Alviso, CA, July 31, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Minerva Networks, a leading provider of software solutions for the delivery of television services over broadband networks, announced today that Beaver Valley Cable has selected Minerva’s award winning iTVFusion service management platform to power its next generation pay TV service. In conjunction with Entone’s line of hybrid CATV devices, Beaver Valley will be able to cost-effectively offer their customers new features and a compelling user experience that will include whole home DVR, interactive EPG, and over-the-top (OTT) services.
Beaver Valley is a regional cable service provider based in Rome, PA that provides voice, video, and broadband data services to its subscribers over a hybrid fiber-coax (HFC) network. With the joint solution from Minerva and Entone, Beaver Valley will be able to continue delivering existing services to their installed subscriber base, while offering subscribers a new compelling user experience without making costly upgrades to their access network. Live services will continue to be delivered over quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM), with support for OTT integration and VOD being supported via IP.
“We selected the Minerva-Entone solution because of their well established history in the IPTV industry. Minerva-Entone's emergence into the cable (Unicast) environment is providing us with a cost effective means of offering a new and engaging user experience for our subscribers. This solution gives us the ability to deploy all IP services in the future without having to worry about replacing set-top boxes or back-office systems,” said Bonnie Gray, General Manager for Beaver Valley. “We have been very pleased with the service and support from both Minerva and Entone.”
“We are pleased to work with progressive operators like Beaver Valley and look forward to providing them a best in class solution that will enable them to further enhance the experience they deliver to their subscribers, while providing a seamless glide path to IP services in the future,” said Mauro Bonomi, CEO of Minerva Networks.
About Beaver Valley Cable
Beaver Valley is a privately held cable operator based in Rome, PA. Beaver Valley has been servicing customers since the 1970’s and has grown into a triple-play service provider delivering digital cable television, broadband, and telephone services to its customers.
Entone is a global leader in Hybrid TV and Connected Home solutions. Founded by the team that launched the industry's first commercial IPTV service, Entone’s solutions are deployed by over 100 of the world’s leading service operators to support their IPTV and Hybrid TV services. The centerpiece of Entone’s Connected Home solution is FusionTV®, an infrastructure-as-a-service platform that enables operators to bundle linear HDTV and cloud media services with broadband Internet.
Entone is a privately held company with headquarters in California and offices in Europe, Hong Kong, and China. For more info about Entone, go to www.entone.com.
About Minerva Networks
Minerva is the leading provider of carrier-class solutions for the delivery of television services over IP networks (TV-over-IP). Over 300 operators worldwide have deployed Minerva’s software platform for next-generation TV entertainment and communications services. For more information, visit www.minervanetworks.com