SOURCE: TVN Entertainment

November 09, 2005 08:00 ET

Broadstream Communications and TVN Entertainment Announce VOD Asset Management and Provisioning

TVN and Broadstream to Integrate VOD Content Management, Provisioning and Reporting Platforms

BURBANK, CA and BELLEVUE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 9, 2005 -- Broadstream Communications, Inc. ("Broadstream"), the industry leader in outsourced IPTV video head-end and content distribution and management services, and TVN Entertainment Corp. ("TVN"), the leading provider of video on-demand movie and television programming distribution, have announced plans to integrate TVN's VOD asset management platform into Broadstream's Bstream™ Middleware Suite -- a carrier-class IPTV content management platform designed for Telecommunications and broadband operators.

"Combining the management and provisioning interface for both linear and VOD programming is a natural partnership benefiting the entire IPTV industry, where standardization and integration is a critical factor for success," said John Smith, TVN's SVP Affiliate Distribution. "The Bstream™ integration allows Telcos and broadband operators to interface a single system to provision all broadcast, cable, and terrestrial programming along with TVN's expansive VOD slate, and Pay-Per-View Event content."

"The joint Broadstream/TVN offering, with our 240 channels of linear IPTV programming, and TVN's Video-on-Demand platform, supporting upwards of 2,500 hours of VOD content monthly, greatly simplifies the provisioning process for the service provider," said Pete Bryant, Broadstream's vice president of business development. "This partnership addresses the growing need among service providers for a bundled and cost-effective management and platform for the delivery of both linear and on-demand content."

In addition to Video-on-Demand asset management and provisioning, the Bstream™ Middleware platform interfaces with TVN's reporting systems designed to automate and expedite the auditing, reporting and settlement of subscriber purchases and subscriptions with programmers and movie studios alike.

Further information on TVN's Video-on-Demand solution and Broadstream's Bstream™ Middleware Suite can be obtained at Broadstream's booth (#107) and/or TVN's meeting room #11 the upcoming TelcoTV tradeshow at the San Diego Convention Center November 8th through 10th.

About TVN Entertainment Corporation

TVN Entertainment, a video on demand (VOD) content solutions company, is a leading provider of on demand television programming, management and delivery services. TVN currently offers more than 2,500 hours of VOD programming from over 100 content providers. In addition to comprehensive programming services, TVN Entertainment offers the only single-source management and distribution solution for VOD, including content aggregation, packaging, encoding, asset management and fully encrypted transport via satellite to all video service providers. TVN Entertainment has been chosen as the VOD solution for many leading MSOs and telecommunications companies, including Adelphia, Bresnan, Buckeye, Blue Ridge, Cablevision, Charter, Comcast, Cox, Insight, Mediacom and Verizon. For more information visit www.TVN.com.

About Broadstream Communications, Inc.

Broadstream Communications, Inc. is the leading provider of managed IPTV network services (IPTV Connect™), content management platforms (Bstream™) and affiliate rights and marketing support services (Media Services™), that truly 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

  • FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Broadstream Communications, Inc.
    Jay Stark
    +1 (425) 709-3800
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    TVN Entertainment Corp.
    Eileen Eberhardt
    818-295-4505
    Email Contact