Skitter and Conklin-Intracom forge partnershipThursday, May 7th, 2015
Feature-rich, cost-effective IPTV services and joint marketing addressed
ATLANTA — Two award winning companies, Skitter, Inc. and Conklin-Intracom have joined forces to market and deliver a cost-effective, state-of-the-art Internet protocol television (IPTV) service solution.
The Skitter TV service is a fully managed IPTV video solution called Skitter TVaaS™ (“TV-as-a-Service”) that includes content rights for local off-air channels and the most popular cable programming channels along with a fully managed IPTV headend. Under the agreement, Skitter TV will be powered by Conklin-Intracom’s best in class fs|cdn® IPTV middleware. Skitter TV’s new interface will provide features such as on-screen programming guides, caller ID, whole home and network DVR, Restart TV, email, over-the-top and other interactive services in a single integrated seamless solution including cloud-based features and “TV Anywhere” which allows subscribers to view their favorite channels on mobile devices.
“With Skitter being the system operator for member companies, we deliver an IPTV solution that assures a profitable video business while providing subscribers the high quality HD video experience they demand with the features they expect,” said Robert Saunders, CEO of Skitter. “Our new partnership with Conklin-Intracom ensures that the Skitter IPTV systems are future-proofed. We will always have the latest and greatest in home video at the most competitive costs in the market.”
Michael Agostinelli, VP Sales and Marketing of Conklin-Intracom, said, “Skitter and Conklin-Intracom recognized a need for the IPTV business model to be revamped while never shortchanging the on-screen experience viewers demand. Together we each bring our unique technical and marketing expertise to offer a truly cost effective and dynamic television service. Combining Skitter’s proprietary technology with our fs|cdn® middleware gives broadband providers the opportunity to bundle an IPTV service that we know is the best available in the market today.”
An integral part of the deal is a long term joint marketing agreement through which Skitter and Conklin-Intracom will support each other’s sales and marketing efforts.
Skitter’s Saunders also pointed to the close physical proximity of the companies as a great asset. Skitter and Conklin-Intracom, both based in North Atlanta, are within a few miles of one another. Agostinelli noted that engineers and sales staff from the two companies have already started meeting on an almost daily basis. “We are working hand-in-hand with Skitter to deliver the highly customized and feature-rich elements Skitter wants for its TVaaS system and at the same time we’ll be working jointly to strategically spur one another’s growth,” he said.