Google to Avail itself of content for new fibre network

Editor | 06-09-2012

IT giant Google has made a further move in its aim to become a IPTV player using its new fibre optic network by signing a content deal with Avail-TVN, the leading global provider of advanced video services.
The Google Fiber network has been live for just under two months, initially in the Kansas City area of the United States, and is claimed to offer connection speeds 100 times faster than traditional broadband services. It is designed specifically to deliver both Internet and TV services including access to live and on-demand content across multiple devices.
Avail-TVN is based on a managed service approach, using proprietary technology, to the areas of video-on-demand, linear content delivery and TV Everywhere. For Google it will make available a wide range of digital licensing and enabling technologies such as studio, cable and broadcast network content in a range of formats.

“Google Fiber represents an evolution in the digital video market, and we are pleased to support them as they roll out enhanced services to consumers," explaind Jim Riley, chief revenue officer, Avail-TVN. "Google Fiber takes full advantage of the advanced digital video services that Avail-TVN has pioneered in support of the high value content that consumers want, on the devices they use the most."