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Monday 22 May, 2006

Emblaze Ltd

Orca Signs Agreement

Emblaze Ltd
22 May 2006

                                  Emblaze Ltd

 Orca Signs Agreement with Leading Next Generation Network Equipment Vendor for
                  IPTV Deployment with Major Service Provider

   Leading IPTV middleware provider selected to help provide high quality TV
                   viewing experience for triple play service

RA'anana, Israel - 22 May, 2006 - Emblaze Ltd ('Emblaze' or 'the Company')
(LSE:BLZ) announces that its Group company, Orca Interactive (LSE: ORCA), a 
global market leader in developing middleware and applications for IPTV, has
signed an agreement with a Global Next Generation Network (NGN) equipment vendor
for IPTV deployment by a large European telecommunications service provider.

The deal consists of an initial purchase of 50,000 Orca RiGHTv(TM)middleware
licenses and professional services for a triple play service of IPTV,
Video-overIP and broadband Internet access being built by a large European
telecommunications service provider.

The IPTV service is expected to be launched in the second half of 2006 and that
the agreement will be extended to eventually include up to 400,000 end-user
middleware licenses.

Alon Laor, Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Professional Services at Orca
Interactive, said, 'Orca's advanced middleware offering allows our customers to
take advantage of the burgeoning IPTV opportunity by providing superior quality
TV viewing, an intuitive user interface and additional advanced features. This
announcement is the latest step in Orca's efforts to enable operators and
systems integrators to enter the IPTV market.'


Doron Cohen, Hagit Gal                      +972 9 7699831/339

Note to Editors:

About Emblaze

Emblaze Ltd is a group of companies sharing a common mission to provide telecom
operators with technologies, products and solutions for next generation
services: Emblaze Mobile, a new breed in handsets design and manufacturing;
Emblaze VCON, is a leading provider of wireless video communications
technologies and conferencing solutions for operators and enterprise markets
over IP networks; Orca Interactive (LSE: ORCA), provider of Interactive
Television IPTV middleware for Video On Demand (VOD) and broadcast services,
aimed at Telecom, cable and xDSL operators; Emblaze SmartContent, developer of
highly advanced technology for Content-Push over wireless and IP networks to
mobile devices and personal computers; emoze, a free global Push Email service
for mobile devices that will push send your Emails and PIM data to you anywhere
and to any device and Visual Defence (LSE: VDI), a provider of wireless and IP
video solutions for military and homeland security markets.

Emblaze Group is traded on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: BLZ) since 1996 and
has offices in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, China, Korea and

About Orca Interactive

Orca Interactive (LSE-ORCA) is a leading provider of IPTV middleware and
applications for broadband network operators and service providers. Orca enables
triple-play providers to deliver a full array of attractive video-over-IP
services that generate new revenue streams and strengthen customer loyalty.
Leveraging a flexible telco-grade middleware platform, Orca empowers operators
to deliver broadcast TV, video on demand (VOD), personal video recording (PVR),
home media and other compelling interactive services. Orca's SI-enabled
solutions are designed for easy outsourcing of integration services by an
operator's preferred systems integrator. Orca has formed strategic partnerships
with leading players across the IPTV value chain to ensure best-of-breed
solutions with low total cost of ownership. For more information, please visit

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