, Inc., the industry leader in outsourced video head-end and content distribution and management services to the telecom industry announced separate content agreements with Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movie Channel, OLN, The Tennis Channel, Bloomberg Television, and The Golf Channel, further enhancing the industry's largest library of linear content for the IPTV industry.
Under the agreements, Broadstream will offer the channels through its IPTVConnect TM
transport service to telcos and broadband service providers seeking to offer IPTV services to their subscribers.
"These specialty channels join our other top tier programmers being carried on Broadstream's IPTVConnect TM
platform, including ABC Cable Networks ®, ESPN ®, Turner Cable Networks ®, Showtime Networks ®, Discovery Networks ®, NBC-Universal ® and others," said Anthony Bontrager, President and CEO of Broadstream. Mr. Bontrager continued on, "Service providers are looking for programming that speaks to their customer's specific interests, and these channels deliver quality content to their audiences 24 hours a day."
Broadstream's IPTVConnect transport network - jointly developed by leading equipment manufacturers and service providers - is a first-of-its-kind platform that completely centralizes the aggregation, real-time digital (MPEG4-AVC) encoding and IP encapsulation of programmer content, suitable for distribution via xDSL, fiber or other broadband networks. The Broadstream platform offers over 200 video and audio programs in full digital quality, through agreements with every major broadcaster and programmer in the country. The company's Bstream TM
middleware platform offers a unique service management solution and interactive program guide that provides the necessary tools to deploy and manage a fully scalable, and cost-effective IPTV service offering.