Myriad launches an App Ecosystem for RDK

Set-Top Boxes at the NCTA Cable Show

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- Myriad now offers TV providers the ability to create and deploy new innovative apps and services on set-top boxes and home gateways
- Introducing Alien Vue an ecosystem to enable Android apps to be run on RDK based set-top boxes
- Myriad set to accelerate the pace of innovation with RDK

Myriad Group AG (SIX: MYRN), the company creating and connecting communities across TV and mobile, today announces that it will be introducing the Alien Vue platform, an enabling solution to expand the capability of set-top boxes and home gateways to run Android apps. Myriad's Alien Vue offering will be presented and demonstrated on an RDK set-top box at the NCTA Cable Show in Washington, D.C. 10th-12th June 2013. The demonstration will include a range of popular Android applications running on an RDK set-top box.

Myriad Alien Vue will bring a rich set of applications to TV by extending the capabilities of boxes by tapping into the large and diverse community of developers and publishers from the Android app ecosystem to the benefit of Pay TV operators and TV viewers. This approach will enable TV providers to retain their investment in existing and proven set-top box and gateway software. Myriad Alien Vue for RDK brings further innovation and flexibility to the RDK platform - providing an app environment along with a rich, flexible UI framework.

Edward Zylka, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Myriad's Device Solutions Division, commented: "Consumer demands and habits for TV content and services are changing dramatically much the same as smart phones changed the consumer's appetite for apps and content while driving creativity. Our goal is to extend the RDK platform beyond its current framework, offering TV providers the ability to create and deploy new innovative services in a cost effective and timely manner. We anticipate the pace of change for interactive TV services will move quickly with the introduction of a broadly available app ecosystem such that Alien Vue with Android can provide on RDK devices."
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