B TV (South Korean IPTV)

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B TV (formerly Hana TV) is an IPTV service in South Korea provided by SK Broadband. It provides a variety of VOD (Video On Demand) TV content & (VAS) Value Added Services using an IPTV Set top boxconnected to a Broadband Connection also provided by SK Broadband.

BTV History[edit]

  • Jul.2006 Launching HanaTV
  • Jan.2007 Launching TPS (Triple Play Service - HanaTV + Broadband Internet + Telephone)
  • Feb.2007 Launching Online Shopping Services
  • Apr.2007 Launching VAS (Value Added Services)
  • Jul.2007 Reached 0.5 mil subscribers
  • Apr.2008 Surpassed 0.9 mil subscribers
  • Dec 2011 Launched a Linear TV service offering 80 Television channels

BTV Contents[edit]

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, 20C Fox, 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, Media Player, Game, Comics, SMS (Short Message Service), Weather, TV Newspaper, etc.,

Technical Facts[edit]

  • 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 BB (xDSL, HFC, optical-LAN, etc.)

  • Terminal :

User-Friendly UI
Support HD video & 5.1ch sound
Built-in HD-TV tuner & HDD


External links[edit]

  • [1], SK broadband site