Wurl Streaming Video Platform Powers WOW! Streamland Service Rollouts
MARCH 25, 2015
Simplified Access to Streaming Video Services for WOW! Subscribers
PALO ALTO, CA – March 25, 2015 — Wurl announced today that its 1Guide service has been rolled out in WOW! cable systems in Indiana, Ohio, Florida, Illinois, and Michigan as part of the new WOW! “Streamland” service. Wurl’s 1Guide platform is integrated with WOW! “Ultra TV” set-tops providing cable subscribers with an HTML5-based user interface for access to a robust catalog of streaming video applications and services.
WOW! cable subscribers access Streamland on their TVs just like traditional TV — using the same set-top box and the same remote control. Video programming available on Streamland includes an enormous collection of streaming video services including applications like Netflix and Toon Goggles along with 1000s of channels of ad-supported streaming video programming.
“Streamland provides our customers with effortless access to the streaming video programming they love, without the hassle of multiple devices, changing inputs and juggling remote controls.” said Steve Gorman, WOW! Vice President of Product Management. “We’ve brought together on one device all of the video services our Ultra TV customers use — linear TV, whole-home DVR, VOD and streaming.”
“We’re delighted to be working with WOW! to provide this revolutionary new service and look forward to continuing rollouts in other WOW! cable markets during early 2015,” said Sean Doherty, CEO of Wurl.
Wurl is a leading provider of ad-supported streaming video programming for pay TV systems. For pay TV operators, Wurl augments traditional cable programming with ad-supported streaming video. For video content creators, Wurl provides TV distribution through cable set-tops and other IP-enabled devices.
WOW! is one of the nation’s leading providers of high-speed Internet, cable TV, and phone, serving communities in Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kansas and multiple markets in the Southeast. The company is dedicated to delighting customers with friendly, quality service at affordable prices. WOW! is privately held and controlled by Avista Capital Partners.