Oberhausen, September 6, 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 to launch in Germany early in 2013. ACCESS has selected the PayWizard payment and subscription platform to offer a suite of monetization capabilities to merchants offering content to consumers using the ACCESSMyTV social TV service. Available in German retail outlets from Q1 2013, ACCESSMyTV will be demonstrated at IBC on the ACCESS (14.103) exhibition stand.

The ACCESSMyTV service supported by PayWizard enables German consumers to watch and interact with terrestrial TV, enjoy paid and free OTT content and build their own personal TV OTT web video channels. Consumers can take advantage of PayWizard’s secure, PCI compliant, multicurrency, multi-device applications and single sign-on billing engine so that initially subscriptions, and subsequently Premium Content can be bought from any provider with a secure 4 digit PIN – enabling consumers to view content through ACCESSMyTV on any internet connected device, at a time that suits them.

“Undoubtedly one of the main talking points at IBC 2012 will be how the industry can monetize Social TV strategies,” said Dr. Neale Foster, VP of Global Sales IA, ACCESS. “We will demonstrate at IBC how we are providing a straight forward, simple route for broadcasters, operators and content owners to create new, revenue generating business models in Social TV through the integration of ACCESSMyTV with PayWizard. The PayWizard platform gives us valuable insight into paid-for consumption, enabling us to refine our offering and take best advantage of targeted discounts and offers to maximize potential revenue opportunities.”

PayWizard Commercial Director, Jamie Mackinlay commented: “We are delighted that ACCESSMyTV has decided to use the PayWizard payment and subscription platform.  PayWizard provides quick and secure single-click purchasing across any connected device and is fully supported by our enterprise solution – including a full management information dashboard and suite of German language customer support.” PayWizard is available to demonstrate at IBC on their exhibition stand (14.100) in the Connected World Hall.

ACCESSMyTV is a new OTT multi-screen social video platform for connected devices that provides a structured route for the monetization of OTT video content, games and apps. It allows consumers to create, watch and share personal video, leveraging the power of social networking to deliver a rich interactive service. ACCESSMyTV creates deep consumer engagement and a viral marketing dynamic through the creation of personalized OTT web video channels.

Note to editors:
If you would like to meet with an ACCESS spokesperson at IBC 2012, please contact Sally Douglas of Platform PR: sally@platformpr.com, (T) +44 (0)20 7486 4900.

If you would like to meet with a PayWizard spokesperson please contact Anne-Louise Buick, Marketing Manager: abuick@paywizard.com (M) +44 (0)7920 582 364

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 PayWizard
For more than 15 years, PayWizard has offered a unique, powerful and specialist package of modular products and services that deliver monetization and support capabilities for media companies in the UK and internationally.

PayWizard is an award winning end-to-end solution designed to monetize multi-screen media. Developed in-house, our solution has an industry leading and comprehensive range of payment options underpinned by a mature, robust and scalable subscriber management application with support for an insourced or outsourced operation.

PayWizard is PCI-DSS Level 1 certified, fully authorised by the FSA as an Electronic Money Institution and is a CCA Global Standard© Version 5 certified provider.

PayWizard is a subsidiary of the MGt Group.

PayWizard Key Facts – £1.2 billion processed, £250 million processed annually, acquired more than 6 million subscribers, processed more than 100 million PPV buys, handles more than 10 million customer contacts per annum, fulfils more than 4 million items per annum and has 600 staff.

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