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Amino 'thinks out of the box' with AssetHouse win

~ IPTV platform leader appoints Andrew Burke as CEO to drive joint proposition ~

Cambridge - June 10, 2008 - IPTV platform leader Amino has acquired AssetHouse Technologies, the on-demand entertainment services provider behind the BT Vision offering.

Headquartered in Cambridge, Amino is a global provider of IPTV set-top boxes (STBs), with 1.75 million boxes sold worldwide. The acquisition of AssetHouse will enable Amino to build on existing relationships with telecommunication providers and broaden the range of technologies to IPTV service operators of all sizes.

In addition to the acquisition, Amino has announced the appointment of Andrew Burke as CEO. Previously, Burke was Chief Executive Officer of BT Entertainment, where he devised and ran the company's IPTV initiative (BT Vision), pioneered their Digital Media Services and led their relationships with the media world.

The deal will see Amino continue its strategy of innovation, and is underpinned by the growth in the emerging market for online video services, according to Burke: "As the market for IPTV matures, technology is opening the door for telecoms companies to maximise opportunities through better services, targeted content and greater choice."

"The opportunities here are enormous and are set to change the delivery of rich media to households," he continued. "This is not only an opportunity for service providers to sell more IPTV, it' marks the next step in consumer content delivery and distribution. Together, Amino and AssetHouse will close the loop between the set-top box and the merchandising, taking IPTV to the next stage."

Jonathan Callcut, CEO at AssetHouse commented: "Under the Amino product umbrella we will be able to provide a far richer set of services - our combined expertise and experience will create an exciting proposition, and we're looking forward to taking it to a market that we know is waiting."

About Amino Communications

Amino Communications (www.aminocom.com) supplies the AmiNET™ series of set-top boxes (STBs), renowned for their low-cost and reliability. The AmiNET range materially reduces service operators' capital expenditure, whilst offering the full range of specification required; MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 encoding standards, standard and high definition TV, personal video recording and home networking. The high performance coupled with the innovative design of Amino's set-top boxes, has brought the series industry accolades and the company a leading position within the IPTV market.

The AmiNET series of IPTV STBs has been used in commercial deployments and trials in over 80 countries worldwide. Amino's principal customers are telecommunications, broadcast and hospitality service operators. Generally, AmiNET products are supplied with the IntAct™ IPTV software stack pre-loaded.

Amino Communications is a wholly owned subsidiary of Amino Technologies PLC. listed on the London Stock Exchange AIM, symbol AMO. Amino's HQ is based near Cambridge, UK, with offices worldwide.

PR contacts for Amino in the UK:

Louise Tullin, Lewis PR
Millbank Tower, Millbank, London, SW1P 4RS, UK
T: +44 (0) 20 7802 2626
aminouk@lewispr.com

Kate Cartmell, Amino Communications
Buckingway Business Park, Anderson Road, Swavesey, Cambridge, CB24 4UQ.
T: +44 (0) 1954 234 100
kcartmell@aminocom.com
https://www.aminocom.com

PR contact for Amino in the US:

Megan Grenter
LEWIS PR
T: +1 202-349-3775
megang@lewispr.com
www.lewispr.com