Press Release

Cupertino, California (July 23, 2012) – Entone, Inc., a leading provider of Hybrid TV and Connected Home solutions, announced today that TriCounty Telecom has selected its FusionTV™ solution to power the delivery of Hybrid TV services throughout eastern North Carolina.

Entone’s FusionTV solution combines traditional broadcast TV with over-the-top (OTT) content and cloud-based services. With FusionTV, TriCounty Telecom delivers a differentiated pay-TV service that increases the average revenue per user (ARPU) and subscriber satisfaction.

For over 57 years, TriCounty Telecom has been a leader in providing a comprehensive portfolio of communications services to several communities across eastern North Carolina. To continue with its track record of providing innovative services to its customers, TriCounty Telecom has recently embarked on an ambitious FTTH build to support advanced IP services.

“Our communities rely on us to provide them with the best-in-class services,” said Greg Coltrain, CEO and General Manager of TriCounty Telecom. “We need a solution that will allow us to cost-effectively deliver the best of linear TV and OTT services across our entire network. Entone’s FusionTV offers a richer and more compelling service than any other standalone OTT solution. We can now meet our subscribers’ growing appetite for OTT services while adding advanced cloud-based applications that further enhances our IPTV service.”

FusionTV is integrated with leading IPTV middleware and digital rights management (DRM) systems. With a simple software update to Entone’s Hybrid TV settop boxes, TriCounty Telecom subscribers can instantly access and enjoy VUDU’s streaming library of over 50,000 titles and popular Web applications and services like Facebook, Flickr, Pandora, Twitter, YouTube and many more.

“Our partnership with TriCounty Telecom has yielded encouraging results for all parties involved,” stated Steve McKay, CEO of Entone. “The differentiated user experience of FusionTV provides the timeliness of traditional live broadcast television with the choice and flexibility of OTT services.  It’s a superior user experience for the consumer that creates a more enduring relationship with the service provider.”

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