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Cablevision launches the first IP-based pay-TV rollout in Lebanon with Meatel, Alpha Networks, Amino, Broadpeak and Viaccess

BEIRUT, Lebanon — September 14, 2018 — Cablevision, the leading pay-TV provider in Lebanon, announced today the imminent launch of a new IP-based entertainment services in major cities across the country.

Cablevision will bundle its brand new IP-to-home content delivery service with a broadband offering – delivering over 150 popular entertainment, news, sports and premier film channels alongside on-demand and OTT content. The service launch is planned in and around the capital Beirut before a new tier of cities is targeted for further expansion.

“We are confident that Cablevision will be able to offer a brand new content delivery and viewing experience to subscribers” said Bassam Jaber, Chairman and General Manager at Cablevision. “The choice of a proven ecosystem helped us reduce the number of integrations and equipment, and therefore simplifies future business operations. We see IP-based delivery as the way forward for future content delivery and believe we have in place the right ecosystem with Meatel, Alpha Networks, Amino, Broadpeak and Viaccess to drive our future strategy.”

The IPTV platform is integrated by Meatel and enabled by tucanoRED service delivery platform from Alpha Networks, Amino’s high-performance Aria6 hybrid HEVC client device, Broadpeak’s nanoCDN™ for multicast ABR streaming and Viaccess’ Connected Sentinel security suite along with the Viaccess multi-platform secured media player for content delivery to multiscreen devices.

“We’re very proud to have successfully managed the integration of best-of-breed technologies with our partners,” said Samer Elia, Head of Entertainment, Multimedia and Communications Business Unit at Meatel. “We’re delighted to enable our customer, Cablevision, to cost-effectively deliver a high-quality VoD and Live services over IP to its subscribers with a very innovative, feature-rich and reliable platform.”

Pascal Birot, SVP Business Development at Alpha Networks, added, “The pay-TV environment is more complex and users are more demanding than before. Operators want to deliver a mix of live and VOD content, coming from different content sources, across different networks, targeting multiple screens. Our open and modular back-end provides a faster time-to-market for delivering new services so that Cablevision maintains its competitive edge in the marketplace.”

From his side, Bart Vanderostyne, VP Sales at Amino, stated, “We are very pleased to partner with Meatel on this exciting new IPTV deployment – one of the new ‘greenfield’ opportunities in the region. Cablevision is a very well established operator and we look forward to working with them on this exciting stage in their expansion plans.”

“We are thrilled to play a pivotal role in this first IPTV roll-out in Lebanon and the region,” said Fabrice Bellanger, VP Sales at Broadpeak. “Our powerful streaming technologies enable value-added services delivery such as Live, VoD and catch-up TV with an improved quality of experience for subscribers while dramatically reducing Cablevision’s operating expenses,” added Bellanger.

“We are pleased to continue our longstanding relationship with Cablevision through this integration with Meatel, Alpha Networks, Amino and Broadpeak” said Arnaud Alvarez, VP Worldwide Sales at Viaccess. “This announcement is a proof point of the viability of our solutions-oriented approach. The proposed suite covers all needs of Cablevision’s and paves the way for innovative services,” concluded Alvarez.

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About Cablevision
Cablevision, established in 1993, is the market leader pay-TV company, offering satellite channels to its subscribers through its wireless encrypted signal covering all of Lebanon.
Cablevision maintains its market leadership through offering a premium combination of channels distributed through state-of-the-art equipment complemented by a dedicated customer service center. For more information, visit www.Cablevision.com.lb


About Meatel
A long-established regional IT and telecoms integrator covering wireless, security, broadband and broadcast industries. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Hazmieh – Lebanon, with offices in Cyprus and Kuwait, Meatel is part of the Zoghzoghi group of companies.
Our team of 40+ experts delivers to customers in Lebanon and across the Middle East future proof solutions in multimedia, communications, entertainment and IT security.
For more information, visit www.meatel.com


About Alpha Networks

Alpha Networks, a leading provider in hybrid TV back-ends & smart video platforms, offers its customers the right products and services to enhance and implement their content strategy. Its innovative, reliable and technically advanced back-end smart TV platform, combined with a unique user experience by hubee Xperience Studio, provides network and mobile operators, as well as content owners and broadcasters, a simple and efficient way to distribute pay-TV content via any type of network on any type of device.
Headquartered in Belgium, Alpha Networks is internationally recognized by customers all over the world, such as Orange, Econet Group, and TeleCentro, SFR, Bouygues, RTBF.
For more information, visit http://www.alphanetworks.tv


About Amino
Amino Technologies plc is a global leader in innovative IP/Cloud video software and device solutions that enable service providers to transform the consumer experience. As pioneers of IPTV and with over seven million devices sold worldwide, Amino has a proven track record for rock-solid reliability, innovation and best-in-class customer care. Over 1,000 of the world's leading service providers, across 100 countries have relied on Amino to provide a seamless delivery of rich entertainment experiences. We pride ourselves in providing award-winning solutions that enable the delivery of innovative services to enrich the lives of connected consumers.
Amino Technologies plc is headquartered near Cambridge, in the UK, and is listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange (AIM: symbol AMO).
For more information, visit www.aminocom.com


About Broadpeak®
Broadpeak designs and manufactures video delivery components for content providers and network service providers deploying IPTV, cable, OTT and mobile services. Its portfolio of solutions and technologies powers the delivery of movies, television programming, and other video content over managed networks and the internet for viewing on any type of device. The company's systems and services help operators increase market share and improve subscriber loyalty with superior quality of experience.
Broadpeak supports all of its customers worldwide, from simple installations to large delivery systems reaching capacities of several simultaneous million streams. The company is headquartered in Cesson-Sevigne, France.
For more information, visit https://broadpeak.tv


About Viaccess
Viaccess is a leading global solutions provider of OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions for a personalized TV experience. The company offers an extensive range of innovative, end-to-end, modular solutions for content delivery, protection, discovery, and monetization. With over 20 years of industry leadership, Viaccess helps content providers and TV operators shape a smarter and safer TV and OTT experience.
Viaccess is part of the Orange Group and the company’s solutions have been deployed in over 35 countries, reaching more than 27 million subscribers.
For more information, visit www.viaccess-orca.com


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