Mediacom Rolling Out Evolution Digital’s Hybrid ‘eBOX’

To help fuel its IP video transition, Mediacom Communications will deploy Evolution’s “eBOX,” a hybrid IP/QAM set-top that will be powered by TiVo’s software and user interface.

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Mediacom, which has deploying a video offering that leans on TiVo’s platform since striking the original deal in 2012, will use the eBOX as its primary, next-gen, non-DVR device throughout its footprint.

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Evolution Digital said Mediacom’s deployment of the eBOX will include Evolution Digital-enabled IP-based pay-per-view services.

“We are excited to bring Evolution Digital’s cost-effective eBOX to our customers and provide the best content available on an enriched and streamlined platform,” JR Walden SVP and CTO of Mediacom, said in a statement. “We have made the eBOX our primary next-generation non-DVR set-top box for households throughout our systems.”

The new agreement exposes eBOX to Mediacom’s base of nearly 1.4 million customers.

Examples of other operators that are deploying Evolution Digital’s eBOX include GCI, RCN, Wave Broadband, WideOpenWest (WOW!), and several operators that are tied into Evolution’s agreement with the National Cable Television Cooperative.

Evolution Digital timed the announcement with this week’s NCTC Winter Educational Conference in San Antonio.

The latest eBOX deployment deal also comes on the heels of Evolution’s introduction last week of the eSTREAM 4K, an all-IP device for on tier 2/3 cable providers that’s powered by Android TV.

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