A MVPD with a 23-state service area has selected the MOBITV CONNECT Platform to power its new TV service, CCiTV, providing TV programming to customers “when they want, where they want, and how they want it.”
The deal allows Consolidated Communications customers to use the platform developed by app-based TV video delivery solutions company MobiTV.
The new service allows content delivery of roughly 200 live local, national, and premium channels, including those offered by A+E, Crown Media Family, Disney and ESPN Media, FOX, HBO, Turner, and Viacom. Local broadcast channels and regional sports networks are part of the mix.
While Consolidated is operating in several states, the first to get access to CCiTV are in Southern Maine.
A service expansion will be in place by the end of 2019.
“We’re pleased to play such an integral role in Consolidated’s new offering and proud to bring the future of television to their subscribers,” said Charlie Nooney (pictured), CEO and Chairman of MOBITV. “The customizable MOBITV CONNECT Platform, combined with the fiber-optic network and customer service from Consolidated Communications, makes for a powerful app-based TV solution that prioritizes the user experience.”
The MOBITV CONNECT platform contains a user-friendly interface that can be customized according to the service provider’s content and design preferences. It relies on IPTV and a “bring-your-own-device” method of service delivery. It includes on-demand, live TV, catch-up TV, unlimited network DVR, and recommendations.
The SaaS-based platform allows for real-time enablement of new technologies, such as 4K Cloud DVR, replay TV, and voice control – minus a legacy set-top box in the home. Customers can download the app and view television on any of their connected devices.
“CCiTV goes well beyond basic television services to provide next-gen streaming TV with the modern features our subscribers want,” said Rob Koester, vice president of consumer product management at Consolidated Communications. “Partnering with MOBITV allows us to deliver a cost-effective next-generation TV service and enhanced user experience. Consolidated also benefits from MOBITV’s IP delivery, which reduces the capital expense associated with additional hardware in the home and the ability to transition to the service without a major rip-and-replace installation.”