Optimum Lightpath launches Lightpath Managed Video Service


Optimum Lightpath, an industry leader in providing advanced Ethernet-based communications services over its Intelligent Enterprise Network, announced the launch and availability of Lightpath Managed Video service, a complete video service that provides connectivity as well as encoding and decoding of digital video. Optimum Lightpath brings its mileage neutral, flat rate pricing and transport resiliency to the video market, with the launch of the service.

Lightpath Managed Video service is purpose-built to directly address the needs of the media sector, including production facilities, broadcasters, television stations, and content distributors, as well as non-media organizations, such as healthcare facilities, municipalities and enterprises with high-resolution “broadcast quality” video requirements, such as security surveillance and video conferencing.  The new offering is suited for file-based media and content transfers, utilizing the advantages of Carrier class Ethernet’s resiliency to packet loss and jitter. Additionally, the service does not require any transport protocol conversions.

“With the launch of our Lightpath Managed Video service, Optimum Lightpath now offers a complete and unsurpassed suite of both managed and transport video services designed to meet the needs of the broadcast, entertainment and enterprise markets, who are embracing IP as an enabler of information and content distribution,” said Dave Pistacchio, GM/Optimum Lightpath. “This service offers a true alternative to traditional video services and a more economical alternative to satellite. Additionally, we are able to leverage our state-of-the-art fiber optic network to offer our customers greater flexibility, resiliency and simplicity than any other provider in the market.”