Triveni Digital announced that TVS Cable, serving seven counties in Eastern Kentucky, is currently migrating to an all-digital infrastructure with Triveni Digital's industry-leading GuideBuilder® 5 metadata generation platform. GuideBuilder 5 enables TVS Cable to deliver simple and easy-to-understand virtual channel information to clear-QAM tuners as well as non-decrypting and SCTE-65-compatible set-top boxes (STBs). The unified metadata management platform supports PSIP and SCTE-65, dramatically speeding up CATV workflows while enabling the operator to realize new revenue opportunities, reduce costs, and provide viewers with a smooth transition from analog to digital.
"Transitioning to digital will free up an abundance of valuable infrastructure bandwidth. Yet, in order for it to be a transparent change for our customers, we needed a user-friendly, reliable, and cost-effective way to deliver a unified channel lineup across all of our platforms," said David Thacker, technical operations manager at TVS Cable. "Triveni Digital's GuideBuilder 5 platform allows us to deliver a consistent channel lineup experience to all customers, without deploying expensive HD DVR STBs on every TV. Easy to administer and maintain, GuideBuilder 5 has already helped us move 2,000 customers to the digital tier, allowing them to enjoy more programming and better video quality while taking away the hardship of having to learn a new channel lineup."
Through a modernized Linux-based operating system, rich feature set, and intuitive user interface, GuideBuilder 5 makes delivering channel and guide information easy and affordable. GuideBuilder 5 includes an innovative virtual channel remapping functionality that ensures channel numbers are the same for TVS Cable customers with or without an STB, creating a seamless transition to digital for the end user.
In addition to simplifying the transition to digital and helping to minimize its impact on cable subscribers, the GuideBuilder 5 system gives TVS Cable a single, efficient solution for remote or local management of metadata. Using GuideBuilder 5, TVS Cable can automatically ingest program schedules from multiple listing services; generate standards-compliant PSIP and SCTE-65 metadata; and output EPGs for thousands of channels and services. By consolidating metadata management into the GuideBuilder platform, TVS Cable can reduce equipment and maintenance costs.