, the TV on the Internet Company, will today launch www.Glasgow.tv
the world's first scheduled 24/7 city broadband television channel at the Glasgow City Marketing Bureau in Scotland.
Glasgow is the first channel to launch on the CityTV platform which can be used to build and deliver a television station for a city over the internet to 817 million viewers worldwide. From a central console all elements of the system can be controlled, including programming, scheduling, advertising insertion, pay per view events and statistical analysis.
Glasgow.tv has been created to showcase Glasgow as an exciting and capable event venue and the perfect tourist destination. The new broadband channel will broadcast international events from the city, carry advertising and act as an information source for overseas visitors and ex-pats.
Narrowstep's CEO, Iolo Jones, said," We're delighted to launch Glasgow.tv on Narrowstep's operating system, used to power our new CityTV service. Glasgow is a great city to utilise our services and show that broadband TV channels are an effective way of showcasing properties and generating revenue at the same time."
Glasgow City Councillor, Alex Mosson commented, "Having our own scheduled TV channel is the perfect way to bring our city to life and offer people around the world a chance to see it first hand. It acts as a good advertising tool, is state-of-the-art technology and we are proud that we are the first city to do this."
Narrowstep's channels offer 24 hour 7 day a week viewing with the option of scheduled programs, highlights, video on demand and live events to anyone in the world with a broadband connection. Channels can be supported by advertising, e-commerce, PPV, subscription and microcharging.
In addition to providing the media platform for Glasgow.tv, Narrowstep's TV Production division have filmed a number of events that are available to view on Glasgow.tv such as the Fresh ‘n' Low Great Scottish Run, the Redbull Railstorm snowboarding competition, the World Pipe Band Championships and the launch of the Glasgow Clipper yacht which will take part in the Clipper Around the World Race later this year.