The latest happenings from around the world of IPTV

SeaChange, On Demand Group deliver IPTV solution for Corvette Telecom
Moscow-based broadband provider Corvette Telecom is launching a new IPTV service built on open technology and content services from SeaChange International and its subsidiary On Demand Group.

Corvette’s rollout demonstrates how operators can develop and deliver a complete TV package with the modular software, hardware and services of the SeaChange TV Platform, while enjoying the performance of a single, full-service partner with extensive IPTV experience.

Corvette’s IPTV service, branded “City TV,” will initially provide customers on its 300,000 homes-passed Moscow network with on-demand access to content including Hollywood feature films and independent titles, as well as music, children’s and lifestyle programming.

London-based On Demand Group is providing Corvette with professional content strategy and content acquisition services. Building on its existing relationships with major Hollywood studios, On Demand Group is able to open avenues to popular content as a way to maximize the adoption of an operator’s services.

For more information, visit and

Samueljoins mPhase Technologies
J. Connon Samuel has been appointed as VP of business development for mPhase Technologies. His main responsibility will be for the growing mPhase TV+ System (IPTV) software business.

Samuel spent five years in the telecommunications industry in business development and sales roles for leading companies including Redback Networks.

For more information, visit

Chongqing Telecom selects Juniper Networks router to deliver IPTV
Chongqing Telecom, a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Telecom and one of China’s largest telecommunications service providers, has deployed Juniper Networks E320 Broadband Service Routers to address growing customer demand for high-speed Internet, IPTV, video on demand and other advanced IP services.

For more information, visit

Ahora TV launches Internet TV channels with newEndavo service
I-Media subsidiary Endavo Media & Communications has announced a new broadband TV service that allows online subscribers to view daily Latin programming on-demand in full-screen DVD-quality video on their computers, TVs and Microsoft’s Xbox 360.

Content aggregator Ahora is using the Endavo service to launch a series of Ahora TV channels delivered via the Internet to Media Center PC owners that will include Latin movies, music videos, news, shopping, cooking, documentaries and children’s programming.

For more information, visit, and

NASA deploys Optibase IPTV system
NASA has deployed Optibase MGW 1100 carrier-grade IPTV streaming platforms at its Dryden Flight Research Center for the validation of high-risk, pioneering aerospace technology, space exploration concepts and to conduct science mission observations.

The MGW 1100 provides H.264 video and audio, in combination with an Optibase PC soft player application and display manager for streaming content over the internal IP NASA base network.

For more information, visit

FastWeb to upgrade network for IPTV HD, SD delivery
FastWeb, Italy's second-largest fixed telecommunications services provider, is enhancing its national network with the Cisco Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) architecture.

This upgrade will expand FastWeb’s national network capacity and enhance quality-of-service (QoS) capabilities to support the rising demand for SD and HD video services and the continuing growth of its consumer and business customer base.

For more information, visit