TelVue® Corporation began as a subsidiary of Science Dynamics Corporation of Cherry Hill, NJ on November 26, 1986, and was spun-off as a separate publicly traded company on December 30, 1988. Using patents developed by Science Dynamics Corporation, TelVue began providing cable companies with a method of processing their customers’ orders by telephone for individually viewed and billed Pay Per View (PPV) movies and events, without the need for a live operator or the technical requirement for a two-way interactive cable system.
In 1998, TelVue began offering cable affiliates and cable & satellite programming providers the ability to have their customers order PPV movies and events directly via the Internet, using TelVue’s patented internet ordering application.
In 2003, TelVue entered into an entirely new business; by providing comprehensive programming and technical services to municipalities, schools, and communities, to upgrade the look, feel and content of their local cable access (PEG) channels. These programming services are provided centrally from TelVue headquarters in Mt. Laurel, NJ, using a number of patent pending state-of-the-art computer applications, such as WEBUS®, WEBLINX™, and TelVue® CloudCast™.
In 2007, TelVue Corporation acquired Princeton Server Group, a leading provider of professional digital video broadcast systems. Synergies created by the combined companies allowed TelVue to offer comprehensive solutions for hyperlocal channels with professional, high-quality and localized production.
The following year, TelVue launched a new corporate brand identity, consolidating the product portfolios of TelVue and Princeton Server Group. TelVue Princeton® Series became the new designation for all the high performance digital video server products sold by the company.
In 2009, responding to strong demand for Internet streaming video services and Video over IP infrastructure for cable, TelVue launched a popular Internet based service called PEG.TV and a new 100% IP Broadcast Server called the HyperCaster™ to meet the requirements of a wide variety of broadcasters, including Cable, Telco, and Internet Media companies.
In 2011, TelVue expanded its suite of cloud-based professional broadcast services – including TelVue® Connect™, an upgraded TelVue® CloudCast™, and the Virtual HyperCaster – to help clients future-proof all aspects of their video operations: from ingest, to transcode, to distribution over multiple platforms, ranging from mobile to HD.
TelVue is substantially owned by and has been funded by TelVue’s Chairman of the Board, Gerry Lenfest, who was the founder of Suburban Cable, which was sold to Comcast in 2000.