Pace Announces Integration Partnership With Minerva

By Pace, PRNE
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

SALTAIRE, England, June 16, 2011 -


Minerva Platform to be Integrated
With
Pace HD Set-top Boxes
to Deliver Expanded Television Services Over Broadband
Networks

Pace (LSE: PIC), the leading developer of digital TV
technologies for the payTV industry, today announces a partnership
agreement with Minerva, a leading supplier of software solutions
for the delivery of television services over broadband networks.
The worldwide agreement will integrate Minerva xTVFusion
middleware technology into Pace’s HD set-top boxes, expanding the
range of IPTV middleware and technology delivery options available
to service providers.

The partnership will allow Pace to offer a pre-integrated
end-to-end solution to service providers across its global customer
base. It will enable operators to seamlessly integrate IPTV
services into the broadcast offering and provide a cost effective
satellite and cable television delivery solution across Europe and
South America.

Minerva middleware, integrated with Pace technology, will allow
service providers to cost effectively deliver a range of new IP
services to subscribers including video-on-demand, restart-TV,
network-based digital video recording, catch-up TV, and Internet
video.

Mike Pulli, President, Pace Americas, commented: “Deployed over
networks serving more than 20 million homes worldwide, Minerva is
at the forefront of the convergence between the Internet and
television. This new relationship facilitates the opportunity for
Pace to deliver the complete solution at a competitive price to
serve increasing customer expectations worldwide. Building on
additional middleware partnerships, Pace is able to deliver the
best possible user experience for the home network, and lead the
future of the converged home.”

Mauro Bonomi, CEO, Minerva Networks, added: “This partnership
represents a superb opportunity for Minerva to work closely with
Pace to deliver innovative solutions to broadband service providers
worldwide. Together we will offer a complete best-of-breed platform
that will help our global customers broaden their reach and
capabilities.”

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 2000 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 href="www.pace.com/">www.pace.com

About Minerva Networks

Minerva Networks is the leading provider of carrier-class
solutions for the delivery of television services over broadband
networks. Over 200 network operators worldwide use Minerva’s
platforms to deliver next-generation entertainment and
communications services. For more information, visit href="www.minervanetworks.com">www.minervanetworks.com.

For further information, contact: Paul Crouch, Chameleon PR, Paul.crouch at chameleonpr.com, +44(0)207-680-5500

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