IOL Broadband ties up with BSNL for IPTV

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

IOL Broadband Ltd has announced that the Company ties up with BSNL for IPTV. The Company has started trials of its IPTV Service launch on the BSNL Broadband network in Bangalore. The Company has announced a soft launch of their IPTV / VoD Services in Bangalore on January 14, 2007 followed by other cities. BSNL has over 700,000 Broadband ADSL subscribers all over India. This subscriber base is growing at a compound rate of over 100% per year.

The Company has also signed a revenue share agreement for its IPTV Service with Anytime – a consortium of major Hollywood Studios – comprising of Disney, FOX, Warner, Universal etc. giving it an unprecedented access to thousands of Hollywood Block Busters for IPTV in India.

This agreement will allow IOL IPTV subscribers to view latest Hollywood Block Busters without commercial breaks, months before Satellite TV Broadcasts.

The Company is well positioned to become the third alternative to the CAS & DTH. IOL / IPTV allows the viewer to have total and interactive control over the TV & Video media with full trick play functionality i.e. pause, rewind, fast forward and store facility.

IOL has been a pioneer in this field and is India’s first Company to commence commercial IPTV rollout all over the country with MTNL and BSNL.