ADB'S HOME NETWORKING SOLUTION SUPPORTS TELEKOM AUSTRIA FOR EUROPE'S FIRST DIVX®-ENABLED DIGITAL TV SERVICE

Thursday, 11. February 2010 07:00
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February 11, 2010 - Geneva, Switzerland: Advanced Digital Broadcast
(www.adbglobal.com ), a leading supplier of
technology to the global digital television industry, announced today that
Telekom Austria has introduced advanced 'connected home' capabilities on its
aonTV IPTV service using ADB set-top devices and software technology. Among many
innovations, the new aonTV MediaBox service enables Telekom Austria's
subscribers to view DivX® content on their TV. Telekom Austria is the first
operator in Europe to provide DivX Certified® set-top boxes to its subscribers.

ADB's standard-based Connected Home solution allows consumers to access content
available from any DLNA, UPnP or Windows Media Connect device within the home
network. Consequently Telekom Austria subscribers can easily retrieve custom
slide shows, video and music files from their PC or other connected devices, and
play them onto their television. Existing subscribers are able to benefit from
this new service, via an automatic software update.

"With our aonTV MediaBox we are turning multimedia technology into a personal
and individual experience for our customers - an objective which is in line with
our innovation strategy," commentsHannes Ametsreiter, CEO Telekom Austria Group.
"Moreover, the interconnection of the TV set, the PC and the mobile phone is
demonstrating the full potential of the networked home. Therefore, we are not
only setting the course in digital entertainment, but we are also anticipating
the future needs of our customers."

Wojciech Doganowski, VP and General Manager of ADB's IPTV Business Unit,
comments: "Telekom Austria is continually striving to improve its customer
experience through innovation, and the aonTV MediaBox sets a new benchmark for
converged IPTV service offerings. We are very proud of our role in providing
both the software and set-top box hardware for this service. Telekom Austria is
giving its customers a completelynew consumer TV experience
- allowing them to bring together more content from
more places and presenting it in exciting ways, whilst hiding any complexity
from its customers."

Matt Milne, Senior Vice President and GM, Licensing at DivX, adds: "The ADB
set-top boxes used by Telekom Austria facilitates the seamless transfer of video
content, enabling consumers to enjoy their DivX video collections, on the
television. We're pleased to work with ADB in satisfying the demand for DivX
Certified set-top boxes in Europe."

ADB's 3800W IPTV set-top boxes were selected by Telekom
Austria back in 2007 for its aonTV service. The enhanced aonTV MediaBox service
commenced its roll-out to Telekom Austria's existing IPTV customers in September
2009 and will be offered to all new subscribers.

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About Telekom Austria Group:
Telekom Austria Group is Austria's leading provider of telecommunications
services. It was listed on the Vienna stock exchange in November 2000. The Group
has two main business areas: the fixed net segment encompasses fixed line
telephony, data, Internet, security and multimedia services and the mobile
communications segment covers mobile communications. The Telekom Austria Group
has international operations in Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Liechtenstein, the
Republic of Macedonia, the Republic of Serbia and Slovenia.
http://www.telekomaustria.com

About DivX
DivX, Inc. is a leading digital media company that enables consumers to enjoy a
high-quality video experience across any kind of device. DivX creates,
distributes and licenses digital video technologies that span the "three
screens" comprising today's consumer media environment-the PC, the television
and mobile devices. Over 200 million DivX devices have shipped into the market
from leading consumer electronics manufacturers. DivX also offers content
providers and publishers a complete solution for the distribution of secure,
high-quality digital video content. Driven by a globally recognized brand and a
passionate community of hundreds of millions of consumers, DivX is simplifying
the video experience to enable the digital home.
http://www.divx.com

About ADB
Advanced Digital Broadcast  is a leader in the
design, development and supply of high-quality products to the world-wide
digital television market. The Company has deployed over 14 million set-top
boxes, across high-volume markets, incorporating the industry's pioneering
middleware, conditional access and hardware technologies.

ADB has established itself as a trusted partner to television operators
supporting them to launch new services using state-of-the-art technology.
Through its unique end-to-end understanding of set-top box software, ADB is able
to design and supply highly efficient and optimized hardware platforms ahead of
the competition.
Approximately 70% of ADB's workforce is dedicated to engineering; developing
products across all the digital television technology platforms including cable,
Internet Protocol (IP), satellite and terrestrial. The company is headquartered
in Geneva, Switzerland with its main Research and Development facility in
Zielona Gora, Poland and Operations division in Taipei, Taiwan. ADB has local
representation in Australia, Italy, Singapore, Spain, the Ukraine, the United
States and the United Kingdom.

ADB is a member of ADB Group; ADB Group (www.adbholdings.com
) is publicly listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange
(SIX:ADBN).
ADB. Defining Digital.


For further media information please contact:

Gay Bell/Lyndon Johnson
Platform PR for ADB
Tel: +44 (0)20 7486 4900
gay@platformpr.com /lyndon@platformpr.com


ADB-powered aonTV MediaBox enables Telekom Austria subscribers to watch DivX(®)
movies on their TVs




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