Viaccess, Orca and Alpha Networks partner to power the launch ...
Viaccess, Orca and Alpha Networks partner to power the 23 03 2010
launch of Billi, a new Belgian Triple Play Operator
Paris, 23 March, 2010 – Viaccess, a France Telecom company and Orca Interactive its subsidiary company, an
innovation leader in IPTV middleware and applications have been selected to provide Conditional Access and
DRM solutions including Orca’s IP native TV-middleware “RiGHTV” to Alpha Networks who have recently
launched Billi, an innovative new Belgian triple play operator. Alpha Networks, a Belgian systems integrator and
provider of white label IPTV solutions, has developed a pre-integrated platform as part of a turnkey solution
which it will market to alternative international service providers under the branding of turnKeyTV. Billi is the
first operator to deploy Alpha Networks’ new turnkey solution, which includes components from a range of
leading IPTV companies including Viaccess,Orca, Harmonic and Ericsson.
Using the new turnkey platform, Billi is the first converged operator to launch its new ‘Unlimited’ triple play
service in the Belgian market. The triple play service has been designed to challenge traditional operators by
offering IPTV plus unlimited telephony and Internet access at an affordable price. The pre-integrated IPTV
service developed by Alpha Networks for Billi is powered by Viaccess’ Conditional Access/DRM solution,
combined with RiGHTV Orca’s middleware. The IPTV service features 60 channels and offers live pause and PVR
facilities and three-screen user experience leveraging Viaccess and Orca’s fully integrated IPTV suite.
Alpha Networks plan to internationally market its turnkey triple play platform to other next generation
operators and white label solution providers looking for a high performance solution that can be quickly brought
to market with minimal risk. The turnKeyTV solution that will power the recently launched Billi service will be
on display at the IBC 2010 exhibition in Amsterdam.
François Moreau de Saint Martin, CEO of Viaccess, comments: “Our unique and powerful IPTV suite combined
with our robust and feature rich conditional access system/DRM with the IP native TV middleware technology
from Orca Interactive will provide telecom operators with key technologies that will enable them to
rapidlydeploy IPTV services. We are delighted that Alpha Newtorks chose Viaccesssolutions to rely on for its Billi
services. We also see a great international potential in the pre-integrated triple play solution developed by
Haggai Barel, CEO of Orca Interactive, added: “Orca fully believes that its RiGHTv middleware platform will
empower Billi to fully offer an array of dynamic IPTV services to its customers, that include broadcast TV over
IP, video on demand (VOD), personal video recording (PVR), home media, gaming, personalised services and
much more in the future. We look forward to working closely with both Alpha Networks and Billi to provide them
with the right tools to deliver first-class IPTV services that will drive growth and generate revenues.”
Tristan Dumont de Chassart, CEO of Alpha Networks/Billi added:
“Both Viaccess and Orca have been great partners to work with. Their involvement, flexibility and knowledge of
the IPTV market has enabled Alpha Networks to quickly bring to market a comprehensive IPTV solution for major
Belgian and international players. This winning spirit combined with the quality of the products looks set to
deliver a superior customer experience for the future.”
Viaccess S.A. delivers solutions for digital pay television and secured content distribution. Its mission is the
development, production and marketing of Conditional Access and DRM-based systems for all types of contents
and services, for every kind of broadcast (satellite, cable, terrestrial, MMDS) and broadband networks, fixed
(DSL) and mobile. Viaccess has been successfully deployed in 30 countries world-wide, on more than 80 digital
platforms including multi-channel providers and digital content distributors. Viaccess is in a unique position to
support its clients in the move of television to IP technologies: Viaccess is one of the leading companies for IPTV
protection (MRG IPTV Market Leader Report, March 2009) and owns Orca Interactive which is a pioneer and an
innovation leader for IP television middleware and applications.
For more information: www.viaccess.com
VIACCESS contacts :
Melanie Johnson / Nikki Woolf
Tel: +44 (0)1276 486 000
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
About Alpha Networks:
Alpha Networks is a Belgian based operator and integrator.
Activities in Belgium
The company is specialised in developing new generation networks for triple play services (Internet, Telephony
Alpha Networks delivers wholesale broadband services to residential and corporate users in a white label
solution. The company currently serves a number of Belgium-based Operators with double or triple play services.
In the international market, Alpha Networks offers turnkey triple play solutions to market participants outside
Belgium that have multi cast compatible networks.
This solution includes a ready to use head end infrastructure, access to content and the integration of a
complete functional ecosystem.
For more information: www.alphanetworks.be and www.billi.be
Alpha Networks Press Relations contacts:
Géraldine Hubot firstname.lastname@example.org
T : +32 (0) 2 346 90 85