announces the addition of Dascom Systems Group
to the company's growing sales channel partner program, as well as the companies' first joint affiliate customer, Valley Telephone Cooperative of Raymondville, Texas. By partnering with Avail Media, Dascom will now be able to offer its services as a systems integrator for Avail Media deployments for new affiliates as well as those transitioning from other service providers, such as SES Americom's IP Prime platform, from which Valley Telephone is converting its transport solution.
As a result of the agreement, Dascom customers -- whether new or undergoing a transition to a new video services provider -- can now move forward with their IPTV deployments utilizing the Avail Media solution. Affiliates working with Dascom will gain access to Avail Media's full content lineup, including hundreds of channels that are quality-encoded in MPEG-4, IP-encapsulated, and fully-encrypted. Plus, in addition to linear programming, Avail Media enables video on demand content and other advanced digital media services.
Avail Media delivers an extensive content library, including transport rights from the top national programmers, including ABC-Disney, Turner, NBC Universal, MTV Networks, and Fox Cable Networks. Its linear programming is complemented by its VOD rights from the major Hollywood movie studios, such as Buena Vista/Disney, DreamWorks, Lionsgate Films, MGM, NBC Universal, New Line Cinema, Paramount, 20th Century Fox, and Warner Bros.
"Adding Dascom to our partner program allows us to offer affiliates expanded choices for deploying IPTV systems," said Ramu Potarazu, CEO of Avail Media. "Affiliates want to work with service providers who can help them get their systems up and running quickly and can ensure that they will be able to deliver the highest quality product available. By offering an end-to-end solution that encompasses content, technology, and service, Avail Media is able to help ensure that our affiliates invest in deployments that are both streamlined and profitable."