Cass Cable Switches to MPEG-4 with Avail-TVN

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Migration to Avail-TVN MPEG-4 Solution Creates New Opportunities for Rural Cable Operator

RESTON, VA — Avail-TVN, the leading independent digital media services company in North America, today announced that Cass Cable TV Inc. has migrated to the company’s MPEG-4 linear television service. As of February 1, 2012, Cass Cable’s MPEG-2 service has been replaced with a complete, hosted MPEG-4 video solution, including a full bouquet of SD and HD programming.

“We wanted a way to deliver a superior television experience to our subscribers while increasing efficiency and reducing overhead,” said Tom Allen, COO, Cass Cable. “By working with Avail-TVN, we were able to move to a robust, cost effective MPEG-4 solution that allows us to better use existing bandwidth to deliver next generation services such as TV Everywhere, as well as additional programming options.”

Avail-TVN delivers more than 300 SD and HD linear channels, plus more than 16,000 hours of VOD content from its Super Head End in Burbank, California. By offering a centralized managed service approach, ATVN’s service offering enables cable providers to reduce the capital investment at their site while leveraging Avail-TVN’s distribution.

“Avail-TVN provides a seamless transition to MPEG-4,” said Jon Romm, Chief Operating Officer, Avail-TVN. “Rural providers who want to enhance services and offer a better viewer experience choose Avail-TVN for our managed service approach, next generation services and extensive content relationships. We are delighted to be working with Cass Cable to help them offer more to their subscribers.”