Massillon to deploy Motorola Medios multiscreen software
Ohio cable operator Massillon Cable said it agreed to use Motorola Mobility's Medios software to deliver multiscreen programming to subscribers that want to watch live and video-on-demand cable programming on tablets and smartphones within their own homes.
Motorola said Thursday that the independent cable operator will use its Medios SecureMedia Encryptonite ONE solution, which can ingest, transcode and deliver TV shows and movies to mobile devices. Motorola announced a similar deal with Time Warner Cable in May.
Massillon hasn't yet announced which networks it will allow subscribers to access on mobile devices. Viacom (NYSE: VIA) and other programmers have resisted allowing cable operators to stream linear networks to subscribers using mobile devices without agreeing to pay additional fees.
The Medios software could also allow Massilon to deliver programming to other IP-connected devices in subscriber homes such as gaming consoles and connected TVs.
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