British Digital Broadcasting selects subscriber management system

20th July 1998

British Digital Broadcasting Plc (BDB) has selected Wiztec Solutions to provide its WIZARD Subscriber Management and Billing System to support customer care and billing services for BDB's Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) services, the first DTT service in the world. This appointment is another key step towards BDB's launch in the Autumn this year.

Mr John Egan, Operations Director of BDB said:

"The versatility of the WIZARD software for digital television service together with Wiztec Solutions' proven track record in subscription TV and interactive service operations were a deciding factor in choosing the company. We look forward to working with them to launch the world's first digital terrestrial TV channels."

Wiztec Solutions was chosen after a stringent selection process in a strongly contested bid. Mr Yaron Polak, President and CEO of Wiztec Solutions Ltd said:

"Wiztec is proud to be servicing the first operator in the world to launch DTT. It is expected that in the coming decade DTT will become a prominent delivery vehicle for broadcast and interactive tele vision and this important win is in line with our strategy to be at the forefront of digital TV technology."