MTNL and Aksh bringing IPTV without broadband

Cable, FRP rods and Optical fibre maker Aksh Optifiber has announced to launch of India's first Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) without any broadband in association with MTNL. Aksh under the brand name 'icontrol' will start its service in Mumbai and Delhi i.e. where MTNL has strong presence. The ' i ' in company's brand name 'icontrol' is a symbol of interactivity which is a key feature of Internet Protocol Television. The viewers can view and manage their content according to their choice.

The company will provide its subscribers more than 100 channels including Star and Sony channels as well as sports channels of Neo and Ten Sports.

In 'Time Shift Feature' the viewers will also have the facility to view last 7 days programme telecast at their convenience.

The company has also put 200 movies for 'Movie on Demand' feature where viewers can fast forward or rewind and pause the movie also.

In Mumbai the service will be available at Rs. 100 per month via MTNL. The set top box will be provided free of cost but Rs. 999 will have to be deposited as refundable security deposit.

Aksh has recently signed a deal with BSNL to offer IPTV in 20 cities on the broadband network of BSNL. The company also has plans to invest around 148 crores in IPTV and VoIP service business.

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