NAGRA, a Kudelski Group company and independent provider of content protection and multi-screen television solutions, has announced that IPVconnect, a premier television, internet, and VoIP provider in the US, has partnered NAGRA to transition from their current satellite TV broadcast offering to an advanced video streaming solution to increase consumer engagement, improve customer retention and expand its subscriber base.
IPVconnect now currently sells broadband and voice services to subscribers within Homeowner Association (HOA) communities, apartment communities, condo communities, manufactured housing communities, hotels, hospital facilities, assisted living developments, and more across Florida and other U.S. states. However, like many television and internet providers, IPVconnect has experienced a progressively competitive environment where multiple OTT applications compete to capture consumer market share. IPVconnect is embracing the transition from traditional satellite pay-TV to internet-based service, providing subscribers with a broad range of content and streaming offerings delivered through an engaging app available on any device. The new service offers consumers access to their favorite streaming apps, sports, premium movies, and local channels – all from a single, fully featured streaming solution.
“As an innovative and trusted partner, NAGRA is providing IPVconnect with all the tools needed to ensure our subscribers can easily find and enjoy the content they crave,” said Tyler Bell, IPVconnect CEO. “From the first meeting through implementation, we’ve been impressed with the agility and quick time-to-market provided by the NAGRA approach. We’re excited to launch our fully featured streaming solution to serve our current subscribers better and will use this as fuel to grow our broadband revenue.”
Powered by the OpenTV Video Platform, in conjunction with partners such as Broadpeak, NAGRA’s US Streaming Solution enables IPVconnect to deliver audio and video services via the internet, using its own head-end equipment, to its subscribers. IPVconnect can also directly manage and optimize its service through access to key consumer behavioral insights to inform editorial decisions and personalize the entertainment experience by offering hyper-localized content, while promoting and delivering what subscribers find most meaningful. The ability to continually innovate and optimize enables IPVconnect to offer consumers a first-class user experience with discovery, voice, search, and recommendations – extending their service reach at both a subscriber and content level.
“NAGRA continues to enhance the capabilities of its US Streaming Solution to further deliver upon the needs of service providers like IPVconnect,” said Xavier Fustagueras, SVP Americas for NAGRA. “The flexibility of either an on-premise or all cloud hosted turn-key solution provides operators of all sizes the opportunity to better address consumer needs to help drive engagement, retention, and revenue. We are pleased to help IPVconnect provide the localized and customized content their subscribers demand.”
At initial launch, consumers can access the service through a FireTV device via Android TV. In subsequent launch waves, Android set-top-box units will be deployed with the NAGRA UX framework and the IPVconnect app pre-installed.