Internode demonstrates IPTV over NBN

8 Sep 2011

Alternative Australian broadband provider Internode has revealed plans to start offering its IPTV service, fetchtv, over the National Broadband Network (NBN), despite the multicast services typically used to provide the television offering not being scheduled for release on the fibre infrastructure until mid-2012. The internet service provider (ISP) said that in order to offer IPTV over the NBN it has designed a unique delivery system for the service, and at a demonstration held in Bunya, Queensland, the operator showed off some of the video on demand (VoD) content that will typically be streamed over the NBN. Commenting on the development, Internode product manager Jim Kellett said that delivering fetchtv over the in-deployment fibre network showed the company’s commitment to this new customer channel, with the executive stating: ‘It completes the triple play of data, voice and video … Rather than wait for the NBN to deliver multicast, we have worked out how to use existing technology to deliver high-quality video-on-demand using fetchtv over the NBN.’

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