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ES3TM collaborates with Pace to deliver a new level of intelligence to the Mediaroom IPTV Set Top Box

January 7, 2011, TORONTO, ON, CANADA - ES3 and Pace have collaborated to develop a series of applications for the Microsoft® MediaroomTM platform. Private demonstrations of the applications showcasing Pace's products and capabilities will be held during Fusion 2011, a Pace customer event in Las Vegas this month.

The solution leverages the power of the Pace residential gateway (RG) and set-top box (STB), providing simplified access to manage devices in the home network, manage settings on the RG and provide methods for self-help in troubleshooting issues in the home network, all through a user-friendly interactive experience on the TV.

With these applications, users are able to view all of their devices that are connected on the home network, add new devices, troubleshoot issues in the network and manage settings of their Pace RG.

In a statement earlier today ES3's CEO, Mr. Doug Edwards wrote, "We are pleased to have established a strong relationship with Pace and are excited about the opportunity to work together to deliver innovative interactive television applications that leverage the power of the connected devices in the home network". Mr. Edwards continued, "This truly is a great example of two ecosystem partners coming together to explore synergies and creating a very strong value proposition for both Service Operators and their customers."

Mr. John Grady, Senior Director, Strategic Alliances at Pace stated, "This initiative has enabled Pace to find new ways of leveraging our residential gateway, management systems, and set-top box products to address some of the fundamental business problems IPTV operators are confronting today. For example, subscribers can now restore television service using our guided resolution flows with the click of a button, reducing the need for expensive customer support calls or technician visits. We are looking forward to showcasing these capabilities to our Service Operator customers at Fusion and are excited about the possibilities that can be realized with ES3."

About ES3

ES3 is an award winning IPTV application Development Company with a series of interactive TV application products designed exclusively for the Microsoft Mediaroom platform and deployed with Service Operators globally.

About Pace plc

Pace plc (LSE:PIC) is a leading technology developer for the global payTV industry, working across satellite, cable, IPTV and terrestrial platforms. Pace has one of the world's most experienced specialist engineering teams, developing intelligent and innovative products and services for both payTV operators and retail markets across the world.

Pace employs over 1,200 people, in locations that include the UK, the USA, France, India and China. Pace's international headquarters are in Saltaire, West Yorkshire, UK.