New North Networks in Inuvik has been the most northerly digital cable TV operator in Canada for over 25 years. They were also one of the North’s first cell phone operators providing long distance wireless connections between remote arctic communities. In addition to carrying satellite programming, they are also a source of local content and entertainment in Inuvik including the Community Message Rolling Ad Channel, BINGO and a Legislature Channel.
When New North Networks was updating their digital head end, they needed a refresh of their community channels. Existing products and services available on the market were cost prohibitive with licensing costing over $25,000.00.
OpenBroadcaster supplied multiple MPEG-TS transport streams to their new HD Digital CATV Head End using open source software custom programmed for embedded play out boxes feeding a Cisco 9900 DCM (Digital Content Management) solution managed by a DNCS (Digital Network Control System).
Inuvik residents are now able to share and upload smartphone videos and pictures to an accessible media server which then assembles this content into dynamic local programming.
An inclusive community TV model managed by OpenBroadcaster.
Digital TV North of 60!