(January 20, 2004) Atlanta, GA and Lenexa, KS--N2 Broadband and the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) have announced a multi-year agreement whereby N2 Broadband's OpenStream digital services platform is now available as an on-demand platform for NCTC's 6,500-member systems of small and mid-sized independent cable operators, which serve 15 million subscribers. As an NCTC Platinum Vendor, members will have access to N2's on-demand platform being used for VOD (video on demand) and other advanced applications. Four NCTC cable operator members have already selected OpenStream to power their on-demand service rollouts.
"OpenStream's open architecture gives plug-and-play capabilities to cable operators, which is extremely important for small- and mid-sized systems that don't have the resources required to integrate and manage today's multi-vendor on-demand environment," said Reggie Bradford, president and CEO, N2 Broadband. "We are delighted to have the opportunity to provide NCTC's 6,500-member systems with a cost-effective, on-demand solution that will scale with them as they grow, and allow them to compete better than ever against satellite."
NCTC's senior vice president Mark Bishop said, "N2 Broadband's OpenStream is a strong solution for members that will allow them to quickly deploy the same on-demand services, such as VOD, that the larger cable systems have been offering for the past couple of years, without many of the integration hassles that often come with multi-vendor systems. We're pleased to have this agreement with N2 Broadband so our members can begin offering VOD and other on-demand services to their subscribers."
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