Access Communications selects Vecima Networks to power IPTV delivery

Regina, SK – Access Communications announced today the first steps in delivering industry-leading next-generation television to its customers. Access will source Saskatchewan-based technology by partnering with Vecima Networks to deploy Vecima MediaScaleX platform in its IPTV solution to subscribers across the province.

“Access is dedicated to providing exceptional video services to the communities of Saskatchewan,” said Jeffrey De Sarno, Chief Technology Officer at Access Communications. “Leveraging the latest advancements in video delivery, the new solution makes it easier for our customers to view national and local content, when and how they want.” Subscribers will soon enjoy new features including downloadable applications to play content on the leading retail devices, guide look back, unified search, and remote DVR scheduling.

Focused on providing operators a highly flexible and scalable solution that delivers subscribers superior video experience, Vecima’s MediaScaleX hyperconverged software delivers the new service by leveraging common hardware infrastructures that facilitate an affordable cost profile. The solution enables operators to sustain legacy video ecosystems while accommodating new subscribers and expanded content packages including 4K and HEVC. “MediaScaleX supports a wide range of functionality that enhance viewers’ quality of experience (QoE), including time shifted playback and viewership through subscriber-provided devices,” said Clay McCreery, Chief Revenue Officer at Vecima. “We are proud to partner with Access to deliver cutting edge services to their customers.”
 
Updated Access Communications applications will be available for all types of subscribers and use cases, including iOS, Android, and Smart TV’s, starting early 2021.
 
Further information about Vecima’s MediaScaleX solution is available at vecima.com/solutions/content-delivery-storage.
 
About Vecima Networks
Vecima Networks Inc. is a global leader focused on developing integrated hardware and scalable software solutions for broadband access, content delivery, and telematics. We enable the world’s leading innovators to advance, connect, entertain, and analyze. We build technologies that transform content delivery and storage, enable high capacity broadband network access, and streamline data analytics. For more information, please visit our website at www.vecima.com.

About Access Communications Co-operative
Access Communications Co-operative is one of Saskatchewan’s largest telecommunications companies, but we do so much more than provide reliable, affordable Internet, television, telephone and security services. What makes Access unique is our involvement in the communities we serve, especially through our Access7 community channels.

Access Communications began serving customers in 1978. For over 40 years, we have grown into a province-wide co-operative serving over 235 communities and 160,000 sq. km of rural areas in Saskatchewan. As a not-for-profit co-operative, we invest 100% of our earnings back into the communities and rural areas where we live and do business. To learn more about our Co-operative, visit www.myaccess.ca.

For more information contact:

Fran Moran
Communications Manager
Access Communications Co-operative
Phone: 306-565-5369; toll free: 1-866-211-6334 ext. 5369
Email: fran.moran@myaccess.coop

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