ITVN Plans IPTV Music Video Network

Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading

February 16, 2006

1 Min Read
ITVN Plans IPTV Music Video Network

Interactive Television Networks Inc. (ITVN) has some big plans to deliver its own IPTV programming to the home, starting this spring. ITVN, which makes a new "low-cost, compact" IPTV set-top box for the TV set, intends to start an IPTV music video network in May. Known as Pulse, the new programming network will offer unlimited on-demand access to a commercial-free library of more than 30,000 music videos for $4.95 a month. New videos will be added each week. The company says that the videos will be sorted into dozens of 24-hour channels, classified by songs and genre. Subscribers will be able to create playlists of their favorite videos and watch them either in order or at random. ITVN plans to create other "niche-market" IPTV channels as well, including movie and news networks. Can sports be far behind?

About the Author(s)

Alan Breznick

Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading

Alan Breznick is a business editor and research analyst who has tracked the cable, broadband and video markets like an over-bred bloodhound for more than 20 years.

As a senior analyst at Light Reading's research arm, Heavy Reading, for six years, Alan authored numerous reports, columns, white papers and case studies, moderated dozens of webinars, and organized and hosted more than 15 -- count 'em --regional conferences on cable, broadband and IPTV technology topics. And all this while maintaining a summer job as an ostrich wrangler.

Before that, he was the founding editor of Light Reading Cable, transforming a monthly newsletter into a daily website. Prior to joining Light Reading, Alan was a broadband analyst for Kinetic Strategies and a contributing analyst for One Touch Intelligence.

He is based in the Toronto area, though is New York born and bred. Just ask, and he will take you on a power-walking tour of Manhattan, pointing out the tourist hotspots and the places that make up his personal timeline: The bench where he smoked his first pipe; the alley where he won his first fist fight. That kind of thing.

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