Entone, a provider of Cloud TV and Connected Home solutions, has partnered with Etex and i-Velozity to offer a ready-to-deploy Hybrid CATV solution. The partnership provides an integrated solution that includes Entone’s hybrid QAM/IP devices, Etex’s hosted middleware and CAS/DRM service, and an extensive VoD library from i-Velozity.
The joint Hybrid CATV solution leverages existing cable headend systems to enable cable operators to deliver an integrated Hybrid TV service that combines traditional linear TV with advanced features like whole-home digital video recording (WHDVR), multi-screen, and emerging cloud OTT applications without upfront infrastructure investment.
“Migrating to an all-IP network provides clear benefits for operator and consumer alike but there are challenges that impede an abrupt move: costs are high, content rights are complex, and legacy platforms must be maintained during the transition,” stated Bill Hughes, Senior Product Manager at Entone. “CATV operators are presented with the unique opportunity to deliver a superior consumer experience while also reducing overall operating costs. Our joint solution with Etex and i-Velozity helps reduce the cost of entry associated with delivering advanced interactive applications over IP.”