Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Cavalier Launches MPEG-4 AVC IPTV Headend with Tut Systems

Cavalier Telephone has launched commercially-available IPTV service in Richmond, Virginia using MPEG-4 AVC compression powered by Tut Systems' Astria content processor. Cavalier receives the broadcast signal by satellite transmission, converts the programming to MPEG-4 and then distributes content to customers over ADSL2+.

Cavalier's Broadband TV service delivers a full channel line up of more than 150 digital channels including all local network affiliates and major national broadcasts. A Triple Play bundle of television, telephone and Internet service is priced at $95 per month. On-screen caller ID allows consumers to monitor incoming telephone calls.

  • Cavalier Telephone is using Amino's MPEG 4 set-top box and SecureMedia's Encryptonite System CA/DRM software to secure the delivery of IPTV services.

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