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The latest happenings from around the world of IPTV

SecurityTV to launch using NeuLion iPTV Service platform

Security Media will launch a live and on-demand security television network using NeuLion's iPTV Service platform.

SecurityTV, available at, will deliver a variety of security-related programming 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Security Media has partnered with six vendors, eight content providers and two syndication partners.

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W.T. Services to launch IPTV, VOD in Hereford, TX

W.T. Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of West Texas Rural Telephone Cooperative, has selected Optibase as the prime integrator for a new IPTV solution, including encoding platforms, video on-demand (VOD), middleware and conditional access.

Working with telecommunications consulting firm CHR Solutions, Optibase will deliver a system that will allow W.T. Services to offer customers IPTV and on-demand services in the in the town of Hereford, TX, via FTTP. Dascom Systems Group, BitBand and other technology vendors will participate in the project as well.

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Telco Systems partners with AFL Telecommunications; gets USDA nod

Telco Systems has formed an alliance with AFL Telecommunications to create a turnkey active Ethernet FTTH network solution. The alliance, called Fiber Made Easy, provides end-to-end system integration, as well as consulting services and solutions to help developers deliver fiber-based networks.

Separately, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities Service Technical Committee has accepted Telco Systems' EdgeGate CPE 232 and 482 IP media gateways for USDA-funded Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) projects. The devices provide broadband Internet access, Internet phone service (VoIP), IPTV access and video-on-demand to consumer homes over fiber optics.

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India's BSNL inks deal with UTStarcom for large deployment

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL), India's government-owned incumbent telecommunications services provider, has signed a deal with UTStarcom for the deployment of 1.3 million lines of iAN8K B1000 IP DSLAM solution in about 900 of the country's cities.

UTStarcom will be the turnkey provider for this deployment, with full responsibility for the network design and planning, deployment, and service roll-out and maintenance of the network. UTStarcom's ADSL-based broadband solutions will enable BSNL to offer new broadband-based, triple-play services such as video-on-demand (VoD), video multicast, VPN services, and high-speed Internet services across the country.

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Optical Entertainment Network to carry ANTV

Music and entertainment network for independent artists ANTV and Adrenaline Sports April 15 will launch as a 24/7 digital cable network with Optical Entertainment Network on OEN's FISION fiber-to-the-home IPTV service. OEN's FISION services 1.6 million households in Houston.

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