Are you enjoying television programming from Mountain Telephone TV in high definition?
If not, there are almost twice as many reasons to start. If you are, your enjoyment just doubled.
Because MTTV is relocating its video headend — the point where a television service’s signals originate — members will see an increase in channels in crystal clear HD.
Under a previous contract, MTTV’s headend was at a remote site run by a separate company in California. When that contract ended, MTTV was able to set up similar equipment locally, giving managers more control over the programming and channel lineup.
“This gives us the ability to offer more HD channels right away,” says Travis Keaton, network engineer at MTTV. “We can offer channels now that we couldn’t offer before because our previous provider didn’t carry them.”
The locally controlled headend will allow MTTV to offer a more robust lineup of high-definition channels and a better signal.
“It gives us the control to repair something without having to wait on someone in California to fix it,” Keaton says.
And in the long run, the new operation will cost less.
“It is expensive right up front, but in the long run it will save us money,” Keaton says. “We built it with what we feel is enough capacity to add channels in the future without adding more equipment.”