ConNova has just signed a Letter of Intent with Chinese Channel, the
London based digital TV service provider. The agreement concerns
ConNova´s latest generation customer care & billing system BizManager,
and 5 years of support and maintenance of the same system. The agreement
also includes the possibility for new service developments and is to be
formally signed within a few weeks.
"After choosing ConNova´s SmartManager in 1997 to support our transition
to digital transmission, we have had a very good relationship with
As we now are facing a thrilling period that can include the launch of
new TV channels and customer loyalty programs, we are convinced that
BizManager offers unique advantages with its flexible and open design.
Our agreement with ConNova gives us access to a customer care & billing
system supporting the very special needs of our niche market and also
secures a long-term relationship with ConNova. All this is very
important, as our customers demand highly personalized service "says Mr.
Thomas Li, General Manager of Chinese Channel.
"Chinese Channel has, with its niche concept and its profound knowledge
of the expatriate Chinese market, shown itself to be the prime TV
operator for Mandarin and Cantonese speakers in Europe. I am convinced
that they will be so for many years ahead. I am proud that BizManager
has shown itself to be so flexible that it fulfils the special needs of
Chinese Channel and its customers. For ConNova´s BizManager it is a
breakthrough into the satellite (DTH) market, and ConNova is proud to
add another of Europe's TV operators to its list of customers.", says
Mr. Christian Ekström, ConNova´s Managing Director.
Chinese Channel is the ground breaking satellite operator (DTH) with the
· First ever digital DTH operator in the UK
· The biggest broadcaster of Chinese TV programming in Europe
· First ever DTH operator to install BizManager
On the air since 1997, the screen name of the Chinese Channel is TVBS-
Europe, signifying its affiliation with TVB International, the world's
largest producer of Chinese language programming. The parent company is
located in Hong Kong, where more than 6000 hours of television are
The programs in the Chinese Channel's schedule are largely drawn from
this source, with additional material such as regional news produced
locally in the UK.
The channel transmits seven days a week, seventeen hours per day, in
both Cantonese and Mandarin. Its coverage now extends to 27 European
countries, counting some 25000 subscribers.
ConNova specialises in developing and supplying business support systems
for multimedia operators handling pay-TV, the Internet, broadband,
publishing and telecom services. The company has 15 year's experience of
the industry. ConNova´s services extend from consulting services to the
development of software adapted to meet the market's latest
requirements. Within the framework of ConNova TVX AB, ConNova also runs
customer services on an assignment basis for European pay-TV operators.
ConNova´s current customers are mainly to be found in the fields of
cable TV, DTT (Digital Terrestrial Television), multimedia, publishing
At the international exhibition for billing systems in London in May
1999, ConNova´s customer management system BizManager was awarded two
honourable mentions, one for "Overall Best Contribution to Billing" and
the other for "Most Innovative Billing Product".
The ConNova Group AB (publ) has been listed on the OM Stockholm Stock
Exchange's O list since 1997.
For further information, please contact:
Mr. Christian Ekström, Managing Director, ConNova Group
Tel: +46 8 601 26 00 +46-705-380 884
web : www.connova.se
Mr. Thomas Li, Managing Director, Chinese Channel
Tel: +44 208 614 83 28
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