Enghouse Networks (Markham, Ontario) on Jan. 18 announced it is partnering with Access Communications Co-operative of Regina, Saskatchewan to provide a fully hosted, next generation TV service for Canadian service providers.
As noted by Enghouse Networks:
Service providers upgrade their TV platform for two main reasons: cost-efficiency and the ability to offer superior user experience to consumers. To date, deploying such solutions has meant significant capital outlays, revenue growth delays and high risk.
In response to such challenges, Enghouse says its TV platform offers operators a state-of-the-art TV service for their customers with low start-up costs, swift time to revenue and low deployment risk. The company says the platform is optimized to bring a next-generation solution within easy reach of small and medium sized operators across Canada.
"We are excited to partner with Enghouse networks to deliver a secure and customer-driven video solution," commented Jeffrey De Sarno, CTO of Access Communications. "As a co-operative, we are committed to delivering exceptional entertainment services to the communities we serve. We now provide our subscribers with a comprehensive TV experience, and this initiative enables other operators nationwide to offer video solutions that are just as robust and secure."
The platform offers operators access to over 200 channels of live TV, catch-up and restart services, network DVR and on-demand content. The service is highly configurable, ensuring that the widest range of market segments can be easily addressed.
"The Enghouse solution offers operators the ability to target market segments with high value TV services," said Sunil Diaz, General Manager of Enghouse Networks. "Through the partnership with Access Communications, we can offer these services at unmatched time to revenue and low deployment risk. We already have a number of operators signed up for the service and expect others to join in the coming months."