TECHNICOLOR and NAGRA partner to develop innovative video applications with the Qeo communication framework

PARIS, Sept. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

PRESS RELEASE Technicolor and NAGRA partner to develop innovative video applications with the Qeo communication framework NAGRA's OpenTV 5 now integrates Qeo, enabling innovative services and interactions across home devices ecosystem. Demo available at IBC Technicolor booth - Hall 13 / MS7, MS4, MS5 Technicolor (Euronext Paris:TCH) and NAGRA, the digital TV division of the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) today announced a partnership which will leverage Technicolor's Qeo communication framework to develop innovative applications for OpenTV 5 that enable interoperability with other devices and applications inside and outside of the home. Through this partnership, Technicolor and NAGRA are committed to enhancing consumer's media experience by bridging the mobile, smart home, communication, social media and video ecosystems. At IBC, NAGRA and Technicolor will demonstrate how a smarter, contextual parental control application can be deployed by using Qeo to synchronize live, time-shifting and remote content watching approval. This application is the first of a joint application roadmap that will enhance the video experience for services providers and consumers using NAGRA's OpenTV 5 middleware. Qeo is a revolutionary communication framework for simple, secure communication between applications and devices. Its peer-to-peer, real-time and very lightweight nature allows for the rapid development of very innovative services by interconnecting devices, platforms and applications of all kinds. Michel Rahier, President for Technicolor's Connected Home Division said: "Our strategic partnership with NAGRA to develop Qeo-enabled applications demonstrates the innovative nature of our relationship and our joint commitment to developing next generation digital life experiences." "OpenTV 5 offers an extremely flexible and expandable platform anticipating a broad range of connected home scenarios", said Samir Mehta, Senior Vice President of NAGRA's Middleware Solutions, "the integration of Technicolor's Qeo technology is a solid proof point of this flexibility and it clearly opens a new realm of services opportunities for the Pay-TV and digital media markets." Qeo specifications and development kits are freely available at www.qeo-app- development.com, using an unencumbered, open license model, allowing everyone to build its own reference implementation. Technicolor is preparing to release an open source version of Qeo, designed to protect the openness of Qeo. NAGRA offers a complete solution to enable partners, service providers and third parties to rapidly develop innovative applications for television at http://community.nagra.com. About Technicolor Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector, is at the forefront of digital innovation. Our world class research and innovation laboratories enable us to lead the market in delivering advanced video services to content creators and distributors. We also benefit from an extensive intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging and sound technologies, based on a thriving licensing business. Our commitment: Enhance media experience on any screen, in theaters, at home and on the go. Euronext Paris: TCH Ÿ www.technicolor.com About NAGRA NAGRA, the digital TV division of the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S), provides security and multiscreen user experience solutions for the monetization of digital media. The company offers content providers and DTV operators worldwide with secure, open, integrated platforms and applications over broadcast, broadband and mobile platforms, enabling compelling and personalized viewing experiences. Please visit www.nagra.com/dtv for more information and follow us on Twitter at @nagrakudelski. Press contacts: +33 1 41 86 53 93 technicolorpressoffice@technicolor.com Investor relations: +33 1 41 86 55 95 investor.relations@technicolor.com TCH and NAGRA partner to develop innovative video applications : http://hugin.info/143597/R/1729076/577571.pdf [HUG#1729076] Source: TECHNICOLOR