Alviso, CA — March 10, 2010 — Minerva Networks, the leading provider of open and IPTV delivery platforms, announced today that Pioneer Telephone, the fourth largest telephone cooperative in the United States, has successfully completed the migration from a legacy third-party system to the Company’s platform.
Minerva’s iTVManager is a comprehensive software solution for the delivery of next-generation IPconnected television services, including high-definition television (HDTV), digital video recording (DVR), whole-home digital video recording (WHDVR) and video-on-demand (VOD). The Minerva platform also features a Widget Engine that enables the seamless integration of applications including RSS news feeds, stocks, weather and traffic information, and popular social networking services.
“We are leveraging Minerva’s platform to deliver next-generation television services to our subscribers,” explains Scott Ulsaker, Manager of Pioneer Long Distance, Broadband and Video Services at Pioneer Telephone. “Minerva iTVManager provides the rich feature set, reliability and flexibility we need in order to offer a differentiated product.” Pioneer’s programming ranges from standard television line-ups to specialty sports, culture, movies and kids’ entertainment. Subscribers also enjoy high-definition TV, DVR, VOD, Caller ID display on their TV screens which differentiate their product from legacy cable TV services. Pioneer subscribers will soon be able to enjoy whole home DVR and access to a host of widgets on Minerva’s next generation releases.
“Minerva is very pleased to be a close partner of one of the largest and most progressive telephone cooperatives in the United States,” stated Mauro Bonomi, CEO of Minerva Networks. “Pioneer is enjoying strong customer traction for its triple-play offering. We look forward to working closely with them as they scale their television services.”