Alviso, CA, June 09, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Minerva Networks, a leading provider of software platforms for the delivery of advanced entertainment services, announced today that TIM Brasil has selected Minerva’s platform to power their next generation “Live TIM Blue Box” entertainment service. The new television offering will combine off-air digital content with premium linear and over-the-top services including Netflix and YouTube.
TIM Brasil is a leading mobile operator reaching approximately 93% of Brazil’s urban population. TIM recently introduced its fiber-based Live broadband services in both Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, the same markets where the Live TIM Blue Box product will be first available. Live TIM Blue Box will be offered as a retail product available through TIM’s retail outlets, as well as through major electronics retailers throughout Brazil.
“We have worked closely with Minerva to deliver a premium entertainment experience for our customers that is second to none in terms of the features and functionality being offered,” said Rogerio Takayanagi, TIM Fiber’s CEO. “The Minerva platform has enabled us to bring together content from multiple sources and deliver a compelling and cost effective solution to the market.”
The Minerva platform is being used to define and manage content from multiple sources, including off air digital signals and other premium linear channels, as well as support compelling features such as recommendations, whole home DVR and a simple setup wizard for first time users.
“We are thrilled to be a part of what we believe will be a highly successful service in Brazil,” said Mauro Bonomi, CEO of Minerva Networks. “TIM’s innovative offering is the perfect showcase for the power and flexibility of our platform and is a harbinger for where converged entertainment is headed.”
About TIM Brasil
Tim Brasil Serviços e Participações S.A. provides mobile broadband connections and wireless solution for corporate customers in Brazil. The company offers fixed converged services, including voice, data, and mobility services. The company was formerly known as TIM Brasil SA and changed its name to Tim Brasil Serviços e Participações S.A. in September 2003. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Tim Brasil Serviços e Participações S.A. operates as a subsidiary of Telecom Italia S.p.A..
About Minerva Networks
Minerva is a leading provider of service and subscriber management solutions for the delivery of television services. Over 300 operators worldwide have deployed Minerva’s software platform to offer next-generation entertainment services to their subscribers. For more information, visit www.minervanetworks.com.