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Amino and beeTV team up for a revolutionary personalised TV experience

8 September 2009

Cambridge UK and Milan, Italy- September 8, 2009 Amino Communications, the world's leading independent IPTV specialists, has partnered with beeTV, the pioneer and inventor of the PCC™ (Personal Content Channel™), to develop and deliver a recommendation-based personalised TV experience, via Amino's award-winning range of set-top boxes (STBs).

The PCC™ uses a set of proprietary contextual recommendation algorithms that identify the viewers' habits, taste, viewing history, personal viewing context and up-to-date general trends. The PCC™, which resides on the STB, gathers suitable recommendations from all content sources including broadcast TV, subscription TV, Video-on-Demand (VoD), PVR/Catch-up and pushes it to each individual viewer as an entertaining, personalised channel that leverages on the richness and impact of visual television images. The solution requires no "catalogue" textual description, no channel surfing nor red and green buttons.

The PCC™, a white label interface, enables providers to increase VoD consumption and improve customer acquisition and retention. The PCC™'s powerful management tools allow providers to initiate and manage content-marketing activities and proactively insert their business logic.It also maximises brand extension across multiple platforms and creates potential revenue streams from targeted advertising by gathering and utilising valuable collected customer marketing data.

Yoram Granit CEO at BeeTV said: "We are very excited to be working with Amino, whose name is known throughout the IPTV industry for quality, cutting edge products and innovative solutions. We see tremendous opportunities in working across the entire range of Amino boxes and with different ecosystem partners."

Kevin Lingley, Amino's Head of Solutions Strategy added: "The solution has real possibilities for the viewer and the service provider alike. This will revolutionise the way viewers consume content and we are always looking for ways the service provider can reduce churn and increase customer satisfaction."

About Amino Communications:
Amino is the world's largest independent IPTV specialists, delivering entertainment solutions for pure and hybrid IPTV, Over-The-Top (OTT) Internet video and in-home multimedia distribution.
Amino delivers a range of award-winning set-top boxes and software to over 800 customers in 80 countries, including telecoms operators, service providers, broadcast, enterprise and hospitality companies. Amino boasts the industry's widest range of pre-integrated IPTV ecosystems, enabling its customers to offer profitable, scalable and targeted video services.
Amino's 'AssetHouse' modular asset management solution allows telecoms companies, content producers, broadcasters and web TV companies to profit from their on-demand services.
Amino Communications is listed on the London Stock Exchange AIM, symbol AMO. Amino's Global headquarters is based near Cambridge, UK, with offices in the US, China and Sweden.

PR contacts for Amino:

Kate Cartmell
T: +44 (0) 1954 234 189

Harriet Diener, Desert Moon Communications
T: +1-845-512-8283

About beeTV:
beeTV provides an answer to the "paradox of choice" problem that characterizes today's TV arena.  A bewildering array of viewing choices restricts viewers instead of improving the quality of their entertainment.
beeTV has addressed this problem by offering viewers the Personal Content Channelä [PCCä], a recommendation-based personalised TV channel. Viewers may enjoy their PCCäon any device using beeTV's range of products:  beeSTBoxä beeWEBä and beeMOBILEä.
beeTV's R&D and recommendation team is led by well-regarded experts.
The company has headquarters in Italy, an R&D subsidiary in Israel and offices in London and Los Angeles.
Additional information: http://www.bee.tv
PR contacts for beeTV:
Gilda Testa
T: +39 02 87395024