Hellas Online launches IPTV service

Greek broadband operator Hellas Online has launched an IPTV service branded Hol tv. The service includes digital TV channels, time-shift viewing, an electronic programme guide and a video-on-demand.

Customers signing up before the end of May will see the activation fee reduced to E49.90 from E99 and pay E9.90 per month on a one-year contract, down from E15. The service is available only in areas covered by Hellas Online's unbundled local loop network. The company is using the Microsoft Mediaroom platform, Motorola set-top boxes and network equipment from Alcatel-Lucent.