After signing carriage agreements with a wide range of content providers, Optical Entertainment Network (OEN) has initiated a Sales Agent Program to offer content services to FTTx providers.
OEN’s Fision service includes 400 digital channels, which OEN will monitor and deliver from its digital IPTV headend in Houston, Texas, to anywhere in the U.S.
OEN is working with metro area network operator Phonoscope to deliver IPTV in Houston. The service was originally scheduled to have been switched on by the end of Q2; it has yet to begin, but OEN said service will start soon. Phonoscope’s MAN has 250,000 household easements and is within 100 to 500 meters of approximately 1.6 million households in the Houston area.
OEN is targeting FTTx network operators who otherwise might find it difficult, if not prohibitive, to build a headend and secure rights to content. That would include municipalities, independent network owners, public utilities, competitive communications service providers, rural telecommunications providers, and real estate developers.
OEN will send up to a 3.5 gigabit multicast signal to subscribers across the U.S. OEN said it will maintain ownership of subscribers and will provide customer support for sales, programming and technical calls.
OEN says it has rights for all major networks, all available HD channels, and over 50 channels of Hispanic TV programming.