry’s most comprehensive, feature-rich video software and services
platform available today.”

KPN’s iTV Online Services leverage KPN’s Content Delivery Network (CDN) for
content streaming. The CDN provides various business-to-business and consumer
services using the latest technology and is built to stringent network
standards that translate into improved picture stability and a best-in-class
adaptive streaming services for KPN’s clients.

Through its video software and services capabilities, Accenture is making it
possible for KPN to provide its subscribers with an advanced multiscreen video
experience, remote recording capabilities, ‘catch-up’ TV allowing users to
select and view video on demand, and adaptive streaming for consistent quality
of service experience. In addition, Accenture plans to develop and deliver
innovative new features and services designed to provide KPN’s subscribers
with a superior user experience.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and
outsourcing company, with 257,000 people serving clients in more than 120
countries.Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities
across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the
world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help
them become high-performance businesses and governments.The company generated
net revenues of US$27.9billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012.Its
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