Comcast Technology Solutions (CTS), a division of Comcast Cable that provides media and entertainment technology to operators, content providers, and advertisers, has launched a new Managed Terrestrial Distribution service to support the technological evolution of pay-TV operators across the US.
CTS’ new Managed Terrestrial Distribution service is designed to help operators strengthen their video businesses, reduce expenses, and provide a path to IP video by leveraging ground-based video infrastructure currently being used by millions of subscribers.
“Operators across the US are seeking ways to be more cost-efficient, maximize their Internet network investments, and strengthen the economics of their pay-TV businesses,” said Allison Olien, Vice President and General Manager of the Communications and Technology Provider Suite at Comcast Technology Solutions. “While satellite delivery remains critical for the foreseeable future, our new Managed Terrestrial Distribution service offers operators a terrestrial-based alternative to help them reduce expenses, get the most out of their broadband investments, deliver enhanced services, and evolve towards an IP video delivery architecture. At Comcast Technology Solutions, we have seen the effectiveness of this approach firsthand, and we are excited to offer similar capabilities and advantages to our operator customers nationwide.”
MTC Cable, based in Margaretville, New York, is among the first operators looking to benefit from the new Managed Terrestrial Distribution service. “MTC Cable is committed to continuous innovation in delivering the best possible TV, Internet, and voice services to our customers throughout the Central Catskill region of New York,” said Glen Faulkner, General Manager of MTC. “We spend a considerable amount of time and resources maintaining satellite equipment, and certainly recognise the potential value of migrating to a terrestrial-based approach. We are delighted to be working with Comcast Technology Solutions to leverage their new Managed Terrestrial Distribution service and explore new ways to deliver a high-quality video experience, while reducing operational costs and positioning ourselves for the future.”