Telefonica tests VOD over IPTV

14 Jan 2009

Telefonica Argentina has started to test a video-on-demand (VOD) system with 100 clients in Buenos Aires, reports TV Telco Latam. The telco’s VOD service is being tested over Telekom Argentina’s IPTV network and includes movies, children’s programmes, weather information and karaoke. Clients are able to access a content library on either their computer or TV set, via the installation of a modem and a set-top box. Andres Bargues, Telefonica Argentina’s TV Manager said that a launch date has yet to be named because ‘it is an expensive proposal and it is necessary to fix a price that makes it a viable offer.’ Telcos are currently banned from entering the pay-TV sector, but are allowed to launch VOD services until the legislation is modified.