Comcast Technology launches managed terrestrial distribution for operators across US

Comcast Technology Solutions, a division of Comcast Cable that provides media and entertainment technology to operators, content providers, and advertisers, announced the launch of a new Managed Terrestrial Distribution service to support the technological evolution of pay-TV operators across the US.

“Operators across the U.S. are seeking ways to be more cost-efficient, maximize their Internet network investments, and strengthen the economics of their pay-TV businesses,” said Allison Olien, Vice President and General Manager of the Communications and Technology Provider Suite at Comcast Technology Solutions.

“While satellite delivery remains critical for the foreseeable future, our new Managed Terrestrial Distribution service offers operators a terrestrial-based alternative to help them reduce expenses, get the most out of their broadband investments, deliver enhanced services, and evolve towards an IP video delivery architecture,” he noted.

At Comcast Technology Solutions, we have seen the effectiveness of this approach firsthand, and we are excited to offer similar capabilities and advantages to our operator customers nationwide, the company said.

Hundreds of regional operators currently rely upon Comcast Technology Solutions for content acquisition and distribution via a satellite-based managed service that has been in place for decades.

Comcast Technology Solutions’ new Managed Terrestrial Distribution service is designed to help operators strengthen their video businesses, reduce expenses, and provide a path to IP video by leveraging ground-based video infrastructure currently being used by millions of subscribers.

MTC Cable, based in Margaretville, New York, is among the first operators looking to benefit from the new Managed Terrestrial Distribution service.

According to Comcast Technology Solutions, the service enables operators to cut costs by reducing headend infrastructure costs, gives them access to upgraded technology through Comcast’s significant ongoing investment in advanced infrastructure, supports a hybrid-IP approach and gives them access to a broader channel line-up.