EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C., a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), have announced that Minnesota-based Pace International, a national satellite TV hardware and content distributor and provider of IPTV solutions for telcos, ISPs and system operators, has joined the ViP-TV(tm) Reseller Program. Pace currently delivers hardware and content solutions, including local TV channels, to hundreds of thousands of commercial, SMATV and MDU units.
Now, as a marketer of EchoStar’s ViP-TV services, Pace can also arrange for IP-encapsulated video transport services and turn-key managed server solutions to telco operators, cable TV systems, and multiple dwelling unit (MDU) enterprises seeking an IPTV solution, including those serving gated communities, townhomes, hospitals, and hospitality markets. ViP-TV offers a suite of IPTV services that includes more than 300 popular, broadcast-quality TV and music channels in IP H.264 format. ViP-TV resellers offer customers ViP-TV’s blade-based receiver system that can significantly reduce capital expenditures, required rack space, power consumption and operating costs for head-ends.