Entone's FusionTV(R) Fuels World's First Premium Internet TV Service
CUPERTINO, CA, Dec 04, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Entone, Inc., a leading provider of Hybrid TV and Connected Home
solutions, today announced that Cable & Wireless Communication's
(CWC) Caribbean division, LIME, has selected its FusionTV(R) solution
to power the world's first premium PayTV service delivered over the
With adaptive bitrate (ABR) and HTTP Live Streaming (HLS)
technologies, Entone's FusionTV solution ensures uninterrupted video
delivery across any network -- enabling LIME to reliably deliver its
PayTV service over various network conditions. By connecting an
Entone Hybrid TV device to a broadband network, LIME subscribers can
instantly access over 130 channels and stream on-demand services
(OTT) via a seamless user interface.
"By leveraging the Internet to deliver a PayTV service that bundles
live content and OTT services, we can further strengthen our
broadband value while also increasing our revenue opportunity,"
stated Dianne Bissoon, VP TV and Entertainment, LIME. "Entone's
FusionTV solution allows us to offer a superior entertainment
experience to all our customers while also enabling us to quickly
roll out new services across our entire broadband footprint without
changing set tops," she added.
LIME's basic TV service channel lineup includes programs from major
U.S. networks such as ABC, CBS and NBC, sports from ESPN, music from
MTV, children's channel Nickelodeon, as well as news and lifestyle
programs from Warner Brothers and BBC America. LIME has also launched
LIMEstyle, its own channel for showcasing its latest products,
services and promotions.
"PayTV is an important component of the communication services
bundle, and helps operators gain and retain subscribers," remarked
Aditya Kishore, Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading. "However, a PayTV
service using traditional IPTV technology is not always practical for
every operator. As such, operators need to look at innovative hybrid
video delivery approaches in order to stay competitive and grow their
"The prospect of delivering premium PayTV services over the Internet
is often discussed as a possibility of the future," commented Steve
McKay, CEO of Entone. "Entone is proud to partner with LIME to make
that future vision a reality today, setting the stage for other
global operators seeking to leverage the Internet for the delivery of
Hybrid TV services for the benefit of their consumers."
LIME is the Caribbean's largest telecommunications
company with a proud history in the region, and which is always
working to improve life in the Caribbean. LIME delivers the very best
communication services to governments, businesses and families in 13
Caribbean countries with one unifying promise -- building, connecting
and serving communities. LIME is part of Cable & Wireless
Communications PLC, one of the world's leading communications
About Entone, Inc.
Entone is a global market leader in Hybrid TV and
Connected Home solutions. Founded by the team that launched the
world's first commercial IPTV service, Entone's solutions platform
combines the best of television and cloud media services and is
deployed by many of the world's leading communications service
providers. The centerpiece of Entone's Connected Home solution is
FusionTV, an infrastructure-as-a-service platform that enables
operators to bundle linear HDTV and cloud media services with
Over 100 of the world's leading service operators have deployed
Entone to support their IPTV and Hybrid TV services.
Entone is a privately held company with headquarters in California
and offices in Europe, Hong Kong and China. The company is backed by
leading venture capital firms such as Menlo Ventures, Scale Venture
Partners and Coral Group. For more information about Entone, go to
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