Pay-TV operators looking for a cost-efficient way to transition from satellite distribution to IP video can check out Managed Terrestrial Distribution Service, launched by Comcast Technology Solutions. The new service will reduce headend equipment and related expenses monthly expenditures on rack space, power and cooling by consolidating servers.
With proper technical support, unexpected capital equipment repair and replacement costs will be reduced. And without the need for a direct IP connection to each programmer, IP processing set-up fees for each individual content feed and related transcoding costs will also be eliminated.
As an efficient and secure approach for content acquisition, packaging, management and delivery, the service leverages video with a hybrid-IP approach that allows operators to maintain field investments and existing customer experience (UI/UX) to subscribers. It also provides an expanded channel line-up and other services to support increased customer retention and acquisition efforts.
Continuous investment in Internet and terrestrial-based infrastructure reduces business risks for operators while creating a path towards IP video delivery. Comcast Technology Solutions provides the network connections, content delivery and managed distribution services that can enable operators to evolve their video businesses and direct more investment toward their broadband initiatives.