Swedish middleware specialist Dreampark scores customer wins in Egypt, Finland

Swedish IPTV middleware provider Dreampark, which earlier this week announced it had scored its first customer win in Africa, today said it also has landed Finnish IPTV operator Ålcom.

Dreampark, one of the leading providers of middleware for cable, terrestrial and IPTV services in the European market, said Ålcom is swapping out a competitor's middleware solution and replacing it with the Dreampark Dreamgallery middleware, which is heavily deployed in Europe.

Dreampark's Dreamgallery helps operators maximize flexibility and performance by taking advantage of the powers of open standards, such as HTML and SVG, combined with a comprehensive SDK, making it easier for operators to customize their offerings.

"We are confident this partnership will successfully achieve Ålcom's goal in delivering a great user experience to their IPTV customers," said Per Skyttvall, CEO at Dreampark. "The announcement of another change out customer in the Scandinavian region is significant for Dreampark because it further strengthens the growth of the company and the position as a leader in Europe."

Ålcom said it switched to Dreampark to address end-user and flexibility issues, adding that the new middleware will allow it to quickly add new services for subscribers.

Dreampark's other Dreamgallery middleware win, meanwhile, was with Egyptian Advanced Multimedia Systems, an Egyptian provider of IPTV services.

EAMS expects to implement an average of 50 regional headends every year for the first five years of operation, based on the potential coverage area of Nilesat Satellite, which will be used to transmit the multicast streams and VOD content to regional headends in the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf area.

"We are making a huge investment in IPTV and our choice of middleware provider is a vital part of making this project a success," said Tarek Malash, CEO of EAMS. "Dreampark has a flexible enough solution to offer us exactly the right elements for our IPTV system."

For more:
- see this release about the Ålcom deal
- see this release about the EAMS deal