Tuesday, March 21, 2006

BT Vision

From informitv, the vision behind BT Vision.

From the post:

"Customers will be able to choose from a range of on-demand film, music and television programming. The service will come with a digital video recorder to store up to 80 hours of programming and will provide a selection of ‘catch-up TV’ shows from the previous week.

It is presented as “a world first, combining access to digital-terrestrial channels through the aerial with broadband-powered video-on-demand.” This is described as a “unique combination,” although hybrid broadcast and broadband services are expected to be available in many countries.

The set-top box is being provided by Philips, with software supplied by Microsoft."

From the BT Vision site:

"Later this year we're launching a brand new digital TV service in the UK that's set to inject a bit of vision into your TV. Our next generation TV service will be a doddle to use. It's rammed full of entertainment and best of all there's no compulsory subscription, so you only pay for what you want to watch. BT Vision will be available first to all new and existing BT Broadband customers.

Access to over 30 Freeview channels through your TV aerial (subject to coverage)

Entertainment on demand
A huge library of movies, comedy, music and kids shows that you can order and watch at the touch of a button. And remember there is no compulsory subscription so you can decide how you pay.

Catch-up TV
You'll be able to watch a selection of last week's shows you may have missed

Digital Video Recorder
Store up to 80 hours of programming - without tapes, timers or disks

Communication services
In the future you'll be able to use instant messaging, chat and video telephony all through your TV. You'll be able to control your BT Vision service via the internet whenever you're online"



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