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KartinaTV Selects Comigo for its Social TV offering in Germany

Moscow, Russia and Yarkona, Israel- 28 January 2013: KartinaTV, an IPTV broadcaster for Russian-speaking audience outside of Russia, today announced a collaboration with Comigo, the creator of a feature-rich smart TV platform. Under the agreement, Comigo will provide KartinaTV with its Smart TV platform which includes: IP Set Top Box (STB), client applications for smartphones and tablets (Android and iOS) and web interface for Comigo's back-end servers to support its unique personal and social features and capabilities.

KartinaTV, an IPTV service provider, delivers Russian television outside of the Russian Federation, to residents of Germany, USA, Israel and United Kingdom. With Comigo's smart TV solution, KartinaTV will gain new revenue streams by monetizing premium content across devices and offering new type of services to its customer base. Comigo revolutionary solution will also enable the Russian IPTV service provider to offer contextual value added services to its viewers and to mount micro-targeted campaigns which can be promoted through the users' social networks.

Designed to provide a brilliant TV viewing experience, Comigo's smart TV platform enables KartinaTV to offer their viewers access to a wide range of content whether it is 150 live channels with 14 days of catch-up TV, web based content, VOD and local content stored on devices connected to the home network (via Ethernet or WiFi) or on external storage (USB drives). It is a multi-screen solution which enables viewers to stream content flawlessly from one device to another, providing a seamless viewing experience across devices. It incorporates an intuitive and user-friendly interface with best-in-breed smart TV features. Ability to create individual watch-lists, share recommendations and interact with friends while watching TV are key features of Comigo's smart TV platform.

"Comigo's smart TV solution is the most advanced platform currently existing in the market, offering personalized viewer experience and unique social capabilities," explained Andreas Reich, CEO, KartinaTV. "Our alliance with Comigo will help us reach out to the Russian speaking audience in Germany, a key target audience for us and help us gain market share."

"Our smart TV solution combines TV content and Internet browsing, while fulfilling the viewer's social needs. All via super simple and enjoyable UI," commented Dov Moran, Founder and CEO, Comigo. "We're excited to have been selected by KartinaTV to introduce our advanced solution to a generation weaned on internet and social networks."

Comigo is currently exhibiting at the CSTB forum in Moscow. Visit their stand between 29-31 January in hall 4, stand #447.

About Comigo
Comigo is the creator of a feature-rich smart TV platform. Comigo's solution considerably enhances the TV experience by uniquely extending viewing across all types of handheld devices, with revolutionary personal viewing experience and social interactive capabilities.

As part of its solution, Comigo offers content-sensitive value-added-services and advertisement as a platform on top of the broadcasted stream, all to enrich the user experience and increase his engagement with the viewed content and with his friends. Comigo opens new revenue opportunities for operators, broadcasters and other media companies.

Founded by Dov Moran, Comigo enables operators, broadcasters and other media companies to reach a leadership position in the smart TV arena. A highly successful technology entrepreneur and the inventor of the USB flash drive, Dov was also Founder & CEO of msystems, which was acquired by SanDisk for $1.6 billion

Related Links:
Comigo website: http://www.comigo.com/
Follow Comigo on Twitter and Facebook

About KartinaTV
KartinaTV (www.kartina.tv) - is the largest provider of Russian television outside of the Russian Federation offering its services to Russian-speaking residents of Germany, USA, Israel, UK and other countries.

Website: www.kartina.tv

Follow Kartina TV in social media:
https://www.facebook.com/KartinaTVOfficial
https://twitter.com/KartinaTV
http://www.odnoklassniki.ru/kartinatv

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