10/22/2004 - Concurrent Computer Corporation (NASDAQ: CCUR), a worldwide leader of on-demand technology that is shaping the future of television, announced that it has been chosen by Korea Digital Cable Media Center Co., Ltd. (KDMC), South Korea’s largest provider of cable services, for Korea’s largest commercial Video-On-Demand (VOD) deployment. The launch will enable Subscription VOD (SVOD) to KDMC’s over 4.0 million combined subscribers, using Concurrent’s MediaHawk® On-Demand Platform.
The Korea Digital Cable Media Center Co., Ltd. is a consortium made up of 44 independent cable television system operators (SOs), who, as a group, invest in technology and programming in order to provide better quality of content and value-added-services to their customers.
The Korea market represents a significant on-demand opportunity, and KDMC is by far the largest cable services provider with 4.0 million combined subscribers. KDMC plans to offer its SVOD trial service this calendar year, with system-wide commercial deployment scheduled for the first half of calendar year 2005.
“KDMC is pleased to announce this Korea digital television services milestone as we prepare to launch the latest advanced digital services to our viewers,” said Seong-Duck Park, president of KDMC. “Concurrent is a globally recognized leader in the VOD market, and its MediaHawk Platform provides the proven technology and open system integration capacity needed to undertake such a large commercial deployment.”
“The synergy between Concurrent’s leading technology capabilities and KDMC’s vast market coverage creates a partnership that builds on the successes of each,” said Gary Trimm, president and CEO of Concurrent. “This commercial trial and planned launch represents Concurrent’s continued commitment to the on-demand market, both in North America and as we expand to meet the needs of a worldwide market. We look forward to providing the quality of service and technological innovations expected by an innovator such as KDMC.”
Concurrent’s MediaHawk On-Demand Platform is the only in the industry to completely separate streaming, storage and content ingest for three-dimensional scalability, and is a proven foundation for the delivery of the latest on-demand services, including Movies-On-Demand (MOD), Subscription VOD (SVOD), Free-On-Demand (FOD), Long-Format Advertising (LFA), Network-based Digital Video Recording (NDVR) and high-definition VOD (HDVOD), as well as exciting new on-demand applications and services. The Concurrent On-Demand Platform includes its proven hardware, extensive software, integration expertise and world-class customer service.
About Korea Digital Cable Media Center Co., Ltd.
For more information about KDMC, please visit www.dmcitv.com.
Concurrent Computer Corporation (www.ccur.com) is a worldwide leader in providing digital VOD systems to the broadband industry and real-time computer systems for industry and government. Concurrent's VOD systems are utilized within the broadband cable, DSL, and IP-based markets. Within the digital cable market, Concurrent is a recognized leader, currently serving nine of the largest network operators in 87 markets, surpassing 16.6 million basic subscribers and 5.5 million digital subscribers. Concurrent's proven technology provides a flexible, comprehensive, robust solution for HFC, DSL, and IP-based networks. The company's powerful and scalable VOD systems are based on open standards and are integrated with the leading broadband technologies. Concurrent is also a leading provider of high-performance, real-time computer systems, solutions, and software that focus on hardware-in-the-loop and man-in-the-loop simulation, data acquisition, and industrial control systems for commercial and government markets. Concurrent has nearly four decades of experience in real-time technology and provides its best of breed solutions through offices in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
Concurrent Computer Corporation, its logo and MediaHawk are registered and unregistered trademarks of Concurrent Computer Corporation.
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