Concurrent Computer Receives Emmy for Video-On-Demand

11/18/2004 - Concurrent Computer Corporation (NASDAQ: CCUR) announced that the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) awarded the company an Emmy Award for technical achievements. Steve Necessary, president of Concurrent’s Video-On-Demand (VOD) Division accepted the award at ceremonies held last night in New York City. Portions of the Nov. 15 awards ceremony will be broadcast on “Pulse,” the G4TechTV cable network news program, on Nov. 19 at 10 PM ET/PT.

Launched in 1948, Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards recognize companies, organizations and individuals for breakthroughs in technology that have a significant effect on television engineering. Concurrent was honored for the “development, productization, and commercialization of video server technology leading to large scale video-on-demand implementations.”

As the first company to commercially deploy VOD in 1999, Concurrent continues to build on its VOD industry leadership position with more than 100 committed North American sites and international commercial trials and deployments, including recent wins with two of Korea’s largest HFC cable service providers that serve more than 5.3 million basic subscribers. Concurrent’s MediaHawk On-Demand Platform is used by some of the largest cable systems in the world, including Bright House Networks’ Tampa and Orlando divisions on the Scientific-Atlanta platform and Time Warner Cable’s Houston division on the Motorola platform. As VOD has continued to grow, Concurrent has continued to develop and deploy technologies that support a growing number of on-demand applications and ever-increasing amounts of content, enabling broadband operators to give their customers more choice and control of their television viewing experience.

“The Emmy Award is validation that on-demand is here to stay. Concurrent is honored to receive this prestigious award and very proud of our Engineering team,” said Steve Necessary, president of Concurrent’s Video-On-Demand Division. “We’ve just scratched the surface with VOD systems widely deployed in North America and several major international deployments. We look forward to a bright VOD future with new applications to support greater amounts of content as well as new features that make television-on-demand even more exciting.”

About The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences was founded in 1957. It is dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy Award. Visit

About Concurrent
Concurrent Computer Corporation ( is a global leader in providing digital VOD systems to the broadband industry and real-time computer systems for industry and government. Concurrent's VOD systems are deployed worldwide by major broadband operators. Its proven technology is based on open standards and provides a flexible, comprehensive and robust solution for HFC, DSL, and IP-based networks. 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 real-time technology experience 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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