Canal Digital Sweden Selects Pace Networks for Nationwide Upgrade of Headends

By Pace Networks, PRNE
Monday, January 10, 2011

Pace Networks MDC1000 Supports Migration to Digital TV and HD Services

SALTAIRE, England, January 11, 2011 - Pace Networks today announced that Canal Digital Sweden, part of the
leading Nordic television distributor network and ISP, Canal Digital, will
deploy the Pace MDC1000 head end platform to support its nationwide upgrade
of SMATV head ends.

Implementing the Pace MDC1000 compact head end platform will enable Canal
Digital Sweden to expand its existing broadcast infrastructure to deliver
Digital TV, including HDTV, with minimum disruption to customers. The Pace
MDC1000 is an easy to install and adaptable solution, enabling Canal Digital
to rapidly deploy digital services to smaller SMATV and cableTV networks,
including previously hard to access areas such as suburbs and rural
communities. The system can be managed remotely for diagnostics,
configuration, maintenance, and upgrades, reducing the time and cost of
sending out engineers to specific sites.

Transmitting over 200 hours worth of HDTV content per day via 14 HD
channels, and with more than 100 standard definition TV channels, Canal
Digital has the leading HD position in Sweden. The deployment of the Pace
MDC1000 now means the television distributor can cost-effectively manage
capacity throughout these networks while supporting the delivery of an
increasingly sophisticated range of digital services to its growing
subscriber base.

Karl-Gustav Niska, Technical Director, Canal Digital comments, "Our work
with Pace allows us to upgrade our SMATV and off net cable TV networks
without disrupting existing services, and to maximise the way bandwidth is
managed locally to deliver a broad range of new services. The deal with Pace
is a pivotal step in helping us create a future-ready digital

Andrew Ward, General Manager at Pace Networks adds, "Broadcasters are
looking for ways to cost-effectively deliver digital and HD services to offer
new viewing experiences to their customers. In a climate where success is
defined by the quality and breadth of content offered, our work with Canal
Digital Sweden demonstrates how the MDC1000 can enable a painless and
efficient migration. Working together, we are creating a platform that can
deliver advanced digital services and open up the market to further IPTV and
broadband services in the future."

About Pace plc

Pace plc (LSE:PIC) is a leading technology developer for the global payTV
industry, working across satellite, cable, IPTV and terrestrial platforms.
Pace has one of the world's most experienced specialist engineering teams,
developing intelligent and innovative products and services for both payTV
operators and retail markets across the world.

Pace employs over 1200 people, in locations that include the UK, the USA,
France, India and China. Pace's international headquarters are in Saltaire,
West Yorkshire, UK. For more information on Pace, please visit

About Pace Networks

Pace Networks, a specialised division of Pace plc, is opening up the
market for advanced digital services by creating innovative solutions for
operators of small cable networks worldwide. The Pace Networks range of
products provides a robust platform for the delivery of digital services for
TV-led home entertainment.

For more information on Pace Networks, please visit

About Canal Digital

Canal Digital is a DigitalTVcompany owned by Telenor Broadcast Holding.
Canal Digital has more than three million households as customers in the
Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland).

For more information on Canal Digital, please visit

For further information, contact:

    Lucy Houghton
    Chameleon PR

Lucy Houghton: Chameleon PR, pace at, +44(0)20-7680-5500

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