Entone Scores in Brazil With Telecom Italia Mobile
Major Mobile Operator Announces Free-to-Air TV Supporting Netflix and
CUPERTINO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/23/14 -- Entone, Inc., a
leading provider of Cloud TV and Connected Home solutions, announced
today that it has been selected by TIM Brasil for their "Live TIM
Blue Box" launch. The ground-breaking product provides a seamless
blend of live free-to-air television and "over the top" (OTT) video.
TIM is the largest mobile operator in Brazil with over 74 million
subscribers. TIM's Live TIM Blue Box offers live off-air content and
supports Netflix and YouTube applications. The product will be
available through TIM's retail outlets or other major retailers
"We selected Entone as part of our efforts to collaborate with
leading video content suppliers. We believe these choices will help
us provide a differentiated video service that enriches the
connection we have with our subscribers," commented Rogerio
Takayanagi, CEO of TIM Fiber.
Entone's Hybrid TV solution enables service operators to
cost-effectively deliver video services over any broadband network
while also providing a flexible platform to launch new cloud-based
"Entone continues to gain traction with the world's leading mobile
operators," said Steve McKay, CEO of Entone. "As the battleground
shifts from the living room to the connected consumer, we believe
that mobile operators have a unique opportunity to strengthen their
relationship with consumers who want to leverage mobile devices to
access and control not only video services, but a growing array of
home management and other related services."
About TIM Brazil
TIM is Brazil's second largest operator and the
leading company in the pre-paid segment. The company has over 74.4
million clients and market share of 27,03%. TIM's positive
performance is driven by innovation and it has pioneered a number of
important industry trends to make mobile services accessible to
TIM also focuses on network and customer service quality. In the
three-year period through 2016, over 90% of the company's forecast 11
billion BRL in investment will be spent on infrastructure. As it
expands and improves its network, the company has acquired ass
including Intelig (2009), AES Atimus (2011) and runs a number of
special projects, such as building a fiber optic network in the North
of Brazil, through LT Amazonas, providing digital inclusion for the
population living in remote areas of the country.
The company also prioritizes transparency in its business and
customer relationships. One milestone was the 2012 launch of the
Portas Abertas website (www.tim.com.br/portasabertas) where consumers
can obtain accurate information on TIM's coverage as well as its
network expansion and improvement projects.
TIM is still the only company in the telecommunications industry on
the BM&FBOVESPA New Market for corporations with the highest level of
corporate governance. It is also part of the stock market's Corporate
Sustainability Index (ISE) and the Carbon Efficiency Index (ICO2).
For further information, visit www.tim.com.br,
http://twitter.com/timbrasil or www.facebook.com/timbrasil.
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