NeuLion has introduced its iPTV HD TV Box, which delivers high definition (HD) programming in 720p and 1080i to the television. The HD TV Box provides adaptive streaming in HD without buffering.
Over the Internet directly to the television, Company said that it now offers HD streaming services of live TV channels, live events and video on demand (VOD).
The NeuLion (News - Alert) iPTV HD TV Box features HD definition—supporting the major industry standard CODEC and streaming protocol—with the standard definition formats in the same box. Officials said that users can “view the best in both HD and SD programming.”
Additional features include live channel delivery in real time for linear channels and events, and on-demand customizable programming menus for personalized entertainment libraries.
In addition, users can pause and rewind live HD TV. Officials said that iPTV HD TV gives viewer control to “rewind, slow down or use instant replay.” This latest offering supports 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i picture output and multiple screen formats.
Company officials said that their company allows the consumer to choose the viewing of content on either the TV, PC or both. In addition, it allows the consumer to pick the device, place, time and programming.
Company’s existing iPTV HD PC browser service, officials said, provides HD quality programming of live channels, sports, entertainment events and video on demand (VOD) in up to a 1080i format to its Network Partners.
The NeuLion iPTV HD TV Box is expected to begin shipping in March 2009.
NeuLion works with content partners to develop end-to-end solutions for multimedia iPTV services. The NeuLion iPTV Platform encodes, delivers, stores, and manages a broad range of multimedia content and the operational support system (OSS) maintains all billing and customer support services.
Officials said that the National Football League (NFL) has partnered with NeuLion earlier this month to deliver two online services in HD to the consumer’s PC. Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Tim Gray