DIRECTV®, AFL and DSI Technologies to Introduce New MFH3™ Technology to Deliver Entertainment Service
New York - DIRECTV, the nation's leading digital satellite television service, AFL and DSI Technologies today announced plans to deliver DIRECTV services to a $1.5 billion waterfront development under construction in Brunswick, Georgia. The Liberty Harbor project will be the first to feature DIRECTV's MFH3™ (Multi-Family Housing version 3) technology - a revolutionary distribution system that enables the delivery of all DIRECTV's satellite-delivered content and services using existing in-building distribution wiring.
The IP-based MFH3 technology is a simple distribution platform used to deliver satellite television and other services from a private "on-property" headend facility to each customer dwelling in a multi-dwelling complex or select master planned communities.
In addition to a long list of resort style amenities, Liberty Harbor will feature a community based Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) network that will deliver bundled communications, security and entertainment services to each of the 1,200 condos and 300 single family homes. DSI Technologies, a division of Direct Satellite Installation - a leading DIRECTV dealer, will be the network operator and has selected AFL, a leading product supplier and Fiber-to-the-Home systems integrator, to provide the end-to-end solution.
"By combining the DIRECTV MFH3 technology with DSI's installation expertise and AFL's leading edge fiber products, we're offering an unprecedented suite of services that will further enhance the prestige and appeal of this showcase property," said Daren Benzi, vice president, Sales Development and Strategy, DIRECTV, Inc. "Every Liberty Harbor resident will have access to the full DIRECTV television experience, including our complete line up of industry leading HD programming, DVR, exclusive sports packages, and our new DIRECTV on Demand service that will launch this fall."
"Liberty Harbor offers everything you would expect from a master-planned resort community - waterfront location, yacht club, and a luxury hotel," said Kent Brown - Director, of AFL's Access Solutions group. "By adding Fiber-to-the-Home and MFH3 technology to the list, Liberty Harbor is recognizing consumer demand for bandwidth-hungry services and providing a powerful differentiating amenity. We're pleased to be a part of this extraordinary project."
"With the release of MFH3, DSI Technologies is now able to offer the reliability of a 100% FTTH solution for all broadband services to these types of communities. This includes high speed data, video, voice and security," said John Large of DSI Technologies.
DIRECTV, Inc., the nation's leading satellite television service provider, presents the finest television experience available to more than 16.3 million customers in the United States, through exclusive content, industry-leading customer satisfaction (which has surpassed cable for seven years running) and superior technologies. Each day, DIRECTV subscribers enjoy access to over 250 channels of 100% digital picture and sound, exclusive programming and the most comprehensive collection of sports programming available anywhere, including NFL SUNDAY TICKET(TM) and MLB EXTRA INNINGS(R). DIRECTV (NYSE:DTV) also leads the digital television technology revolution with exclusives such as NFL SUNDAY TICKET SuperFan(TM), US Open Interactive and YES Network Interactive and will soon have the capacity to offer over 150 channels in HD. For the most up-to-date information on DIRECTV, please visit directv.com.
About DSI Technologies
DSI Technologies LLC, is an Ohio based employee owned company with over 10,000 customers nationwide. DSI Technologies LLC, a division of Direct Satellite Installations Inc., offers bundled, bulk services through fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) for developers of up-scale Master Planned Communities and high-rise condominiums. Some of these products include, but are not limited to: video, voice, security and high-speed data services. www.dsifiber.com
AFL, a division of Fujikura Ltd., is an industry leader in providing fiber optic products, engineering expertise and integrated services to the telecommunications industry. For the FTTH market, AFL offers a "FTTH Made Easy" program that includes end-to-end system integration. AFL's product portfolio includes G-PON, GE-PON and point-to-point electronics, IP / RF Video, system integration and FTTx business modeling capabilities. Visit us at www.aflglobal.com.
SOURCE: DIRECTV, Inc. DSI Technologies
John Large - Project Coordinator
800-645-7002, ext 133
Kent Brown - Director, Access Solutions