CSG International Wins Pipeline Innovation Award for Content Direct ®
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CSG Systems International, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGS), a global provider of software- and services-based business support solutions that help clients generate revenue and maximize customer relationships, today announced that the company's Content Direct® solution has received a Content Innovation of the Year award in the vendor section of the Pipeline's 2013 COMET Innovation award competition. The awards recognize advancement and innovation in communications and entertainment technology (COMET).
The demand for premium video content is growing across an ever-expanding number and type of devices. From Communications Service Providers, entertainment and sports franchises to special-event coverage and exclusive retail experiences, brands of all kinds are increasing engagement via premium digital content. To enable its clients to capitalize on explosive consumer demand for digital content, Content Direct brings game-changing innovations to market, including a secure, enterprise-quality cloud-based infrastructure to deliver subscription, rental, or owned digital content offerings to connected devices. The solution is focused on driving innovative content monetization strategies for market-leading companies worldwide.
"Content Direct was ultimately selected by the judges as the category winner in recognition of advancements in the delivery, management and optimization of content such as video, gaming, and more," said Scott St. John, Executive Editor at Pipeline. "Pipeline's Innovation Awards are judged by an esteemed panel of key executives from top service providers, influential analysts, and select members of Pipeline's editorial team and Content Direct stood out to us all as being at the forefront of content innovation."
Content Direct offers content providers the opportunity to capitalize on the explosive demand for multi-device, direct-to-consumer digital content by providing interactive storefronts where consumers can browse, rent, purchase, and subscribe to premium digital content. It also gives the provider all of the content management, customer management, digital rights management, commerce management, customer care, and analytics capabilities required to operate a complete digital content business, including the most comprehensive UltraViolet™ solution.
"Across our global customer base, brands are using Content Direct to create powerful interactive online, mobile and social experiences for consumers," said Kent Steffen, President of Content Direct, CSG International. "In return for offering those experiences, Content Direct allows our customers to turn digital content into revenue. We are delighted to receive the 2013 COMET award for the high degree of innovation behind our solutions."
About CSG International
CSG Systems International, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGS) is a market-leading business support solutions and services company serving the majority of the top 100 global communications service providers, including leaders in fixed, mobile and next-generation networks such as AT&T, Comcast, DISH Network, France Telecom, Orange, T-Mobile, Telefonica, Time Warner Cable, Vodafone, Vivo and Verizon. With over 30 years of experience and expertise in voice, video, data and content services, CSG International offers a broad portfolio of licensed and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based products and solutions that help clients compete more effectively, improve business operations and deliver a more impactful customer experience across a variety of touch points. For more information, visit our website at www.csgi.com.
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