From Colin Mann at the IPTV World Forum in London
Edgeware, supplier of server systems for on-demand TV, has revealed that triple-play service provider Inuk Networks has selected the Orbit 2x streaming platform to add video on-demand (VOD) functionality to its Freewire IPTV service in the UK, Ireland and Canada.
Edgeware’s server solution enables Inuk Networks to add on-demand services to the Freewire offering. The VOD service will be launched to UK students from Spring 2008 and will include a range of movie, catch up TV and music content, as well as providing universities with a platform to deliver their own content. Inuk’s Freewire service was launched in September 2006 and is currently available to over 100,000 UK university students living in halls of residence. In April 2008, the Freewire will be rolled out as an off-campus residential proposition using DSL.