Cable Bahamas has partnered with ActiveVideo to launch a next-generation user interface (UI) to all subscribers in its footprint. With the new UI, Cable Bahamas can offer improved navigation and discovery across live and on demand content through their TV STB.
By virtualizing set-top functions in the cloud, the guide can be seamlessly delivered to any of Cable Bahamas’ deployed and next generation set-tops regardless of model, memory or CPU. The new UI is delivered via ActiveVideo’s CloudTV™ platform. The solution leverages Zodiac Systems’ software, including the Zodiac Stack set-top box software and Zodiac Matrix cloud integration platform, and is integrated with Minerva’s service management platform and client presentation engine. The end-to-end solution is branded REVGOPlay by Cable Bahamas and it will power its next generation TV and mobile video service.
‘Cable Bahamas customers demand and deserve an excellent user experience and access to premium content on whatever device they choose,” said John Gomez, COO of Cable Bahamas. “Our collaboration with ActiveVideo allows us to deliver world-class services across the Bahamas, by maximizing our existing capex and rapidly migrating our entire subscriber base to an advanced UI without needing to ship a new device to each and every home. The flexibility of our virtualized platform will support agile and cost-effective growth as we introduce new services and devices’.
The combination of device independence and cloud delivery will allow Cable Bahamas to deliver a consistent and advanced user experience to subscribers at home and on the go. In addition, Cable Bahamas can now more effectively promote premium content, enhancing revenue opportunities.
‘Cable Bahamas is the latest service provider to realize the benefits of virtualization to deliver an improved user experience without compromise. No longer does the device represent a roadblock to an enhanced guide and premium services’, said Jeff Miller, CEO of ActiveVideo. The ActiveVideo CloudTV™ software platform smartly integrates into a turnkey solution with leading partners such as Zodiac Systems and Minerva, providing operators like Cable Bahamas with unprecedented service velocity, agility and the ability to offer ubiquitous service across their entire footprint of devices’, he added.
‘The ActiveVideo platform allows Cable Bahamas to extend Minerva’s next generation TV experience, already available as part of the company’s mobile video service, to its entire footprint of STBs’, said Todd Clayton, Chief Revenue Officer at Minerva Networks. ‘Cable Bahamas will be able to rollout updates more quickly and at lower cost than if they had to deploy new devices. Subscribers will enjoy a more compelling experience, leading to higher engagement and lower churn’, he explained.