ZCorum and Southern Fibernet to Offer Turn-key IPTV Services toBroadband Providers

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The linear IPTV solution bundles national and local TV content delivered over the provider’s network without the need for traditional headend infrastructure.

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National and Local Content Available on Big Screens and Mobile Devices

SFN has put together a unique, turn-key IPTV solution that delivers video content to communications providers and their subscribers without the operator needing a traditional cable TV headend, or having to acquire and maintain programming contracts.

ZCorum, a leading provider of managed broadband services and software, has partnered with Southern FiberNet (SFN) to offer a unique IPTV service to communications service providers across the United States.

SFN’s service is a dedicated path, Internet-protocol based television service from Southern FiberNet, a company that also provides fiber to the home (FTTH) Internet and video content services in Georgia. ZCorum is offering SFN TV Now to broadband service providers nationwide, providing local TV and national content with over 90 sports and entertainment channels. The service is delivered to the subscriber’s home via the operator’s broadband connection and can be viewed by the subscriber on a TV, and variety of other approved devices.

“SFN has put together a unique, turn-key IPTV solution that delivers video content to communications providers and their subscribers without the operator needing a traditional cable TV headend, or having to acquire and maintain programming contracts,” said Arthur Skinner, Vice President of Worldwide Sales at ZCorum. “The low cost of entry and attractive pricing of our TV packages is perfect for operators who want to add Pay TV to their broadband offering, as well as for those already providing video who want to reduce their ongoing operational, maintenance, and programming costs.”

"On behalf of Bryan, Zach, and myself as our ownership team at SFN, we could not be more proud and excited to form this alliance with ZCourm," said David Falkenstein, Managing Partner at SFN. "We have been growing rapidly and realized with the right partner we could really leverage that growth. We already knew ZCorum well, as they provide a host of managed services and diagnostics for our broadband business. They are a great fit for our requirements both from their commitment to the quality of service and support they provide, and their ability to help us take full advantage of the many opportunities available in the market."

Julie Compann, President and CEO of ZCorum said, "This partnership perfectly aligns with our commitment in delivering our customers innovative products and services coupled with exceptional value and performance. We expect the TV Now service to be well received by broadband operators who have been searching for a better and more profitable way to offer a Pay TV service, as well as by their subscribers who want flexibility in how and when they watch TV.”

About ZCorum

ZCorum provides a suite of broadband services to cable companies, telephone companies, utilities, and municipalities, helping them increase operational efficiency and reduce costs while improving the subscriber experience. This is achieved through their comprehensive broadband deployment services, diagnostics software for DOCSIS and Fiber networks, and managed services that include device activation for data and voice, residential and commercial VoIP service, branded email, along with 24x7 support for end-users. ZCorum is headquartered in Alpharetta, GA. For more information, please visit ZCorum.com.

About Southern Fibernet

Southern Fibernet's mission is to provide our customers with an unparalleled fiber internet and TV experience. Southern Fibernet is a technology company that provides fiber to the home (FTTH) internet and video content services. Privately owned and operated, the management team has over 35 years of experience in utility construction and fiber optic systems. Fibernet has been involved in multiple FTTH builds funded by government entities (USDA/RUS and NITA) and we have a well-earned reputation for high quality and service.

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