Amsterdam – IBC — Minerva Networks, a leading provider of software solutions for the delivery of premium television services, today announced that a new integrated solution featuring Harmonic’s ProMedia® Origin streaming video server and its entertainment delivery platform will enable operators to deliver time-shifted services across a broad range of set-top boxes and multi-screen devices. Service providers will be able to offer advanced features such as network DVR, catch-up TV, and restart TV across a broad range of devices.
“Pay TV operators need to reduce CPE (customer premise equipment) costs while delivering advanced services to both managed and unmanaged devices,” said Jean-Georges Fritsch, EVP and CTO at Minerva. “Our integration with Harmonic’s ProMedia Origin server provides a certified solution that will allow operators to achieve these important objectives.”
Minerva’s entertainment delivery platform has been proven across over 300 deployments worldwide to be a robust and scalable solution for operators to offer premium pay TV services. It is an open and flexible solution that provides simplified content, subscriber, and device management across a variety of television delivery networks including xDSL, FTTH, and HFC.
“Operators need a unified solution for the delivery of live TV, VOD, catch-up TV and network DVR services to the growing variety of devices being used by their subscribers,” said Thierry Fautier, VP of Solutions and Strategy at Harmonic. “The combination of our ProMedia Origin streaming video server with the Minerva platform uniquely addresses this need.”
Harmonic’s ProMedia Origin is a highly scalable and easy to manage HTTP streaming video server, ideal for originating advanced multiscreen services. ProMedia Origin leverages industry-standard adaptive streaming protocols that deliver media to a broad range of set-top boxes and multiscreen clients.
About Minerva Networks
Minerva is a leading provider of service management solutions for the delivery of premium television services. Over 300 operators worldwide have deployed Minerva’s platform to offer next-generation entertainment services to their subscribers. For more information, visit www.minervanetworks.com.