Windstream and MOBITV partner to launch robust app-based Kinetic TV
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Windstream (NYSE:WIN, news, filings), a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions, and MOBITV, a global leader in app-based TV video delivery solutions, today announced plans to launch an app-based television service, Kinetic TV, which will enable Windstream’s residential customers to access content when and where they want it powered by the MOBITV CONNECT™ Platform.
This television service will launch in phases, starting in select Windstream North Georgia markets, followed by the company’s Lincoln, Nebraska, markets. Kinetic TV is expected to be available across eight additional Kinetic by Windstream designated market areas this year. The company will utilize the MOBITV CONNECT Platform™ to transition its network’s video delivery system to an extendable, IP-based approach to app-based television that includes on-demand, live TV, catch-up TV, network DVR, and recommendations to consumers, through popular consumer devices. Customers will have the ability to download the app and view television on any of their popular connected devices, connected TVs, PCs, tablets, and mobile phones.
“The future of entertainment for consumers is all about access,” said Jeff Small, president of consumer and small and medium business services for Windstream. “Kinetic TV combines access to popular movies and shows with the flexibility to watch on a variety of devices, at any time, at home or on the go, and at lower cost than traditional cable. It’s the perfect complement to Windstream Kinetic Internet.”
“MOBITV is proud to service Windstream’s current and future customers with app-based TV on our future-proof, and agile platform,” said Charlie Nooney, CEO of MOBITV. “MOBITV CONNECT supports the latest technologies such as 4K/HEVC, Cloud DVR, replay TV, and robust voice control – without the high cost to the operator of constantly replacing legacy set-top boxes in the home. With the rapidly changing technological revolution in video, we’re proud to address operators’ needs, such as Windstream’s, to transition their Pay TV offerings to IP-based solutions.”
Kinetic by Windstream provides services to residential and business customers in 18 states. The Kinetic suite of services includes high-speed Internet, entertainment, phone and security products for homes and businesses. To learn more about Kinetic by Windstream, please visit kinetic.windstream.com.
Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN), a FORTUNE 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions. Windstream provides data networking, core transport, security, unified communications and managed services to mid-market, enterprise and wholesale customers across the U.S. The company also offers broadband, entertainment and security services for consumers and small and medium-sized businesses primarily in rural areas in 18 states. Services are delivered over multiple network platforms including a nationwide IP network, our proprietary cloud core architecture and on a local and long-haul fiber network spanning approximately 150,000 miles. Additional information is available at windstream.com or windstreamenterprise.com. Please visit our newsroom at news.windstream.com or follow us on Twitter at @Windstream or @WindstreamBiz.
MOBITV is the leading white-label, end-to-end streaming video solution in the market, which enables Pay TV operators to rapidly launch a branded, thoroughly compliant, fully-featured app-based Pay TV service. With the explosion of smart TVs and connected devices like Apple TV, Roku and Fire TV, MOBITV has been able to extend its platform to provide a true multi-screen experience, replacing outdated set-top box solutions. Operators now have a way to offer a full cable line-up with an on-demand catalog, live TV, catch-up TV, network DVR and recommendations available on nearly every device. MOBITV powers a fully IP-based approach and, in combination with the almost two decades of MOBITV’s expertise in IP video delivery, operators can finally make the switch to a truly future-proof TV solution. For more information please visit http://www.mobitv.com.
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