The Minerva platform offers a cost-effective solution for cable and satellite operators who want to gradually transition to an IP-centric infrastructure to enhance their service offerings and reach more devices. The open nature of the Minerva platform enables operators to choose from a broad selection of third-party encoders, video servers, conditional access systems and set-top boxes to assemble pre-certified solutions that best meet their budget and deployment requirements. The Minerva platform supports a complete set of advanced television services including EPG, PPV, VOD, SVOD, set-top box and network based DVR, Whole-home DVR, Catch-up TV, Pause of Live TV and Restart TV. Unique features such as seamlessly mixing multiple linear content sources, including QAM, IP Multicast, and Adaptive Bit Rate streaming, into a single channel line-up, as well as being able to manage and define unique channel packages by device type, provide unprecedented flexibility to cable and satellite operators as they gradually transition from a legacy infrastructure to a hybrid IP solution and finally to an all-IP environment.