CED Magazine | September 29, 2016

Evolution Digital announced it has signed deals with five cable operators in the National Cable Television Cooperative to offer its eVUE-TV IP Video Solution on NCTC’s newly launched VU-IT platform. A demonstration of that solution is available at the company’s booth at Cable-Tec Expo, which wraps up today.

Evolution Digital reached agreements with Advanced Cable Communications, Vast Broadband, Click! Cable TV, Schurz Communications and Westman Communications. Back in July, Evolution Digital penned an agreement with NCTC to distribute eVUE-TV as an option to members that operate under NCTC’s VU-IT! platform, a solution for back office integration, OTT apps and TiVo user interface and functionalities. The five operators named above are the first ones to begin integration of eVUE-TV to deliver to IP Video on Demand content to its customers. eVUE-TV plans to add capabilities including the delivery of IP linear channels, network DVR and TV Everywhere functionalities.

“We are very excited to announce that these five leading cable providers are the first NCTC members to offer eVUE-TV, a fully managed service that provides operators the tools to cap QAM investment and grow their IP video services,” Marc Cohen, EVP of sales at Evolution Digital, says. “eVUE-TV is one of a kind, as it cost-effectively will allow these operators to integrate a robust IP content offering into cable subscriptions including new release movies, transactional and subscription video-on-demand, as they begin the transition to complete IP distribution.”

Rich Fickle, president and CEO at NCTC comments that the VU-IT platform is addressing an important need for the operator to enable IP VOD, and this service serves as a platform to enable future IP video features.

“NCTC members are demonstrating their eagerness in adopting new technology solutions that help provide enhanced service to their customers cost effectively,” Fickle says. “Evolution Digital’s eVUE-TV is a great integration to our services, as it aggregates the most popular content available in the market on one, easy-to-use interface at the customer’s convenience.”

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