CENTENNIAL, Colo., June 20, 2017 – Evolution Digital today announces that it has reached an agreement with General Communication Inc. (GCI) to deploy its fully-managed eVUE-TV® IPTV Solution to GCI customers in select service regions. GCI delivers residential and business telecommunications services primarily to residents across the state of Alaska.
Last November, Evolution Digital announced its agreement to deploy eBOX®, powered by TiVo®, with GCI. eVUE-TV is available on the IP hybrid set-top box as a fully-integrated IP Video on Demand platform that is aggregated with live linear channels, OTT apps, Pay-Per-View and launched through a TiVo user interface.
“We are excited to announce that GCI customers will have access to the best Video on Demand content through an advanced IP video platform with a pricing model that makes sense to the operator,” said Marc Cohen, executive vice president at Evolution Digital. “Transitioning to an IP video platform sets the stage for GCI’s continued growth by capturing new revenue and expanding to new markets.”
“We look forward to working with Evolution Digital, leveraging their expertise and ability to provide a low-cost solution that will deliver GCI’s next generation IP Video on Demand service,” said Eric Powelson, senior product manager of video at GCI. “Aggregating the most popular content available in the market today, including live Pay-Per-View, via a seamless and easy-to-use interface, eVUE-TV will represent the first step in our transition to IP video. Additionally, the solution plays a key role in our efforts to reduce costs by integrating Evolution Digital’s eBOX.”
GCI joins the growing list of cable operators nationwide deploying Evolution Digital’s eVUE-TV platform. GCI marks the fifteenth operator to sign on for eVUE-TV, as Evolution Digital in April announced more deployments of eVUE-TV with member operators in the National Cable Television Cooperative.
Evolution Digital’s eVUE-TV platform also features Conax’ world-renowned multi-DRM security content protection for managed viewing across all connected devices. To learn more about eVUE-TV, visit http://evolutiondigital.com/evue-tv.
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 consume video. It has quickly become an innovator in the era of OTT content and multi-stream households. Through its 2015 acquisition of i-Velozity, Evolution Digital’s eVUE-TV platform enables cable operators to cost-effectively deploy IP Video services including IP VOD, IP Linear, mobile and network DVR. Evolution Digital provides integrated and managed content delivery across all mobile devices in the home, including smart phones and tablets, subject to the operator’s licensing agreements. Evolution Digital was recently named as one of Colorado’s fastest growing private companies by ColoradoBiz Magazine. Visit www.evolutiondigital.com.
GCI is the largest communications company in Alaska, providing data, wireless, video, voice and managed services to consumer and business customers. Headquartered in Alaska, GCI has delivered services for nearly 40 years to some of the most remote communities and in some of the most challenging conditions in North America. GCI recently opened a new satellite office in Seattle and is expanding services to business customers across the Pacific Northwest and nationwide. Learn more about GCI at www.gci.com.