Broadstream, Scripps Networks Ink Multichannel IP Transport Deal

Broadstream Communications and Scripps Network have teamed up to create an IP content distribution platform designed for telecoms and broadband service providers.

The Broadstream IPTV Connect transport network centralizes the aggregation, real-time digital encoding and IP encapsulation of programming content for distribution via xDSL, fiber or other broadband networks. The platform offers more than 200 digital video and audio programs, through agreements with broadcasters and programmers countrywide. HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, Fine Living and Great American Country are available through this service.

Features include full IPTV capability using advanced video codecs, local encoding platform for local affiliate stations and regional sports networks, Bstream 3.1 IPTV content management platform--which includes an interactive program guide--and multiple set-top box integration.