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QuickPlay Media Joins Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE)
QuickPlay Media Contributes its Expertise in High-Quality Mobile Video Solutions to UltraViolet Initiative
Toronto, ON — January 24, 2011 – QuickPlay Media Inc., the leading provider of solutions for the distribution of premium video to portable wireless devices, today announced it had joined the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE) LLC, a cross-industry consortium dedicated to creating a consumer-friendly open market for digital content distribution. With DECE’s UltraViolet™, consumers will have an easy and consistent way to collect and watch movie and television content across multiple branded platforms, such as computers, connected TVs, game consoles, smartphones and tablets.
Consumer demand to watch TV and movies anywhere, at any time is growing1 and DECE will help accelerate this trend by providing those who purchase UltraViolet-branded media and services with a high-quality and convenient entertainment experience. Through the UltraViolet Account system, each household will be able to create an account for up to six members who can access their household’s UltraViolet movies, TV and other entertainment via participating retailers, streaming providers and devices. Consumers will also be able to register up to 12 UltraViolet devices and then easily download or share content among them. In addition, UltraViolet streaming access will enable consumers to access their collections via set-top boxes and most places where they can access the web.
“DECE and QuickPlay Media share a common goal – to broaden the scope and reach of consumer choice by providing entertainment wherever, whenever,” said Mark Teitell, general manager of DECE. “We are pleased to welcome QuickPlay to DECE.”
QuickPlay Media’s experience includes powering premium mobile video services for live TV, video on demand (VOD) and radio services for many of the world’s largest communications providers. The company’s offerings include PrimeTime2Go™, an award-winning premium TV service, and a complete suite of solutions for the delivery of high-quality video across multiple platforms. QuickPlay’s Multi-Screen Movie Solution provides seamless switching of movie viewing between devices, and includes a feature-rich storefront with options for customization of branding, merchandising, navigation and billing integration. Its Multi-Screen TV Solution delivers a fully-integrated entertainment experience with unified delivery of download and streaming DVR capabilities for live TV and VOD.
“QuickPlay Media is proud to join DECE’s UltraViolet initiative,” said Wayne Purboo, CEO and co-founder of QuickPlay Media. “We look forward to working with this remarkable consortium of industry-leading companies and contributing our mobile video expertise to the ecosystem.”
About QuickPlay Media
QuickPlay Media is the leading provider of solutions for the distribution of premium video to portable wireless devices. Successfully used by the world’s largest communications and media companies, QuickPlay’s OpenVideo platform provides the most secure and flexible way for companies to deliver engaging multi-screen entertainment experiences. QuickPlay is headquartered in Toronto, with sales offices in London and throughout the US. For more information, please visit www.quickplay.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/quickplaymedia. Interested parties can also follow QuickPlay Media on Twitter at @quickplaymedia.