LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Vubiquity, the leading global provider of premium content services, today announced an agreement with NCTC to make Vubiquity's LiveVU linear television platform available to NCTC members. LiveVU's hosted MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 service enables NCTC members to retire aging/end-of-life, MPEG-2 transcode solutions, or seamlessly migrate from MPEG-2 to MPEG-4, helping MVPDs transitioning to the more bandwidth efficient, high-quality MPEG-4 codec. LiveVU includes access to more than 720 SD and HD channels.
LiveVU is compatible with legacy MPEG-2 set-top boxes, MPEG-4 set-top boxes, DAC/NAS/NASRAC, Verimatrix, Mediaroom, Minerva and every major vendor in the CATV space. NCTC members will have access to preferred pricing from Vubiquity, and in most cases will be able to migrate or commercially deploy with LiveVU within weeks.
In addition to aggregating the broadcast feeds of hundreds of major cable networks, the LiveVU platform includes compelling linear networks unavailable on other platforms. LiveVU offers revenue-generating services, including SD & HD pay-per-view channels, the ShopNow Direct Response Ad Network, and cutting edge digital networks, such as Havoc TV and Galaxie Music.
"NCTC's partnership with Vubiquity offers access to technology and content packages that help drive down the costs associated when providing cable TV," said Corey McCarthy, CFO and SVP of Business Development, NCTC. "Vubiquity's LiveVU service offers our members flexibility and choice by offering both MPEG2 and MPEG4 linear feeds, providing bandwidth, compression and network capacity advantages our members can take advantage of."
"Our LiveVU solution addresses the challenge most cable operators continue to try to solve - the ongoing operational and capital costs associated to managing a headend. LiveVU delivers bandwidth and network capacity savings, mitigates the need for costly headend upgrades, and provides the springboard for future monetization services for NCTC's membership base," said Doug Sylvester, president, Vubiquity. "We are thrilled to be working with the NCTC to offer its members a robust and flexible linear set top box solution, and look forward to working with them on additional services."
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.
Vubiquity is the largest global provider of multiplatform video services and solutions, working closely with both content owners and service providers to meet consumers' evolving demands for anytime, anywhere access to content. We leverage our experience, cross-industry relationships and the power of cloud technology to help customers more quickly and efficiently monetize opportunity in the areas of transactional, subscription and electronic sell-through on demand; linear content delivery; TV Everywhere; advanced advertising; and data services. For more information, please visit www.vubiquity.com and follow @Vubiquity on Twitter.