MOBITV and Consolidated Communications Partner to Deliver Next-Gen TV to Subscribers Across Northern New England

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The new CCiTV Service, Powered by the MOBITV CONNECT™ PLATFORM, Includes IP-Based Video and On-Demand Content from Popular Networks

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“The customizable MOBITV CONNECT™ Platform, combined with the fiber-optic network and customer service from Consolidated Communications, makes for a powerful app-based TV solution that prioritizes the user experience.”

MOBITV, a global leader in app-based TV video delivery solutions, today announced Consolidated Communications, Inc. has selected the MOBITV CONNECT™ Platform to power its new TV service, CCiTV, providing TV programming to customers when they want, where they want, and how they want it. This new service will deliver content from nearly 200 live local, national, and premium channels such as A+E, Crown Media Family, Disney and ESPN Media, FOX, HBO, Turner, Viacom, local broadcast channels, regional sports networks, and others. The new service initially is available to subscribers in Southern Maine with plans to expand service later this year.

"We’re pleased to play such an integral role in Consolidated’s new offering and proud to bring the future of television to their subscribers," said Charlie Nooney, CEO and Chairman of MOBITV. “The customizable MOBITV CONNECT™ Platform, combined with the fiber-optic network and customer service from Consolidated Communications, makes for a powerful app-based TV solution that prioritizes the user experience.”

The MOBITV CONNECT™ platform contains a user-friendly interface that can be customized according to the service provider’s content and design preferences. By using IPTV and a "bring-your-own-device" method of service delivery, the platform is a cost-conscious option that does not require customers to purchase additional hardware or incur setup fees. The MOBITV CONNECT™ Platform includes on-demand, live TV, catch-up TV, unlimited network DVR, and recommendations. The SaaS-based platform allows for real-time enablement of new technologies, such as 4K Cloud DVR, replay TV, and robust voice control – without the high cost of frequently replacing legacy set-top boxes in the home. Customers can simply download the app and view television on any of their connected devices.

"CCiTV goes well beyond basic television services to provide next-gen streaming TV with the modern features our subscribers want," said Rob Koester, vice president of consumer product management at Consolidated Communications. "Partnering with MOBITV allows us to deliver a cost-effective next-generation TV service and enhanced user experience. Consolidated also benefits from MOBITV’s IP delivery, which reduces the capital expense associated with additional hardware in the home and the ability to transition to the service without a major rip-and-replace installation.”

About Consolidated Communications
Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. is a leading broadband and business communications provider serving consumers, businesses, and wireless and wireline carriers across rural and metro communities and a 23-state service area. Leveraging an advanced fiber network spanning 37,000 fiber route miles, Consolidated Communications offers a wide range of communications solutions, including: high-speed Internet, data, phone, security, managed services, cloud services and wholesale, carrier solutions. From our first connection 125 years ago, Consolidated is dedicated to turning technology into solutions, connecting people and enriching how they work and live. Visit http://www.consolidated.com for more information.

About MOBITV
MOBITV is the leading white-label, end-to-end streaming video solution in the market, which enables Pay TV operators to rapidly launch a branded, thoroughly compliant, fully-featured app-based Pay TV service. With the explosion of smart TVs and connected devices like Apple TV, Roku and Fire TV, MOBITV has been able to extend its platform to provide a true multi-screen experience, replacing outdated set-top box solutions. Operators now have a way to offer a full cable line-up with an on-demand catalog, live TV, catch-up TV, network DVR and recommendations available on nearly every device. MOBITV powers a fully IP-based approach and, in combination with the almost two decades of MOBITV’s expertise in IP video delivery, operators can finally make the switch to a truly future-proof TV solution. For more information please visit http://www.mobitv.com.

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