SUWANEE, Ga., April 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ARRIS International plc (NASDAQ: ARRS) announced today that its Global Services team collaborated with The Weather Channel television network to bring "Local Now" to life on Sling TV across all devices. Local Now is an over-the-top (OTT) streaming service that gives subscribers personalized weather, news, traffic and sports information based on their location.
ARRIS Global Services is providing end-to-end management of the service—from design to integration, test validation, deployment, customized HTML software development, and managed services. The service is the first to implement the ActiveVideo CloudTV platform's CPE virtualization technology within the ARRIS sales portfolio. It also integrates Anevia's ViaMotion+ packaging software and ARRIS transcoders.
Local Now delivers local content for all Sling TV "Best of Live TV" customers at no additional cost and is available in 207 markets throughout the United States. It provides localized content cycles on a short loop that are updated in real time.
"This exciting application draws on many different platforms and resources to provide the localized OTT experiences that our subscribers are looking for," said John Menzies, Vice President, Local Systems Development at The Weather Channel television network. "We're pleased we were able to work with ARRIS to bring this service to life in an easy-to-use application that we can deploy quickly on a variety of platforms and mobile devices."
"This project highlights how ARRIS Global Services is engaged with Service Providers to transform their customer offerings," said Dan Whalen, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global Services, ARRIS. "Local Now unites high-quality content and personalization in a way that makes OTT more relevant and engaging to subscribers."
The Weather Channel television network: It's Amazing Out There
For more than 30 years, The Weather Channel television network has inspired viewers to explore, investigate and appreciate the experience of weather in all its forms. One of the most widely distributed cable networks, The Weather Channel is the leader in severe weather coverage, providing the most comprehensive coverage of any media outlet, and with trusted meteorologists who analyze, forecast and report the weather - its expertise is unrivaled. The network is owned by a consortium made up of NBC Universal and the private equity firms The Blackstone Group and Bain Capital. For more information visit, weathergroup.com
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ARRIS Global Services helps customers plan, design, implement and operate their networks and business processes. Services include installation of network elements; operational, technology and strategic consulting; staff augmentation; strategic outsourcing; and defining and integrating complex, multi-vendor solutions.
ARRIS International plc (NASDAQ: ARRS) is a world leader in entertainment and communications technology. Our innovations combine hardware, software, and services across the cloud, network, and home to power TV and Internet for millions of people around the globe. The people of ARRIS collaborate with the world's top service providers, content providers, and retailers to advance the state of our industry and pioneer tomorrow's connected world. Together, we are inventing the future. For more information, visit www.arris.com.
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