Wednesday, September 19, 2007


The National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC) and the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA) are now offering IP-Prime's IPTV solution to their rural telco members.

NRTC and NTCA members are being offered two models: 1) an end-to-end IPTV service using SES AMERICOM's IP-PRIME(R), a centralized, satellite-delivered IPTV distribution solution content transport, headend, and set-top box solutions and 2) a programming-only solution for telcos with existing headend facilities or other transport arrangements.

IP-PRIME originates from the SES AMERICOM IPTV Broadcast Center in Vernon Valley, New Jersey, where video and audio are received and processed for distribution via satellite to IP-PRIME-equipped telco video hubs nationwide. The solution is based on the MPEG-4http://www.nrtc.coop