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Skitter TV helps bring IPTV to rural Missouri

UPDATED 4/4/13: As small telcos in the US and elsewhere wrestle with the challenge of adding high-quality video to their service mix at a reasonable cost, companies like Georgia-based Skitter TV continue to win new business by offering to take over some or all of the trickier parts of delivering IPTV.

Skitter TV has won a contract with Kingdom Telephone, a small telco based in rural Missouri, to provide IPTV services including around 70 free-to-air and cable channels to the latter’s customers in Callaway and Montgomery Counties – in exchange for a cut of the revenues.

Day-to-day operations of the service are being managed by Skitter TV’s sister company Galva Cable, which will provide an end-to-end service for the telco, including installing the technology, securing the programming rights and ongoing marketing.

Galva Cable will also select the 70 or so channels being offered on the service, based on their popularity with cable and satellite subscribers, and deliver them to the largest possible footprint using Skitter TV’s proprietary variable bit-rate technology.

Via FierceIPTV

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