FusionTV provides another pleasant Valley hybrid cloud TV service

Editor ©RapidTVNews | 13-12-2011

Connected home solutions Entone has won a deal with Valley Telephone Cooperative (VTCI) to provide cloud-based hybrid TV services.
The deployment at VTCI, who has provided telecommunications services to in South Texas for more than 60 years and claims to be the first in the world to deliver DSL Broadband service to all of its subscribers including fiber-to-the-home (FTTH), maintains the momentum for linear TV and cloud combination services by broadband service operators.

With Entone’s FusionTV solution, VTCI says that it will roll out a unique pay-TV service that can increase the average revenue per user (ARPU) and bolster subscriber satisfaction, all without the upfront capital investment and content acquisition complexities of proprietary VOD systems.
The company will offer its IPTV subscribers live HDTV, DVR and cloud services via a single TV input, remote control and user interface. The 50+ content and cloud-based services that are available instantly include video on demand (VOD) content from VUDU as well as social media such as Facebook and Twitter.

FusionTV will be integrated with IPTV middleware and digital rights management (DRM) solutions and service upgrades conducted with a software update.
“By leveraging our existing broadband infrastructure to offer a television service that blends linear HDTV with the best of on-demand and cloud services, we are able to keep pace with consumer demand without exceeding budgetary constraints,” said Dave Osborn, CEO at VTCI. “FusionTV solution enables us to deliver a differentiated IPTV solution that drives subscriber growth while providing a connected-home platform for deploying new revenue-generating services as they emerge.”