Minerva Shares Vision for Future TV Experience at Mobile World Congress 2012

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
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Combining Social Networking, Mobile Devices and High Quality Mobile Experience (HQME), Minerva’s Solution Enhances Pay TV Services While Reducing Network Traffic

BARCELONA, SPAIN — Minerva Networks, a leader in TV-over-IP software solutions for service providers, reveals its vision for how people will leverage social networking, mobile devices and personalization to enhance the television viewing experience. Minerva has integrated HQME technology to enable operators to offer new video services while avoiding peak time traffic bottlenecks.

Located in Hall 8 Booth # B91 at the Mobile World Congress 2012, Minerva is demonstrating several use cases for future multi-screen TV viewing. Mobile devices can play back streaming or high-quality stored video from multiple sources. Additionally, tablets and smart phones provide access to social networking tools, creating an extended “virtual couch,” and enable the user to seamlessly control several other aspects of whole home entertainment: e.g., finding and adding programs to queues, scheduling future recordings, transferring live and stored video between devices, and managing content purchases. Behind the scenes, Minerva’s service management platform, iTVFusion, incorporates new video delivery technologies, like HQME, to ensure a high-quality experience, balanced with efficient network utilization.

“Given that service providers are under pressure to accommodate the growing consumption of video, Minerva’s iTVFusion, integrated with HQME, provides an efficient framework for a richer multi-screen and Social TV experience,” said Jean-Georges Fritsch, CTO and EVP of Products for Minerva Networks. “Combining HQME with our Service Management Platform enables service providers to better plan network capacity and introduce content distribution models that avoid network overloads during peak times.”