Minerva Powers IPTV Deployment by Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 
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TSTT, the incumbent provider of telecommunication services in Trinidad and Tobago, has successfully launched advanced triple-play services with Minerva iTVManager 4.0 platform

ORLANDO, FL — Minerva Networks, the leading provider of open and IPTV delivery platforms, announced today that TSTT, the incumbent telecommunications operator in Trinidad and Tobago, has successfully launched its Blink Entertainment triple-play services with the Company’s fourth generation IPTV platform.

Minerva’s iTVManager is the most deployed open software solution for the delivery of next generation IP television services, including high-definition television (HDTV), personal video recording (PVR), whole-home digital video recording (WHDVR) and video-on-demand (VOD). The Minerva platform also features a Widget Engine that enables the seamless integration of applications including RSS news feeds, stocks, weather and traffic information, visual voice mail, caller ID and popular social networking services.

“We selected Minerva’s platform to deliver next-generation television services to our subscribers after a thorough evaluation process,” stated Gary Barrow, Executive Vice President, Converged Services at TSTT. “Minerva iTVManager provides the rich feature set, reliability and extensibility we need to offer advanced services to our subscribers.”

TSTT’s programming ranges from standard television line-ups to specialty sports, culture, movies and kids’ entertainment. Subscribers will also enjoy Digital Video Recording (DVR), Video on Demand (VOD), Caller ID display on their TV screens and a host of Widgets.

“Minerva is very pleased to be a part of TSTT’s successful triple-play launch,” stated Mauro Bonomi, CEO of Minerva Networks. “I am confident TSTT will enjoy strong customer traction for its advanced television offering. We look forward to working closely with them as they scale their services.”

[Looking at the picture on the Blink Entertainment web site, it appears that set-top boxes are being provided by Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB).]