QuickPlay Media Supports BlackBerry 10

  QuickPlay Media Supports BlackBerry 10

   Enables Multichannel Video Program Distributors to immediately roll out
  multiscreen services to consumers using the re-designed and re-engineered
                            BlackBerry 10 platform

Business Wire

TORONTO -- January 30, 2013

QuickPlay Media, the leading provider of cloud-based managed service solutions
for the distribution of premium media to IP-connected devices, today announced
support for the new BlackBerry® 10 platform. A number of multichannel video
program distributors (MVPDs) , including Canada’s largest cable and IPTV
operator, are using QuickPlay’s OpenVideo Platform to roll out live TV and
video-on-demand (VOD) services for BlackBerry 10 smartphones.

QuickPlay’s OpenVideo Platform is a private cloud-based offering that helps
MVPDs manage all stages of media content transformation – from ingestion and
DRM packaging to delivery – for both live and on demand programming across
more than 300 different mobile device profiles. The company has expanded its
ecosystem with the addition of support for the new BlackBerry 10 platform and
an implementation of adaptive streaming of premium mobile video for BlackBerry
10 smartphone to use the Microsoft PlayReady DRM solution. By combining the
most popular form of adaptive streaming (HTTP Live Streaming) and carrier
grade DRM technology for the new BlackBerry platform, QuickPlay is able to
provide customers with a highly secure and positive user experience. MVPDs
looking to quickly and cost effectively roll out VOD and Live TV services to
subscribers using any BlackBerry 10 smartphone or other mobile device can do
so by leveraging QuickPlay’s managed services offerings.

Kavi Maharajh, QuickPlay’s vice president of product and research and
development, said, “By rolling out support for BlackBerry 10 on launch day,
we’re able to reduce the barrier of entry for MVPDs and other Pay TV service
providers looking to reach subscribers who purchase and use the new
smartphones. We’re excited to further expand the ecosystem of operating
systems and devices QuickPlay supports and make it a seamless process for our
customers to extend new services and devices to their subscriber bases.”

Martyn Mallick, vice president, global alliances and business development at
RIM, said, “With BlackBerry 10, we’ve re-designed and re-engineered the
BlackBerry platform to support the kind of compelling, high quality mobile
video services that QuickPlay offers, and that customers want.”

About QuickPlay Media

QuickPlay Media is the leading provider of managed service solutions for the
distribution of premium video to IP-connected devices. Successfully used by
the world’s largest communications and media companies, QuickPlay’s
cloud-based OpenVideo platform provides the most scalable and secure way for
companies to deliver engaging multiscreen entertainment experiences. For more
information, please follow QuickPlay Media on Twitter at @quickplaymedia.
Interested parties can also follow QuickPlay on Facebook at

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third party products or services.


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In Asia
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