Anytime inks VoD India On-line Broadband

HONG KONG: Anytime, Asia-Pacific's leading video-on-demand (VoD) channel, has signed a five-year distribution deal with Indian broadband player India On-Line Broadband Ltd.

Four million homes in Mumbai and Delhi will have access to Anytime VoD movie channel and interactive games channels by March 2007.

The VoD movie channel will be an exclusive provider of Hollywood programming and will form the cornerstone of the MTNL-IOL and BSNL-IOL IPTV platform, which are supported by the two government controlled telecom companies.

The Anytime channel is expected to go live in December this year, making a range of Hollywood movies--- both recent and library titles--- and interactive games available on d demand to consumers.

The announcement was made here at the ongoing annual convention of Casbaa.

IOL has a fully integrated backbone network delivering broadband Internet access in India and the Anytime channel will run over the company's own fiber metro ethernet network as well as fixed line ADSL networks of BSNL and MTNL.

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