Athens, August 29, 2007 BTC Broadband of Bixby, Oklahoma is pleased to announce commercial availability of BTC TV, a premier TV service that includes over 150 Standard and High Definition TV channels and seamless Video on Demand.
To ensure that BTC Broadband's customers receive the best quality programming, BTC TV is using MPEG-4, the latest IPTV video delivery technology together with INTRACOM TELECOM's award-winning fs|cdn™ IPTV middleware and encryption solution. In addition to broadcast network TV and Video on Demand, BTC TV will be offering a wide range of interactive services including Caller ID, chat and digital video recording (DVR) , as well as standard services such as emergency alert, selectable menu language, secondary audio programming (SAP), program reminders, channel auto-tune, parental controls and favourite channels. The solution has been delivered through INTRACOM TELECOM US-based subsidiary, Conklin-INTRACOM.
"We are excited to announce the commercial availability of our IPTV service, and are looking forward to taking advantage of the range of services that the fs|cdn™ platform provides. We strive to offer our customers leading edge services and have been consistently impressed with the level of commitment and effort Conklin-INTRACOM has demonstrated in bringing us to this point", stated Lynn Pike, CEO of BTC Broadband.
Ian Meletios, CEO of Conklin-INTRACOM, stated: "We have built our business on three pillars: outstanding customer support; true service innovation and an unwavering commitment to our customers' commercial success. The ability to be a leader in offering both standard and high definition TV using MPEG-4 was an important factor for BTC to build a successful service offering. We did what was necessary to deliver that capability. We are glad to be part of this first for BTC and look forward to a long term business relationship with them."
BTC Broadband is a high tech broadband communications company offering cutting-edge communication and entertainment products in Oklahoma. The company provides a variety of services to both residential and business customers including Broadcast TV and Video on Demand, local telephone, prepaid telephone service, long distance, high speed broadband Internet, accelerated dial-up, voice mail, web hosting, enhanced calling features and more. In its continuing commitment to providing its customers with growing technology needs, BTC Broadband is currently deploying Fiber-To-The-Home (or Business) in order to provide high speed two-way video, voice, and data services.
Conklin-INTRACOM, in business since 1957, addresses the service provider customer base with innovative products and services including its fs|cdn™ IPTV & content delivery solution, and a full range of IPTV integration, implementation and development solutions.
INTRACOM TELECOM is a leading developer and producer of telecommunication systems as well as supplier of integrated solutions and professional services to fixed and mobile operators in the EEMEA region. Over 100 customers in more than 50 countries choose INTRACOM TELECOM for its state-of-the-art products and solutions. INTRACOM TELECOM has 2,700 employees, operates subsidiaries in 12 countries and is amongst the largest European companies leading in R&D investments. Since June 2006, INTRACOM TELECOM is controlled by JSC SITRONICS (Russia) with 51%. JSC SITRONICS is the technology subsidiary of JSFC SISTEMA, a leading diversified holding company in Russia and the CIS. INTRACOM HOLDINGS Group (Greece) retains a 49% stake.
fs|cdn™ is an integrated IPTV middleware and conditional access solution allowing service providers to deliver linear and on demand TV, chat, email, messaging and next generation interactive services.