SOURCE: Broadstream Communications

September 12, 2005 07:45 ET

Broadstream Communications Announces Additional IP Distribution Agreements With Key Content Providers

Content Agreements Continue to Bolster Industry's Only IPTV Transport Network

BELLEVUE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 12, 2005 -- Broadstream Communications, Inc. ("Broadstream"), the industry leader in outsourced video head-end and content distribution and management services to the telecom industry today announced separate content agreements with Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movie Channel, OLN, The Tennis Channel, Bloomberg Television, and The Golf Channel, further enhancing the industry's largest library of linear content for the IPTV industry.

Under the agreements, Broadstream will offer the channels through its IPTVConnect™ transport service to telcos and broadband service providers seeking to offer IPTV services to their subscribers.

"These specialty channels join our other top tier programmers being carried on Broadstream's IPTVConnect™ platform, including ABC Cable Networks®, ESPN®, Turner Cable Networks®, Showtime Networks®, Discovery Networks®, NBC-Universal® and others," said Anthony Bontrager, President and CEO of Broadstream. Mr. Bontrager continued on, "Service providers are looking for programming that speaks to their customers' specific interests, and these channels deliver quality content to their audiences 24 hours a day."

Broadstream's IPTVConnect™ transport network -- jointly developed by leading equipment manufacturers and service providers -- is a first-of-its-kind platform that completely centralizes the aggregation, real-time digital (MPEG4-AVC) encoding and IP encapsulation of programmer content, suitable for distribution via xDSL, fiber or other broadband networks. The Broadstream platform offers over 200 video and audio programs in full digital quality, through agreements with every major broadcaster and programmer in the country. The company's Bstream™ middleware platform offers a unique service management solution and interactive program guide that provides the necessary tools to deploy and manage a fully scalable, and cost-effective IPTV service offering.

About Broadstream Communications, Inc.

Broadstream Communications, Inc. is the leading provider of managed IPTV network services (IPTV Connect™) and content management platforms (Bstream™), that enable the unconstrained delivery of national television content to telecom service providers across the United States. Broadstream operates the industry's first all digital (IP) virtual head-end network and service offering that enables service providers to create an efficient, cost-effective video service offering that breaks economic and performance barriers imposed by self-built head-end systems. With ubiquitous coverage of the entire continental United States from our satellites, Broadstream offers the most extensive IP Video network in the world, and is able to offer the most flexible and complete video solution in the industry. Broadstream is headquartered in Bellevue, WA. Additional information can be found at www.broadstream.com

Contact Information

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    Jay Stark
    Broadstream Communications, Inc.
    Phone: 425-709-3800
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