Velocix and TDS Telecom (TDS®) have announced the successful roll-out of IP video streaming and Cloud DVR services to consumers in central Oregon, USA, completing the first phase of a network-wide project to upgrade the entertainment experience available to TDS’s 1.2 million connections. Branded TDS TV+, the new Android TV-based streaming video service is powered by Velocix’s suite of IP video products, including its CDN, origin server, and video recording solutions.
Using the new service, TDS subscribers can watch linear programming, video-on-demand, and personalised video recordings on a multitude of consumer devices, including TVs, PCs, mobile devices, and the most popular streaming media players. Consumers can enjoy more than 180 channels on their own schedule, as well as accessing an extensive library of on-demand and pay-per-view content. Additionally, internet-based offerings, including Netflix and YouTube, can be accessed directly through the new service.
Mark Barber, SVP of Network Operations at TDS, said: “We are excited to complete the first phase roll-out of our new TDS TV+ service with Velocix. Velocix’s integrated software platform enables TDS to deliver a more personalised and engaging entertainment experience on a wide range of consumer devices, which is critical to attracting and retaining video subscribers in our highly competitive markets.”
David Sharpley, CEO of Velocix added: “We are delighted that TDS has selected Velocix to power its next-generation IP video service offerings. Velocix’s carrier-grade content delivery solutions provide TDS with a flexible foundation for growth, enabling the company to bring innovative multi-screen services to its expanding base of premium video subscribers.”
The Velocix platform replaces two legacy cable systems and an established IPTV solution, unifying the network and integrating both managed and unmanaged video delivery. TDS TV+ will be made available to the entire TDS footprint in 2020, which includes consumers in 31 U.S. states.