EchoStar's IPTV Move
4:00 PM -- With all the news of IP Prime and Avail Media Inc. the past six months, we sometimes forget that EchoStar Corp. (Nasdaq: SATS) has a horse in the managed IPTV service offering race, too.
Its ViP-TV service is going after the telco market and, like Avail Media, is targeted at as many of the 70 or so IP Prime affiliates that need to migrate over to an alternate platform before the July 31st shut down of IP Prime.
EchoStar has been somewhat quiet since its launch last year but has announced an IP Prime conversion win with Canby Telcom of Oregon. ViP-TV will provide an HD transport overlay solution for Canby, transporting 42 HD channels to Canby’s headend.
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