Evolution Digital has inked deals with five independent operators, all members of the National Cable Television Cooperative – have committed to deploy the vendor’s eVUE-TV offering on “VU-IT,” the co-op’s managed IP video solution.
Operators that signed on for those commitments include Advanced Cable Communications, Vast Broadband, Click! Cable TV, Schurz Communications and Westman Communications. That group, Evolution Digital said, are the NCTC members to commit to eVUE-TV and are starting to integrate it to deliver IP VOD content to its customers. Evolution said eVUE-TV plans to support additional components, including the delivery of IP linear channels, network DVR and TV Everywhere capabilities.
The deals come a few months after Evolution Digital cut a deal with NCTC to distribute eVUE-TV as an option for members that operate the co-op’s VU-IT platform, which handles elements such as back office integration, OTT apps, and support for the TiVo interface. The VU-IT solution features TiVo Series 4 set-top boxes, Evolution Digital’s eBOX IP Hybrid Set-Top Box and other third-party hardware.
Introduced by Evolution Digital in February, eVUE-TV supplies “thousands” of hours of movies and TV shows on-demand while also integrating IP linear and VOD across a unified interface. Evolution’s future plans for the platform include cloud-based services, including a cloud DVR.