Feeds

NTL tunes in to video-on-demand

Roll-out begins next year

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

High performance access to file storage

NTL has signalled its intention to begin offering video-on-demand (VoD) services from next year. Details are still sketchy but a spokeswoman confirmed that a region-by-region roll-out would begin in Q1 2005. The cableco reports that more than half of its customers, when asked, say they want VoD.

Ten days ago BT confirmed it was trialling TV-cum-video-on-demand over broadband among some of its employees. The UK's dominant fixed line telco is hooking up with Freeview, the UK's digital TV service which provides up to 30 free digital TV channels and more than 20 digital radio station. The "BT Freeview Plus" service will enable subscribers to watch these channels and to pay for video-on-demand content by using their broadband connection.

In July, Wanadoo unveiled a new box of tricks which it says will eventually become the hub for a whole range of digital entertainment services for the home. Wanadoo's LiveBox will supply Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), TV on demand and online gaming.

In May, Video Networks Ltd (VNL) switched on its new broadband and digital TV service in London. It has brought forward plans to expand its broadband TV service following recent falls in LLU costs. ®

Related stories

Homechoice wakes up and smells the coffee
BT trials video-on-demand
US and Europe embrace the digital home
Digital home group touts convergence spec
Video Networks to speed up LLU roll-out

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
A black box for your SUITCASE: Now your lost luggage can phone home – quite literally
Breakfast in London, lunch in NYC, and your clothes in Peru
Broadband Secretary of SHEEP sensationally quits Cabinet
Maria Miller finally resigns over expenses row
Skype pimps pro-level broadcast service
Playing Cat and Mouse with the media
Beat it, freetards! Dyn to shut down no-cost dynamic DNS next month
... but don't worry, charter members, you're still in 'for life'
Like Google, Comcast might roll its own mobile voice network
Says anything's possible if regulators approve merger with Time Warner
EE dismisses DATA-BURNING glitch with Orange Mail app
Bug quietly slurps PAYG credit - yet EE denies it exists
Turnbull leaves Australia's broadband blackspots in the dark
New Statement of Expectations to NBN Co offers get-out clauses for blackspot builds
Facebook claims 100 MEEELLION active users in India
Who needs China when you've got the next billion in your sights?
prev story

Whitepapers

Mainstay ROI - Does application security pay?
In this whitepaper learn how you and your enterprise might benefit from better software security.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.