Boston, MA, July 19, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Minerva Networks, a leading provider of software platforms for connected entertainment, announced today that Nex-Tech, a subsidiary of Rural Telephone has deployed their OTT TV solution to offer a cost effective pay TV product delivered over Nex-Tech’s broadband network. The turnkey solution features Minerva’s robust service management back-office along with Minerva’s OTT TV clients for Roku and Amazon Fire TV. By supporting consumer electronics devices like Roku and Amazon Fire TV, Nex-Tech is able to eliminate expenditures associated with set-top boxes and truck-rolls to deliver a cost effective television experience allowing them to more effectively compete with emerging OTT entrants.
“While increasing competition and changing consumer habits have placed pressure on traditional Pay TV packages, operators who are able to more effectively offer a range of pay TV products that meet the needs of different consumer segments in their markets will enable operators to retain and grow their subscriber base,” said Eric Freund, Minerva’s Vice President of Product Marketing. “We applaud operators like Nex-Tech who are taking an aggressive stance against OTT competitors in their market, while providing increased consumer choice.”
Nex-Tech will be offering the new service to all of their Broadband customers. The new product will be offered alongside Nex-Tech’s existing premium pay TV service that is also powered by Minerva’s iTVFusion Back Office.
“We saw a need in the markets we serve to offer subscribers with a lower cost option that we could make available to all of our broadband subscribers,” said Scott Roe, Product Manager at Nex-Tech. “Platforms like Minerva’s that support delivery of services across a range of set-top boxes and consumer electronics devices provide the tools that we needed to offer different products to meet the needs of all our customers.”
Minerva will be demonstrating the new OTT Pay TV solution at its booth (#814) at NCTC’s The Independent Show.
Headquartered in Lenora, Kansas, Nex-Tech provides a full line of technology services. Residential services include Internet, Digital TV, home security, and local and long distance phone service. In addition to Internet and phone service, Nex-Tech provides an array of enterprise I.T. solutions including cloud services, Hosted PBX, network security, physical security and surveillance, and managed services. Nex-Tech prides itself on bringing affordable, state-of-the-art technologies to its customers. For more information, please visit www.nex-tech.com.
About Minerva Networks
Minerva is a leading provider of software platforms for connected entertainment. By supporting a best of breed open ecosystem, the Minerva platform has been deployed by over 290 operators worldwide to offer enhanced next-generation TV entertainment services.
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