IPTV Trio Win LatAM Deal

Sagem Communications, Orca Interactive, and BitBand team up on first-class end-to-end IPTV solution in Colombia

November 8, 2007

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PARIS and RA'ANANA & NETANYA, Israel -- Sagem Communications (SAFRAN Group), a worldwide market leader of IPTV CPE, Orca Interactive Ltd. (LSE: ORCA), a market pioneer in providing IPTV middleware and applications and BitBand, a leading provider of video delivery solutions for broadband IP networks, today announced that they have been selected by UNE-EPM Telecomunicaciones in Colombia to jointly offer a powerful End-to-End IPTV solution, focused on an enhanced quality of experience for users.

Following the successful joint IPTV deployments of Darty in France and On Telecoms in Greece, Sagem Communications, Orca Interactive and BitBand realized that service providers need a reliable and service-enabling solution with the unique advantages offered by their combined solution. The current deployment with UNE-EPM demonstrates the continuing demand for the tailored IPTV solution provided by this truly global and proven alliance.

The readily-available solution offered by the three companies and implemented, in this case, by Union Electrica S.A., enables the delivery of a full spectrum of dynamic TV services, ranging from Enhanced broadcast TV to On-Demand content. Utilizing the companies' joint solution guarantees the utmost Quality of Experience to IPTV subscribers, including fast channel zapping, top quality TV even over low quality access lines, the ability to pause and rewind live TV, and more.

"The IPTV market is a ripe market which is ready for the introduction of innovative entertainment services, or expansion of existing offerings", said Ervin Leibovici, CEO, BitBand. "We highly value our collaboration with Sagem Communications, a leading player in this market, and Orca Interactive, an innovation leader in the IPTV middleware market, and look forward to expanding our cooperation throughout Europe and beyond".

Sagem Télécommunications SA

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