Nagra wins new US customer following JEA partnership

1Tennessee, a Tennessee, US-based local broadband, TV and telephone service provider, has chosen Nagra to deliver its new IP-based multiscreen video service.

Powered by Nagra’s OpenTV Video Platform, the integrated solution includes Harmonic’s cloud video solution, a pre-integrated CRM system from GLDS and Jackson Energy Authority’s E+ Premier.

Jackson, Tennessee-based utility outfit Jackson Energy Authority recently tapped Nagra for the launch a of a new IP-based multiscreen video streaming service, E+ Premier, which will be open to third-party companies to provide services to their own customers.

Jackson Energy Authority’s E+ Premier content distribution service is powered by the NAGRA OpenTV Video Platform and Harmonic’s VOS360 cloud streaming solution for video packaging and CDN capabilities.

GLDS provides 1Tennessee a pre-integrated CRM system allowing it to offer this entertainment offering to subscribers via a single bill. 1Tennessee was able to convert its legacy base of MobiTV subscribers to the integrated solution with the partnership of GLDS. Nagra’s OpenTV Video Platform provides a user interface with discovery, voice, search, and recommendations that can optimize the customer experience against local requirements and provide a premium content offering for subscribers through Nagra’scontent rights partnership with Jackson Energy Authority. At launch, service to consumers will be available through FireTV Stick devices, with set-to boxes as an available option.

“As an industry pioneer, Nagra is delivering a superior and proven alternative to other less-than-optimal industry options, making them the clear and trusted choice for us to deliver innovative entertainment experiences to our subscribers. The collective partnership of NAGRA, Harmonic, Jackson Energy Authority and GLDS has enabled us to rapidly activate and automate operations through a powerful, user-centric management platform that was up and running in weeks – not months – which was essential as we transitioned off the MobiTV platform,” said John Warmath, President at 1Tennessee.

“Nagra brings a unique opportunity to empower service providers, like 1Tennessee, with advanced media and entertainment services for their subscribers in record time,” said Xavier Fustagueras, SVP Americas for Nagra.

“This further demonstrates the ability of our partnerships to power the ambitions of service providers of any size with national content and a hyper-local approach. By offering our solution ‘as-a-service,’ with no costly up-front investments in hardware or transcoding, we lower the barrier and deliver freedom of choice for operators to deliver IP-streaming services under their own terms.”

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