Minerva rolling out platform that blends TV/OTT delivery for pay-TV operators

2010 TelcoTV, Las Vegas--IPTV infrastructure provider Minerva Networks is rolling out a new hybrid TV platform designed to deliver blended TV and over-the-top video services to broadband subscribers on multiple screens.

Minerva plans to preview its xTVFusion platform at this week's 2010 TelcoTV conference.

Minerva, which has some 200 carrier customers worldwide, said xTVFusion will offer support for all types of content and streaming formats, a flexible, standards based applications development environment, and support for both managed and unmanaged broadband networks.

Seeking to push forward in the TV Everywhere market, the platform also supports many types of devices, including set-top boxes, PCs, tablets, smart phones, and connected consumer devices while offering consistent television navigation experience across multiple content sources, services, networks and devices

The platforms is targeted at operators who want to offer blended television and OTT video services. Minerva xTVFusion will enable operators to offer more content, on more devices to their subscribers as well as attract new customers beyond their managed broadband network.

The platform features a gateway and open APIs for the ingestion of metadata from OTT media sources as well as an extensive set of third-party applications development tools.

"More and more advanced Television services will be delivered over broadband networks," said Mauro Bonomi, President and CEO, Minerva Networks. "We see a large, disruptive opportunity to seamlessly blend OTT video sources with legacy Pay TV services and deliver them over both managed and unmanaged broadband networks to hundreds of millions of subscribers. Our new platform enables operators to offer their subscribers more choice and a consistent Television experience."

Minerva said the platform will be available for limited release in December with general availability in early 2011.

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