Multichannel News | January 22, 2018
Evolution Digital, the Colorado-based video tech company focused on tier 2/3 operators, has rolled out a series of software enhancements and upgrades for eVUE-TV, a platform that enables partners to migrate to IP-based video services.
Updates to the platform’s user interface includes improved trick-play, frame overlay on video playback, operator-managed program categorization, enhanced adult filtering and automatic HD content filtering.
The new enhanced trick play capabilities, for example, let customers rewind and fast-forward through content at customized speeds, as well as screen captures that provide image-based detail about scenes as customers use those trick-play controls. For adult content, the new stronger filtering capability automatically moves adult selections into folders that are password-protected.
Evolution Digital is also rolling out a new backoffice operations console for eVUE-TV for managing linear and VOD billing systems. That console also allows for more monitoring and the reporting of customer viewing consumption patterns, the company said.
eVUE-TV supports IP-based VOD, linear, pay-per-view and network DVR services and applications. Last fall, Evolution Digital said 23 pay TV operators were on board with eVUE-TV following a string of recent deployments with MSOs such as Cablevision of Marion County, BELD, DTC, LHTC Broadband, Tullahoma Utilities Board, Valley Telecom Group and Gold Coast Broadband. GCI, TDS Telecom and WideOpenWest are also on its customer list.
“These upgraded features now available on our eVUE-TV platform offer consumers an exceptional viewing experience,” Brent Smith, Evolution Digital’s president and chief technology officer, said in a statement. “eVUE-TV provides our operators new opportunities to capture audiences who want to enjoy the best television functionalities available in the industry. In the competitive cable market, Evolution Digital strives to provide operators the tools that consumers want in a TV viewing experience to help retain and attract subscribers.”
eVUE-TV runs on Evolution’s eBOX IP/QAM hybrid device as well as integrated third-party hardware.
Last year, Evolution Digital also introduced eVUE-NOW!, an app-based platform that enables its partners to offer their own skinny TV bundles to OTT-powered, TV-connected devices as well as smartphones and tablets.