Nortel and Broadstream Communications will team up to provide a complete end-to-end Internet-protocol-TV solution that includes both video infrastructure and television programming.
Broadstream is a provider of IPTV-content-transport and management services.
Nortel said the addition of Broadstream to its IPTV ecosystem brings more than 200 channels of IPTV-ready video content that can be transmitted directly to any service-provider location in the United States.
“By eliminating the telco's need to build out its own video headend to consolidate and convert media content into an IPTV-ready state, Broadstream can help telcos of any size significantly reduce the high cost of providing a new IPTV service," Broadstream vice president of business development Pete Bryant said in a prepared statement. "Our work with Nortel provides telcos with a complete end-to-end path for IPTV content from the media source down to the set-top box."