PC Telcom bundles FusionTV with OTT, broadcast and Internet

Michelle Clancy | 29-11-2012

PC Telcom, which has been providing telecommunications services to Colorado's Phillips County for more than 100 years, is launching the holiday season with a FusionTV bundle offer powered by Entone. With the busiest shopping season coming up, PC Telcom, a Radio Shack authorized retail dealer, can buy broadband service, gain access to the world's largest library of first-run movies and shows via VUDU, watch all the major networks in HD, and get a full-featured DVR to record their favourite shows.

"PC Telcom is demonstrating that service operators can harness and capitalise on the disruptive potential of [over the top] (OTT) while also taking back control of their broadband network," said Andrew Morton, vice president of Broadband TV Solutions at Entone. "PC Telcom subscribers get the best of both worlds – live HDTV programs from local broadcasters, DVR and high-value OTT content through a seamless operator-branded user interface. We look forward to supporting PC Telcom as they continue to grow their business."

Entone's FusionTV enables service operators to deliver an advanced TV service over any broadband network. Broadband subscribers get a richer TV experience that blends off-air programming from local broadcasters, DVR with cloud-based OTT services, including streaming video on demand from VUDU along with popular media services such as Facebook, Flickr, Picasa and Twitter.

"To retain and capture broadband customers in this fast-changing marketplace, we needed a solution that we can deploy quickly over our existing broadband network while also allowing us to deliver video at a competitive price,"said Vince Kropp, GM and CEO at PC Telcom. "By bundling our existing broadband service with OTT, this takes the market appeal of our broadband service to a whole new level. With FusionTV, we can now provide a richer and more compelling service. Our customers get a cost-effective, personalized viewing experience that they can't get from satellite or traditional TV services—further strengthening the relationship with our subscribers."