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CloudXtream From RGB Networks Named Finalist In CSI Awards 2014

New solution competes in Best TV Everywhere/multiscreen video category

RGB Networks, the leading provider of the industry's most scalable, unified solutions for multiscreen video delivery, today announced that its CloudXtream cloud-based multiscreen video processing and ad insertion solution is a finalist in the "Best TV Everywhere / multiscreen video" category in the 2014 Cable & Satellite International (CSI) Awards. Celebrating its twelfth year recognizing the industry's best new products, the coveted CSI Awards are designed to reward technical and product marketing excellence in the cable, satellite, terrestrial broadcasting, mobile and IPTV sectors.

"The cloud is revolutionizing the IPTV sector and, as this award shortlist bears testament, CloudXtream is at the forefront of this industry transformation. Built on the industry-standard open-source platform OpenStack, CloudXtream enables video service providers (VSPs) to dramatically simplify the deployment of new, essential monetization services that can effortlessly and continuously scale to meet fluctuations in subscriber demand," said Simone Sassoli, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at RGB Networks. "CloudXtream is the epitome of our vast experience in the multiscreen delivery space coupled with the expertise of the OpenStack community."

"We're also thrilled to see that HBO Europe's HBO GO is shortlisted in the "Best content-on-demand solution" category, a great recognition for the HBO multiscreen service which is powered by RGB's complete transcoding and packaging solution for the delivery of live broadcast channels. And, another demonstration to how our technology ensures premium, international operators can deliver high-quality and market-leading services they need to," Sassoli continued.

About CloudXtream
Based on the industry standard open source cloud operating system OpenStack, RGB's new solution initiative 'CloudXtream' facilitates and accelerates the deployment of new revenue generating services such as Ad Insertion for Multiscreen (AIM) and network DVR. Its OpenStack framework enables deployment of up to hundreds of application instances in a matter of minutes.

RGB CloudXtream provides the ability to integrate and deploy turnkey video applications out-of-the-box, on to bare metal servers, a private cloud, or public cloud. RGB CloudXtream integrates with other cloud-based applications to provide a new dimension in the deployment for video services, all over IP, geo-redundant, highly scalable and able to respond to elastic demand for transcoding, Just-in-Time Packaging (JITP), IP streaming, nDVR storage, and Ad Insertion. RGB CloudXtream can also co-exist in hybrid environments, where a customer hosted solution with proprietary technologies can take advantage and integrate with components deployed in a cloud environment.

With CloudXtream, VSPs can transform what has been a defensive multiscreen pay TV strategy into a sustainable 'Multiscreen 2.0' service, all deployed on a cloud infrastructure.

- Ends

About RGB Networks
RGB Networks provides the industry's most scalable, unified solutions for multiscreen video delivery to any device. With core strengths in transcoding, packaging and ad insertion, RGB's 'Multiscreen 2.0' cloud-based solutions enable video service providers to streamline and monetize TV Everywhere and OTT services, with unmatched reliability and future-proof scalability. RGB's high-capacity cloud, software, and hardware solutions uniquely offer the density and scalability required to support the growing demand for video delivery to TVs, tablets, PCs and mobile devices with integrated functionality that simplifies service provider's network architectures and minimizes operational costs. RGB's award-winning products are deployed with over 400 video service providers worldwide, delivering solutions for traditional and OTT video services. Venture capital investment firms include Accel Partners, Comcast Interactive, Focus Ventures, Granite Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, and Mitsui & Co. Venture Partners. RGB is a private, profitable company based in Sunnyvale, California with offices around the world. For more information, please visit our website - www.rgbnetworks.com - and IP video blog - and follow us on Twitter @RGB_Networks.

RGB press contacts:
Jonathan Mathias / Kasia Murphy
Johnson King
+44 (0)20 7401 7968
[email protected]

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