Azuki Systems Powers New HBO Go Mobile Application
ACTON, Mass(25 May 2011)
Azuki Systems, the leader in the delivery of video to any device over any network at Internet scale, today announced that HBO has chosen the Azuki Wireless Platform to manage and unify end-to-end workflow for preparing, protecting, and packaging HBO Go content to iPhones, iPads, and select Android smartphone mobile devices.
“Expertise and flexibility were key factors in our decision to partner with Azuki for HBO Go,” said Diane Tryneski, SVP, Media & Productions Operations at HBO.
“HBO is synonymous with leadership and high-quality premium programming. As HBO expands into the rapidly growing world of mobile, we’re excited that our partnership with HBO is already producing such strong results,” said John Clancy, President and CEO of Azuki Systems. “Being selected by HBO to help make this powerful value proposition a reality is a tremendous honor. We are thrilled to be working with HBO and we look forward to building on our strong partnership.”
HBO Go is currently available to approximately 80 percent of HBO households, including Comcast XFINITY TV, Verizon FiOS, Cox Advanced TV, AT&T U-Verse, Suddenlink, DIRECTV and DISH Network customers who subscribe to HBO.
Home Box Office, Inc. is the premium television programming subsidiary of Time Warner Inc., providing the two pay television services – HBO and Cinemax – to approximately 85 million subscribers worldwide. The services offer the most popular subscription video-on-demand products, HBO On Demand and Cinemax On Demand as well as HBO Go and MAX Go, HD feeds and multiplex channels. Internationally, HBO branded television networks, along with the subscription video-on-demand products HBO On Demand and HBO Go, bring HBO services to over 60 countries. HBO programming is sold into over 150 countries worldwide.
About Azuki Systems
Founded in 2008, Azuki provides an end-to-end solution that delivers rich, protected content to any device over any network, allowing content owners, enterprises and service providers to capitalize on the explosive growth of smartphones, tablets and multiple screens. The Azuki Wireless Platform™ enables brand-name media companies, service providers and mobile operators to combine the power of over-the-top delivery with the highest quality of user experience, content protection, scale and reliability. Based in Acton, Mass., Azuki is led by an executive team renowned for repeated success in launching disruptive technologies and scaling companies that have solved key technology challenges and provided their customers with a competitive edge. Visit www.azukisystems.com for more information.