TWC uses TandbergTV’s platform for small-market VOD deployment
With TandbergTV’s system, TWC can manage the VOD services from its headquarters in Denver and deliver content nationwide via satellite distribution. TWC will also utilize TandbergTV’s Xport Producer to provide local on-demand content tailored to each location.
Four markets - Clarksburg, W.Va.; Dothan, Ala.; Fort Benning, Ga.; and Terre Haute, Ind. - are now live, and the company plans to expand services to 10 additional cities by the end of the year, for a total of 14 deployments in 11 states.
“The flexibility of Tandberg Television technology to interoperate with multiple VOD servers, billing systems and on-demand applications from our Denver headquarters was a key reason we chose its solution to support our VOD deployments thousands of miles away,” said Dick Amell, VP of engineering for TWC’s National Division.
The OpenStream solution, which incorporates the MediaPath Secure Content Delivery System and the Asset Management System, enables cable operators to deploy on-demand and nPVR services using satellite catcher technology and the operator’s choice of VOD servers, applications, billing systems and set-top components.
Charter Communications  and TWC have previously announced large-scale deployments of the OpenStream system.