Windstream debuts Kinetic TV
| 03 October 2014
US telco Windstream has launched the Kinetic TV, a fibre-based, multiscreen residential IPTV offering.
Kinetic will be available to more than 50,000 Lincoln, Nebraska, homes starting in the first half of 2015 and will be rolling out to select additional Windstream communities in the latter part of 2015 and beyond.
Supported by the Ericsson Mediaroom platform, Kinetic offers wireless set-top boxes (STBs), whole-home DVR, multiscreen service via TV, tablet, phone, and iOS and Android platforms, video-on-demand (VOD) and viewers can watch up to six channels simultaneously on the TV.
"Our customers value advanced entertainment options and depend on us to develop next-generation technology that delivers an enhanced experience," said David Redmond, president of consumer services at Windstream. "We're extremely excited to roll out Kinetic in 2015 and beyond because we believe Kinetic represents more than just a great entertainment experience; it represents a stronger connection between Windstream and the communities we serve."
He added: "Our relationship with this community, coupled with the local residents' appreciation and desire for innovative technology, makes Lincoln the obvious choice for Kinetic's inauguration."
Windstream recently completed a full network upgrade, building fibre-backed networks across its footprint.