Avail-TVN scores win with rural cable provider to provide MPEG-4 service

Rural cable provider Cass Cable TV has migrated its MPEG-2 service to a hosted MPEG-4 offering from digital media services company Avail-TVN.

The Avail-TVN platform enables the West Central Illinois operator to offer new services, including TV Everywhere and additional programming options, to create new revenue opportunities.

For Cass, it's an opportunity to expand its services and reduce its overhead.

"We wanted a way to deliver a superior television experience to our subscribers," said Tom Allen, Cass Cable COO. "By working with Avail-TVN, we were able to move to a robust, cost effective MPEG-4 solution that allows us to better use existing bandwidth to deliver next generation services."

Avail-TVN delivers over 300 SD and HD linear channels, plus more than 16,000 hours of VOD content from its Super Head End in Burbank, Calif. By offering a centralized managed service approach, ATVN's service offering enables cable providers to reduce the capital investment at their site while leveraging Avail-TVN's distribution.

Cass Cable TV launched its first cable television service in 1965, offering a dozen channels in a single community. It now offers cable, Internet and telephone services to 35 communities.

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