NCTC signs deal for Vubiquity LiveVU platform

Content-services provider Vubiquity has struck a deal with the National Cable TV Cooperative to provide its linear digital TV platform, LiveVU, to NCTC-member MSOs.

Vubuquity says LiveVU's hosted MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 service will enable NCTC operators to retire aging MPEG-2 transcode solutions and migrate to the more-bandwidth-efficient MPEG-4 codec. The platform includes access to more than 720 SD and HD channels.

According to Vubiquity, LiveVU is compatible with MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 set-top boxes, DAC/NAS/NASRAC, Verimatrix, Mediaroom, Minerva and "every major vendor in the CATV space."

"NCTC's partnership with Vubiquity offers access to technology and content packages that help drive down the costs associated when providing cable TV," said Corey McCarthy, CFO and SVP of business development at NCTC. "Vubiquity's LiveVU service offers our members flexibility and choice by offering both MPEG2 and MPEG4 linear feeds, providing bandwidth, compression and network-capacity advantages our members can take advantage of."

NCTC negotiates carriage and technology deals for more than 850 independent cable operators.

For more:
- read this Vubiquity press release

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