Leading Brazilian mobile and broadband service provider goes live with next-generation entertainment solution that combines off-air digital content with premium linear and over-the-top services
July 14, 2015, Alviso, CA — Live TIM Blue Box combines an ISDB-Tb broadcast tuner with a client that allows access to premium Pay TV channels as well as OTT services such as Netflix and YouTube, enabling subscribers to enjoy a unified entertainment experience across multiple content sources. The Live TIM Blue Box service is available in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo for R$ 9,90 per month. Optional premium Pay TV and OTT subscriptions (e.g. Netflix) are acquired directly from the providers.
Minerva collaborated with MTEL, a leading provider of outsourced hardware and network services in Brazil, Verimatrix, a leader in DRM solutions, and Entone, an innovative set-top box vendor, to assemble a robust and cost-effective solution for TIM Brasil. In addition to offering many advanced features such as local DVR and time shifting, TIM tapped into Minerva’s open API’s to integrate custom features such as an intuitive set-up wizard designed to simplify self-installations.
“We wanted to offer a unified and intuitive entertainment experience that included off air content, premium TV channels, and OTT services from Netflix and YouTube,” said Flavio Lang, CEO of TIM Fiber. “Minerva has allowed us to deliver a compelling service that we are confident will be very appealing to our subscribers.”
About TIM and Live TIM
TIM is the second largest carrier in Brazil, and the prepaid segment leader. It currently has more than 75 million customers, and holds a 26.5 percent market share in the country. Live TIM was launched in August 2012 and offers broadband access plans ranging from 35 Megabits per second to 1 Gigabit per second. The service, aimed at both residential consumers and businesses in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Duque de Caxias and Nova Iguaçu, currently passes more than 2 million households.
For more information, please visit www.tim.com.br
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.
For more information, please visit www.minervanetworks.com