NCTC agrees terms with KAONMEDIA for Android STBs

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020
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NCTC Announces Agreement with Kaon Media to Provide Android Set-Top Boxes for Members

LENEXA, Kan. — The National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), representing more than 750 broadband and cable operators serving all 50 states and the U.S. territories today announced it has completed an agreement with Kaon Media, a leading provider of digital set top box and broadband customer premise equipment (CPE) for pay-TV and broadband service providers in more than 90 countries around the world.

Under the terms of the agreement NCTC member operators will receive preferred pricing on the Kaon KSTB2020 managed Android set-top box and voice-enabled remote control, giving independent pay-TV providers affordable access to a market-proven IPTV set top box solution that delivers both managed video service and over-the-top video content. The new agreement also provides member-exclusive benefits including end-to-end device monitoring and management via the KAON Remote Management Solution (KRMS), guaranteed stock levels, product and user guide customization, tech support and maintenance SLAs, as well as marketing support.

“We are pleased to announce our partnership with Kaon,” said Steve Beardslee, Senior Director of Video & Technology. “Many NCTC members continue to deploy app-based streaming video services, and this agreement provides them a cost-effective managed set top box solution that is simple to install, allows customers to easily access their favorite TV shows, and includes management tools within KRMS to ensure a great customer experience.”

“We are proud to partner with NCTC to supply our new Android TV set-top box devices to NCTC members. We are sure that the new set-top box will rev up the engagement with subscribers and create value for every member’s home entertainment services,” said Eric Hybertson, Senior Vice President of KAONMEDIA.

The new agreement is effective immediately and runs through February 16. 2022. NCTC members who wish to participate may place orders for Kaon’s set-top boxes and voice enabled remote controls through NCTC’s online hardware store.