Oberhausen, Germany, September 5, 2012 − ACCESS CO., LTD, a global provider of advanced software solutions to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, today announced that its ACCESSMyTV™ social TV and over-the-top platform is planned to launch in Germany during Q4 2012. ACCESSMyTV is integrated with a new Fortis DVB-S2 HbbTV ready set-top box, enabling consumers to build and share OTT channels through Facebook. Expected to be available in German retail from Q4 2012, ACCESSMyTV will be demonstrated running on a Fortis set-top box at IBC on the ACCESS (14.103) and Fortis (4.B70) exhibition stands.

The ACCESSMyTV powered set-top box from Fortis enables German consumers to watch and interact with terrestrial TV, enjoy OTT content using HbbTV plus build their own personal TV OTT web video channels, watch them back on any device connected to the internet and take part in the Social TV revolution through integration with social media networks such as Facebook. This social network sharing of user-built personal web video channels will drive consumers towards ACCESSMyTV and the Fortis set-top box and enable them to see how they too can share in Germany’s ACCESSMyTV powered social TV revolution.

“ACCESSMyTV really puts German consumers at the frontier of next generation TV through its integration of social media and OTT with Germany’s HbbTV Smart TV applications,” said Dr. Neale Foster, VP of Global Sales IA, ACCESS. “With this launch Germany’s consumers can build personal web video channels, watch them back on any device and use social media networks such as Facebook to publicize and share these channels. I’m really looking forward to watching this powerful viral marketing effect working for both ACCESS and Fortis,” concluded Dr. Foster.

ACCESSMyTV is an exciting new multiscreen, social video OTT platform managed by ACCESS that provides a structured route for the monetization of OTT video content, games and apps. ACCESSMyTV works on any PC, web browser or iOS device connected to the internet. Users can create their own channels on the go and share them with friends on Facebook for all to watch on the big screen using the Fortis set-top box available in German retail outlets. ACCESSMyTV creates deep consumer engagement and a viral marketing dynamic through the creation of personalized OTT web video channels.

“By integrating the ACCESSMyTV offering with DVB-S2 and HbbTV we’ve got an incredibly exciting solution for any German consumer that wants to experience cutting-edge TV,” said Jake Lee, Sale & Marketing Director, Fortis. “We’re launching ACCESSMyTV because TV viewers no longer want a solely ‘lean-back’ experience. With HbbTV support, access to a huge range of free web video and the ability for consumers to build personal OTT channels and share them with their friends on Facebook, this new Fortis STB makes sure we give the consumer great entertainment on many devices, not just the TV.”

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About ACCESS
ACCESS CO., LTD. is a global provider of advanced software solutions and services that enable operators, device manufacturers, content owners and consumers to make the most of today’s multi-screen, connected world. It provides software for mobiles, smartphones and tablets, connected TVs and set-top boxes in the connected home, automotive, digital publishing and networking markets. ACCESS solutions have shipped in over one billion devices around the world. Its product portfolio includes the NetFront™ Software Series and the ZebOS® network platform, providing customers faster time-to-market, flexibility and customizability; the ACCESSTM Digital Publishing Ecosystem for cloud-based, cross-platform digital publishing and the NetAd mobile advertising platform. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, the company is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (Mothers’ Index, 4813) and operates subsidiaries and affiliates in Asia, Europe and the United States. www.access-company.com.

About FORTIS
FORTIS, Inc. is a leading Set-Top-Box supplier for the world-best smart receiver in Korea. With the principle pursuing top-notch quality, Fortis solution is ranked at top from markets in terms of customer satisfaction.

Starting with the first innovative USB-PVR ready product in 2007, FORTIS continues to evolve and focus on high-end HD PVR product with its leading hybrid & multimedia features.

FORTIS keep its sincerest efforts in R&D and marketing to deliver new products time-to-market, and respond to customer’s request faithfully.

Please visit www.fortis.co.kr for more information.

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