HOME2US Communications adds Viaccess to its Conditional Access platform in the USA

Thursday, August 26, 2004

Herndon - August 26, 2004 - Home2US Communications Inc, based in Herndon, Virginia, operator of an open pay television platform, announces a new agreement in the USA with Viaccess, a France Telecom company.

Home2US enables international broadcasters to distribute their prime television channels to ethnic audiences in the US. Viaccess is a leader in conditional access for pay television and protection of digital content over broadband networks.

Home2US Communications offers a comprehensive suite of turn-key and a la carte services to broadcasters, including space segment, conditional access, comprehensive subscriber management and fulfillment, hardware provisioning and state-of-the-art customer support.

"We are proud and glad to accompany Home2US in their challenging development with our set of solutions and services." says Nicolas Deschamps, Viaccess EVP Sales "and we are very excited by this new step for us on the American market."

"We are very happy to have signed with Viaccess," says Emrah Ozkan, CEO of Home2US "they are exactly the partner we had been looking for : efficient, reliable and open to new solutions. Thanks to them, we are able to broaden our offer to our subscribers."

About Viaccess S.A.

Viaccess S.A., a France Telecom company, delivers solutions for digital pay television and secured content distribution. Backed by the considerable R&D resources of France Telecom, its mission is the development, production and marketing of Conditional Access and DRM-based systems for all types of contents and services, for every kind of broadcast (satellite, cable, terrestrial, MMDS) and IP broadband networks, fixed (DSL) and mobile. Viaccess has been successfully deployed in 25 countries worldwide, on more than 70 digital platforms including multichannel providers and digital content distributors.