Minerva Networks' iTVManager 3.0 Platform Proves Popular For Advanced IPTV Services

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007 
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Minerva Networks continues to dominate the North American IPTV IOC market As IPTV services expand across the globe, service providers expect nothing short of a stable and scalable IPTV solution that can also deliver compelling consumer applications

Santa Clara, CA — Minerva Networks, a leading provider of open and scalable IPTV delivery platforms, today announced that several U.S. telecommunications operators–including Connexion Technologies, Paul Bunyan Telephone, and Rural Telephone–have selected Minerva’s new iTVManager 3.0 platform as their IPTV middleware solution. Minerva’s comprehensive IPTV service platform will enable operators to deliver competitive TV services which can expand to include personalized TV viewing, t-commerce and integrated communications services.

iTVManager 3.0 introduces new and enhanced subscriber features such as user selectable interfaces, HD/PVR, multi-stream recording and integrated web and broadcast channels. Back office enhancements help operators improve service levels and lower operating costs. Minerva’s iTVManager introduces multi-region and multiple channel line-up support, expanded APIs for OSS/BSS integration, high availability configurations, advanced provisioning options and bandwidth management features.

“After extensive research, we determined that the unique combination of Minerva’s IPTV deployment experience and iTVManager 3.0’s rich feature set gave us the best business case for our major IPTV initiatives,” stated Tolga Erkmen, VP of Product Planning, Connexion Technologies. “Minerva was the first to offer HD and PVR support and they have added bandwidth management capabilities which are crucial to help us manage the increasing complexities of our growing network. We expect Minerva will continue to lead the IPTV middleware market with extensive service offerings.”

“As IPTV services expand across the globe, service providers expect nothing short of a stable and scalable IPTV solution that can also deliver compelling consumer applications,” stated Mauro Bonomi, CEO of Minerva Networks. “Minerva prides itself on being a forward-thinking company — providing revenue-generating opportunities for our broadband carrier customers and creating innovative entertainment applications for tomorrow’s television-viewing experience.”