KPN Global Carrier Services has teamed up with Narrowstep, the leading European provider of TV over the Internet solutions, to provide a wholesale Internet TV offering to mobile and fixed network operators, ISPs and content parties.
Narrowstep has developed the most comprehensive Internet TV platform that can deliver the highest quality, long-form programming available, giving audiences a true TV-like viewing experience over the Internet.
"We have looked long and hard at this market before deciding to work with Narrowstep," comments Gert-Jan Huizer, VP Portfolio Management within KPN Global Carrier Services. "The combination of their leading edge technology, and our international IP network and global customer base will enable us to offer the first comprehensive, end to end, wholesale Internet TV service on the market."
KPN will offer a bundled service to international wholesale customers that will enable them to monetize video content and decommoditize bandwidth sales. The new service will launch in October 2007, and as part of the deal, Narrowstep will use KPN's global network infrastructure to extend its Content Distribution Network.
"By continuing to develop and invest in our Internet TV platform, we can deliver the most comprehensive and scalable solution to world-class carriers like KPN," said, David C. McCourt, Chairman and CEO of Narrowstep. "Our relationship with KPN will allow us to offer our platform to customers in new markets who are serious about managing and monetizing professionally produced video content over the Internet."