It was a busy few days at Telco TV in Vegas. For the TelVue team, the buzz began with the Minerva Users Group on Wednesday, where Systems Engineer Mark Myslinski spoke about the integration of TelVue’s cloud-based services with Minerva Middleware.
This integration was on display at our booth, where TelVue was able to demonstration a proof-of-concept, showing TelVue Connect compatibility with the Minerva multi-device services, using a hybrid set top box from Entone.
The Hybrid Entone box (traditional QAM plus IP/OTT) with the Minerva Middleware was playing TelVue CloudCast – both VOD and Linear ABR. The Minerva system displayed the Stream ‘n’ Shop linear channel, which is hosted by TelVue.
“With this combination, operators have a means to aggregate local/hyperlocal content using efficient cloud services via TelVue Connect,” explained Myslinski, “and have this content automatically transcoded and distributed to the Minerva system, such that the content titles will be accessible and the content viewable by subscribers on alternative devices through the Minerva system.”
Congratulations to Minerva, by the way, for winning this year’s Telco TV Vision Award for Middleware, for the iTVFusion 5.4 video services platform to be released later this year. TelVue Connect was a Telco TV Vision Award Finalist this year, in the Content Management System category.
Myslinski had a chance to elaborate further on how the cloud can transform Local Origination when he participated in a Friday Telco TV panel on “Local Content: It’s More than High School Football”. He spoke convincingly of how cloud-based services can give rise to a new kind of business model for local programming.