CUPERTINO, CATriCounty Telecom, an independent telephone company in North Carolina, selected the FusionTV solution from Entone to deliver hybrid TV services throughout eastern North Carolina.

FusionTV combines traditional broadcast TV with over-the-top (OTT) content and cloud-based services. With FusionTV, TriCounty Telecom delivers a differentiated pay-TV service that increases average revenue per user and subscriber satisfaction.

For more than 57 years, TriCounty Telecom has provided communications services to several communities in eastern North Carolina. It recently embarked on an ambitious FTTH build to support advanced IP services.

“Our communities rely on us to provide them with the best-in-class services,” says Greg Coltrain, CEO and general manager of TriCounty Telecom. “We need a solution that will allow us to cost-effectively deliver the best of linear TV and OTT services across our entire network. Entone’s FusionTV offers a richer and more compelling service than any other standalone OTT solution. We can now meet our subscribers’ growing appetite for OTT services while adding advanced cloud-based applications that further enhances our IPTV service.”

Integrated With Middleware and DRM Systems
FusionTV is integrated with leading IPTV middleware and digital rights management (DRM) systems. With a simple software update to Entone’s Hybrid TV set-top boxes, TriCounty Telecom subscribers can access VUDU’s streaming library of more than 50,000 titles and popular Web applications and services such as Facebook, Flickr, Pandora, Twitter and YouTube.

“Our partnership with TriCounty Telecom has yielded encouraging results for all parties involved,” says Steve McKay, CEO of Entone. “The differentiated user experience of FusionTV provides the timeliness of traditional live broadcast television with the choice and flexibility of OTT services. It’s a superior user experience for the consumer that creates a more enduring relationship with the service provider.”