App-based video is an increasingly popular way consumers want to view content due to low-cost subscription and the ability to view content on a variety of devices. Your app-based product can provide the same benefits, but also offer live streaming content including local news and sports.
We have agreements for every major channel from every major content programmer, as well as smaller, niche content providers, the majority of which allow IHS distribution. Companies that become a member of NRTC and complete a video business agreement, can sign on to these agreements to distribute programming to your customers via an approved IHS platform.
Your NRTC-designated support team will guide you through the launch process, including channel lineup development and programmer contract paperwork.
Members can maximize their broadband pipeline and maintain customers by offering an IHS video service. In addition, this product eliminates the need for equipment maintenance, set-top box inventory and truck rolls for installations and service calls.
There are several platform providers that can support members with developing a system to provide IHS service to consumers. Most of these vendors will assist you with ingesting and transcoding content, as well as developing and maintaining your app in the various app stores.
In addition to the established IHS platforms, members have the option to build their own platform and develop/maintain their own apps. If you choose this option, NRTC will work with you to help navigate programmer approvals on your system infrastructure and technology.