netplus Selects Minerva to Power Advanced TV Services

ExCel, London – TVConnect, April 26, 2016. Minerva Networks, a leading provider of software solutions for connected entertainment, announced today that Swiss-based netplus has selected the Company’s service management platform to power their next generation pay TV services.  Using Minerva’s flexible Back Office and open API’s, netplus will be able to offer advanced services to new customers as well as to their existing netplus TV subscribers.

netplus has worked with Minerva to integrate their custom set-top box client with Minerva’s Back Office via web services API’s.  netplus will now be able to manage their pay TV services through a single back-office platform while quickly introducing new features, such as cloud DVR, to further enhance their offering.

“Minerva has been consistently advocating the benefits of an open architecture that allows operators to rapidly and cost effectively deploy new services,” said Jean-Georges Fritsch, CTO of Minerva. “This deployment serves as a proof-point for this approach: We are enabling netplus to extend the life of their existing set-top boxes while enabling the roll-out of new features and services to their customers.”

netplus offers residential and business services to over 100 cities in French speaking Valais, Vaud, and Fribourg. The netplus TV offering, currently serving 40,000 subscribers, is part of a triple-play bundle that includes high-speed Internet and telephony services. netplus is planning to expand its market penetration with new innovative service offerings

“We want to deliver a unified and intuitive entertainment experience that will delight our customers,” said Christian Voide, CEO of netplus. “The Minerva platform will allow us to continue enhancing our play TV offering while preserving the investment in our legacy infrastructure.”

About Minerva Networks

Minerva is a leading provider of subscriber management solutions for the delivery of pay television services.  Over 300 operators worldwide have deployed Minerva’s software platform to offer next-generation entertainment services to their subscribers.

For more information, please visit www.minervanetworks.com

About netplus

netplus.ch SA is a company owned by a group of cable operators in Switzerland (Valais, Vaud and Fribourg areas), providing internet, telephony and digital television services to both residential customers and large companies. For more information, visit www.netplus.ch