Eagle Broadband, a provider of broadband, Internet protocol (IP) and communications technology and services, and GlobeCast, a satellite services subsidiary of France Telecom, have announced a multi-year agreement to launch IPTVComplete, a turnkey IPTV services solution that enables telephone companies, municipalities, utilities, universities and real estate developers to rapidly deliver more than 200 channels of IPTV video services anywhere in the United States.
IPTVComplete provides a package of standard, premium and HDTV programming, video-on-demand, pay-per-view and digital music available in the United States with full IP multicast video content rights for distribution over fiber, DSL and other private IP networks.
The companies said IPTVComplete can save $1 to 2 million or more in up-front capital expenditures required to design, purchase and install an IP head-end, secure the necessary video content rights, provision circuits, aggregate content, operate and maintain the head-end, and the many other tasks required to launch and operate a competitive IPTV service offering. By reducing or eliminating many of these complex and time-consuming tasks, they said, IPTVComplete can reduce the time to market to launch a new IPTV service to under 60 days versus the industry average of 12 to 18 months.
The agreement combines Eagle Broadband’s IP video content rights, expertise delivering IP video services and IP set top boxes, with GlobeCast’s carrier-class IP network and global IP satellite distribution capabilities. By leveraging an advanced, satellite delivery transport infrastructure, IPTVComplete makes it much easier for incumbent and new broadband providers to add high quality video to their existing voice and data offerings to complete a “triple-play” services bundle, which can increase subscriber rates, reduce customer churn, generate higher average revenue per user and provide a real competitive advantage.
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