CENTENNIAL, Colo., February 17, 2016 – Evolution Digital and the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) today announced a deal to cost-effectively make available to NCTC members Evolution Digital’s IP Hybrid Set-Top Box (STB) powered by TiVo® Inc., a leader in the advanced television entertainment market.
In July 2015, TiVo’s software was integrated onto Evolution Digital’s low-cost IP Hybrid HD STB. Now with NCTC’s Bravo platform, which acts an intermediary between Tier 2 and Tier 3 cable operators and TiVo, NCTC members can purchase the TiVo-powered Evolution Digital IP Hybrid STB with full functionality at a lower cost. Evolution Digital’s IP Hybrid STB powered by TiVo is also available to the wider NCTC membership base not currently operating on the Bravo platform.
“Our IP Hybrid STB powered by TiVo integrates the operator’s cable channel line-up with the leading OTT services to provide viewers with a seamless viewing experience,” said Marc Cohen, executive vice president of sales. “Our great relationships with TiVo and NCTC now give operators with membership in the NCTC an affordable option for delivering our leading technology without integration fees, but with all the same innovative features TiVo offers.”
Additionally, Evolution Digital IP Hybrid STBs can be configured to support an all-IP platform, including live linear, Video on Demand and network DVR on one platform with TiVo’s world-renowned universal search, navigation and recommendations features.
“NCTC is proud to partner with Evolution Digital to give our members another way to offer a superior entertainment experience,” said Rich Fickle, CEO and president at NCTC. “We developed the Bravo platform to allow cable operators access to what their customers are asking for, but at a price point that is accessible for the provider.”
To learn more about Evolution Digital’s IP Hybrid STBs powered by TiVo, visit www.evolutiondigital.com/products.
About Evolution Digital
Evolution Digital L.L.C. is a leading provider of integrated IP Hybrid devices and IP Video solutions for the global cable industry. Evolution Digital takes an aggressive approach to product innovation to embrace the way viewers are consuming video. It has quickly become an innovator in the era of OTT content and multi-stream households. Through its recent acquisition of i-Velozity, Evolution Digital’s eVUE-TV delivers thousands of hours of top-rated Video on Demand, live and DVR content ranging from new releases to the most popular TV shows and movies available on cable TV networks, all on one platform. Evolution Digital provides integrated and managed content delivery across all devices in the home including smart televisions, gaming consoles, streaming devices mobile and PC subject to the operator’s licensing agreements. Visit www.evolutiondigital.com.
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About the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC)
The National Cable Television Cooperative, Inc. (NCTC) is a Kansas not-for-profit corporation that operates as a programming and hardware purchasing organization for its member companies who own and operate cable systems throughout the U.S. and its territories. NCTC seeks to maximize current and future opportunities to ensure the profitability, competitive stature and long term sustainability of its member companies.
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