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March 25th, 2010

EchoStar Europe... IPTV Award Infusion

EchoStar Europe has secured the ‘Best Hybrid Broadcast-IP Video Delivery Solution or Service’ award at the IPTV World Series Awards in London. The award recognizes customer premise equipment that caters to the convergence of IP and non-IP delivered video services.

The IPTV World Series judging panel, comprised of leading industry journalists and market analysts, selected EchoStar Europe above six other candidates. Judging panellist and digital TV industry analyst Benjamin Schwarz of CTOi Consulting commented, “This year’s competition was extremely hard fought with an unprecedented number of nominations in the hybrid award category”. Schwarz continued, “It is extremely pleasing to see so many exciting and innovative product solutions being launched in the IPTV space - they clearly support operators’ needs to deliver differentiated and enriched entertainment services on a multiplatform stage”.

EchoStar Europe launched its latest SlingLoaded HDS-600 R platform at IBC2009, where it also won Cable and Satellite International’s ‘Product of the Year Award’ for ‘best customer premise technology’ for its first SlingLoaded platform. The HDS-600 R is currently being showcased at the IPTV World Forum in London. The platform ensures operators can deliver a compelling TV Everywhere experience, enabling them to secure multiplatform revenue streams by providing customers with greater flexibility to engage on-the-go lifestyles. Through integrated SlingLoaded, consumers can place-shift and watch TV from any location inside or outside the home and on any Sling-enabled device including mobile phones, laptops and secondary television sets.