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Appear TV Helps Operators Tackle Challenge of Rapidly-Expanding Multichannel TV

New EPG module helps reduce complexity and time spent creating electronic programme guides at IBC 2010

Oslo, Norway & Amsterdam, The Netherlands – September 12, 2010:

Appear TV, a global provider of next-generation head-ends for broadcast and IP
television, demonstrates a new module for its cutting edge head-end product line
at IBC 2010 that will help network operators to automatically populate their
Electronic Programme Guides (EPGs). As channel bouquets grow, operators have
an increasingly complex task to ensure that their on-screen programme guide is
always up to date.

Appear TV’s new module allows operators to select a subset of service information
and automatically regenerate the EIT (Event Information Table) schedule with the
latest data to ensure subscribers are always presented with an up-to-date
schedule. Operators can then configure the number of days’ worth of event
information they want to provide [7, 14 etc.], data rate and repetition via Appear
TV’s Web GUI, creating an EPG that meets subscriber needs.
This schedule is then played out on the selected MPTS (Multi Program Transport
Stream) output.

“Our new EPG module is one of many exciting products that we will be showing at
IBC 2010,” says Thomas Lind, Technical Sales & Support Director, Appear TV. “As
the number of channels per programme bouquet increases, delivered by a
growing number of networks, our customers have found it a challenge to keep
their EPGs up to date. By providing the automation of EIT ingest and regeneration
of EIT present/following/schedule to reflect the current channel line-up, we are
enabling them to focus their resources on to other revenue generating services,
such as VOD and interactive services that create a compelling service for their

Key benefits of Appear TV’s new EPG module include:
o The ability to receive EIT schedule from various inputs and regenerate
collective EIT schedule on selected outputs
o Support multiple networks concurrently

Visitors to the IBC 2010 exhibition can view Appear TV’s new EPG module as part
of the company’s HTUSC2000UTH chassis on stand 1.A59, along with some of the
company’s other recent launches, a high density bulk descrambler and advanced
MPEG-4 HD decoder as part of Appear TV’s DC1100 platform.

Appear TV offers products that provide customers with high capacity demodulating,
de-scrambling, and IP streaming – its modular approach offers
complete flexibility in choices of input, scrambling, and output modules. The
company’s market-leading total redundancy solution maximizes network
performance and up-time by enabling redundancy and load sharing between
master head-ends, as well as redundancy inside both master and regional headends.

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Note to editors:
If you would like to book an appointment at IBC 2010 to discuss any Appear TV
solution, or have any other enquires, please visit the company’s stand (1.A59), or
contact Lyndon Johnson via email at, or on +44 (0)7590

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