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London, United Kingdom – March 23, 2010
Nokia Siemens Networks promises TV on any screen, on demand
New software platform allows service providers to create new applications, offers remote
personal video recording
Nokia Siemens Networks has launched a new software platform that allows people the
freedom to watch TV on multiple devices. The platform lets operators provide live,
recorded or video-on-demand TV to mobile phone, Internet-connected computer,
satellite or digital terrestrial television screens. In addition, it offers an open platform
for creating new applications and provides remote personal video recording, catch-up
TV, operator-to-subscriber messaging, faster channel change speed and enhanced
IPTV picture stability.
“This new software platform lets subscribers enjoy video content and manage it in a
consistent way, whether inside or outside the home,” said Brook Longdon, head of media
and entertainment solutions, Nokia Siemens Networks. “By offering quality video on a range
of different devices, across different networks, and by providing an open environment for app
development, we free operators to partner with developers without being bound to any one
vendor's roadmaps and to differentiate their service.”
Supporting a consistent user experience across a range of devices and networks is
compelling for the consumer as it offers simplicity. Delivering content in this way can be
complex and operationally costly for the operator. The new platform resolves this by
supporting different environments from a single, cost-efficient control point based on the
DVB-IPTV and Open IPTV Forum's Baseline Managed Profile specifications*.
The platform supports several types of network-based personal video recording, including
user-controlled and operator-controlled recording functionality, to allow flexibility in business
models and in navigating content rights issues. This allows people to watch one channel
while recording another for later viewing.
The platform has enhancements to Nokia Siemens Networks’ award winning Interactive
Applications toolkit, boasting faster application development and time to market, and greater
The new platform also sees the introduction of network-based catch-up TV, whereby
previously shown content is automatically made available for later viewing. It offers operator-
to-subscriber messaging, enabling operators to send relevant operational and marketing
messages to all or a subset of their subscriber base. The new platform also offers enhanced
channel change speed and picture stability over IPTV networks.
The new software platform is a component of an end-to-end solution that enables operators
to introduce advanced TV services rapidly. Nokia Siemens Networks has extensive
experience as an end-to-end IPTV system integrator and middleware provider, and delivers a
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wide range of related professional services, including business and technical consulting,
systems integration, and installation.
Nokia Siemens Networks is introducing its new software platform at the IPTV World Forum,
London (March 23-25).
About Nokia Siemens Networks
Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of telecommunications services. With its
focus on innovation and sustainability, the company provides a complete portfolio of mobile,
fixed and converged network technology, as well as professional services including
consultancy and systems integration, deployment, maintenance and managed services. It is
one of the largest telecommunications hardware, software and professional services
companies in the world. Operating in 150 countries, its headquarters are in Espoo, Finland.
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Notes to editors
IPTV has evolved into a mature business. At the end of 2009 there were approximately 33 million
IPTV subscribers globally. This is expected to rise to 100 million subscribers in 2013, generating
revenues in excess of 3.5 billion US dollars (Informa Telecoms & Media December 2009) and a
worldwide compound annual growth rate for 2009-2014 of 21.6%. Nokia Siemens Networks’ IPTV
platform is implemented successfully in more than 70 customer networks worldwide.
* DVB-IPTV is an open Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) standard for the delivery of audio/video
services via Internet protocol networking. DVB-IPTV was formerly known as DVB-IPI. The Open IPTV
Forum is a pan-industry initiative for producing end-to-end IPTV specifications that will take the next
generation of IPTV to the mass market. The forum is fully open to participation from across the
communications and entertainment industries. Nokia Siemens Networks is one of the founding
** The new software platform’s open application environment is Java based and enables applications
such as the superimposing of live weather or stock market information in the media stream.
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