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Changing the way operators deliver TV

Appear TV helps cable operators double transmission network capacity quickly and easily

New QAM output module helps operators address growing consumer demand for video services

Oslo and Cologne, 3rd May 2010

Appear TV, a global provider of nextgeneration head-ends for broadcast and IP television, will launch a new QAM
output module in response to cable operators’ demands for increased
transmission bandwidth. Consumers’ growing appetite for video is putting
pressure on operators’ transport networks, which now need to handle services in
both analogue and digital services – and increasing volumes of HD video.

Thomas Lind, Technical Director at Appear TV explains: “Bandwidth is an ongoing
challenge for cable operators – as consumers want an increasing volume and
diversity of services, operators need to increase the capacity of their transport
networks. For some operators this means something as simple as adding another
service or channel is both a technically complex and costly process.

“Our QAM output module enables operators to tackle this challenge head-on, by
enabling them to output 16 MPTS streams per module.”

Appear TV’s new QAM output module can transport up to 16 individual MPTSs and
supports a range of frequencies, from 47 to 862 MHz. The QAM output module
supports multiplexing with PCR and PSI/SI regeneration, as well as transparent
pass-through removing the complexity and workflow from manual regeneration
and ensures that all tables are automatically updated if changes occur on thee
input. Modulation is full digital modulation and up-conversion.

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Note to editors:
If you would like to book an appointment at ANGACable 2010 to discuss any
Appear TV solution, or have any other enquires, please contact Lyndon Johnson
via email at, or on +44 (0)20 7486 4900, or visit the
company’s stand (# J21).

About Appear TV
Appear TV is based in Oslo, Norway. The company produces world-class
equipment that enables operators to deliver professional broadcast services to
millions of users around the globe. The company is dedicated to developing
reliable, revenue-generating and innovative solutions for operators looking to
deliver real-time content to the home. Appear TV head-ends are designed for
modularity, high density, and flexibility.

Media contact:
Tim Langridge
Marketing & Communications Manager

PR contact:
Lyndon Johnson
Platform PR
+44 (0)20 7486 4900