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QuickPlay Media Partners with Media Excel to Deploy Multiscreen Video Transcoding Solution Supporting Hundreds of Channels

Austin, TX(30 May 2013)

Media Excel has been chosen by QuickPlay Media as a video transcoding solution partner for its global multiscreen services. Hundreds of channels will be transcoded on the HERO 5000 series platform for the first phase of their partnership. Using Media Excel solutions, QuickPlay will provide turnkey MPEG-DASH and HEVC-centric solutions to their customers. This creates additional value and shortens time to market for multiscreen, OTT, and other IP-connected video services.

QuickPlay Media is the leading provider of multiscreen managed services for VoD, Live TV, and TV Everywhere to IP-connected devices, having successfully launched multiscreen video services for the world’s foremost communications and media companies. QuickPlay's OpenVideo™ managed service platform ingests content from more than 4,000 providers and optimizes content for more than 400 device types, ensuring that it displays in the highest quality and meets digital rights management and security requirements.

"As a managed service provider, QuickPlay works with a number of market leading technologies in order to deliver the best end-to-end solution for our clients," said Wayne Purboo, CEO of QuickPlay Media. "We selected Media Excel for its exceptional video quality, its ease of deployment, and extensive feature set, combined with their partnership approach."

QuickPlay Media will leverage Media Excel’s HERO Management System (HMS) in conjunction with its OpenVideo Media Processor, for complete visibility and control over multiscreen transcoding services to deliver 24/7 availability and superior QoS. HMS is fully customizable and can simultaneously accommodate different failover policies allowing operators, systems integrators, and content owners to deploy services with minimum operational cost.

"Media Excel delivers the best video quality in the industry to satisfy viewers worldwide," said John Hotchkiss, COO at Media Excel. "It's an honor to partner with QuickPlay Media as they extend their business to serve more customers in global markets."

Media Excel HERO video transcoding delivers a number of unique advantages for multiscreen TV, Internet TV, web TV, and mobile TV providers, including multiscreen encoding of live and VoD events, datacenter and cloud solutions, proven uptime, and native MPEG-DASH support. Media Excel solutions are designed for broadcasters, telecoms, and content aggregators with low-latency point-to-point distribution over IP and ASI networks, and for adaptive delivery of HLS, Smooth, Flash, and MPEG-DASH to consumer devices.

Media Excel is exhibiting at BroadcastAsia2013 in Singapore from June 18-21, in the Marina Bay Sands, Level 5, Stand 5K2-01. QuickPlay Media can be found at Stand 5H1-01.

About QuickPlay Media

QuickPlay Media is the leading provider of managed service solutions for the distribution of premium video to IP-connected devices. Successfully used by the world’s largest communications and media companies, QuickPlay’s cloud-based OpenVideo™ platform provides the most scalable and secure way for companies to deliver engaging multiscreen entertainment experiences. For more information, please follow QuickPlay Media on Twitter at @quickplaymedia or visit us on the web at www.quickplay.com.

About Media Excel, Inc.

Media Excel defines the adaptive bitrate, multi-device transcoding standard for multiscreen video delivery. The company’s hybrid approach of using software and hardware transcoding solutions powers more than 18 million live mobile/tablet TV viewers daily in the US alone. Across the headend, cloud, or edge video distribution, the company’s solutions are used in a variety of markets including broadcast, government, telecom, MSO, and CDN. Founded in early 2000, the company continuously innovates services and offerings for large-scale mobile carrier customers such as AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon, to high-profile event-driven organizations such as Telstra Australia, NFL, NBA, and the Olympic Games. Media Excel is headquartered in Austin, Texas with offices in Seoul and Silicon Valley. For more information about Media Excel, please visit www.mediaexcel.com.