Nex-Tech now can cost effectively reach additional customers with a TV product that leverages Roku and Amazon Fire TV
July 19, Boston, MA – NCTC The Independent Show — Minerva Networks, a leading provider of software platforms for connected entertainment, announced today that Nex-Tech, a subsidiary of Rural Telephone has deployed their OTT TV solution to offer a cost effective pay TV product delivered over Nex-Tech’s managed broadband network. The turnkey solution features Minerva’s robust service management back-office, and Minerva’s clients for Roku and Amazon Fire TV. By supporting consumer electronics devices like Roku and Amazon Fire TV, Nex-Tech is able to eliminate expenditures associated with set-top boxes and truck-rolls to deliver a cost effective television experience allowing them to more effectively compete with emerging OTT entrants.
“While increasing competition and changing consumer habits have placed pressure on traditional Pay TV packages, operators who are able to more effectively offer a range of pay TV products that meet the needs of different consumer segments in their markets will enable operators to retain and grow their subscriber base” said Eric Freund, Minerva’s Vice President of Product Marketing. “We applaud operators like Nex-Tech who are taking an aggressive stance against OTT competitors in their market, while providing increased consumer choice.”
Nex-Tech will be offering the new service to all of their Broadband services as Nex-Tech Streaming TV. The new product will be offered alongside Nex-Tech’s existing premium pay TV service that is also powered by Minerva’s iTVFusion Back Office.
“We saw a need in the markets we serve to offer subscribers with a lower cost option that we could make available to all of our broadband subscribers” said Scott Roe, Product Manager at Nex-Tech. “Platforms like Minerva’s that support delivery of services across a range of set-top boxes and consumer electronics devices provide the tools that we needed to offer different products to meet the needs of all our customers.”
Minerva will be demonstrating the new OTT Pay TV solution at its booth (#814) at NCTC’s The Independent Show.
Nex-Tech connects thousands of people and businesses through a robust broadband network and cutting-edge technology. Nex-Tech’s powerful fiber-to-the-premise technology delivers the highest quality Internet, with speeds up to 1 Gig, Digital TV, home security, and local and long distance phone service. Nex-Tech also provides an array of enterprise IT solutions including cloud services, Hosted PBX, network security, physical security and surveillance, networks operations monitoring, help desk services and managed services to business clients nationwide. Nex-Tech focuses on providing the best technology and support with the best people. With stores in more than 20 locations and a full-service help desk and 24-hour Network Operations Center, Nex-Tech customers are ensured unsurpassed technology and support. Headquartered in Lenora, Kansas, Nex-Tech has been delivering exceptional service for over 60 years. For more information, please visit www.nex-tech.com.
About Minerva Networks
Minerva is a leading provider of software platforms for connected entertainment. By supporting a best of breed open ecosystem, the Minerva platform has been deployed by over 300 operators worldwide to offer next-generation entertainment services.
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