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Two IPTV services set to be launched this year in Nepal

The online broadcasting sector in Nepal will be enriched this year by two Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) service. This will be the outcome of the partnership between ISPs WorldLink, Vianet and New IT Venture, and a separate project by Subisu. The WorldLink, Vianet and New IT Venture service named NET TV, is expected to launch an 18-channel IPTV service in a few months’ time.

According to Maheswor Thappa, Sales Officer  of WorldLink, the IPTV would be  three-fold service offering through a single cable high-speed internet, television and  voice services. A set-top box will be given to subscribers through which they will have access to a range of live TV channels, as well as video-on-demand (VOD) and catch-up TV services .

The content to be offered on the  IPTV service is being finalised. The CEO of Subisu, Sudhir Parajuli confirmed, however, that the technical installation works have been completed and the service will be ready by next May.

The companies involved in the project recently demonstrated  the  IPTV technology during the CAN Info-Tech 2015 event in Kathmandu.