South Africa's GTS launches nationwide VOD service

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South African ISP Goal Technology Solutions (GTS) has launched a nationwide on-demand IPTV service, using a solution provided by Nextvisiontv and World Media Distributors. The service is available throughout South Africa, but the company is initially focusing on the cities of Johannesburg, Pretoria, Heidelberg and Nelspruit.

The company has not yet acquired a licence for linear broadcasting. The new service is delivered over GTS's fibre-to-the-kiosk (FTTK) and powerline communication (PLC) access network, and the company plans to expand the service to other major population centres in South Africa and neighbouring territories at a later date. Content partners already on board include Warner Brothers, and other major studios are expected to be available shortly. Unlimited access to library titles is available for a fixed monthly subscription fee, while premium and new releases can be viewed on a pay-per-view basis, costing between ZAR 30-45 (US$ 3.50-5.30) each. There won't be a need to go out of your home to get a DVD.

(source : IP-TV News)