FusionTV Deployed at Twin Lakes Telephone
March 13, 2012
CUPERTINO, California - Entone, Inc., a leading provider of Hybrid
TV and Connected Home solutions, continues to lead the industry's
move to hybrid TV services, announcing that Twin Lakes Telephone has
selected its FusionTV™ solution.
Entone's FusionTV solution enables Twin Lakes
Telephone to offer their subscribers a unified experience that
combines the best of live HDTV, digital video recorder (DVR) and
cloud services via a single TV user interface. FusionTV is fully
integrated with leading IPTV middleware and digital rights
management (DRM) solutions. With a simple software update, Twin
Lakes subscribers can instantly access and enjoy VUDU's streaming
library of over 50,000 titles, as well as more than 50 popular
cloud-based services such as photo sharing from Flickr and Picasa,
and social media via Facebook and Twitter -- all without a truck
For over 60 years, Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative
(www.twlakes.net) has been committed to providing advanced
telecommunications services to residential and business customers in
rural communities throughout the state of Tennessee. Today, the
cooperative has over 30,000 members.
"Our customers rely on us to provide them with personalized and
reliable telecommunication services," said Jonathan West, General
Manager and CEO of Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative. "With Entone's
FusionTV solution, we can leverage our existing network to offer the
best of HDTV and online (OTT) services without the capital and
operating costs associated with traditional pay-TV service. By
offering OTT, not only can we monetize our broadband network, but we
continue to strengthen our relationship with our customers."
Entone's FusionTV solution is a turn-key
managed service platform that combines traditional pay-TV service
with OTT services and is delivered as an operator-branded service.
FusionTV allows service providers to roll out a unique video-centric
broadband service that can increase the average revenue per user
(ARPU) and strengthen subscriber satisfaction, all without the
upfront capital investment and content acquisition complexities of
proprietary VOD systems. FusionTV is enabled by Entone's 300 and 400
series of hybrid devices which integrates Broadcom's advanced
dual-core processor -- providing a more flexible platform for
supporting an array of video and hybrid TV applications.
"Broadband is becoming the anchor for residential triple-play
services and is increasingly clear that whoever owns that
relationship has the greatest opportunity to increase the value of
their network," commented Vince Vittore, Senior Analyst at Yankee
Group. "By leveraging OTT and cloud service innovations using
platforms like FusionTV, operators can offer a differentiated video
service that drives subscriber growth and increases ARPU."
"As OTT threatens to marginalize the role of the service provider,
the best way for operators to defend against OTT is to embrace it
and incorporate it as part of their IPTV or broadband offering,"
said Ameer Karim, Vice President of Hybrid TV Solutions at Entone. "FusionTV
is a cost-optimized solution for delivering a unified entertainment
experience. We are pleased to be supporting Twin Lakes and look
forward to helping them expand their market share."