SOURCE: Broadstream Communications

September 19, 2005 07:45 ET

Converged Communications to Deploy Broadstream's Outsourced IPTV Platform for Triple Play Services

Industry's Only Outsourced Platform Enables Delivery of IP Video Services to Alaska

BELLEVUE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 19, 2005 -- Broadstream Communications, Inc. ("Broadstream"), the industry leader in outsourced IPTV head-end and content distribution and management services, today announced that Converged Communications LLC ("Converged") has selected Broadstream to provide outsourced MPEG-4 IP head-end, transport and middleware services to support the launch of IPTV services to their customers over their ADSL2+ and Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) network in Anchorage, Alaska.

Under the terms of the comprehensive multi-year agreement, Broadstream will deliver over 200 channels of content through its satellite-based IPTVConnect™ service, the industry's most comprehensive IPTV video distribution platform. Subscribers will access Converged's compelling content line-up using Broadstream's Bstream™ Middleware content management platform, which will allow Converged to deliver next-generation interactive IPTV services including High-Definition TV (HDTV), Video on Demand (VOD), Internet on TV, and Digital Video Recording (DVR).

"The IPTVConnect™ service offered by Broadstream provides a true turn-key solution that allows access to hundreds of channels, while reducing the monitoring, management and operational burdens typically associated with IPTV," said Robert Crandall, director of network services of Converged. "Broadstream's end-to-end solution of content rights, middleware, and remote management, provides the type of support we need to be successful in the triple play environment."

"We're delighted to have been selected by Converged as they gear up to provide a compelling IPTV service offering to their subscriber base," said Jay Stark, EVP of Sales and Marketing for Broadstream. "Broadstream's focus on eliminating the upfront capital and operational burdens of IPTV align well with Converged's goals of deploying next-generation services quickly and cost effectively."

Key Broadstream features and benefits include:

--  Full IPTV capability employing the latest advanced video codecs
--  Over 200 "all digital" video and audio programming channels
--  Local encoding platform for local affiliate stations and regional
    sports networks
--  Bstream™ 3.1 IPTV content management platform
--  Fault tolerant network, monitored 24/7
--  Compatibility with existing access networks
--  Multiple set-top box integration
    
About Converged Communications

Converged Communications is an Alaskan owned, based, and operated company focused upon providing the "Best-in-Class" services over IP that is available in the state today. Our targeted and interactive multi-media format will yield itself readily to the present broadband service offerings, as well as scaling to meet the future needs for our customers in the 21st century. We are building a world-class network that will function reliably in Alaska's harsh climate for both fixed and mobile broadband access services.

About Broadstream Communications, Inc.

Broadstream Communications, Inc. is the leading provider of managed IPTV network services (IPTV Connect™), content management platforms (Bstream™), which 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

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