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ARRIS and Playcast Lead TV Cloud Gaming Revolution for MEO in Portugal
Blockbuster console gaming now directly available via the set-top

SUWANEE, Ga. and LOS ALTOS, Calif., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ARRIS Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRS) announced today the availability of an AAA cloud gaming service, powered by Playcast Media, for TV subscribers of MEO, featuring dozens of popular games from a variety of genres including racers, shooters, action adventure and fighting titles. The cloud gaming industry is set for growth with industry analysts believing it could exceed $1 billion in 2019 from $281 million this year. 

Game franchises made available under MEO's Meo Jogos brand include Street Fighter, the Lego Series, Sonic Generations, and the Batman series for an affordable monthly subscription.

To provide fans with a console quality experience, ARRIS and Playcast optimized the performance of ARRIS set-tops to create an ultra-low latency, reliable, glitch free gaming experience. Thanks to Playcast's cloud gaming service, users are able to play and save games without the need to purchase either an expensive video games console or physical copies of games.

"ARRIS is proud to support MEO in delivering a new and differentiated experience. The demand we are seeing to deliver games from the set-top via the cloud is significant and Playcast is at the forefront of this cloud gaming industry. We're very excited to join Playcast and MEO in seizing this opportunity," said Steve McCaffery, Senior Vice President, EMEA & Asia Pacific, ARRIS.

"The ARRIS set-top delivers an outstanding gaming experience thanks to its low latency exceptional crisp video," said Guy de Beer, Playcast CEO. "Combined with MEO's high quality network users can experience quality gameplay comparable to consoles at a fraction of the cost. Cloud is the true next-generation gaming experience and is rapidly evolving as broadband services mature. Playcast already reaches millions of players around the world and this collaboration is the first step for us to tap into ARRIS's global footprint."

To find out more about MEO Jogos experience, please visit: http://jogos.meo.pt/

About Playcast

Playcast Media is provides a global cloud gaming service. It features the world's major video game brands and packages them in a set of affordable sales models, including monthly subscriptions and various rental models. The game streaming service is offered to users through devices such as set-top boxes, microconsoles, smart TVs and other video-enabled connected devices. Playcast's service has been in commercial operation since 2011, serving hundreds of thousands of TV subscribers in 55 countries.

About MEO

MEO is a reference communications brand in the Portuguese market, incorporating the innovation and technology strategy of the operator that aims to improve the lives of its customers through the unique ability to integrate converged technologies, equipments and services.

About ARRIS

ARRIS is a global innovator in IP, video and broadband technology. We have continually worked with our customers to transform the experience of entertainment and communications for millions of people around the world. The people of ARRIS are dedicated to the success of our customers, bringing a passion for invention that has fueled our history: We created digital TV, delivered the first wireless broadband gateway and are pioneering the standards and pathways for tomorrow's personalized, Ultra HD, multiscreen, and cloud services. We are dedicated to meeting today's challenges and preparing for the tasks the future holds. Collaborating with our customers, ARRIS will continue to solve the most pressing challenges of 21st century communications. Together, we are inventing the future. For more information: www.arrisi.com

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Gemma Goatly, +44 7970 882994, gemma.goatly@arrisi.com