Distributel and MOBITV announce strategic partnership to bring app-based TV to Canadian customers and wholesalers

Distributel to offer an innovative, customized streaming platform that delivers an enhanced TV experience on any device

TORONTO, Nov. 5, 2018 /CNW/ - Distributel, a leading national independent telecommunications provider, announced today that it has partnered with MOBITV, a global leader in app-based TV video delivery solutions.  As pioneers in IP video, both Distributel and MOBITV are bringing consumers and businesses innovative, customized and enhanced TV experiences from any device, at any time.

"With Canadians viewing more and more video content on streaming devices such as smartphones and tablets, we know that the future of TV is app-based," says Matt Stein, CEO of Distributel. "We have always been committed to bringing innovative services and choice to our customers, and this partnership allows us to offer consumers and wholesalers a great user experience through these exciting, cost-effective TV options."

The MOBITV platform will provide Distributel customers with a user-friendly interface that can be customized according to their content and design preferences. By utilizing IPTV (television that is transmitted over the Internet) and a "bring your own device" method of service delivery, Distributel is also providing a cost-conscious option that does not require customers to purchase additional hardware or incur setup fees.

The partnership will also benefit carriers and ISPs alike, by allowing them to retain their own brand, channels and content rights while using the MOBITV middleware to offer new Tier 1 features at a competitive price point. Localized for Canada in both English and French, the platform will be available to Distributel customers in Quebec and Ontario, with plans to expand across the country in the coming months.

"We are pleased to form this partnership with Distributel and help bring the future of TV to Canada," says Charlie Nooney, CEO and Chairman of MOBITV. "We pride ourselves on creating always-evolving platforms that exceed our partners' expectations and help them deliver cutting-edge TV services to their customers."

About Distributel
Established in 1988, Distributel is a leading national, independent telecommunications provider offering a wide range of business and residential communications services. 100% Canadian-owned, with offices across the country and a national network, Distributel continues to forge new partnerships and bring innovative solutions to market directly and through a thriving wholesale division.  TV services are provided through Zazeen Inc., an IPTV service provider that operates in Ontario and Quebec.  ThinkTel, the Business Services Division of Distributel, is a provider of advanced voice and data services for the SMB and Enterprise markets throughout Canada. As a top Microsoft Solutions Partner and a Cisco PMP, the Business Services division is focused on driving industry innovation. For more information, visit: www.distributel.ca

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 www.mobitv.com

SOURCE Distributel Communications Limited

For further information: Aby Bueno, Broad Reach Communications, abueno@bpr.ca, 416-858-3135

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