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DIRECTV Latin America signs ICC License with Hansen Technologies

Hansen Technologies Limited (ASX: HSN) today announced that DIRECTV Latin America has signed a 7 year license agreement for the use of Hansen’s ICC Customer Care and Billing Solution for its PanAmericana division in Latin America. This agreement will provide all DIRECTV’s PanAmericana countries with a comprehensive solution for managing all aspects of a Pay TV billing operation, as well as an Argentina-based consulting, services, and support team in Buenos Aires.

PanAmericana is DIRECTV Latin America’s largest division, providing satellite Pay TV to over 6 million subscribers across nine territories, including: Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, the Caribbean and Uruguay. The ICC solution is used to manage access to SD, HD, pre and post-paid subscription models over DTH, as well as provide bundled offerings, including combinations of DTH and Broadband.

“We are extremely pleased that DIRECTV PanAmericana has chosen Hansen Technologies’ software and services as a key strategic element to assist in their continued growth plans throughout Latin America,” said Andrew Hansen, CEO of Hansen. “With our solutions specifically targeted at providing services to the Digital Pay TV industry and our continued global investment in high quality support and services we believe we are ideally positioned to enhance the significant opportunities Pay TV presents in the developing markets in Latin America.“

Antonio Pages, IT Director of DIRECTV PanAmericana states, “Hansen Technologies’ ICC Pay TV solution is a unique product that fits our business and service proposition in the region. The product supports our strategic direction and enables us to advance our entertainment experience innovations. We are pleased to be continuing our relationship with Hansen ICC and look forward to the mutual benefits which we believe will flow from this arrangement.”

About DIRECTV Latin America

DIRECTV Latin America is the leading Satellite Television provider in Latin America, presenting the finest television experience available to more than 6 million subscribers within Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, the Caribbean and Uruguay. DIRECTV Latin America is one of the operating units of DIRECTV, leading provider of television entertainment (traded on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol DTV). DIRECTV Latin America provides the premier television experience available through acquisition, production and distribution of unique and exclusive content, excellence in the area of customer service, and continuous deployment of latest technologies for television entertainment. DIRECTV Latin America provides service in the region through three divisions: Brazil, Mexico and PanAmericana.

About Hansen Technologies

Hansen Technologies (ASX: HSN) is a global provider of customer care & billing, and meter data management software solutions for utilities (electricity, gas and water), Pay TV and telecommunications companies.

The Hansen family of products, which has grown since 1971, includes: HUB, ICC, NirvanaSoft, Peace, Banner and Utilisoft. Hansen’s unique approach to best-fit solutions leverages its proprietary product sets to develop, deliver, and support high-value solutions for clients in over 40 countries. In addition Hansen also offers outsourcing and facilities management services from purpose built facilities globally. Hansen has offices in Australia, USA, New Zealand, China, Argentina and the United Kingdom.

Hansen is recognized by the relevance of its technology and the people who support it. Our innovative solutions are constantly evolving alongside their respective industries to accommodate business, market and technology changes, and our experienced implementation team has an impeccable record of delivering solutions through flexible engagement approaches. For more information, please visit www.hsntech.com.

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