S.Korea firm to put cable TV on Internet
A South Korean cable television company said it launched a service on
the Internet on Tuesday allowing viewers to access their favourite shows
CJ HelloVision said the “Tving” service offers 53 live channels plus
video-on-demand, a service similar to that offered by US cable operator
Tving at first will only be accessible on devices such as desktop
computers and laptops but the company also plans to introduce a version
for mobile devices.
Users will pay 3,500 won (three dollars) a month for full access,
much lower than for conventional cable TV services which range from
“Tving has better quality and convenience than original Internet
protocol television and more mobility than television,” CJ HelloVision
spokesman Kim Hae-Young told AFP.
Kim said the N-Screen strategy — offering cable television programmes
on numerous platforms such as mobile phones and the Internet — is
gaining importance within the business.