reveals a complete pay television solution deployable over broadband networks. Built on Minerva iTVFusion 5, the new Broadband TV service combines the advanced linear and on-demand video content consumers desire over a service provider's data network. Additionally, Minerva and its network of industry partners launched a fully functional BBTV Reference Platform and Solutions Guide that will serve as a framework for operators to investigate, model and assess business opportunities available through Minerva BBTV.
The reference platform and solutions guide provide a unique working model, and detail best practices and optimal business strategies for operators who are looking to expand their service offerings with the new BBTV solution. Whether an IPTV operator wants to extend its reach to new customers beyond the current network bandwidth limitation, or a broadband service provider is interested in offering a new high margin, easy to deploy pay TV service, the guide addresses the business rationale and alternative market positioning. Together, the platform and guide reduce risk and reveal insights into successful BBTV initiatives.
Reference Platform Decreases Deployment Risk and Time to Market
The new Minerva Broadband TV Reference Platform has been fully vetted in lab and operational environments. Working with BBTV eco-system partners, including Harmonic, Avail-TVN, Verimatrix, Juniper Networks, Entone, and Wistron NeWeb, Minerva has built a robust BBTV solution powered by its Minerva's iTVFusion 5 platform.
The Minerva Broadband TV solution incorporates many of the latest Internet technologies such as Adaptive Bitrate streaming, advanced data network Content Distribution Networks, cross platform digital rights management/Conditional Access Systems, wireless 8.02.11x LAN and quality of experience. The result is a solution that improves the end user experience, reduces CAPEX and lowers OPEX for the network operator, and protects the delivery of valuable content from multiple sources to multiple devices.