Orca Interactive Ltd
14 June 2005
For Immediate Release
ORCA INTERACTIVE LIMITED
Orca Interactive announces partnership agreement with Tata Consultancy Services
Interactive (LSE: ORCA), a global leader in the IPTV market, today announced a
partnership agreement with Tata Consultancy Services, Ltd. (TCS) (BOMBAY:
TCS.bo; NSI: TCS.NS), a global IT services provider, to offer worldwide IPTV
system integration and service development over RiGHTv, Orca's IPTV middleware.
As part of the partnership, the Broadband and Broadcasting group in TCS will
introduce Orca's technology to potential customers around the world and will
implement projects incorporating Orca's RiGHTv telco-grade middleware
applications. RiGHTv enables the delivery of a wide range of IPTV services such
as broadcast TV over IP, VOD (video-on-demand), NVOD (near VOD), PVR (personal
video recording), pay-per-view, games, T-commerce and other interactive
TCS will work with Orca's customers to execute the development and customization
of advanced interactive TV services using Orca's SUI SDK (subscriber-user
interface software development kit). Orca's SUI SDK enables system integrators,
operators and third-party vendors to differentiate their IPTV offerings by
adding applications, modifying the solution's look and feel, and porting the SUI
to additional set-top-boxes.
'We are proud to be working with TCS, one of the world's largest IT service
providers,' said Haggai Barel, Chief Executive, Orca Interactive. 'TCS's network
integration expertise, combined with Orca's flexible and scalable solutions,
will enable operators to realize the full revenue-generating potential of IPTV.'
'By working with Orca, we are confident that we can continue to lead the market
with cutting-edge technologies,' said Behram Sethna, VP Broadcast and Broadband
group, TCS. 'We provide operators with a customized solution at a timely manner,
empowered by Orca's highly productive SI-Enabled products.'
For further information:
Haggai Barel +972 9769 9400
CEO, Orca Interactive
James Melville-Ross / Cass Helstrip +44 20 7831 3113
About Orca Interactive
Orca Interactive (LSE-ORCA) is a leading provider of IPTV middleware solutions
that enable xDSL and FTTx operators to offer enhanced entertainment services
such as broadcast TV, video-on-demand and interactive services. Orca
applications deliver compelling and differentiated services to maximize
operators' revenue streams. Orca's user-friendly, end-to-end applications enable
delivery and management of VOD, TV channels, EPG, NVOD, pay-per-view and
e-commerce for related merchandise. Orca Interactive has formed strategic
partnerships with BitBand, GooMe, ECI, HP, IBM, Irdeto Access, Kasenna, Kreatel,
Lucent, nCUBE, NDS, Nokia, Optibase, Pace, Samsung and SeaChange, among others.
For more information about Orca, visit www.orcainteractive.com.
Tata Consultancy Services Limited is a leading global information technology
company, engaged in consulting, services, and business process outsourcing.
Established in 1968 as a division of Tata Sons, it went public in year 2004. It
envisioned and pioneered the adoption of flexible global business practices that
today enable companies to operate more efficiently and produce more value. TCS
was recognized as the Best Employer both in the IT Industry (Data Quest) and
across Industries (Hewitt CNBC TV18). TCS IPO was rated as the Best IPO of the
year 2004 by FinanceAsia and AsiaMoney.
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