Atlanta (PRWEB) October 26, 2011
Skitter, Inc., the leading converged media technology company, has been selected to present at Venture Atlanta 2011, the state’s largest technology investor forum, during its annual conference held October 25-26 at the Georgia Aquarium. Venture Atlanta selected 20 entrepreneurs from Georgia’s top growth-stage companies to showcase their growing businesses in a variety of the state’s strongest technology sectors. Skitter, Inc.’s Kathi Hanley, chief operating officer, is presenting on the second day of the conference in the Venture Spotlight, as part of the newly expanded conference format.
“We’re honored to have been recognized as one of Atlanta’s top entrepreneurs,” said Kathi Hanley, COO at Skitter. “Skitter TV has gained much attention recently because we’re the only company able to offer traditional broadcast TV, local TV and Internet TV on one set-top box. Consumers realize that they’re paying too much for cable service and that there are better options out there. Our platform offers service providers the chance to finally offer their customers the entertainment solution they demand.”
Skitter, Inc.’s Skitter TV platform, which offers broadcast TV, local TV and Internet TV from one hybrid set-top box, provides an end-to-end, turnkey solution for telephone companies looking to retain, recapture and protect broadband customers in the face of a changing marketplace. With Skitter TV, telephone companies can further monetize their existing connections to customers’ homes, enabling them to provide their customers with a “cable TV experience” at an affordable price point. The company’s value proposition is unique to the industry – Skitter TV is the only service with encoder technology capable of encoding HD and SD video to rates that can be transferred quickly and easily through existing copper networks, meaning customers receive high-quality video with buffering virtually eliminated thanks to Skitter’s PVBR technology.
“This leading-edge technology creates a profitable new revenue source for our clients,” said Hanley. “That, coupled with our executives’ 40 years of industry experience and our offerings’ ease-of-implementation and cost-effectiveness is what’s garnered us 10 clients in only two years of operation.”
Skitter further eliminates barriers to entry related to hardware upgrades, with Skitter TV using existing copper connections and requiring minimal hardware and software installations at the head-end. Once installed, Skitter’s personnel walk service providers through the set-up and launch procedures in only one hour, and the company handles all technical support, making it a truly plug-and-play solution.
“People are watching 50 channels, not 350, and they’re demanding a solution that gives them the channels they want at an affordable price,” said Hanley. “Skitter TV is the future of entertainment. We offer providers the quick, cost-effective technology they need to break into the television market and put the whole television experience at their customers’ fingertips, and their business is thriving as a result of that added value.”
According to a release from Venture Atlanta, connecting entrepreneurs with venture funding remains more important that ever in the midst of a sagging economy. Entrepreneurs, and the small to medium business they create, continue to be key in driving economic growth and job expansion in Georgia.
About Skitter TV
Skitter, Inc., a converged media technology company based in Atlanta, has more than 50 combined years of experience in computing, telecommunications, Internet and video technology between its founders. Skitter TV, the company’s Internet TV platform, provides a broadband media experience by enabling telecomm service providers and entertainment content companies to capture, configure and deliver (over IP via DSL or fiber optics) video streams to TVs, computers and mobile devices. Skitter TV’s software, program guide and Skitter Box™, a hybrid OTT/IPTV set-top box, offer consumers a premium-quality HD multi-screen entertainment service that combines live cable network, broadcast TV, Web video, on-demand content and digital audio, all in one unified, remote-control-driven location. For more information, visit http://www.Skitter.TV or follow Skitter TV on Facebook and Twitter.