Liberty Global taps ActiveVideo CloudTV™ to complement cloud UI strategy

   Liberty Global taps ActiveVideo CloudTV™ to complement cloud UI strategy

  PR Newswire

  AMSTERDAM, Sept. 12, 2013

AMSTERDAM, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ActiveVideo® and Liberty Global
(NASDAQ: LBTYA) today announced that ActiveVideo's CloudTV™ software platform
has been enlisted by Liberty Global to expand the reach of user experiences
offered by Horizon TV, Liberty Global's revolutionary media and entertainment
platform, currently being deployed in Europe and Latin America.

CloudTV decouples the user experience from device dependencies, enabling IPTV,
telco, cable and other pay-TV providers to reduce costs and time-to-market for
multiplatform television experiences. CloudTV™ H5, the latest version of the
platform, features key innovations in product and network scalability that are
supporting the accelerated deployment of differentiating user interfaces and
applications written in HTML5.

"Consumers are seeking new enhanced experiences for their video entertainment
all the time," said Aamir Hussain, managing director and CTO, Liberty Global
Europe. "Liberty Global is constantly innovating and leading in delivering
compelling and differentiated TV experiences leveraging cloud-based
architectures. Liberty Global is using ActiveVideo's CloudTV platform to
complement its cloud UI strategy and expand Horizon-like experiences,
including cloud DVR, VOD navigation and advanced applications, to STBs and
connected devices."

"Moving the user interface into the cloud reduces operational costs and time
to market for advanced services and simplifies future software releases," said
Jeff Miller, president and CEO of ActiveVideo. "We look forward to working
with Liberty Global as they continue to accelerate the evolution and
availability of the Horizon user experience to devices that cannot run it
natively."

Using highly optimized browser technology, CloudTV massively scales to render
the complete UI in the cloud to enable consistent multiscreen delivery of
advanced user interfaces. The CloudTV H5 platform streams user experiences
with low latency in either H.264 or MPEG2 via IP or QAM networks to any STB,
CI Plus television or connected device. The cloud-based execution and
rendering enables rapid, cost-effective development of complex animations and
functionality for any connected device, regardless of processing capability.

CloudTV is available on more than 10 million devices in the United States and
abroad with Cablevision Systems, Ziggo, Oceanic Time Warner Cable and other
operators and with Comcast in a multi-stage trial in one of the country's most
competitive markets. In addition, Charter Communications is using CloudTV to
support its cloud-based UI strategy. CloudTV also is on Philips-brand NetTVs
and is powering advanced user experiences for Net2TV, a virtual service
provider.

About ActiveVideo ActiveVideo® is a Silicon Valley company that harnesses the
power of the cloud to accelerate multi-platform television experiences. The
company's anchor technology enables Pay-TV Operators, Online Video Providers
and CE Manufacturers to deliver advanced user experiences – irrespective of
device dependencies - by rendering the UI in the cloud. The company's flagship
platform – CloudTV™ - frees the service provider from device dependencies that
limit reach and fragment user experiences across diverse device platforms.
Using a "write once, deploy everywhere" approach, CloudTV eliminates the need
to write content services for countless device makes and models, resulting in
lower operational cost and faster time to market. ActiveVideo is based in San
Jose, CA, with offices in Los Angeles and Hilversum, the Netherlands. For more
information, visit www.activevideo.com ; find us at
www.facebook.com/ActiveVideoNetworks ; follow us at
www.twitter.com/activevideo . 

About Liberty Global Liberty Global is the largest international cable company
with operations in 14 countries. We connect people to the digital world and
enable them to discover and experience its endless possibilities. Our
market-leading triple-play services are provided through next-generation
networks and innovative technology platforms that connected 24.5 million
customers subscribing to 47.5 million television, broadband internet and
telephony services at June 30, 2013.

Liberty Global's consumer brands include Virgin Media, UPC, Unitymedia, Kabel
BW, Telenet and VTR. Our operations also include Chellomedia, our content
division, Liberty Global Business Services, our commercial division and
Liberty Global Ventures, our investment fund. For more information, please
visit www.libertyglobal.com .

Website: http://www.activevideo.com
Contact: ActiveVideo, Paul Schneider, PSPR, Inc., +1-215-817-4384,
pspr@att.net, Liberty Global, Joram Kanner, +31-20-778-9684,
jkanner@libertyglobal.com
 
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