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On Demand TV and Video

June 11, 2007

Broadband providers are increasingly offering on demand TV and video services via a customer’s broadband connection. These may be free, or pay-for.  Services include:

  • BT Vision from BT – will provide digital TV over broadband to BT Total Broadband users.
  • 4OD, from Channel 4 – video on demand (of Channel 4 programmes) delivered via yourcomputer.
  • The BBC’s iPlayer – when it launches, it should include BBC Television programmes available for download, free for UK licence fee payers, for up to a week after transmission.

On Demand TV is bandwidth-heavy so users will need a robust and fast download connection in order to make the most of it.

Not all IPTV services are on demand – IP TV refers simply to the method of delivery and could include scheduled programmes, while on demand TV is available when the customer wants to view it.

By Sarah at UK Broadband Finder
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