Hellas launches IPTV platform

By Julian Clover | March 10, 2009 | 07:32 UK

Greek broadband provider Hellas online is launching a new IPTV service. It features access to the main Greek free-to-air channels, news, information, music, children’s and sports drawn from around the world and for the first time in Greece high definition content.

The company says its video on demand offer features hundreds of titles. There is also a significant amount of entertainment and sports content available free of charge.

Hellas has chosen the Microsoft Mediaroom middleware to drive its functionality that includes automatic recordings from the 14-day electronic programme guide. It is also possible to display photographs from the local network directly onto the TV set. The IPTV decoder is manufactured by Motorola.

Hellas is the largest provider of fixed telephony services in Greece.