Verizon Business and MPS Broadband Extend Relationship

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. -- Verizon Business will provide advanced digital media, hosting and network  services to MPS Broadband, as the company expands the reach of its MPS Publishing PlatformTM  -- a state-of-the-art offering that enables the media and entertainment industry to publish and syndicate content over broadband around the world.

Since 2004, Stockholm-based MPS Broadband has been using the Verizon Media Platform -- Verizon Business' flagship digital media platform, targeting broadcast and entertainment companies -- to more efficiently acquire, edit and deliver digital media content for the media and entertainment industry in Europe. With a new agreement with Verizon Business for advanced hosting services, MPS Broadband will be able to launch its MPS Publishing Platform in the United States and other markets internationally.

"Verizon Business and MPS Broadband are working together to make leading-edge digital media applications a reality for the broadcast and entertainment companies," said Ed Franklin, group vice president of IT services for Verizon Business. "By combining our advanced IP services and the Verizon Media Platform with MPS Broadband's innovative technology, we will set a new standard for digital media solutions."

MPS Broadband, with offices in the United States and the United Kingdom as well as Sweden, is a privately-owned company that provides applications and software for management and distribution of digital media over broadband, including My StationTM  for Internet Service Providers and telecommunications companies, My ChannelTM for user-generated content and My ContentTM for broadcasters and content rights owners -- products built on and powered by the MPS Publishing PlatformTM.

As part of its extended relationship with Verizon Business, MPS Broadband is deploying its MPS Publishing Platform housed in an advanced Verizon Business Data Center in the United States. Verizon Business will provide enterprise monitoring, servers, storage and bandwidth, and MPS Broadband can take advantage of the intelligence and security within Verizon Business' global IP network. The MPS Publishing Platform powered by Verizon Business allows MPS Broadband room to grow to meet the demands of not only U.S.-based clients, but also customers globally.

"The extended relationship with Verizon Business, will make our vision of a globally accessible 'content eco-system' possible," said Mattias Sjöberg, CEO of MPS Broadband.  "By deploying the MPS Publishing Platform on the Verizon Business global IP backbone, we will be able to provide both Verizon Business' and MPS' customers an advanced solution that is highly cost-effective and extremely scalable."

Verizon Business' Digital Media Technologies group is dedicated to developing and distributing turnkey digital media solutions for content creators, producers, media outlets and entertainment and video gaming organizations. 

About MPS Broadband
MPS Broadband, with offices in Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States, provides leading edge technical solutions for digital media. The solutions are all built on the MPS Publishing PlatformTM, covering all aspects of content management, publishing and distribution. For more information, visit www.mpsbroadband.com.

About Verizon Business
Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), is a leading provider of advanced communications and information technology (IT) solutions to large business and government customers worldwide.  Combining unsurpassed global network reach with advanced technology and professional service capabilities, Verizon Business delivers innovative and seamless business solutions to customers around the world.  For more information, visit www.verizonbusiness.com.