C Spire and MobiTV host app-based TV streaming workshop

Friday, September 22nd, 2017
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New, game-changing TV middleware platform eliminates need for set top boxes

  • C Spire, MobiTV host workshop to help traditional pay TV providers future proof their services

RIDGELAND, Miss. — C Spire and MobiTV, a global leader in live and on-demand video delivery solutions, are hosting a free workshop on Oct. 4 with interested pay TV operators to showcase a new IP video delivery platform that powers a revolutionary in-home streaming TV service and eliminates the need for traditional set top boxes.

The day-long workshop will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the first floor conference center of the Ridgeland corporate offices of C Spire, which developed the middleware solution over the last 18 months in partnership with MobiTV.

Since the C Spire branded consumer introduction of the MobiTV Connect Platform™ in July 2017, interest has grown in the transformative, app-based solution. Pay TV operators are drawn to the solution because it delivers advanced cable TV features that consumers love in a convenient and simple app that are designed to run on popular streaming devices such as Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV and Roku TV™.

“Consumers get the best of both worlds with robust software platforms from the biggest names in the technology world and our cutting-edge apps and superior service,” said Ashley Phillips, general manager of C Spire Home Services, a unit of the Mississippi-based diversified telecommunications and technology services company.

MobiTV CEO, Charlie Nooney, says demand has been growing among carriers since C Spire became the first operator in the U.S. to roll out the platform. “This workshop will help answer questions about whether this is a viable solution in meeting changing consumer expectations and evolving technology to more efficiently deliver TV services in their markets,” he added.

C Spire TV eliminates the need for customers to outfit every TV in their house with a set top box, freeing them from several hundred dollars a year in rental fees. Because it’s app-based, C Spire TV allows customers to watch their favorite content on virtually any screen in the home.

The app-based flexibility is designed to support the different ways younger generations are consuming content, Phillips said, noting that new research by S&P Global Market Intelligence’s Kagan unit estimates that 44 million consumers will have non-traditional TV services by 2021, roughly one third of all U.S. TV homes.

To learn more about the workshop or reserve a spot to attend, contact C Spire at 662.259.0647.