Consumers are increasingly using tablets, smart phones, streaming media devices and personal computers to watch content both in the home and on the go. While the television set is still the preferred viewing device, subscribers tap into new screens to add flexibility to their lifestyle. When consumers view content on their connected devices they are served unique adaptive bitrate streams.
The Minerva platform offers a cost-effective solution for both incumbent pay TV operators (MVPDs) and new Over-the-top aggregators (Virtual MVPDs) to deliver video services to connected consumer devices. The open nature of the Minerva platform enables service providers to choose from a broad selection of third-party encoders, origin servers, conditional access systems and content delivery networks to assemble pre-certified feature rich over-the-top video delivery solutions that best meet their budget and deployment requirements.