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hanaTV is a service provided in Korea supplied by Hanaro Telecom. It provides a variety of VOD (Video On Demand) & value added services in real time, using hanaTV Settop Box connected to Broadband. [1]

hanaTV is a RVOD(Real Video On Demand)-oriented portal service at this moment. After deregulation in Korea, hanaTV will launch live TV service in the near future.

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hanaTV History

  • Jul.2006 Launching hanaTV [2]
  • Jan.2007 Launching TPS(Triple Play service; hanaTV & Internet & Telephone)
  • Feb.2007 Launching Shopping
  • Apr.2007 Launching VAS(Value Added Service)
  • Jul.2007 Reached 0.5 mil subscribers [3]
  • Apr.2008 Surpassed 0.9 mil subscribers [4]

hanaTV Contents

Providing 23 Contents(VoD) Categories :
Korea Movie, Foreign Movie, terrestrial TV 3 (KBS,MBC,SBS), Disney, Kids, Entertainment, Primary Study, Mid-Grade Study, High-Grade Study, Language Study, Shopping, Animation, Series, Music, Certification, Sports, Documentary, Life, Hobbu/Leisure, News, Finance

Contract with 160 companies such as Sony Pictures, 20C Fox, Universal Studio, MGM,Paramount, Warner Bros, Disney, National Geographic, BBC Worldwide, Terrestrial TV, CJ Entertainment, Showbox, etc.

Providing JOY service (Value Added Service) :
Karaoke, MMP(Multi Media Player;Play my contents), Game, Comics, SMS(Short Message Service), Weather, TV Newspaper, etc.

Technical Facts

  • Platform :

H.264(MPEG4-Part10) encode
Push & Download transport
DRM security
VoD Servers & Various VAS(Value Added Service) Servers
Authorization, Billing & Management System

  • Network :

CDN(Contents Delivery Network)
Available for all kinds of BB (xDSL, HFC, optical-LAN, etc)

  • Terminal :

User-Friendly UI
Support HD video & 5.1ch sound
Built-in HD-TV tuner & HDD

References

  1. ^ hanarotelecom Launches IPTV Service,iptvnews 2006
  2. ^ hanarotelecom launches commercial TV-Portal services,digitaldaily news July 24 2006
  3. ^ KOREA hanaTV proves IPTV growth potential,asiamedia ucla The Korea Herald news August 9 2007
  4. ^ hanaTV crosses 900,000 subscribers mark, onscreenasia 30 April 2008

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