announces that Starz Entertainment
selected the next generation MediaPath Secure Content Delivery System to deliver the content for its on demand services. The upgrade provides Starz with DVB-S2 satellite delivery and other enhanced features, enabling Starz to deliver more content to its affiliates at faster rates.
Starz On Demand, Encore On Demand, and MoviePlex On Demand provide hundreds of movies each month to subscribers viewing on cable, satellite, and broadband platforms. This on demand content is currently delivered from Starz to its affiliates using the TANDBERG Classic MediaPath system. A seamless migration path is provided by the new MediaPath system ensuring no service interruption for Starz and its affiliates. Since MediaPath now supports MPEG-4 AVC as well as virtually any content file and metadata format, Starz may support more delivery methods to its affiliates and offer a wider selection of content to its subscribers.
The new MediaPath system radically changes the economics of content distribution and in some networks enables capacity and throughput to be doubled or tripled. Proactive monitoring ensures content is flowing throughout the delivery system. An enhanced user-interface provides easy access to the added functions and increased options available with the new MediaPath system.