Race launches new television services powered by Minerva’s best-of-breed managed video solution
San Jose – July 2, 2018 – Minerva Networks, the leading provider of next-generation service management platforms for connected entertainment, announced today that its new managed television service is being adopted by Race Communications in California to deploy advanced video offerings delivering a personalized entertainment experience across both set-top boxes and consumer devices.
RACE is the first operator to go live with the new services.
Powered by the Company’s Minerva 10 platform, combined with other best-of-breed content recommendation, content security and video processing systems, the new managed service offers operators unmatched flexibility vis-à-vis their video services deployment strategy.
“We wanted to deliver a modern TV experience while simplifying our operations and business model”, says Carlos Alcantar, Chief Technology Officer, of Race Communications. “With Minerva 10’s hosted and managed service, and support for our legacy STBs, we are able to upgrade everyone’s experience without disrupting subscribers or expensive replacement costs and truck rolls. We also have a better business model that allows us to grow incrementally as we add more advance services like nDVR and mobile and OTT device support.”
Race is also planning to deliver services directly to consumer devices. The Minerva service supports a variety of streaming media and mobile devices, including Apple TV, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV as well as iOS and Android tablets and smart phones.
“We are delighted to be able to offer the most efficient and cost-effective solution to transition to next-generation video offerings,” said Matt Cuson, VP of Marketing at Minerva Networks. “Our managed service is ideally suited for both telco and cable operators eager to deploy next-generation television services while minimizing deployment risks and capital expenses.”
The new managed service supports advanced features including start-over, catch-up TV, and cloud DVR, and delivers a premium viewing experience, consistent across both set-top boxes and streaming media devices. Minerva will be exhibiting at The Independent Show in Anaheim, California (July 29th– August 1st).
About Race Communications
Race Communications is dedicated to providing reliable, high-speed internet and advanced communications at an affordable price. Working in partnership with the California Public Utilities Commission and a number of non-profit community advocacy groups, Race focuses much of its efforts towards building out fiber networks and offering gigabit internet service to communities throughout California.
About Minerva Networks
Minerva is a leading provider of service management solutions for the delivery of advanced 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