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ACCESS CO., LTD, a global provider of advanced software solutions to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, today announced that its ACCESSMyTV™ social TV and over-the-top platform is to launch in Germany early in 2013. ACCESS has selected the PayWizard payment and subscription platform to offer a suite of monetization capabilities to merchants offering content to consumers using the ACCESSMyTV social TV service. Available in German retail outlets from Q1 2013, ACCESSMyTV will be demonstrated at IBC on the ACCESS (14.103) exhibition stand.
The ACCESSMyTV service supported by PayWizard enables German consumers to watch and interact with terrestrial TV, enjoy paid and free OTT content and build their own personal TV OTT web video channels. Consumers can take advantage of PayWizard’s secure, PCI compliant, multicurrency, multi-device applications and single sign-on billing engine so that initially subscriptions, and subsequently Premium Content can be bought from any provider with a secure 4 digit PIN - enabling consumers to view content through ACCESSMyTV on any internet connected device, at a time that suits them.
“Undoubtedly one of the main talking points at IBC 2012 will be how the industry can monetize Social TV strategies,” said Dr. Neale Foster, VP of Global Sales IA, ACCESS. “We will demonstrate at IBC how we are providing a straight forward, simple route for broadcasters, operators and content owners to create new, revenue generating business models in Social TV through the integration of ACCESSMyTV with PayWizard. The PayWizard platform gives us valuable insight into paid-for consumption, enabling us to refine our offering and take best advantage of targeted discounts and offers to maximize potential revenue opportunities.”
PayWizard Commercial Director, Jamie Mackinlay commented:
“We are delighted that ACCESSMyTV has decided to use the PayWizard payment and subscription platform. PayWizard provides quick and secure single-click purchasing across any connected device and is fully supported by our enterprise solution - including a full management information dashboard and suite of German language customer support.” PayWizard is available to demonstrate at IBC on their exhibition stand (14.100) in the Connected World Hall.
ACCESSMyTV is a new OTT multi-screen social video platform for connected devices that provides a structured route for the monetization of OTT video content, games and apps. It allows consumers to create, watch and share personal video, leveraging the power of social networking to deliver a rich interactive service. ACCESSMyTV creates deep consumer engagement and a viral marketing dynamic through the creation of personalized OTT web video channels.