TelVue Corporation is a digital media company that develops broadcast solutions for multiple platforms including television, over-the-top content, Internet streaming, and mobile devices. TelVue has deployed broadcast systems and cloud-based services to media companies, professional broadcasters, and a network of municipally owned public, educational, and government access (PEG) cable TV channels. In addition, TelVue provides systems and services to colleges, universities and K-12 institutions. It currently operates under the direction of cable pioneer and philanthropist HF “Gerry” Lenfest. Mr. Lenfest is the Chairman of the Board and majority shareholder of TelVue Corporation.
TelVue Corporation began as a subsidiary of Science Dynamics Corporation of Cherry Hill, NJ on November 26, 1986, and was spun off as a separate publicly traded company on December 30, 1988. Using patents developed by Science Dynamics Corporation, TelVue began providing cable companies with a method of processing their customers’ orders by telephone for individually viewed and billed Pay Per View (PPV) movies and events, without the need for a live operator or the technical requirement for a two-way interactive cable system.
In 1998, TelVue began offering cable affiliates and cable & satellite programming providers the ability to have their customers order PPV movies and events directly via the Internet, using TelVue’s patented internet ordering application.
In 2003, TelVue entered into an entirely new business; by providing comprehensive programming and technical services to municipalities, schools, and communities, to upgrade the look, feel and content of their local cable access (PEG) channels. These programming services are provided centrally from TelVue headquarters in Mt. Laurel, NJ.
In 2007, TelVue Corporation acquired Princeton Server Group, a provider of professional digital video broadcast systems.
In July 2008, TelVue launched a new corporate brand identity, consolidating the product portfolios of TelVue and Princeton Server Group. The digital broadcast systems of Princeton Server Group were rebranded as the TelVue Princeton Series. With the advent of IP broadcast technology, TelVue debuted the HyperCaster IP Broadcast Server in 2010.
In May 2011, TelVue announced that through partnership with Roku, PEG.tv stations are now accessible on demand to anyone with a Roku box.
As hyperlocal channels started the transition to HD broadcast, a number of stations adopted TelVue’s HD broadcast technology to deliver their new HD signals to the headend. In 2014, TelVue added 4K capability to its line of broadcast servers.
As of 2016, TelVue was powering more than 2,500 PEG stations nationally, and providing broadcast solutions to nine of the top ten Multiple Service Operators in the United States.