Horry Telephone Coop selects MOBITV for video service delivery

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

HTC Selects MOBITV to Deliver Streaming Video Services to Residential and Business Members

MOBITV, a global leader in app-based TV video delivery solutions, today announces that Horry Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (HTC) has selected MOBITV Connect managed services for delivery of streaming video content to residential and business members in Horry and Georgetown Counties in South Carolina. HTC is taking strategic steps toward infrastructure expansion and with MOBITV Connect, the cooperative can offer an optimal IP-based video streaming service while remaining financially responsible to its members. The service is undergoing a soft launch in Q3 and a broader launch in late 2020 to all members, especially those with multiple set-top boxes and advanced services.

“HTC is a trusted name in telecommunications throughout the Southeast and MOBITV is proud to partner with the cooperative to build an advanced streaming service that sets their product line apart from competitors,” said Charlie Nooney, CEO of MOBITV. “We’re honored to know they wanted to work with us because they knew that we would offer a full end-to-end platform that would enable HTC to stay ahead of the technology-innovation curve.”

“Working with MOBITV will position HTC to deliver the best content over the best infrastructure,” said Sandy Hendrick, Marketing Supervisor, HTC. “HTC has also had a strong reputation for being a leader in customer service. Partnering with MOBITV will strengthen our service offerings, capacity and network reliability.”

As HTC members spend more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, reliable connectivity is a top priority. Network infrastructure must be scaled and upgraded to seamlessly keep up with the increased demand for broadband. MOBITV Connect enables HTC and other providers to offer a full suite of advanced services on a robust network with the latest technology, something not offered by over-the-top internet-based delivery platforms. HTC is now able to offer the service bundles most desired by residential and business members with TV, internet and Wi-Fi elements included.

The MOBITV app-based streaming TV service platform contains a user-friendly interface that can be customized to meet HTC content and design preferences. The Connect Platform includes on-demand, live TV, catch-up TV, unlimited network DVR, and recommendations. The software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based platform allows for real-time enablement of new technologies such as 4K/HEVC, Cloud DVR, replay TV, and robust voice control without the high cost and frequent replacement of legacy set-top boxes in the home. Customers can download the app and view television on any of their connected devices.