Canby Telcom to create video streaming service on Roku

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
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Elemental to Power Streamlined Video Services for IPTV Operators; Canby Telcom selects Elemental to create channel on Roku to bring subscribers new live video streaming service

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Cable Show 2013 — Elemental Technologies, the leading supplier of video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, today announced that Canby Telcom has chosen Elemental systems to help with creation of a channel on the Roku® streaming platform for over-the-top (OTT) delivery of local broadcast channels to subscribers. The Canby channel on Roku augments the operator’s existing triple-play services with a select package of live local broadcast channels, video on demand from its local origination channel CTV5, and other video applications without a traditional managed video infrastructure.

The solution is comprised of Elemental Live video processing systems used to adapt traditional MPEG-2 broadcast channels to multi-bitrate Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS). The eight local live broadcast channels are packaged into an authenticated channel on the Roku platform called EZVideo which is then delivered by Canby over a secure broadband connection to Canby subscribers who have Roku players. The channel will be available to Canby Telcom high-speed Internet customers beginning in June.

“Our new EZVideo channel on Roku allows us to provide an affordable, premium-quality video service targeted to customers who are looking to augment their current digital television service with an OTT solution,” said Keith Galitz, president of Canby Telcom. “With the help of Elemental and Roku, we continue to develop and implement new products and services that ensure our customers and community remain current with the latest technology trends.”

“Canby Telcom is investing in the future of video delivery with its authenticated offering on Roku,” said Dan Marshall, senior vice president of worldwide sales and service for Elemental. “With a focused offering of ‘must-have’ channels delivered to Roku players, Canby is showing operators nationwide the technical and regulatory feasibility of a unique a la carte video offering.”

On June 3 at 10 a.m. PDT, Elemental will host a live-streamed video panel showcasing the Canby Telcom EZVideo Pay TV Lite model. The event will feature Ken Pyle, co-founder of Viodi, Brandon Zupancic, vice president of network operations at Canby Telcom, and Patrick McCreary, vice president, general manager KPTV/KPDX. Click here to register for the webinar.

Additionally, Elemental will showcase this service at the Cable Show/NCTA 2013 June 10-12 in Washington, D.C. in the CableNet Pavilion.