BNS wins master supply contract in Taiwan

Broadband Network Systems (BNS), a provider of IPTV solutions based in Hong Kong, has won an exclusive master supply contract worth up to US$ 34mn with Max Media, Taiwan's largest in-building broadband service provider, to build and deploy community-based IPTV services.

The contract involves the supply of complete IPTV turnkey solutions, including network, equipment, software, content and system integration, maintenance and support services in residential complexes, including high-end estates, commercial buildings, service apartments and hotels across Taiwan. The service, which will be operates by Max Media, consists of 45 linear channels, including exclusive Chinese content not seen on cable TV, high-definition channels and VOD content, TV shopping and advertsing services to homes, offices and hotel rooms.

“Max Media is pleased to award the contract to BNS, whom we view the best partner with the most expertise and experience in deploying IPTV services,“ said Mr Andy Cheng, CEO of Max Media. “Our test market indicates that our consumers are eager for true HD content and exclusive TV channels, so this IPTV service is a natural extension of our long-standing community broadband Internet access service.”

Max Media is a subsidiary of Cosmactive Broadband Network (CBBN), the largest building service provider in Taiwan, which serves over 3,100 estates, apartment complexes, residential and commercial buildings with broadband Internet services.