Ericsson wins best IPTV technology and service at the 2015 CSI Awards for its cloud-based TV platform MediaFirst. Ericsson MediaFirst brings together the best of traditional Pay TV and over-the-top services to transform TV and video entertainment. Ericsson MediaFirst reflects the company’s continued dedication to providing operators with award-winning TV services to viewers.

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has been selected as the winner of the best IPTV technology and service at the CSI Awards held during the International Broadcasting Conference in Amsterdam on September 11, 2015. The annual program, hosted by CSI Magazine, recognizes technical and product marketing excellence in the cable, satellite, terrestrial broadcasting, mobile and IPTV sectors.

Ericsson MediaFirst, a next-generation cloud-based Pay TV platform that transforms TV and video entertainment, was selected as the Best IPTV Technology and Services at the CSI Awards show. Bringing together the best of traditional Pay TV and over-the-top services, Ericsson MediaFirst empowers operators and content providers to deliver constantly optimized, device agnostic and highly personalized TV experiences. Ericsson announced the commercial availability of Ericsson MediaFirst at the 2015 International Broadcasting Convention.

"Through MediaFirst, Ericsson provides operators with the tools they need to deliver compelling, personalized TV experiences that inspire greater subscriber loyalty and offer more opportunity to drive agility and revenue," said Mark Weinberg, Head of Business Line, Ericsson TV Platforms. "We’re honored to receive the award from CSI Magazine and look forward to deploying MediaFirst with operators around the globe.”

Ericsson MediaFirst adopts agile development principles and practices to fit the needs of a business-to-business-to-consumer TV platform, providing operators a continuous stream of new innovations. Much like web services, MediaFirst enables operators to act on the platform's built-in analytics in real time, leading to agile innovation cycles, greater monetization opportunities and faster time to market for new features and targeted offerings.

Ericsson MediaFirst is a key part of the Ericsson media solutions portfolio, reflecting continued investments to enable operators to deliver award-winning TV services to viewers. Along with industry leading IPTV platform, Ericsson Mediaroom, and Ericsson Mediaroom Reach, which extends the platform to all screens, Ericsson’s TV platforms provide the best TV vewing experiences across all devices while addressing various operator needs.

Uniquely placed at the convergence of telecommunications, the Internet and media, Ericsson powers some of the world's largest and most complex video platforms, and helps the world's strongest content brands to deliver personalized, high-quality programming to consumers 24/7. Ericsson's products, services and insights enable broadcasters, content creators and content owners across cable, satellite and telecoms to accelerate their transformation towards TV in the Networked Society.

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