announced that Hawaii IPTV has chosen NeuLion's iPTV Service as the platform for the first global Hawaii Television Network. Using NeuLion's iPTV platform, Hawaii IPTV will deliver a variety of Hawaii programming, in real-time and on-demand, directly to subscription and pay-for-view consumers anywhere in the world. Hawaii IPTV streams live to television providing a better service than slower download methods.
Hawaii IPTV is proud to offer the largest collection of Hawaii-based programming distributed through leading edge IPTV technology directly to the television. The goal of the Hawaii IPTV service is to deliver the Hawaii experience to Native Hawaiians and Hawaii expatriates living away from Hawaii.
In conjunction with the debut of Hawaii IPTV, Chris Wagner, NeuLion's Executive Vice President, spoke at the Pacific Telecommunications Council in Honolulu, Hawaii. He discussed the current union of telecommunication and entertainment media, as most recently executed with the debut of Hawaii IPTV.
Programming selections include news broadcasts including Hawaii's #1 nightly news KGMB9. Hawaii IPTV customers will be able to view the nightly news live or on demand. Subscribers can also enjoy special features including; documentaries on Duke Kahanamoku and Eddie Aikau, local classics like Checkers and Pogo, popular local weekly shows like Board Stories, Hawaii Goes Fishing, Hawaii Reel Stories, Entertaining In Paradise, sports, music, education and fashion programs.
The set top box costs $150 and the monthly service fee is $15. The service can be ordered online at www.TVfromHawaii.com
"This is yet another example of targeted programming for a specific market. NeuLion has implemented a private broadcasting network, delivered on the public internet, specifically for Hawaii IPTV. The service will be available to consumers on a global basis," said Chris Wagner, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of NeuLion.
"This is a great opportunity for our company. NeuLion's iPTV Platform gives us the opportunity to develop what amounts to a global television network for Hawaii using proven and reliable technology from Neulion, the industry leader," said Chris Dey, the Founder of Hawaii IPTV.