B TV (South Korean IPTV)

B TV is an IPTV service in South Korea provided by SK Broadband. It provides a variety of Video On Demand TV content and Value Added Services using an IPTV Set top box connected to a Broadband Connection also provided by SK Broadband.

HistoryEdit

  • July 2006 – Launching B TV
  • January 2007 – Launching Triple Play Service - (TV + Broadband Internet + Telephone)
  • February 2007 – Launching Online Shopping Services
  • April 2007 – Launching Value Added Service
  • July 2007 – Reached 0.5 million subscribers
  • April 2008 – Surpassed 0.9 million subscribers
  • December 2011 – Launched a Linear TV service offering 80 Television channels

ContentEdit

BTV provides 25 VOD content categories Korea Movies, English Movies, terrestrial TV channels (KBS, MBC, SBS), Kids, Entertainment, Primary Study, Mid-Grade Study, High-Grade Study, Language Study, Shopping, Animation, Series, Music, Certification, Sports, Documentary, Life, Leisure, News, Finance

BTV has contracts with 160 companies such as Sony Pictures, 20th Century Studios, Universal Studio, MGM, Paramount, Warner Bros, Disney, National Geographic, BBC Worldwide, Terrestrial TV, CJ Entertainment, Showbox, Movie Studios.

Providing JOY service (Value Added Service): Karaoke Channel, Media Center, SMS, Weather, Newspaper, etc.,

Technical FactsEdit

  • Platform :

H.264(MPEG4-Part10) encode
Push & Download transport
DRM security
VOD Servers & Various VAS (Value Added Service) Servers
Authorization, Billing & Management System

  • Network :

CDN (Contents Delivery Network)
Available for all kinds of connections (DSL/FTTx)

  • Terminal :

User-Friendly UI
Support HD video & 5.1ch sound
Built-in HDTV tuner & Harddisk

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  • [1], SK broadband site