August 21, 2018 – ARK Mediacom (ARK) announces its formation and partnership with Edge Spectrum Inc. (ESI). This new company will leverage the expansive spectrum footprint of ESI to deploy its next generation ATSC 3.0 standard based network.
ARK is leveraging the power of television broadcasting to add an IP multicast extension to the Internet. The architecture of the ARK network brings the one-to-millions efficiency of broadcasting to the traditional one-to-one unicast Internet. ARK will reduce the cost per GB delivery of Over-the-Top (OTT) video content, software downloads and streamed IP media by two-three orders of magnitude compared to existing Internet service providers. Media content creators and distributors will benefit from ARK’s end-to-end direct delivery to the mobile and fixed devices of their audiences bypassing all the existing gatekeepers.
“We bring the future to you today,” says Vern Fotheringham, ARK Mediacom CEO. “ARK Mediacom is transforming the broadcast industry with the creation of a nationwide IP multi-casting network that enables virtually unlimited OTT video and IP data delivery directly to consumers.”